Makeup for Wedding

If there's ever a day that we want to look our best, it's on our wedding day. I think even if you're someone who doesn't regularly wear a lot of makeup, your wedding day is one time where you'll want to find the perfect makeup look for your wedding.

I am definitely someone who falls into this category. At the time I got married, I just started wearing a tinted moisturizer. My makeup routine was as simple as possible, and I wanted the same for my wedding day. However, I did want a flawless look for my pictures and makeup that would last all day. Although I didn't have my makeup done professionally on the big day, I did meet with a makeup artist beforehand to get a tutorial and find products and colors that would give me the natural look I wanted.

Finding the Right Makeup Look for Your Wedding

Bridal Makeup Looks
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When I met with the makeup artist she told me to bring some pictures for bridal looks that I liked. After all, she didn't know me or my style so this was a great way to understand the look I wanted to achieve. I think that looking through pictures is a great place for any bride-to-be to start.

Find a picture of a bride who has the look you're going for. Keep in mind, sometimes it can be a mashup of different pictures and styles. Maybe you like a natural complexion, contrasted by a bright red lip? Or, perhaps you want dramatic eyes. You can certainly mix and match different elements from a bridal makeup look.

Tips for Wedding Day Makeup

Whether you choose to do your makeup yourself or hire a professional makeup artist, my number one tip is to practice the look ahead of time. I've seen plenty of people get their makeup done by a pro, and they have been miserable. Not because the person did a bad job, but because the bride didn't feel comfortable in her own skin. The secret to great photos is confidence. And while you should be happy on your wedding day no matter what, when you look and feel great, that confidence shines through.

Keep It Simple

My next tip is to make your wedding look hassle-free. Now maybe this is just my personal style, but I don't like makeup that I have to re-apply throughout the day. I am truly a set it and forget it girl when it comes to my makeup. You may be a person who loves touching up her makeup and that's great. But if you're someone who doesn't wear much makeup on a regular basis, then I would suggest focusing on a makeup look that you don't have to worry about. Because the last thing you want to worry about during your reception is needing to touch up your makeup.

Skip The Latest Trends

Another tip is to go with a look that you're going to enjoy for years to come. Yes, I know that you're only going to have the look for one day, but your pictures and memories will last forever. So don't go for the latest trend, or fad, unless it's something that you really like. Your wedding day is not the time to try out a new smokey eye, or something that is not your style. Save the experimenting for a fun night out and leave your wedding day look for something that you will treasure forever.

Wedding Day Ideas

Here are a few makeup ideas for your wedding day. I love how beautiful all of these brides look and I think that these are all looks that anyone can copy.

Makeup Wedding
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Wedding Looks
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Makeup for Bride
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What Makeup Does a Bride Need

The makeup look you choose will determine what products and colors you need. But, there are some standard items that you'll probably want for your wedding makeup.

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Lip Color

These 5 items are what I consider the core for any makeup look. You can add eyeshadow, eyeliner and an eyebrow pencil or powder to round out the look.

Pink Eyeshadows

This is one of my favorite color palettes for a soft and natural look. I love the pink and purple eyeshadows as these are so delicate and look beautiful on any skin tone. The perfect powder 6, Glowing, gives just a hint of color. It's just enough to highlight your cheeks without looking heavily made up. Top it off with our Creme Brulee enduring lip color and a coat of mascara for a natural look for your wedding.

Makeup Collections

One way to get everything you need for your wedding day is to get a makeup collection that has all of the core items that I mentioned above. LimeLife by Alcone's Everyday Amazing Collection is my favorite for including all of the products that I think a bride would be looking for.

This collection includes our Perfect Complexion Palette which lets you choose 1 foundation shade and 2 concealers. This is the perfect combo to give you a flawless complexion. Top it off with our Perfect Blush and Bronzer Duo. This duo let's you choose 2 powders. This can be any 2 powder products, including our translucent powder to set your foundation. Or, our perfect blush or bronzer. The collection includes Perfect Glow Drops to highlight and add a touch of glow in just the right places.

To highlight your eyes the collection includes your choice of our eyeliner pen or enduring eyeliner pencil. And to frame your eyes, don't forget your eyebrows. This collection includes your choice of our brow gel or brow pencil. And last but certainly not least, finish off the look with our Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color.

With so many colors to choose from, you have plenty of options to build a custom collection of makeup. And best of all, these are all products that you can use everyday, so it's a great value. You get your wedding day makeup and everyday makeup all in one collection.

The Secret to Make Your Makeup Last All Day

No matter what makeup you choose, you want to make sure that it lasts all day. A setting spray like LimeLife's Time Setter Spray or Oil Strike lasts 16 hours and gives you all day protection. Your makeup won't smudge, smear, or sweat off. It's all day protection that means your makeup is one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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Congratulations on your engagement and I hope that I've helped give you a few ideas for your wedding day. There's no doubt that you are going to be stunning! Enjoy your special day and have fun with whatever makeup look you go with. Have fun experimenting with looks and figuring out which one is best for you. Remember to think about your hairstyle and how the two will compliment each other. When you plan everything in advance and practice your makeup application ahead of time, your wedding day will be stress free. It's your day, so let your radiance shine through!

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