Is There Such a Thing As Seasonal Bridal Makeup?

As a professional makeup artist, I am constantly asked if there is really such a thing as seasonal bridal makeup. The answer is quite simple, Yes! Forget about what you were told looks good on you and what “season” you are by a beauty consultant. Bridal makeup is an entirely different story and careful consideration should be taken with every detail of your wedding, including your bridal makeup.

When planning your wedding, the colors you choose generally revolve around the time of year you are getting married. Soft pastels for a Spring wedding and deep jewel tones for a Fall wedding. Nature and our environment set the tone for the wedding attire, flowers, and often the venue; so why would you not take these seasonal attributes into consideration for your bridal makeup too? Just because you normally wear soft peaches does not mean you cannot wear copper and golds.

Spring weddings bring to mind soft breezes, pastel colors, spring bouquets, chiffon and tulle, and romantic makeup. Soft pinks and peaches on the eyes with a hint of warmth for depth. Minimal blush, just enough to give the face a soft glow. Lips should be gleaming with a similar color to complete the soft, fresh look of Spring.

Summer weddings are known for sandy beaches, ocean breezes, sun-kissed skin, simple silk dresses and colors of the ocean. Warm bronze tones with hints of gold and shimmer on the eyes will bring out the sun goddess look in any bride. Lips in a barely-there shade of mandarin or toasted gold will make any Summer bride shine!

Winter weddings are in a class all of their own. Crisp, cool air and fairytale princess dresses with a classic feel to every aspect of the wedding. Winter weddings are wonderful for a snowy mountain backdrop. Cool tones of gray, blue-gray, and silver highlights on the eyes with dramatic lashes combined with rosy cheeks is a classic Winter bride look. This is the one season that brides can get away with wearing a red lip and truly look like a princess.

Fall weddings are one of my favorites when it comes to bridal makeup. The colors of the season are simply beautiful with all the colors of the falling leaves; golds, coppers, deep wines and plums. Applying these colors to the eye with a deep brown accent and a warm cinnamon tone blush is amazing. Lips can be a deep wine color or a soft teaberry with some gloss to complete the look of the season.

A good makeup artist will be honest with you and tell you what colors look best on you, while at the same time make sure that your makeup blends with the colors of the wedding. If your bridesmaids are all wearing a deep wine colored dress for the perfect Fall wedding, you as the Bride should not be wearing the same peach lipstick you wear everyday. Try that new teaberry shade of lipstick, the colors will blend in photographs and you just may like it! Never be afraid to try something different and step out of the makeup rut all women fall into at one time or another. This is your wedding day and you want to look your best in person as well as in photographs.

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