Foundation Guidelines

It would take well over one blog post to cover the vast realm of foundation, but here are a few guidelines to help you pick that ever important makeup item for your big day:

Step 1: Know your skin type.
Choosing the appropriate formula for your skin type will make the biggest difference in the finish of your foundation. If you haven’t got a clue as to what your skin type is, venture over to a local spa, or even your closest department store makeup counter, and let a trained professional assess your skin. Even if you don’t end up purchasing product, remember, it is their job to help you. Don’t hesitate to ask.

Step 2: Skip the SPF
Sunscreens reflect light, which can be disastrous for photos. If you must wear an SPF, stick to using it in your moisturizer and make sure that your foundation or powder covers any areas that you have also applied your sunscreen. You don’t want to have to worry about a white cast on your face or body in your wedding pictures.

Step 3: Find the right color
This may sound like a no-brainer, but when purchasing a foundation, make sure that it matches your skin in daylight, artificial light, and in photos. Always test out your makeup by having someone take pictures in different lighting and at different times of the day. I can’t tell you how much this tip has helped my clients have peace of mind on the day of their wedding. By testing out makeup in different lighting, you can be assured that you will look fantastic no matter where you are.

Be Yourself

My most important tip is to feel comfortable in your foundation. If you are not used to wearing heavy makeup, then don’t go for a heavy formula just because it’s your wedding day. Yes, you may have to adjust your makeup for photos, but make sure, no matter what you decide to wear, that you look and feel like yourself. Makeup is only meant to enhance your beauty, not to change it.

To see me in action check out the video below. Thank you so much for reading and stay beautiful!

Here are some of my picks that cover the above criteria for great wedding day foundations:
For oily and combination skin: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation
For dry skin: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation
For both skin types: Revlon Colorstay Foundation comes in a dry skin and oily skin formula

Photo By Sothearith Chum Photography

Now you’re In the Know about bride makeup and how to choose the best foundation for your big day!



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