If you are planning a morning wedding, your make-up look should be soft and beautiful to match the cold, soft morning light. Morning is perfect for the natural girl, because it is time for a bride to have the least possible makeup. If you marry inside, the photographer will take advantage of the natural light that comes through windows instead of much artificial light for the photographs.
Although a matte foundation is always perfect for photographs, a morning bride can choose to have a foundation with a slight shine or dugh for it, as the light is so soft. Make sure your skin is a fine, even tone.
If your skin tends to break out, I would not choose this time of day for your wedding, because you will want to have as little foundation and concealer as possible because of the softer natural light.
Lighten the powder so that your face maintains its natural look. You want your skin to become dull, but it doesn't take much effort to achieve this. Heavy powder may seem artificial, especially in the morning light.
Don't make bold eye shadow color choices for your eyes if you have a morning wedding. Choose warmer, soft shades that complement your eye color. This is the only time you want less eye shadow because the lighting will accentuate some hard colors or lack of mixing. Be sure to determine your eyes really well at the lash line to help them stand out.
If you choose to wear eyeliner, make sure it is kept subtle and soft. You don't want something too dark (not black) or too hard (not too thick – keep it very close to the lashline) at this time of day.
Lip color should always be soft and natural – nothing too bold at this time of day. If it is too oily, it will be everything you see in the pictures.
Everything will photograph darker than what is visible to the eye, because the light is so soft, so go with the softer shades.
Bridesmaid dresses should be in a soft color and the bridesmaid should also have softer makeup shades.
If you are planning a wedding in the middle of the day, be aware that the midday sun can throw shadows on your ace, which can make a difference if you take outdoor photos. This is the hardest light to be photographed. Because natural light is directly above you at this time, you want to follow these tips to be "perfect picture"
Do not wear the foundation with a shine or dew for it. If there is any shine on the face, it will look too shiny and reflective in the photographs. This is a time when you want the lowest possible foundation, as it will show the most. A light base and a matt powder coat will photograph beautifully.
Make sure your redness also has a milder finish. If it has too much shimmering, it will look too shiny in the pictures.
A cream blush is an excellent choice for this time of day. It will absorb in the skin and look more natural. Keep in mind that kremblush does not work well on oily skin – keep in a powder blood if you fall into this category.
Because of the dinner lighting, if your eye makeup is too dark, your eyes will look like two dark holes in your photographs. Your highlight shadow is the most important shadow choice at this time of day. Use a highlight with shimmer (not frost) to open your eyes. The light reflecting participants in the shimmer will help prevent "black hole effect". Make sure your midrange and / or outline shade has a matte finish – you never want to use three shades with shimmering, as the eye looks shiny in the pictures.
If you want to wear eyeliner, keep it as close to the lash line as possible. If it's too thick, the dark lid can do more than you want to create the dreaded "black hole effect"
Long beautiful lashes really help you define your eyes without being dependent on heavy eyeliner.
As the sunlight grows stronger as the dinner approaches, each makeup line becomes more visible. Be sure to mix your foundation, blush, eye shadow and powder. At this point, there is no such thing as over-mixing.
Late afternoon break
The golden light of late afternoon is the most beautiful light you can photograph. Late afternoon is when the sun begins to settle in the sky and create a beautiful warm glow. Because the light is so beautiful and forgiving, you can add a little more drama to your make-up look. The light becomes softer and warmer, so you can have more eye shadow and have more shadow options.
If your skin is less than perfect, late afternoon is a good time to marry. The light is softer and more forgiving, so you can use a little more foundation and concealer to cover your flaws, and your skin will look completely natural in photographs. Do not forget that powder – remember that matte skin always photograph better than shiny skin.
As evening, your photographer will need to use a flash, so make sure you add color to your face. A flash shoots a light beam of light on the face, which can cause you to be washed out. Even if you do not normally wear redness every day, you must have at least one small color on your cheeks.
It is good for your redness to skimp on it, because it will look beautiful in this light, thought it is also perfectly good if you want to use a shade that is matt.
You can make richer color choices due to forgiving lighting. Use more dramatic eye shadow shades.
A shimmering (not frosted) eye shadow will look beautiful at this time of day. Make sure your center and / or contour shadow has a matte finish. You never want to use three shades with shimmer, because the eye will look too shiny in photographs.
Want to add a little more glamor? Try false eyelashes. This is the perfect time of day for this beauty tool, and flip-flops help define your eyes better than you can.
Later afternoon brides get the green light to have a richer lip color. With the light you can wear richer colors, as they will not appear in pictures as too intense.
An evening wedding allows you to go for a more dramatic makeup look. You can play with color and have more makeup than any other time and still photograph beautifully. This is the time of day for the bride who wants to be a glamor queen. Remember that each photograph will be taken with a flash, which definitely makes a difference in your choices
If you have less than perfect skin, this is a good time. You can have more foundation and powder and still look natural.
Be sure to bronze generously to give your skin a glow. One that helps is to "sculpt" your face, as it will add color so that the flash will not wash your skin out and it adds dimension. The dimension is important because the flash can also flatten everything out on a photograph.
Everything should be more defined – from your lips to your eyes to your cheekbones – because the camera's flash can wash you. Defined does not necessarily mean darker. You may just need some color in your cheek. Be sure to give your lips a finely defined edge through the liner.
Shimmering eye shadow will photograph well for the evening, but you should have absolutely no frosted shadows for this night. Frosted eyeshadow will look too shiny in pictures, especially when using a flash! A shimmering shadow always looks soft and beautiful. Make sure at least one of your three shades of shade is dull. You never want all three shades to shine, because the eye looks shiny in your photos.
In my opinion, false eyelashes are a must for a night wedding because they help define the eyes really well. Just remember that each image should be taken with a flash, and the more definition you have of your lashline, the better you will photograph.
Make sure you always have lip color and powder.