by Julie Smith at Changing Faces in Devon
Did you know that make-up for a summer or a winter wedding is completely different? Brides are often worried that having professional make-up for their wedding means that they might end up looking orange and over painted, but experienced make-up artists know that different lighting changes make-up dramatically and they can make sure you look amazing whatever the season.
In summer, bright overhead sun throws shadows and bleaches skin tones while in winter the sun is low but this greyer light can also look cold. In winter warmth and depth needs to be added as flash photography will often be used on cloudy or darker days. Your make-up will need to be adjusted to suit the cooler light.
Your winter wedding foundation will need to give a good coverage but still give a natural finish: a slightly more velvet, matte texture would be more appropriate on all but the very driest of skins. Avoid foundations with lots of light reflecting properties, which can illuminate imperfections if your photographer has to use flash. Today’s excellent foundations are so good they often eliminate the need for using powder, giving a younger look to your makeup.