Bridal Makeup Do's and Dont's

Bridal Makeup Do's and Dont's

Imagine. You have picked out your dream dress, venue and all the fine details are in place. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you want to look your best when you walk down the aisle…

When looking for wedding makeup tips, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by the endless tips and tricks on the internet. Look no further than here because we have put together 7 bridal makeup tips that will make sure you look flawless on your special day. Prepare to say “I do” to the following bridal tips.


The 7 Bridal Makeup Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Makeup


Take care of your skin

It’s important to have a regular day and night skincare routine at least 6 months before the wedding to ensure your skin will look healthy and glowing for the big day! Having a consistent skincare routine will help how your makeup looks. Most importantly to keep your pores from being to dry or oily. Steps for healthy skin is simply having a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.

Find your ideal foundation

When it comes to foundation, you want to best find one that fits and complements your skin tone. Foundations come to a large variety of shades and undertones that picking out the right one can be quite daunting. Many makeup stores offer assistance to help you find your perfect foundation.

Find a look that compliments your natural features and style

Caked foundation, strong bronzer, dramatic eyeshadow, bold lipstick, and more! The first thing you do to get inspired is probably to go searching on Pinterest for your ideal makeup look. It can be exciting to see all the possibilities you can do but try not to get carried away on replicating a makeup look that has been modeled by someone else. Instead, you want to find a natural look that compliments your natural features and style. 

Trial run with makeup artist

If you have hired a makeup artist, have a trial run 3-5 weeks before the wedding day. Bring references, makeup items that you love, and don’t let the artist hijack your look. With all sorts of suggestions, it is easy for the makeup artist to stray from what you really want and get carried away with what they think is best for you. After you are pleased with your trial look, take some photos in natural lighting to see how it will look in your wedding photographs.


Apply makeup to your face

You want to apply makeup that extends down your neck and shoulders if necessary because this will ensure that your face is not a different color or texture to your body. The goal is that everything should create the most natural look possible. That is why choosing the right foundation is essential. If you are afraid your skin tone is uneven, a light tan can blend your skin tone, but make sure to do this a day before your wedding. 


On your big day, it is important to keep on schedule. Beforehand, allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for the makeup application. This will ensure your makeup will not look rushed and messy. 

Use a trending makeup look

Keep in mind, your wedding will be photographed, and you’ll have to live with photos for the rest of your life. It is best to avoid trending or statement looks, but rather choose something more classic unless you are going for a themed wedding that compliments your wedding dress. 

Be afraid of color

If you are a natural, brown, and pale lip color on regular bases, don’t be afraid to expand your colors on your wedding look. These neutral colors can look washed out in photographs, so choosing a brighter lipstick color, rose tones over your base can make you appear more vibrant. 

We hope these bridal tips help you get started. If you are not experienced, unsure, or just want to relax and enjoy your big day, leave it to the professionals. At Jeanne’s Hair & Makeup Studio one of the most important values we hold in hair and beauty is to listen to our client and what you want for your wedding day look. We strive to satisfy your most desirable makeup looks by working with you till perfection. If you live or plan to have your wedding in the Asheville area, we can help you bring a professional look to your special day. For more information about our services and pricing for bridal makeup and hair, please kindly contact Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio.