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Every bride wants to look absolutely beautiful on her wedding day, but many women fall into the trap of following misguided, outdated, or just plain bad skin-care and makeup advice. Using our simple, tried-and-tested beauty tips for your wedding, black tie affair, or any other special occasion, all you'll have to do is smile when the cameras start flashing!
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Outdoor Photo Tips
For the most flattering lighting during outdoor photography, try to schedule photos in the late afternoon as the sun begins to set. Often referred to by photographers as “the magic hour,” this is the kind of outdoor lighting that makes almost anyone look their best. Outdoor photos at midday are the worst, because the sun is directly overhead, casting unflattering shadows on your face.
Getting married outdoors during daylight hours? Less makeup is preferred for outdoor weddings so follow these tips:
Indoor Photo Tips
Because indoor flash photography tends to emphasize pink or ruddy skin tones, proper camouflage with a neutral- to yellow-toned foundation is a must for indoor ceremonies.
Follow these tips and you'll look like a million bucks on your big day, whether it's a wedding or any other special occasion where you want to look gorgeous!
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