Makeup Tips for the Fall Bride

Makeup Tips for the Fall Bride

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Every bride wants to look perfect on her wedding day. As with all makeup, fall bridal looks have general guidelines but there are no rules. Your makeup is meant to be a reflection of your personality. Choose items that make you feel confident, sexy and happy. Read on for glamorous, yet classic, fall bridal makeup tips and ideas.


Fall makeup is all about the lips. From deep berry stained lips to classic reds, lips are definitely the focal point of fall makeup looks. For a bride that wants a classic look, and to not look dated in wedding photos, use a traditional red as your lip color. Blue-based reds tend to flatter all skin tones and as an added bonus these colors also make your teeth appear much whiter. If you do not want a bold red, consider a berry stain for your lips. Berry hued lips tend to be more pink than red and a stain is perfect for wedding makeup as it will last from the ceremony until the after party. Lastly, for brides that want a more natural color, look to rose or mauve tones for fall lips. These colors tend to flatter everyone and result in a "your lips but better" look.


When wearing statement lips it is important to keep the rest of the makeup balanced. You want to define your eyes and allow them to stand out, but not to detract attention from your lips. Do this by using neutral hued shadows such as creams, ivories and taupe colors all over the lid. Whether you prefer shimmer or matte eyeshadow is completely a matter of choice as both finishes work well on brides. To help define your eye shape, sweep a slightly darker neutral along the crease of your eye. Pick a light shade, cream or white, to place just under the brow bone as a highlight. Line your eyes with a black or chocolate brown liner for added definition. Gel or liquid eyeliners are great choices for brides as these formulas stay in place all day without any smearing or budging. Finish your looks with black mascara. Use a waterproof formula to keep color on your lashes.


A classic bridal look for any season, fall included, is a flawless face with a glowing blush. General bridal makeup tips for facial makeup include steering clear of foundations or other facial products with an SPF. Because you will be constantly photographed on your wedding day you want to avoid products with an SPF as these create a white cast, or a significantly paler face, in photos. The same is also true of setting powders that are white. Use foundations without SPF and a setting powder that matches your skin tone. Choose a long-wearing blush in a color that works with your chosen lip. Peach colored blushes complement nearly any lip or eye makeup and tend to look great on all skin colors. If your blush is matte, consider using a highlighter so that your face looks radiant and glowing.

Be sure to do a trial run either with a makeup artist or on your own, so you are not stressing about what products to pick on your big day.

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