Here are my top 5 bridal makeup myths debunked. I wanted to share these with you as there is so many misconceptions. There are no rules on how you should apply makeup as long as you feel confident and beautiful then that is all that matters!
1. Use a foundation that is one shade lighter
I don't understand where this idea came from but when working on a makeup counter I heard it a lot! Make sure your foundation is the exact same shade as the rest of your body and always take it down the neck to blend in.
2. You can only use waterproof products on your wedding day
It isn't necessary to only use waterproof products on your wedding day. Yes it is best to wear a waterproof mascara but don't go trying to find a waterproof foundation, blusher etc because it's not easy to find and it just isn't necessary! Try using a setting spray instead which will lock in your base makeup and keep it safe from any tears!
3. You can only wear natural makeup
I don't agree with this because if you are the type of girl that always wears a heavy smokey eye then why would you want to go for something really natural on your wedding day?! You won't feel and look like yourself. Wear a makeup style you are comfortable with on the day whether that's a glitter cut crease or a bold lip!
4. I don't suit lipstick
Lots of brides say this to me and whilst I don't believe it's true I think for some people it is harder to find that perfect lipstick shade. If you think lipstick looks strange on you then go for a sheer coloured gloss on the day or try find a lipstick colour a shade darker than your natural lip colour.
5. Your makeup should match your outfit colour
Just because you're wearing a grey dress doesn't mean you should go for a grey smokey eye. Go for colours that suit your skin tone or eye colour rather than what colour your outfit is. If your bridesmaids are wearing a red dress then yes it may be nice to put on a red lip but it is not imperative.