- Choose the right foundation. Getting the right foundation for your skin tone is the most important part of bridal makeup. Go to a department store where professional makeup artists can match your skin color, and don’t be afraid to go to a few different makeup counters. Before purchasing a foundation, go outside into the natural light with a mirror and ask someone you trust to give you their opinion. Even if your wedding is at night, you still want to get the best match possible. Also, wear the wedding makeup for a few hours to make sure that it the color pigment stays true to your skin tone.
- Coordinate with bronzer. Match your face color to your neck. Many brides get an airbrush tan a few days before their wedding, so they get their wedding makeup done, the foundation color no longer matches. This was easily taken care of with an excellent bronzer. Make sure that you tell your makeup artist if you are planning to get a tan before your wedding day. That way, he or she can be prepared to compensate.
- Wear fake eyelashes. Some brides do not like the thought of anything fake, but this is one instance to go with fake over natural. Just make sure to get a brand that looks like your real lashes. Cover them with waterproof mascara on the day of your wedding.