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Tips and Tricks for Your Wedding Makeup

Wedding Makeup

Wedding makeup should never be overly complicated. We are sharing a few tips and tricks for planning your wedding makeup to make it easy.

Skincare Before Wedding Makeup

Think about skincare before anything else. You should begin preparing your skin with treatments and facials a few months prior to your wedding day. This will help you achieve a radiant and healthy complexion. Waxing and tanning can be accomplished a few days before your big day. Always use a professional for these services to avoid embarrassing mistakes. Wedding makeup is unlike a typical appointment with a stylist. Your makeup will take between half an hour and 45 minutes. If your wedding party requires hair and makeup, that should be factored into the timeline.

Natural Wedding Makeup

We all have our own vision for our wedding makeup. Most brides want to play it safe with a natural look. Avoid caking makeup that drags down features and falls into creases. Wedding makeup should appear flawless under every light. It should be bright and allow your radiant skin to show through. Skin type and coverage needs differ from one person to the next. A professional wedding makeup artist can provide skincare consultations and mix foundation to meet your specific needs.

Mixing and Matching

Professional foundation can be mixed and matched for a flawless look. Different types of skin, conditions and tones have different coverage needs. Airbrush makeup can provide a light and flawless look. A special full coverage makeup is used to camouflage tattoos and scars. Some brides desire body makeup. The lightest coverage can be achieved with a tinted moisturizer. Gel foundation in a semi-matte will work best with oily skin. Mineral makeup works for most skin types; however, it does not provide a long-lasting wear. The powder can fall into creases and fine lines. As with all things, a good foundation is important.

Highlighting Your Wedding Makeup

Highlighter and bronzer can enhance and define features. A light dust of bronzer over the forehead, cheekbones and jawline adds definition and a little color that appears natural. Highlighter creates a light glistening glow that lightens features and creates dimension.

Working with Blush

Blush can be easily misunderstood. It is supposed to create a natural flush look of the skin, but shade, placement and amount can make things go very wrong. It should be blended well to avoid streaks. Placement is critical and will change the entire shape of your face. Blush needs to be tailored for your skin type, tone and undertone. Depending on the shape of your face, you might apply on the apple of your cheek and blend upward towards the ear or apply higher on the cheekbone and more in the contour to create a higher lift. Experiment with different types, shades and placements before your wedding day to see what looks best on you.

Eyeshadow Tricks

The goal of eyeshadow is usually to widen eyes and create a brighter appearance. The color, shade and texture should be matched with the shape and color of your eyes. Light shadows will pop, while dark shadows create depth. Neutral shades like suede can be blended into the crease and upper lid. Shimmer adds sparkle. Champagne, pink, bronze and golds in the crease and upper lids adds a little gleam and dimension. Pale shades in the crease and upper lid create a sophisticated look, especially when paired with charcoal eyeliner close to the lash line.

Wedding Makeup

Crystal Ballroom Saint Augustine

Your perfect wedding look deserves a perfect wedding venue. Plan your wedding day with Crystal Ballroom Saint Augustine. This luxurious wedding venue makes the fairy tale wedding possible with master designers and planners on staff and at your service. All of the furnishings, décor and banquet staff are included to create the dream wedding you envision. Bring your dream wedding to life at Crystal Ballroom.



We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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