Did you know the time you are getting married should dictate how your makeup is applied? The different types of lighting through the day should determine your makeup style. Of course if the ceremony and reception are at two different times, you can alter your makeup in between.
The light is at it's softest level in the morning so you want to go with a natural makeup. Choose a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer. Anything heavy or extremely matte will look very artificial in the morning light, so a light hand is essential for the morning bridal look. Choose soft blushes, natural eye makeup shades and a muted lipstick. If you want to play up the drama of your eyes, individual false lashes are a great way to go.
Afternoon light is much hasher than morning light, so you can be a bit more strong in your color choices. You can use a semi-matte foundation and your skin will still look natural. Eye makeup can be a little more dramatic in the morning, but still be in the natural tones. Brown eyeliner, taupe shadows and a black-brown mascara will create a beautiful look for an afternoon bride. A half-set of lashes can really enhance your eyes.
Evening weddings can be all about the drama, or you can add more makeup if your reception is in the evening. Smoky eyes can look very dramatic, but make sure you choose flattering colors (not just gray and black). You can wear a very matte foundation and powder and it will still look like skin and that might be a good idea if you are planning on doing a lot of dancing! Bright lips can also be very pretty, but you will be kissing a lot of guests, the groom plus hopefully enjoying the food, so it might be a waste. You can add a full set of dramatic lashes to give your eyes the extra oomph you are looking for.
No matter what time of day you are getting married, make sure you choose colors to suit your coloring, highlight your eyes and that you feel comfortable in. Every bride is a beautiful bride.