Bridal Makeup

This is the day that you are going to never forget, your wedding day! All eyes and camera lenses are going to be on YOU, you want to look your absolute best! This is a time that I suggest hiring a professional to help you with your hair and makeup. Today is not the day to use the same makeup techniques that you use for your every day look, even if you want your makeup to look like that. You want your photos to look the best they can and makeup needs to be applied a bit heavier for that. I recommend a professional for this because they know just how to do that without your makeup looking too heavy! Airbrush foundation is the most amazing product for your wedding day or any special occasion. It gives you a flawless look and lasts 24 hours! A professional can also highlight and contour your face to hide and also accentuate your best and worse features.

A lot of my brides are ladies who don’t normally wear much makeup, if any at all. The fear is always that they don’t want to look too different or too “made up”. I agree that if you don’t normally wear much makeup that you shouldn’t try to do that on your wedding day. BUT, you do need makeup. Your color palette just needs to be light and natural and it still should include concealer, foundation, powder, eye shadow, mascara and lip color. All of this doesn’t even have to “look” like you are wearing makeup, but you will look refreshed and natural and amazing in your photos!

I have other brides who LOVE makeup and they want to go crazy, trendy and try something totally new. I do not suggest this for your wedding day, today is not is not the time to get trendy! While I think if you like makeup, you can go heavier and have fun, but keep it on a classic color palette. If you want to do smokey eye, than keep the lips neutral. If you prefer a darker or classic red lip, than keep the eyes lighter and use only neutral tones. Remember that these are photos you are going to be looking at for the rest of your life. Make sure that 25 years from now you aren’t saying “What was I thinking?”

Be open to trying different options when you meet with the professional makeup artist that you have chosen. Let them try some things, it is just makeup, not a tattoo! I suggest even trying a few different options. Whatever you do, keep it simple! Bring a camera with you and snap pictures so you can see the difference. Leave your self saying “Gina was so right” when you see your wedding photos.




Gina is a local Hairstylist, Salon Owner and Mary Kay Senior Consultant with 10+ years experience. She welcomes questions and comments, please e-mail her at

She offers FREE makeup and skin care consultations, contact her via e-mail or at The L Factor 989-5515

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