5 Tips for Choosing Makeup Colors for Your Wedding

Match the Seasons

Choosing your makeup colors for the season is a smart thing to do. If you're getting married in the spring or summer, choose pastels such as tangerine, soft pink or even a touch of shimmery gold. If you're getting married in the fall or winter, go with deeper jewel tones like reds, bronzes or deep purples (taking what looks best with your skin tone into account, of course). Also, be sure to consider whether your wedding will be an indoor or outdoor affair. If you're having an outdoor wedding in the spring or summer, avoid caking on the makeup. The second you begin to perspire you'll have to deal with runny foundation or shiny skin. Keep things light and airy, and you won't even think about it!

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  • Brides. "Fresh Makeup Colors." 2012. (June 5, 2012) http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-beauty/editorial-pick/2010/06/fresh-paint?slide=1
  • InStyle. "Best Makeup Shades for your Skin Tone." 2012. (June 8, 2012) http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20263773_20264793_20594343,00.html
  • Lauren Hutton. "Determine your skin tone." 2012. (June 8, 2012) http://www.laurenhutton.com/find-you-skin-tone.php


Makeup Guide for the Mature Bride

Makeup Guide for the Mature Bride

Mature brides might want a classier palate for their wedding day. Check out this makeup guide for the mature bride.