Remember you’ll be photographed (photographed & photographed) on your wedding.
This is especially important if you’re doing your bridal makeup, and you’re not used to applying makeup for photos (which is a lot of us). Here are a few points to keep in mind:
1.Both natural light and flash photography have a tendency to wash out makeup, meaning that your carefully applied eyeliner may all but disappear in photos. It often helps to define your eyebrows and eyes more than you would normally. (This is why trial photos can be so helpful!)
2.Foundations with a sunscreen component can look chalky when photographed. If you’re going to be out in the sun during your wedding, apply a lightweight SPF infused moisturizer under regular foundation.
3.Shimmer goes a long way in photos, especially under the sun and under a flashbulb, so apply highlighter strategically (if using).
4.Because you will be photographed throughout the ceremony and reception, choose makeup that will stand the test of time (and the test of tears). Long-wear, water-resistant/waterproof formulas are your friends—just be sure to give them a test run before the big day. You can also help extend the life of your makeup by applying primer, using a setting spray, and doing a quick touch-up between ceremony and reception.