How to Plan Your Bridal Makeup Look Before the Wedding


The number one tip when it comes to wedding planning is to plan ahead. This includes your bridal makeup look. 

You might have already hired your professional makeup artist, but you still don’t want to wait until the last minute to decide on your bridal makeup look. That’s why we’ve created this post to help you plan your look before the wedding. 

If you’re looking for a makeup salon in New Jersey, Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar has a wide range of professionals here to help you get through your big day. If you want to meet our team of stylists and artists, you can schedule a free beauty consultation to discuss what you want your bridal makeup look to be. Book an appointment today!

Plan The Bridal Makeup Look

When it comes to your wedding, and hiring a professional makeup artist, you want to make sure you’re getting the bridal makeup look that’s best for you. 

If you’re still unsure about hiring a makeup artist or going to a makeup salon, make sure you read our post explaining the benefits of hiring a makeup artist for your wedding

To help you get the bridal makeup look that’s right for you, we’ve laid out some questions to consider to help you uncover that best look for you. When you’re ready, find a makeup salon you can trust with Moxie salon! 

What’s your look or style? 

When we say look, think about what your personal style is. You don’t want to change who you are just for your wedding day. Instead, think about what you like and try to incorporate that into your bridal makeup look.  

If you always have a cat eye or wear bright lipstick, incorporate elements of that aesthetic into your wedding makeup. You also don’t want to try something new for your wedding. For example, if you’ve never worn fake lashes, don’t feel pressured to wear fake lashes for the first time on your wedding day. 

What does your dress and theme look like? 

What type of dress did you choose? What kind of wedding theme are you going with? What time of year is your wedding? Thinking about these aspects of your wedding can be helpful when you’re making any decisions about your bridal makeup look. 

If you have a fall wedding, or a large ball gown, you want to make sure you don’t have makeup that conflicts with those looks. The venue can also affect your look, like if you’ve chosen a small waterfront ceremony or a glamorous indoor space. 

If you need guidance on what makeup would match your wedding theme and dress, that’s where your makeup artist comes in. Let them know what your expectations are for your wedding and have them make your bridal makeup look to match that. 

What wedding looks inspire you? 

If you’ve already started wedding planning — and picked out your dress — chances are that you’ve spent a lot of time flipping through bridal magazines. What kind of looks stood out to you? 

These magazines are great places to look for inspiration and bridal makeup looks. But, like we mentioned earlier, don’t pick a style that isn’t you. Instead, find a makeup style that will make you feel beautiful on your wedding day but won’t change who you are. 

What are your bridesmaids doing for their makeup? 

Have you thought about what type of makeup your bridesmaids are going to do? Have you given them a theme or way to do their makeup? 

Since your bridesmaids will be standing up there with you, you also want to consider their look when you’re planning your own bridal makeup look. If you have a professional makeup artist for your look, you could also consider having that artist do your bridesmaids’ makeup as well. Or you can discuss with your artist to see what type of makeup they would recommend to match your look. 

Did you plan a bridal makeup look trial? 

Nothing will put your mind at ease better than a trial of your bridal makeup look. Once you’ve decided on a bridal makeup look, ask your makeup artist to schedule a time to try out your look. This will allow you to see the entire look put together and give you time to make any changes where they are needed. 

While you have your makeup done, you can also have friends take pictures of you outside and under bright light. This will give you a good idea of how your look will show up under different lighting. 

Are your bridesmaids also getting their makeup done? Bring them along! Then you can make sure the entire look will come together properly. 

Are you hiring a wedding photographer? 

This might seem like an obvious question, but it’s something to consider when you’re planning your bridal makeup look. If you’ve spent money on a photographer to help capture your special day, you also want to make sure you have makeup that will photograph well. 

This is something we talked about a little in our previous post, but it’s important to think about how your makeup will show on camera. You want to make sure that, by the reception, your makeup isn’t running or streaking. You also want to make sure you’re not using too much shimmer, especially since a little goes a long way under the sun or a bright flashbulb. A professional makeup artist will be able to tell you what will look good or not as good on camera. 

Choose Your Makeup Salon 

We hope that, after reading this post, you feel better equipped when it comes to planning your bridal makeup look. 

The best piece of advice is to start planning early so you don’t have to deal with any last-minute decisions or changes. When you have a makeup salon you can trust, you know you’re getting the best look for your special day. Schedule a free beauty consultation at  Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar in New Jersey today and start planning your bridal makeup look!