Choosing Makeup Colors for Your Wedding

Anyone planning a wedding knows the deliberation that goes into choosing your wedding colors. Your wedding makeup is just as important, and also needs to coordinate with the colors you’ve chosen for your special day. They also need to flatter your skin tone, eye color and hair color. With so much to take into consideration, here are some tips to get you started.

First ask yourself if there are any colors you can pull from your bridal bouquet or wedding centerpieces. For instance, if your flower arrangements contain a blend of oranges, pinks and corals, consider choosing from among those shades and using those colors as your blush and lip color. Determine whether your skin has warm or cool undertones. If you’re on the cooler side, choose a cool version of the shade you are considering. For instance, If you have warmer undertones to your skin, a coral shade may look best on you, whereas if you have cooler undertones, picking up on the pink shades in you bouquet might look best.

If your bridal bouquets have bolder colors like deep purples or reds, use minimal makeup to coordinate. For instance, if your main color is red, you may want to wear a classic red lipstick and then stick to simple makeup for your eyes and the rest of your look. Dark purple or navy can be used as an eye liner color if you want to pull out some of those types of shades.

But keep in mind that you can also simply compliment your wedding colors rather than coordinate with them. Use good judgment when deciding which way to go. A nice, neutral eyeshadow shade can often look more flattering and add just the right amount of glow to your look without requiring the use of specific colors. If your wedding colors can be worked into your look, go for it. If not, opt to compliment with neutrals and avoid clashing with your wedding colors.

Bridal makeup is an essential part of your wedding day look. If you can, you may want to schedule an appointment with a makeup artist at a department store makeup counter and bring in a few swatches of your wedding shades. The artist can help you evaluate potential makeup colors and assist you in choosing your final bridal makeup look.