Pop Your Eyes Open
Congratulations — you're engaged! You probably have that "twinkle in the eyes" of a person in love IRL. The harder part is mastering how to get that sparkle to shine through in your pictures.
First, consider visiting a local makeup artist for a quick lesson, especially if you don't usually wear a lot of makeup. It might be worth applying false lashes or using more eyeliner than feels necessary.
If you don’t have a makeup artist in mind, a good idea is to hit up the cosmetics section of your local department store and ask to make an appointment with an artist. Brands will send artists to these stores for that exact purpose. As a regional artist, I often meet with clients to do their makeup for events or trials, and I educate them along the way as to how they can recreate the look.
If your makeup style tends to be more bold, ask for an artist that is associated with this type of makeup (think MAC, Urban Decay, or Nars). If you are going for a more natural look, seek out an artist that uses lighter, more natural makeup (think Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, or Hourglass).
Once you arrive at your appointment, you can explain to the artist exactly what type of eye look you are going for. Be sure to bring reference photos to help the artist get it right. Artists will teach you how to apply liner, shadows, and fake lashes.
Don't be deterred if it seems like a lot of makeup — in pictures it will look like nothing but joy and love radiating from your eyeballs.