Bridal Makeup For Your Wedding Day | Meredith Ehler | Makeup Artist | Northern Virginia

Today I had the pleasure of doing a makeup trial for bride-to-be Kristy – what a doll! She is getting married soon so we did a trial look for her to ensure she looks gorgeous as she walks down the aisle.  We discussed the look Kristy had in mind for her big day.

FOUNDATION: Make sure your skin is prepped so that your foundation will look flawless. I used a liquid foundation in a shade that was perfect for her skin-tone.  I added a bit of powder to set her foundation.

EYES:  I applied an eye primer to ensure her eye shadow stays put.  Her eyes are amazing so they were so much fun to do.  We opted to use a MAC pigment for shimmer on the lid.  I used a light burgundy in her crease and black eyeliner, set with a deep plum shadow.  We added a few coats of black mascara and few single false eyelashes (not a full strip) to the outer corner of her eyes –  for wispy, gorgeous lashes!

LIPS: We lined her lips and filled them in completely with the liner, and popped it with some gloss.  Lining the entire lip in a color that is close to your lip color ensures that color will stay on your lips longer than if you use liner only on the edges.

SPARKLE: I approach sparkle in bridal makeup conservatively.  It is important that you minimize any reflective makeup so that you look don’t look shiny in your pictures. You may consider taking a few pictures with a flash after your trial to make sure there are no distracting reflections.




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