Can I wear a smoky on my wedding day?
Let’s get straight to the bottom of the makeup bag–Absolutely! You can wear a smoky eye on your wedding day. A smoky eye is the simplest way to draw attention to your eyes. And since on your wedding day, all eyes will be on you, you might as well give ‘em a great pair of eyes to look at! The concern that most brides have with wearing a smoky eye on their wedding day is that it will be ‘too dramatic’ for their classic ceremony. But as far as makeup looks go – what could be more classic than the smoky eye? Here are two tips for taking this classic look into any ceremony.
Control What Happens at the Lash Line
The key to creating any smoky eye is controlling what happens at the lash line. If you do this, you control the look of your smoky eye, whether it is a more natural look or a dramatic one. For the natural smoky eye, have your bridal makeup artist use warm brown tones and nudes for the base of the shadow palette. Using browns and nudes will enhance the more natural tones of your skin. Consider a brown tone eye liner as well to control your bridal look. The darker the eye liner, the more dramatic your look will be for your ceremony. Crayons and soft pencil liners tend to create less dramatic eye rims compared to liquid and gel liners. You can also have your artist control the width or thickness of your liner. Applying a thinner line to the upper lash line will produce a more natural smoky eye. For the more dramatic smoky eye, have your artist apply a wider line on both the upper and lower lash lines. Finally, control your look at the lash by choosing a wispy individual or lash strip lash for the classic natural smoky eye.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
As an alternative to the traditional browns or charcoals to create a smoky eye, you can also choose cool lavenders and deep eggplant colors to produce a smoky eye that is both timeless and modern. Lavenders work especially well for brides with dark pupils. Pair your deep purple hues with your nude tones to create the depth of a smoky eye while keeping the look classic. Find the violets, lavenders, and deep purples that compliment your skin tone. The goal is to find a hue that reflects you and represents your personal and bridal style but does not scream “I’m wearing a smoky eye!”
In summary, the answer is yes! You can wear a smoky eye on your wedding day and not look like you are getting ready to hit the club with your best gal pals. Control your look and use tones and colors that compliment your bridal style and you will be in a classic smoky eye for your morning brunch ceremony in the blink of an eye!
About the Author
Love Over Logic … meet Carmen. she’s a mathematician turned makeup artist that loves to create and will still solve the occasional quadratic equation. she prefers florals as the top notes of her parfum and vintage thrift finds over modern day labels. Visit this MBM Blogger’s profile here.