Your wedding day is the time to be in the spotlight, so don’t let your makeup overwhelm your natural beauty.

Follow our list of eye do and don’t:


  • Think seriously about hiring a makeup artist; everyday makeup is different from your wedding day needs.
  • Take time to try a few different makeup artists and choose one who understands your personal tastes.
  • Use eye drops if your eyes look red or tired on the day of.
  • Get as much sleep as possible the night before the big day.
  • Apply concealer to banish dark circles under your eyes.
  • Use matte eye shadows (they won’t reflect light).
  • Use an off-white matte shadow along your brow bone if you have light skin, or peach if you have dark skin, to illuminate your eyes even more.
  • Blend well, especially at the corners of your eyes, since cameras pick up visible makeup lines.
  • Define your brows with a pencil or powder that matches your hair color.
  • Wear at least two layers of mascara.
  • Use an eyelash curler before and after applying your first coat of mascara.
  • Prevent makeup meltdowns by using a smudge-proof or waterproof mascara.


  • Wear too much eye makeup.
  • Change your eye color with colored lenses (unless you always wear them).
  • Try to be too trendy.
  • Use an under-eye concealer that’s too light for your skin tone.
  • Experiment with eye products you haven’t tried before.
  • Wear dark shadows like charcoal or dark brown.
  • Wear frosted, shiny, sparkly shadow.
  • Forget about your eyebrows.
  • Tweeze your brows at the last minute on your wedding morning.


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