Ultimate Makeup Guide for Your Wedding Day

Ultimate Makeup Guide for Your Wedding Day

Whether you are doing your makeup on your wedding day or not, use this ultimate makeup for weddings guide. From matte foundation to sparkly eyeshadow we covered all areas of what is the best wedding makeup depending on your taste!  All of the makeup listed below has been proven to look great on camera and film so you can rest assured it is the best makeup for wedding day photography.

Our wedding makeup guide will help you select the best wedding makeup foundation, the best wedding day lipstick, and the best wedding day eye makeup. From choosing the best setting spray to figuring out how to do your makeup for flash photography, we’ve got it all covered.


Finding the correct shade can be very tricky, before ordering online it is recommended to go to a makeup counter and test the foundation on yourself or have a makeup artist there help you! Looking into a setting spray to layer on top of your makeup is also a great idea for your wedding day. Here are the best of the best items to use as a base… don’t forget to prime first!


Matte Finish:

Fenty Foundation

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $34

Natural Finish:

makeup forever foundation

Make Up For Ever, Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $43

Radiant Finish:

Huda Beauty Foundation

Huda Beauty, #FauxFilter Foundation, $40

Primer and Setting Spray

becca velvet primer

Becca, Velvet Blurring Primer – Perfecting Base, $38

urban decay setting spray

Urban Decay, All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $32

mac setting spray

MAC Pre + Prime Fix + Finishing Mist, $24

Concealer and Powder

Nars concealer

NARS, Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30

NARS blush

NARS, Blush $30

finishing powder

Laura Mercier, Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38

Contour and Highlight

Cover FX, Contour Kit, $48


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, $34

tarte contour and highlight

Tarte, Tartiest PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Pallet, $45

Makeup Artists brush belt


Buying a great lipstick, gloss, or even for a more natural look, a lip tint is a must have! Make sure your new lipstick doesn’t smear all over your face throughout the night! When is come to lipstick, your best bet is to buy some long-lasting lipstick for your wedding day that will look as good at the end of the night as it did in the beginning. 

Matte / Gloss / Lip Balm


Pat McGrath Labs, MatteTrance Lipstick, $38


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18

lip balm

Fresh, Sugar Lip Treatment Ruby Tint, $24

Bride putting on mascara


Your wedding day eye makeup not only will enhance your natural beauty, but will really make you shine in photographs. We’ve included some of the best eyeshadows for brides, as well as eyeliners and mascara. Don’t forget to prime your eyes before applying eyeshadow! Finding a good primer and waterproof mascara is important especially if you plan on crying throughout the day!



Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $46


Morphe, 350 – 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette, $24


Anastasia Beverly Hills, Modern Day Renaissance Eye Shadow, $42

Eyeliner/ Mascara/ Eyebrow


Kat Von D, Tattoo Liner, $20


Benefit Cosmetics, They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, $24


Anastasia Beverly Hills, Brow Wiz, $21

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