At glo, we’re kind of obsessed with makeup, so we get excited about any special occasion to get glammed up. But, we also realize not everyone feels the same way! For the bride seeking a naturally beautiful look on their wedding day, we have a few tips on choosing the right makeup.
Black mascara and eyeliner is the most popular, but if you’re not accustomed to wearing eye makeup, it can look softer and more subtle to use a deep grey or dark brown instead. Try Precise Micro Eyeliner in charcoal or black/brown.
One of the keys to keeping a more natural look is to avoid trying too many things at once. Start with your favorite features. You can play up your eyes with some false lashes but keep the lip soft and sweet, or make your skin glow with a little bronzer and keep the eyes minimal.
“Natural wedding makeup” can mean a thousand different things, so instead of telling your makeup artist you want your bridal makeup to look natural, describe what you like and dislike about makeup looks. Do you want a warm glow? Do you hate the feel of sticky lip products? Be descriptive and bring pictures of examples.
Your wedding day is not the time to rock a new lip color! It’s incredibly important to book a trial appointment with your makeup artist before the wedding so you can select the right colors and test out your wedding makeup. One luxury of doing your own makeup is the ability to thoroughly test products ahead of time and as many times as you want!
Skip the reds and berries, and create a timeless look by selecting a lipstick that’s just a couple shades darker than your own lip color. Our picks are Suede Matte Crayon in monogram or trademark for fair to medium skin tones or demure for medium to dark skin tones. If you dislike the feeling of wearing lip products, avoid anything with a thick or glossy texture.
To create a stained look, lightly blot a lipstick against your lips to deposit sheer color, then finish the look with a layer of lip balm. If you’re tempted to go bold, give your lip color a test run at another event leading up to the wedding - like a bridal shower or bachelorette party. If you look back at the pictures and think, “Who is that person?” it’s probably not a shade you’ll want to wear on the big day.
Avoid heavy cosmetics! Makeup that feels natural on your skin will keep you from worrying about how you look, especially if you don’t wear much (or any) makeup on a regular basis. Avoid powders with Talc, which can not only feel heavy but also settle into fine lines.
And lastly, remember that there are no rules! Your natural wedding makeup look should be true to you and your version of natural. Don’t let anyone talk you into (or bully you out of) anything.
Bride above is wearing Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 18, Cream Glaze Crayon in chiffon and Gloss in pink blossom.