Winter weddings are absolutely a dream. The weather is usually perfect, and it’s the perfect time to wear a gorgeous white gown. But with so many things to consider, from the dress to the venue, how can you make sure your makeup looks flawless?
The answer is: with these tips! We’ve got some of our best tips for winter wedding makeup laid out in this article, so you can look beautiful on your big day no matter what Mother Nature brings.
First things first: always set your foundation with a good primer. This will help your makeup last through the day and keep it looking fresh and natural as it goes on. If you want your foundation to look its best, try applying it with a damp beautyblender sponge instead of just using your fingers. That way, you won’t accidentally apply too much product in one spot or leave streaks behind as you go along.
Now that we have our base covered, let’s move on to eyes! For eye shadow, try choosing light shades like rose gold or champagne for daytime weddings or deep burgundy or navy blue for evening events (we love this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills for both). If you have any dark spots around
Makeup for winter wedding
Go for a combination of powder and cream-based makeup as it will keep your skin moist throughout the day. Also, touch-ups are easier to do in a cream-based makeup. Cream-based eye shadow, blusher, foundation, and liquid highlighters are easier to apply on the face during winters.
Winter wedding season hasn’t begun yet but the season of preparations for winter nuptials is on, and we start our winter-dedicated roundups with winter wedding makeup tips and ideas.
Winter wedding makeup is tricky just like summer makeup because at least some of the photos are going to be taken outside, and it may be really cold there. Besides, the difference of temperatures may be even more harmful for your skin than cold itself. To look shiny, gorgeous and chic on your big day in the winter read our tips and look at the ideas.
- In the fall and winter your skin is thirstier than in any other season, that’s why you need to update your skincare regimen as soon as it’s cold outside and emphasize hydration. Don’t try a lot of new products to avoid irritation, just swap a couple of things to make your skin as plump and moisturized as possible. It will make all the difference for creating a flawless canvas for your wedding day.
- Take a short break from SPF products. The extra slickness from an SPF is tricky because sometimes it can eat through your makeup, especially if you have oily skin. Plus, sunscreens tend to give your face a weird, paled out look in photos, particularly in outdoor pictures where there’s a harsh reflection of light from white snow.
- Apply a smart combo of liquid and powder formulas. Since your skin is drier in the winter, liquid and cream formulas will hydrate and provide coverage at the same time. Creamy blushes and highlighters not only look really natural, they are easier than powders when you need to touch up after shedding a tear or two during your ceremony.
- Consider a colorful punch to your wedding makeup. A subtly smokey eye or a classic red lip can look particularly gorgeous against a white dress and a snowy setting in photos. Plus, bolder colors tends to have stronger, longer lasting pigments that won’t wear off like lighter neutrals.
- Stock up on waterproof formulas. This is the time to invest in high quality products with long-wear and waterproof formulas, or make sure your makeup artist has them handy. Cold air and harsh winds will probably make you teary-eyed way before you’re ready to walk down the aisle. So if you’re worried about smudging, apply a cream shadow on your lids and use it as an anchor for a waterproof powder shadow. And of course, top it off with a water-resistant mascara for an eye makeup look that will stay put.
- Work with winter light. Make sure to opt for light-reflecting foundations and concealers, which bounce away the bluish tone to neutralize your skin. Then stick to blue-toned lipsticks and blushers instead of warmer, orange-toned makeup, as the color won’t shift when you step outside, and is more likely to flatter your skin.
- You can wear a bit of bronzer if you want. The general rule is picking a shade just one level up from your natural skin tone. Be very focused about where you sweep it, targeting the hairline, nose and cheekbones, to give a natural-looking tint as if you’ve just been up on the slopes.