7 Wedding Makeup Rules Every Bride Should Know

When it comes to wedding makeup, standard beauty norms fly out the window. For example, that whole bare-faced, “I woke up like this” look that’s trending right now? Probably not how you want to remember yourself when you’re old and wizened and flipping through your wedding album with your doting grandchildren. No, wedding makeup lies in a realm all its own, straddling the line between soft and natural, and “I shed blood, sweat, and tears to make this ceremony happen, so, yes, my makeup is meticulous and flawless, dammit!”

To help you avoid any possible makeup-induced meltdowns, we asked Blushington’s head makeup artist, Jessica Scantlin, to share the seven makeup rules every bride should know and follow. Consider this your ultimate cheat sheet for wedding makeup.

Keep scrolling to see the makeup rules every bride should know.