by Tuere Randall
Read any tips on wedding makeup and the one thing that professionals will consistently recommend is a neutral color palette for eye makeup. Enhance your lashes with extensions, make your eyes pop with liquid liner, but what the pros consider to be universally flattering is a matte pale color from lid to brow, with medium and darker shades blended in from lash line to brow and along the crease area. The conventional wisdom is that you should part with your frosted colors, or use them sparingly, because they can be unforgiving in photographs. If you have a traditionally themed wedding, particularly if you are wearing white or ivory, now is the time to be feminine, soft and natural – the way every blushing bride should be.
Here are a few makeup palettes that will help you achieve this look effortlessly, if you happen not to be enlisting the services of a professional makeup artist on the day of your wedding. Our advice is that you seek a consultation with a makeup artist (the ones at the department store counters can be very helpful in this way) and then practice applying your makeup ahead of time so that it feels like second nature on your big day.
This Sunrise palette by Stila is available exclusively at Beauty.com. The colors flatter a wide variety of skin tones, the shadows can be worn wet or dry and the set comes with a makeup brush and a smudge stick waterproof eyeliner.
$35.00 at Beauty.com
Naked by Urban Decay has a number of different options, including some non-flesh tone neutrals that will help you to create the perfect look and ensure that this set will keep its functionality even after your wedding day is over.
$50.00 at Sephora.com
This set by Vincent Longo numbers the shadows in this triad, making application as easy as, well, 1-2-3. Silk fiber pigments work to create a satiny smooth finish.
$30.00 at Nordstrom.com
There are endless choices out there for you to select in putting together a beautiful look for your big day. Test drive your options so that you know what works best for you.