Easily the most glamorous of all weddings, the evening wedding also holds a great deal of potential for cosmetic disaster. Makeup experts caution brides not to go overboard with excessive eye makeup, too-bright lips and cheeks, and heavy, cakelike foundation. After all, the groom should be able to recognize his bride as she walks down the aisle!
Instead of over-emphasizing every lovely feature, experts encourage brides to play up one and take it easy on the others. Beautiful and slightly dramatic eye makeup offers the most bang for your buck in terms of appearance (and it will photograph nicely, too). Smoky eyes, paired with sheer or light-colored, glossy lips are a glamorous, but not overwhelming combination that's popular for evening brides. Just be sure to keep a light hand with the eye makeup as "smoky" can quickly morph into "raccoon," especially if the bride sheds a few tears during the ceremony.