Once you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, it’s time to start completing your bridal look. Picking the right makeup look can bring your entire wedding look together. There is a lot to consider though, from the weather to your theme. Here are some tips from our experienced wedding photographers to help you select the perfect wedding makeup look.
Research Ahead of Time
Like with anything wedding-related, doing research ahead of time will help you in the long run. This is the same for your wedding makeup look. Most brides think about their dress and hair, but often don’t consider their makeup. Flip through some bridal magazines or look on Pinterest. Save your favorite wedding looking and bring them to whoever is doing your makeup for the big day for reference.
Do a Trial Look
Sometimes it’s hard to know what makeup will look like before it’s on. That’s why many wedding makeup artists offer trial runs so that you can test out your look. Our wedding photographers recommend doing a hair and makeup trial before your engagement or pre-wedding shoot. That way you can see how the makeup will look on camera before your wedding day.
Stay in Theme
When selecting your wedding makeup look keep your wedding theme in mind. If your venue and dress are a more bohemian vibe, a super glam makeup look will just clash. And if you’re going for an ultra-glam black-tie wedding, you probably don’t want a basic, casual makeup look. Your makeup should complement your theme and wedding style so definitely keep that in mind.
Consider your Daily Look
One of the biggest things our wedding photographers stress to the couple getting married is that you still want to look like yourself on your wedding day. You want to look your best, but still like yourself. That’s why your daily makeup look is a great place to start with. If you very rarely wear makeup, going for an ultra-glam heavy look may make you unrecognizable in your wedding photos or could make your feel comfortable. Ultimately, you want to feel comfortable and look like yourself, and your makeup look should help you achieve that.
Think About Weather
Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, keep the weather in mind. Most couples take some photos outside on the day. If you’re planning a summer wedding, make sure you think about the heat and sweating. If it’s spring, you may have to account for rain.
Plan for Emotions
Your wedding day is a huge moment in your life, and emotions will be high! Even if you’re not a crier, it’s best to plan for it. Ask your makeup artist to use water-proof mascara to avoid runny, black streaks if you get hid with a wave of emotion. Also try to bring some extra supplies like powder, cover-up, and mascara to fix any mistakes caused by emotions or weather.