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Bridal Makeup Choices for Different Seasons

Bridal makeup is just as unique as the wedding dress. It’s there to enhance the bride’s best features and make her feel beautiful, but it’s also there to showcase her personality. It’s basically art on your face, and as such, it needs to be approached with a creative mind. While we’re definitely encouraging you to wear whatever you like (it’s your own face, after all, so no one else gets a say), matching your makeup to the current season could help your style feel more complete. Not to mention that it could end up looking great when put together with the theme of the wedding. So, for all the brides out there who need ideas and suggestions for a full face of makeup, here are some of our tips for each season.

WinterBridal Makeup for a Winter Wedding- Bride with white shawl stands on the porch of the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

There aren’t that many winter brides out there, but winter is actually one of the seasons that can allow you a great deal of creativity. Skin prep is extremely important here because cold and windy conditions can really dry it out, so make sure to start preparing your face at least 5-6 weeks before. Nourished, even skin will allow your makeup to apply better and wear longer. When picking out makeup, we recommend that you simply allow yourself to live out your favorite fairy tale. Why not be a Russian queen of beauty with smooth skin and dark red, velvety lips? This season simply screams for a statement lip in a lush, burgundy color, or maybe something deep purple and enchanting. Line your eyes with black, and add a rosy blush to your cheeks. If you like you can add some bronzer to warm up your face, but skipping it might be a better idea given that overly bronzed faces tend to look a little unnatural in winter.

SpringBridal Makeup for a Summer Bride-  Bride and Groom at Mayfair farm

Spring is the time of blooming flowers. So embrace the fact that nature is waking up all around you and go for gentle, colorful looks. Rose gold shimmer on your lids, voluminous mascara, and some champagne highlighter on your cheeks will make you look fresh, and we recommend picking out a lighter-coverage foundation and letting your skin peek through. Pick a peachy blush, a tiny hint of bronzer, and go for a bright pink or coral lipstick. Spring is all about femininity and nature, it’s for those lighthearted gals with carefree smiles and silly personalities.

SummerBridal Makeup for a Fall Bride-   Bride and Groom At Alyson's Orchard

The biggest trick during the hot months is how to make your foundation last all day without melting off.  So we recommend using a good primer above all, especially if you tend to get oily. Go for quality mineral makeup and pick a breathable foundation that will look natural on your skin – summer is definitely the time for that gorgeous, dewy look. You can use cream or liquid highlighter to dab on your cheekbones. Then a little coral or peach blush to dust over your cheeks. Bronzer is definitely encouraged. And when it comes to eyes go for copper, bronze, or gold shades to bring that glam. Sheer, satin-finish nude lipstick will look great, or you can go for lip gloss if you prefer that wet, juicy pout.

FallBridal Makeup for a Fall Bride.

Fall could go either in a cool-toned or a warm-toned direction. Take your pick based on the colors you prefer. Soft ochre, chocolate, burgundy, burnt orange, and similar shades can look gorgeous when paired together. But you can also go for deep violet, navy, and silver if you think it would suit you more.  We’d again recommend a bolder lip color, but you can feel free to opt for heavier makeup on the eyes as well.

Fall simply allows for experimentation, so if you like your eyeshadow pallets go ahead and play with them. If you prefer something more demure, stick to simple cat eyeliner and maybe a little neutral brown eyeshadow in the crease. If you miss that summer glow, pick a golden highlighter and use a dewy setting spray to finish off your look.

Our last recommendation before we go is to simply experiment with makeup at home. Even if you plan to hire a professional makeup artist, sitting at home and playing around with colors in your free time will help you know exactly what you want. So, now that you’ve got all the tips, have fun and good luck!Author Bio Picture


Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty.  Mia considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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