Makeup Tips For Winter Weddings Every Girl Should Know

Ladies, let's be honest about it, we all love a good wedding. I mean what’s not to love, there’s champagne on tap, lots of yummy food, and plenty of eye candy in the form of groomsmen - weddings really are a lot of fun.

While most couples opt to tie the knot in the warmer months, some couples go for a winter wedding. Winter weddings can be beautiful, especially if it’s snowing out - the ultimate fairytale. Of course, the only problem is that when it comes to wedding makeup, we’re used to creating that dewy, sun-kissed look. And as any makeup artist will tell you, for a winter wedding, this isn’t the way to go.

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For the colder months, we want our skin to look beautifully shimmery and shiny. After all, the winter is all about the glitz and glamour, right girls? Achieving the perfect makeup for a winter wedding doesn’t have to be difficult, all you need to do is take note of these tips:

Combat dry skin

While the major benefit of attending a wedding during the winter months is the fact that you don’t have to stress about your face melting off. Thanks to the freezing weather and the fact that most of us like to keep our heating on constant throughout the winter, our skin is prone to drying out.

The worst thing about this is that it can show up when you apply your makeup as nasty, flaky patches. To prevent this, you need to ensure that your face is as well hydrated as possible. The night before, exfoliate your face to remove any dead or dry skin cells and then prime it with a rich moisturiser. For this, something containing shea butter would be ideal as it’s super hydrating. Then, in the morning, apply a lighter face cream, and follow with a moisturising primer.

In your bag, pop a bottle of moisturising mist - L’Occitane’s Perfecting Mist is ideal, and spritz your face throughout the day. For best results, opt for a mist that also sets your makeup in place, as well as moisturising. That way, you don't have to stress about the spray messing up your makeup.

Take the weddings theme into account

It’s important that just like when attending a summer wedding when it comes to your makeup that you take the theme of the wedding into account. Trust me, the bride will love you for doing this.

To find out what the theme of the wedding is, scour the invitation. Is it a vintage inspired do or have they sent out modern wedding invitations? Taking note of the theme is important when it comes to your makeup, so make sure to double check it before perfecting your look.

Work with winter light

The chances are that the wedding photos will be taken outside, and because of this, you need to work with winter light when it comes to your makeup. You may not realise it, but winter light has a bluish tint to it. This means that when it hits your skin, it makes dark circles and eye bags more visible, as well as blemishes.

To ensure that your complexion looks perfect, opt for a foundation and concealer that reflect light. This will bounce the light off of your skin, and prevent flaws from showing up in the photographs. For blushes and highlighter, avoid warm tones, stick to neutral shades.  

Don’t forget to add some sparkle

In the summer months, shimmery makeup is a big no-no as it can make your skin look sweaty. However, during the cooler winter months, adding a little sparkle to your look can give your skin a beautiful frosted look.

That being said, don’t go crazy with the glitter, choose one area to place it one, such as your eyes or cheeks. How about investing in a shimmery highlighter? That way you can add a little glitter to your skin, but it won’t look too much. Benefit’s Watt's Up highlighter is ideal for this.

Get your eye makeup right

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To ensure that your eye makeup stays in place all day, make sure to apply primer before you start your eyes. For your eyes, adding a little shimmer is a must. It’s important to pick a look that’s beautifully elegant but not too over the top.

For beautiful winter eyes, white-toned and rose-hued shadow is ideal. The prettiest looks tend to be neutral and pretty, not too bright or bold - there are perfect for weddings.

So there you have it, everything that you need to know about achieving beautiful winter wedding makeup.


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