Spring makeup tips

Spring wedding makeup tips

Spring and summer makeup should be light and soft.
Apr. 16, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Your spring wedding is fast approaching and one of the most important things you’ll need to plan for your special day is your makeup. Spring is a time of growth, renewal, and flowers. Spring makeup should match the season. Winter makeup can be stronger and darker while spring and summer makeup should be light and soft.

Eyes – Spring eye makeup should stay demure and natural. Avoid smoky eyes as this tends to darken the look and make it less feminine. Instead, opt for natural earth tones such as tan, taupe, ivory, and brown. Soften the eyes by using brown mascara rather than black. You can use false eyelashes if you like, but be sure to keep them real-looking. Don’t use exaggerated colours on the eyelids.

Eyebrows – Make sure to have your eyebrows professionally waxed a little before the wedding. You need to make sure that you get them done at least a few days prior to the ceremony because there can be some redness and irritation afterward. Trim bushy eyebrows, then use a pencil to fill in any gaps and create a better shape to your brows.

Face and Cheeks – If you don’t have a natural tan yet, don’t try to fake it. Don’t use bronzer that can make your face appear darker than the rest of your body. Use natural skin tone colours but don’t go too light or you’ll look sickly. When doing your face makeup you’ll want to practice it ahead of time and view it in natural lighting to ensure that it looks good. For the cheeks, consider a pale peach or pink tone that melts seamlessly into your skin to give you a radiant glow.

Lips -  Lipstick will add more elegance to your look use a strong lip colour. For spring think deep peach or pink and avoid dark colours like red. Some brides like to apply a more subtle makeup for an afternoon ceremony and then apply stronger lip colour for the evening. Use a long-lasting lipstick that won’t smudge or fade. Blot lipstick with blotting paper to make sure it won’t come off on your guests – or worse – on your wedding gown.

The idoo.ca staff.

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