Wedding Makeup Dos and Don’ts

Victoria makeup artist and stylist Erin Bradley dishes on how to look your best on the big day.

“My favourite shadows to use,” says Erin Bradley, “are consistently the following from MAC: Brule, Haux, Brown Down, All That Glitters and Embark.. For a nice flushed glow on the cheeks, try Stila Convertible Lip & Cheek colour in Lillium or Peony. Last but not least, MAC Blot Powder is a must-have for any bride’s touch-up kit.”



DO pick a makeup artist based on referrals and reviews.

DO a trial. The extra cost is worth the peace of mind.

DON’T expect to look exactly like your favourite Pinterest photo. Use these photos as inspiration and create a look with your artist that suits your face and features. 


DO keep photography in mind when selecting makeup colours and finishes, so stay away from high-shine products and try incorporating a balance of matte and satin finishes.

DON’T forget to bring a powder and lip product to the wedding and reception for touch-ups.

This article is from the January/February 2019 issue of YAM.