Bride with lace dress and pearl earrings with natural bridal makeup.

On your wedding day, you want to look like the most beautiful version of yourself – not an overdone bridal version of yourself. And you definitely want your groom to recognize his wife-to-be when you’re walking down the aisle.

There are so many other details to worry about, your wedding day makeup doesn’t need to be one of them. Whether you’ve hired a makeup artist or have watched countless YouTube tutorials and are confident in your steady hand when applying a cat eye, you have high expectations to look flawless. These tips will have you looking your most beautiful on your special day.

Natural bride in ruffled dress and pulled back hair and simple jewelry.

Drink Plenty of Water: You've heard this before and you'll hear it again - there is nothing that healthy skin loves more than a little H2O. This is most important before your walk down the aisle. You want your skin to look glowing and fresh.

Avoid the Sun: Another no-brainer, but this one is really important at well. Be sure to use moisturizer, foundation and chapstick with SPF in it leading up to the big day. The last thing you want is to have red, blotchy or peeling skin. Wearing SPF on your wedding day is also important, especially if your wedding is outside.

Bride with loose waves and sweetheart neckline wearing natural bridal makeup.

Use Primer: You might have a tried and true or you might be new to the world of skin primers. Whatever the case, it is an absolute must on your wedding day. With all the photographs, laughing, hugging and kissing, you want your makeup to stay exactly where you put it.

Play Up Your Favorite Feature: Whether it is your cheekbones, your eyes or your signature bold lip - don't forget to draw attention to what you love about yourself. These trendy makeup tutorials will help you learn how to do just that!

Bride with natural makeup and lace wedding dress.

Waterproof Mascara: This isn't as much of a tip as it is a law. You don't want to risk your happy tears getting in the way of your flawless photographs. Click here to see some of our waterproof favorites.

Emphasize Your Eyes: Using highlighters, you can bring out the brightness in your skin to make your eyes really pop. For a more specific how-to - check out the YouTube video at the bottom of this post!

Beauty blogger wearing natural and highlighting makeup.

We give this YouTube tutorial below two thumbs up for mastering the look of natural bridal makeup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ_U9d1WqRQ

Credits:   Allison Conklin Photography   |   Carla Ten Eyck   |   Ivy & Stone   |   Anastasiya Belik   |   Kissable Complexions