Makeup & Skin Care
Finding the best makeup for your complexion
Big-Day Beauty Basics
Day or night
Choose makeup that reflects the formality and time of day of your event. Light, natural hues fit right in at a casual daytime event, while bolder, more dramatic colors look smashing at night.
Hues should complement your skin coloring too. Blue undertones flatter fair skin, warm corals enhance olive complexions, and bronze and caramel look best on dark skin. Wear a shirt that's the same hue as your wedding dress to see how you'll truly look.
Visit the makeup counters in department stores and specialty stores like Sephora, and take advantage of free makeup consultations.
A good polishing
Try out different nail polishes to find a hue that will complement your skin tone, wedding dress and bouquet.
Sport sheer pastels in spring; bright tones for summer; warm, tawny shades during autumn; and metallics in winter.