Here are some of the most common questions (and answers) that many brides ask me... if your question is not answered here, feel free to ask any makeup questions you have. I'll do my best to answer as soon as possible. Click on this link to send me email.

Do's and Don'ts

Do wear a lipcolor that is similar to your own lipshade (with just a bit more color).

Don't wear a very brown shade of lipstick. Brown doesn't always look natural and it can sometimes look like you "ate dirt" in your photos.

Do wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner! You don't want to have color running down your face if you get emotional during your ceremony.

Don't tan yourself too much before your wedding. It can make you look "orange" in your photos.

Do wear foundation and concealer that exactly matches your skintone. Even if you tend not to wear foundation on a daily basis, wear it for your wedding. It's a very special day and a lot of pictures will be taken of you. You don't want your skin looking uneven.

Do go for a classic look. Trends are just that, and even though they are the "in thing" now, you don't want to look at your photos years later and think, "I can't believe I wore that for my wedding!"

Do have your brows looking clean and shaped. A bushy eyebrow makes your eyes appear smaller in photos.

Don't over tweeze your brows. If you are not certain how your brows should be shaped, consult a professional.

Do feel happy and beautiful...and enjoy! Afterall, it's your wedding day!

Q & A

"Why can't I wear the makeup I wear everyday, on my wedding day?"

Because you don't get married everyday. It's your very special day (if not the most special day) in your life! One of the reason why your makeup choices change is because of the photographs. Of course you want to look gorgeous in person but you're not taking all those pictures to look washed out or tired in them. You want to look like you just enhanced... fresh, beautiful and happy... in person and in the pictures.

"Does wearing a white dress make a difference?"

Yes. White or any variation on it. Some artists believe that white is the absence of all color. So you need to wear a little more color on your face, especially the lips and cheeks. In general, rosy beiges and soft pink tones are good choices for women with light to medium skintones and plums, rich peaches and rusts are good for women with darker complexions.

"If my photographer is taking color and black and white photos, does it matter?"

Yes it does. You may like the way that rich, deep lipcolor and eyeliner looks in person, even in your color photos, but in your black and white photos you could end up looking like Elvira!

"Do I need to consider my color scheme when choosing my makeup?"

Yes, you should consider it but don't let it dictate your makeup choices. For example, if your bridal party is wearing red, you don't want to be wearing fuschia nailpolish and coral lipstick. The colors will clash in your pictures and it will appear that you weren't all on the "same page". I find it best to keep your nails neutral (soft, light colors or a french manicure are great!) And your makeup soft and suited to your skintone.

"What do I need for touch ups during my wedding day?"

A pressed powder, to reduce any shine. Your lipcolor, lipliner and gloss are a must. Whatever else you may need is up to you.

Feel free to e-mail me with any other questions you may have!