My wedding day, September, 2007
Big day beauty can be stressful. The pictures are forever! Plus, the day is crazy long (in the best and happiest way ever) and you want to look as polished on the dance floor as you did before the ceremony. For brides-to-be, keep these four tips in mind as you plan the makeup that will make you a Mrs.
Tread lightly with trendy. I tied the knot in 2007 and while I'm certain my makeup bag looks different, the look I went for would be similar today. Neon may be all the rage now, but electro lips might be a dated look even the next year! Just think of everyone who got married in the '90s wearing brown lip liner.
Always use waterproof mascara. Always a must. Even if you think you won't cry, you will. You can even one-up the waterproof with a tubing formula, which forms a budge-, smudge-, water-proof fiber coat around lashes. I love Trish McEvoy's High-Volume Mascara ($31) for special occasions.
Choose a lip with meaning. Feel free to get a little sentimental here. Is there a lip color you wore on a date? A color you can wear as a memento in the years following? Avoid something hard to find or limited-edition so you can re-create your first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. for years to come!
Be you. If you plan to sit in a makeup artist's chair on your wedding day, make sure you have a prep session so they can get to know your preferences and style. You want to be comfortable in your own skin and you know, have your groom recognize you.