5 Secret Makeup Tips For Your Big Day

If you want to look your best on your big day, you might think that you need to hire a professional makeup artist to get everything just right. However, the fact of the matter is that items such as BABOR foundation and liquid eyeliner are all you need to make yourself look fabulous on your wedding day. While an expert could certainly help, there’s no rule that says you need to hire one to help you achieve a glowing complexion. Here are some key tips for ensuring that you look stunning as you walk down the aisle this spring.

1. Choose colors that complement the season
Chances are, you planned your wedding in the spring to enjoy the beautiful blooming flowers and warm weather. However, the season also gives you a wide variety of colors to choose from as you look for makeup to wear on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Think about selecting your cosmetics based on hues that remind you of the season. For instance, peach blush can go hand-in-hand with the spring sunlight. Baby pink lipstick can complement the colors of the flowers in your bouquet. It’s these types of small details that can make a noticeable difference when it comes to your appearance.

2. Make blemishes priorities
Before you begin fussing about what color to wear on your lids, you may want to tackle the more obvious flaws on your face beforehand.This might be a pimple or a blemish that has decided to show up a couple of days before your big day. Products such as Dermablend concealer can help you effectively eliminate some of these problems, as well as foundation. Just remember to practice your technique prior to the wedding. This will make the application process easier and let you know what to expect ahead of time!

3. Keep it in place
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make on your wedding day is to forget putting on primer! Marie Claire magazine claims that primer is critical if you want to keep everything from your eyeshadow to your blush from fading throughout the event. Think of it as insurance before you apply the rest of your makeup. Primer can also be effective at filling in fine lines and pores that may be disrupting your attempt at creating a flawless appearance.

4. Stay away from dramatic colors
This tip is especially a must if you’re having your event outside or during the day, when the mood is lighter, according to TLC. Even if you don’t want to take advantage of the colors of the season, try to keep it subtle and fun when choosing makeup. Pastel hues are a safe bet if you want to make sure that your appearance meets the grade.

5. Be careful when combining techniques
You might want Angelina Jolie’s lips and Mila Kunis’ eyes when you walk down the aisle, but even if you know how to achieve them with makeup, this doesn’t mean you should combine all of your techniques. Striking a balance is the key to a beautiful look.

“Beauty inspirations are wonderful, but make sure all the elements will work together – there may be a reason you aren’t finding all of those accentuated features in one photo!” Jeni Hoover, makeup artist, told The Knot.

Whether you’re getting married in a park under sunny spring skies or you intend to hold your wedding indoors, these tips can help you look your best. By doing your homework beforehand, you can be sure that your appearance is up to par with the standards of the season.

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About Lia Marchand

Shayna Murphy is a beauty blogger from Amherst, Massachusetts, who can trace her love of beauty products back to the one afternoon when she convinced her grandmother to buy her lime green nail polish. She enjoys cooking (Indian-style dishes are a specialty!), is a bit of a history buff and collects antique milk vases. Shayna reports on the latest makeup, skincare and fashion trends and will try to convince you on a regular basis that yes, you really should wear sunscreen daily. My favorite beauty product is... - Anything containing sea salt. It's probably the most amazing exfoliant I've ever used and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smoother than ever. Can't leave the house without my... - Lip gloss. The rest of the day can be a total bust, but if I have a great gloss on I feel like at least I've done one thing right! I would describe my style as... - Definitely au naturale. While I love exploring new shades of eyeshadow and liner on special occasions, for me the most important part of any beauty regimen is keeping my skin clear and blemish-free.


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