Wedding makeup is one of the most important things to get right on your big day. We take a look at 7 tips to ensure that you look fabulous.

Get the basics right

Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your makeup will fall into place.

Wear more than usual

For your wedding day, you should wear a little more makeup than you normally do. Of course, there is a fine line to tread and you don’t want to wear too much, but if you stick to your usual routine, when the photographs are done you can find that it looks like you don’t have any on. Therefore, just go that 10% extra, and you will really see the benefit on your big day, especially on your wedding photographs!

Trial your tan

Are you planning on getting a spray tan for your wedding? If so, don’t forget to have a trial run first. This should be a few weeks before your wedding to ensure that you are happy with the shade. Then, if you are happy, book your spray tan for three days before your wedding. If you are using self-tan, then you should be practicing for at least a month in advance.

Make lips one shade pinker

As part of going that little bit heavier on your makeup for your wedding day, use a shade pinker than your normal lipstick. Don’t worry that it will look too pink, the difference will be very subtle and will ensure your lips look at their very best on your big day and your wedding photographs.

Touch up!

Whether you have your makeup professionally applied, whether you have family or friends do it, it is vital that you think about maintenance on your big day. Keeping a touch up bag nearby is essential if you want to have a consistently good look on your big day. You don’t have to keep in on yourself, you can give the responsibility to one of your bridesmaids or a good friend. What should you have in it? This will depend upon what you are wearing but make sure you have all of the essentials.


Have your brows shaped a week before the wedding and stick to your usual method – whether threading or waxing – as it’s best not to try something new. If you notice stray hairs just tweeze them the day before.

Do a trial!

Sometimes the old advice is always the best and this is the case often when it comes to makeup. Do a trial! You really don’t want to discover on your big day that those fabulous smokey eyes actually make you look like you have walked into a large door. Have a makeup trial and don’t be afraid to experiment. That way, you can get that perfect look and you won’t have any dramas on your big day.