wedding makeup tips

Top wedding makeup tips from a photographer

Here are the top wedding makeup tips to help you have the best wedding photos possible for your special day.
Mar. 12, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life so far and one that will be memorialized forever in photos. It’s essential to do your makeup in a way that is best for the photos. Here are the top wedding makeup tips to help you have the best wedding photos possible for your special day.

• Do your makeup in natural lighting. This provides the best look, even under fluorescent lights or with flash photography.

• Less is more when it comes to wedding makeup. Yes, you do want to wear more makeup than usual, but be sure to do your makeup in a non-theatrical way.

• Don’t overemphasize any one feature. Instead, try to apply makeup evenly to your eyes, cheeks, and lips.

• Set your makeup after doing it. This helps your makeup last longer without fading and without having to reapply.

• Have touch-up makeup available in the exact colours you originally used. You want to be sure that the photos all match and that you have the same look in all of them.

• Use matte lipstick rather than gloss. Glossy lipstick sometimes has an unnatural glare and the light can make your lips look uneven.

• Use water-based foundation rather than oil-based. Oil based foundations tend to lie on the skin and give an unnatural look, especially on close-ups. You’ll also find that oil-based makeup tends to slide off the face, especially during hot weather.

• Use blotting cloths to blend your makeup. You don’t want to have excess colour anywhere on your face.

• Do your eye makeup the same way that you usually do. If you use eyeliner, apply it the same way that you always do. You want your face to look as natural as possible.

• Apply foundation all the way around the face and neck. Too many times the face doesn’t match the neck and this will show up in photos.

• Use concealer in a shade lighter than your regular makeup and blend it in. Then, apply foundation over it. Hide red spots or pimples with concealer to reduce their look.

The idoo.ca staff.

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