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Keeping a Natural Look on Your Wedding Day

Keeping a Natural Look on Your Wedding Day

Christmas is right around the corner, and you may be feeling anxious from all the holiday cheer. This chaos inspired a blog post…  Similar to the holidays, “wedding time” is very overwhelming, and the pressure can cause us to overlook the beauty of simplicity. So take a breath, and remember that less is more, especially when it comes to wedding makeup. Here’s why you should keep a natural look on your big day.

Be Timeless

Makeup on your wedding day should be about “being your best self”, and not experimenting with an artsy, trendy look. Just like your dress, you want your look to remain timeless, so you have no fashion regrets 20 years from now…  (think, your mom’s puffy sleeves and big permed hair… yikes!). Choose an Audrey Hepburn style over a Lady Gaga look… you’re already getting married, no need to be daring with your makeup!

Enhance Yourself

Your goal should be effortless, “I woke up like this” look. Of course, you’ll need shine-proof, long-lasting makeup for such a long day, but focus on keeping it simple and accentuating your best features. Allure magazine suggests one look that never fails: “radiant skin, rosy cheeks, flushed lips, and some definition on the eyes.” Like I always say, makeup shouldn’t disguise you, it should enhance you!

Of course, your family, friends, and fiancé want to see you, not a “Kardashian-version” of you. Especially if you’re a bride who doesn’t typically wear makeup, be cautious to not overdo it for the big day. For instance, swap out a bold smoky eye for some thin false-eyelashes, which will accentuate your eyes without overpowering you.

Here’s an example of natural bridal makeup from a previous wedding:

Natural wedding makeup

For the Redhead Bride

Due to your unique skin pigment, it may take a little more effort to master the perfect look. First, it’s important to choose the right color scheme and apply the makeup correctly to ensure your makeup doesn’t look too harsh. Stick to muted or neutral colors, which will compliment your skin the best. Choose a palette of colors before-hand that will blend with your coloring and not overwhelm your look. A bold, black eyeliner is ideal to achieving great definition in your eyes for wedding photos.

Green colors are gorgeous with fair skin and red hair. Earth and amber tones, (plums, golds and reddish brown), are also stunning!




Below: Emma Stone pulls off a classic, effortless look with a light rose lip color…  Perfection!

rose lip red hair

Embrace minimalism with your wedding makeup. Your dress, hair and makeup should simply highlight and compliment your glowing smile on your big day. Always use makeup as a tool to accentuate your features and help you be your best self, the person whom your fiancé cannot wait to meet at the end of the aisle! You are beautiful, darling!


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haverhill natural makeup artist

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Alison Ebacher of Ebacher Photography 
Venue: Merrimac Valley Golf Club
Florals Suzanne’s Weddings 


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