Natural Vs. Dramatic Wedding Makeup

With everything from seating charts to flowers on your plate, worrying about your makeup should be the last thing on your mind. Whether you are choosing to have your makeup professionally done or simply DIY on your big day, these tips and how-to’s will help you to choose the look your are going for as well as how to pull it off flawlessly.

Clean Slate

Whether you are going for natural or dramatic, the base should be the same.  Make sure to remove all oil and makeup from your face before applying a foundation. Start by washing your face with a mild cleanser, a gentle exfoliating wash will help to create a smooth surface.

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Naturalists

If a glowing natural look is what you have in mind, a few key things will help to polish your look. Tinted moisturizer will help to even your complexion while not feeling to heavy.  Highlighting around your eyes and cheeks will also help to brighten your features.  A slight sweep of blush along your cheekbones will enhance the natural contours of your face.  Curled eyelashes and two coats of your favorite mascara will open and brighten your eyes immensely. Sheer lip color will top off your look without appearing overdone.

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Drama is Key

The spotlight is on you, it is your wedding. Dramatic makeup can tie your entire look together, but it all starts with silky foundation. Apply a primer beforehand to give your skin an airbrushed look. A touch of blush will add just enough color, be mindful while applying that you want to appear naturally rosy, not painted. To master the smoky eye you must apply a primer to the eyelid in order for your look to last throughout the evening. When applying liner the line should be thickest at the center, gel liner’s tend to work the best. Blend in color on the bottom lashes with a pencil matching the top liner. Sweep a light shadow, usually taupe or pearl, over the lids to the brow bone. Pair with a darker color, start at the lash base and blend up. They key to stop before the crease and blend, blend, blend. A deep lip color, paired with tinted gloss will create a pout that outlasts the night.

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