Wedding Day Makeup Tips : From Your Photographer's Point of View

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Wedding Day Makeup Tips : From Your Photographer's Point of View by @brookep_photoshttp://t.co/lElxDwYEWN#weddingmakeup

— Melissa Wedding (@MelissaWedding) March 19, 2014

There’s nothing more captivating than a bride on her wedding day!I always encourage my brides to hire a professional makeup artist for their wedding, but if you’re a Do It Yourself kind of girl, or curious about what looks great on camera, I’d love to bend your ear.

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There’s a secret world of what the photographer is thinking happening at every event.Your wedding isn’t any different. Every aspect plays a part in your final images, my goal is that you look and feel fabulous, always. So, here is my two cents worth of wedding day makeup tips that will have you looking your best self yet, on the best day ever!

a bride gets style for her wedding in gorgeous natural light at the suites in the Westin Hotel, Cape Coral Florida

a bride gets style for her wedding in gorgeous natural light at the suites in the Westin Hotel, Cape Coral Florida

  1. Be Picky About Where Your Makeup is Applied. – Makeup applied in natural light translates better in all lighting situations.  Choose somewhere by a window, or sliding glass doors. You want as much natural light as possible.  It makes for flattering photos while you are getting ready as well ;)
  2. The biggest Bling You Should be Wearing is Jewelry. – Go easy on the metallic and shimmer powders and shadows. A little sparkle is all fine and good, but too much ends up looking streaky and unpolished.
  3. More is Better. – We all love a natural look, but a camera can wash it all away. For your wedding day, you want a little more makeup than what you would wear for your everyday look. If you’re not a girl who normally wears makeup – this is going to be a lot more than your everyday. Just seeing yourself in a mirror you may feel “over done” but rest assured, with proper color choices, wearing a bit more blush, defining with a touch more bronzer, and deepening your lip by a shade will translate beautifully in your images.
  4. Choose the Right Finishing Powder.- Be sure to use a finishing powder to set your makeup that has a yellow tint. ( Finishing Powder – not PRESSED powder). Pink or White powder can cause the flash of the camera to pick up cool shades rather than warm natural ones. You want the powder to match skin tone, but not make you look pale or ghostly. Avoid a finishing powder with shimmer! (see item 2)
  5. Take Away, Don’t Add To.- Carry blotting papers with you instead of a pressed powder for touch-ups later.  The papers remove the excess oil and shine, where the powders add another layer to your makeup which by the end of the night can cause a cake-y look, especially around the nose.
  6. Be the Best Version of YOU! -  Your wedding day is not the day to try a new trend! Makeup that creates a more polished version of you is best! Save the hot new Pantone Color Trend for a night out with the ladies!!

These are just a few tips for putting your best face forward on your wedding day!Do you have any others to add?Let me know in the comments.