How to Look Flawless in Your Wedding Pics

by Alyssa on May 10, 2013

wedding makeup tips - how to look flawless on your wedding day!

Let’s face it. You’re going to look at your wedding photos for the rest of your life. You’re going to show them to all of your friends and family, too, so pretty much, everyone is going to see them. Of course you want to look gorgeous, right? Like, glowing and perfect gorgeous  right?? If you answered yes to those questions then keep on a’reading! Here are some tips on how to do your make-up to look utterly amazing in your wedding pictures.


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How to Countour your face on your wedding day


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You want to start with a well moisturized, primed face. From your clean slate, start shading the deep parts of your face with bronzer, or a darker brownish blush. In the image above, the areas you should shade are colored pink. Under your cheek bones (you can find this spot by making a fish face and shading the sunken part), along your jaw line, your temples and finally a thin line from your eyebrows to the tip of your nose. After you’ve made the lines on your nose, be sure to blend those well, you want to create the illusion of a sculpted face, not crisp lines.

After the bronzer, brush a highlighter or light concealer on the flat, front facing portions of your face: center of your forehead, bridge of your nose, chin and cupid’s bow above your lip. This is the blue part on the image above.  Hilighting is the second most important part of contouring. It creates the the glow that’s going to make you look angelic in those pic.

From there, sweep blush on your cheek bones and the apples of your cheeks. If you smile really big, you’ll find the apples of your cheek. This is demonstrated with purple in the image. Be sure everything is blended well.

Final step – brush a setting powder all over your face, this will keep everything in place

If you follow this quick tutorial you’re going to look absolutely amazing in your pictures. If your a DIY bride, try this out a few times before the wedding to make sure you have it down pat. There are also a ton of great video tutorials out there too, one of my favorites is Cara from Maskcara’s HAC tutorial. She makes it look so darn easy! Check it out here.

Suggested Products:
Bronzer – MAC Bronzer in ‘Bronze’
Highlighter – Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Blush – Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour
Setting Powder – e.l.f. HD Powder (super affordable!)
Primer – Sephora Collection Ultra Smoothing Primer

 What makeup are you wearing on your wedding day?

{ 1 comment }

Courtney September 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Great tips, but I DO NOT recommend the ELF finishing powder ONLY because in photos it makes your face look super white.

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