Figuring out your look for the big day takes just as much planning as determining the venue, your wedding theme, flowers and your reception decor. Many brides worry they’re going to choose makeup or accessories that soon appear outdated. Well, there’s one classic look that’s never going to go out of style, and that’s the natural appearance. Here’s all you need to know about bringing back classic:


For a classic wedding dress, you can never go wrong with lace. Just look to the royal Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. There’s not likely to be a day where she looks back at her wedding pictures and regrets lace. It’s a soft, delicate and feminine material that anyone can rock walking down the aisle. Select a dress shape that emphasizes your natural curves.

When it comes to makeup, most artists will tell you that a natural look is one of the best ways to go. You’ll still look like you, just with even more flawless skin, eyes and lips! Barely-there makeup is always effortlessly beautiful. It’s all about enhancing what you were already born with. Here’s how to use your cosmetics to your advantage to get a natural makeup look for your wedding day:

Cleanse: Start by gently cleansing your skin to give you a clear canvas to work with.

Primer: Next, apply a primer that matches your skin tone to ensure your makeup lasts throughout the entirety of your wedding.

Foundation: Always choose a foundation that matches the color of your natural skin tone. However, if you’re planning on tying the knot outside in the bright sunlight, it’s OK to select a foundation that’s just slightly darker than your natural skin tone because the sun illuminates everything, and you won’t want your face to look washed out. Apply with a damp sponge for even coverage.

Concealer: To ensure an even skin tone, use concealer to eliminate redness and blemishes and give you a picture perfect complexion. Finish off the look with a light dusting of powder on your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin and the area around the mouth).

Blush: Give your face a flush of color by applying blush to the apples of your cheeks. Select a cream blush, which mimics the natural dewiness of your skin. Choose a soft rose or peach tone for a subtle splash of color.

Keep your accessories as classic as your dress and makeup with a necklace of gleaming pearlsĀ or a headband of delicate flowers. If you’re going for bold earrings, forgo the necklace, and vise versa.

Do you have anymore suggestions or tips for achieving a natural look on your wedding day? Share your thoughts with me!