You and your significant other have settled on a morning wedding. That means you’ll enjoy tons of beautiful lighting (hopefully), which is actually best for photos and video. However, if you plan on rocking rhinestones and a bold lipstick, a morning wedding may not be best for you. As a professional makeup artist, I can tell you that waiting for the day of the wedding to change up your makeup is not a good idea. Don’t wait to decide what makeup to wear. Start with these bridal makeup tips for a morning wedding.
Here are some things to remember:
Try a combination of shimmer and matte eyeshadows. The lighting is great, so your eyes will really get noticed! Play up the flattering morning light. Keep the shimmering color along the lower lid and leave the matte eyeshadow below the brow bone. (I love using a matte shade that matches the bride’s natural skin tones. So gorgeous!) It’s a pretty look but it doesn’t leave the brow bones looking too prominent in photos.
Create subtle shades on the eyelid. Instead of a single sweep of matte on the brow and shimmer on the lower lid, I use the shimmer on the inside of the eye, a mid-tone matte on the crease and a darker matte along the lash line. Keep the eyeshadow colors in the same color family, except the highlighter which should always be the skin tone. However, if you’ve opted for a soft plum-colored eyeshadow as the mid-tone, you can get a little darker on the lash line accent.
Apply dark eyeshadow to the bottom of the upper lashes to create definition and thickness. You can also add individual eyelashes for a bit of demure fluttering.
Touch the apples of the cheeks with a pink, apricot or peach powder blush. I swirl it on in a circular motion. Use a second blush color, slightly darker than the “apple” color under the brow bone. Don’t worry if it looks a bit dark, you will finish this look with a powder veil just to set the makeup and give you a soft look.
Keep lips simply perfect with layers of color. I use a lip liner (neutral) all over your lips. Blend the lips with a lip brush. Apply a soft lipstick color, like spring pink to your lips. Blend it with the lip brush. Blot off the lipstick with tissue then add a second coat. You’ll remove moisture and leave color behind.
Some brides like to wear gloss, others not so much. If you do opt for gloss (which looks great in photos, by the way) focus the gloss on the center of your lips. Don’t glob it on all over. That’s a bit much. Keep the gloss clear and let your lipstick shine through.