Weddings don’t occur every day, so the still photos of this memorable event are very important. No bride wants to look anything less than elegant, on or off camera. However, a common misconception of wedding photography is that in order to not look like a china doll, a bride must wear layer upon layer of heavy foundation. Or to avoid the vampire look, eye shadow must be caked on so dark that she looks as if she has black eyes in real life. Wrong! This effect can be avoided by using a photographer who knows what he’s doing. A simple adjustment of the flash and exposure, and a bride can look as amazing in the photograph as she does walking down the aisle.
On the other hand, if you are intending not to put on any makeup, please reconsider. At least, pat some powder on your face for oil absorption and to avoid shine. Even if your skin is dry, it will give you a softer appearance and an even skin tone for your pictures. For greater coverage and convenience use a creme or powder makeup. A tiny bit of blush is alright too. Use a pale pink or choose a brown tinted pink so you can have a natural appearance. Do you have darker skin? Your colors should be brighter. If your eyebrows are naturally dark with long lashes, then you don’t need to put any makeup on your eyes at all. As an option, an eyebrow pencil can be used with or without mascara.
When dealing with lips, I realize people typically advice wearing clear lip gloss, however I think this is not really the best option. Brighten up your lips with a little color, especially if your skin tone is light to avoid a pale appearance. It doesn’t have to be a dark color, just enough to highlight the area and make it stand out a little. As a matter of fact, I believe if you decide to put on two makeup items, you should choose lipstick plus a creme or powder foundation. And certainly, try all of these suggestions to be sure you feel good about the way you look BEFORE your special day.