Aside from her dress, makeup is one of the most important things a bride can wear on her wedding day. All brides want to look their best on this day more than any other occasion, as the video and pictures taken will be viewed for years to come. Makeup artist and brow/lash expert Juliana Landis has some great tips for you to achieve that stunning look on such the special day.

Wedding Makeup

Creating a flawless base that doesn’t look heavy or caked on is essential. To do this, Landis believes a good primer is essential. Stay away from shimmer, as it doesn’t always photograph well—stick with a matte bronzer. To avoid unwanted shine, Landis likes to use a yellow-toned translucent powder, concentrating on the forehead, nose and cheek area. The most important step in creating a beautiful blushing bride is— blush! Blush is a critical step to avoid looking washed out in photographs.

Eyes should be as natural as possible to create a classic and timeless look that will remain in style for years to come. Landis likes to use a beige color all over the entire lid, with a taupe color in the crease and a sweep of peach across the lid. This color combination will give the appearance of a no-makeup look. Eyes should be lined with a soft brown pencil, and if needed, individual lashes can be applied to add drama. Make sure to use waterproof glue, or better yet, have semi-permanent lashes applied by a professional. These will stay put through the wedding day tears all the way through to the end of your honeymoon.

To ensure long-lasting lip color, Landis suggests using a lip liner a few shades darker than your natural skin tone and fill in with lipstick applied with a lip brush. This technique will hold much better than lip gloss.

For at-the-altar emergencies, the maid of honor can keep a rescue kit with concealer, lipstick and tissue.