Getting hitched? Wanna look your best for the big day? Of course you do! At Frame we can help you get into shape with our FIT BRIDES personal training packages. As for make-up, we have called on our friends at Bobbi Brown to give you the low down.

On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful. Wedding makeup needs to be long lasting, look amazing in photographs and be timeless. I believe that your makeup on your wedding day should be tailored to your personal style and skin tone. To help you find the perfect shades and wedding day look, I recommend scheduling a consultation with a makeup artist prior to your wedding day. We offer a special Bridal Makeup Lessons at Bobbi Brown counters where our professional artist will design a tailor-made wedding day look, share tips for long-lasting makeup, and show you how to recreate the look on your special day.

If you are already a seasoned makeup artist—or simply a self-taught beauty pro—just allow yourself enough time before the wedding (at least 3 hours) to complete your look. If you’re new to makeup, visit a makeup artist; they should be able to show you what products and tools you’ll need for the big day. Just as you would with a professional, do a makeup trial on yourself and have a friend snap some photos in various lighting. Practice makes perfect and seeing the final product in pictures will ensure you get it right when it counts.

Remember, your wedding day isn’t the time to try something that you don’t normally wear. If you love bold colour and want a big-statement lip, look for blue-red and orange-red shades of lipstick – these are the strongest reds. For a more subtle take on red, blot the lipstick onto your lips or try a sheer red lipstick or gloss.

Make sure your foundation is the exact colour of your face (and body if you’re wearing a strapless dress). Dust bronzer on your face and neck to warm up and even out your skin tone. Layer two shades of blush— a neutral shade and brighter pop shade for a longer-lasting flush. Choose a brighter shade of lipstick than what you normally wear. Finally, smile and have fun.

Pick long-wearing formulas that don’t crease, fade or run; look for key phrases like ―long-lasting, ―all-day, ―12-hour wear, and anything water-resistant or waterproof. Next, prep the skin for staying power, which means leaving facial oils, rich eye cream and slippery serums on the shelf. A simple, fast-absorbing moisturizer is all you need. Set concealer and foundation with sheer loose powder so it stays put and fends off shine. Finally, be sure to layer your blushes and eye shadows; by building colour, you’ll get a more blended look that lasts.

Most brides make one of two mistakes: too much makeup or too little. The first turns the bride into a total stranger to her friends, family—and worst of all, the groom. Too little makeup can leave a bride looking washed out in photos. How to strike a balance? Stick with shades that complement your skin tone. Foundation should blend invisibly into your skin. Blush should look like your cheeks when you’re naturally flushed. On eyes, it’s all about blending and definition. For lips, don’t go too subtle or pale— brighter colours look best in photos. Colour shy? Try a sheer gloss instead.

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