Moani Lee’s “Do’s and Don’ts” for Wedding Day Makeup

06-23-2016 12:28 PM

When you’re planning a wedding, you get so many different pieces of advice! “Be sure to do this, but DON’T do that… One thing WE really learned was…” – the list goes on and on, and it can be very overwhelming! Our “Brides Live” makeup artist, Moani Lee, puts a stop to the confusion and gives you her top three beauty “do’s and don’ts” for your wedding day. Brides (and really anyone that wears makeup!), listen up!


1.       Always match your foundation to three points of your face: forehead, center of face and along your jawline. Every other makeup choice is based on the correct color matching of your foundation.

2.       Exfoliate your lips with the Satin Lips® Lip Mask then moisturize with Satin Lips® Lip Balm before adding any lip color, particularly bold colors, that would draw attention to your lips. Get ready to pucker up!

3.       Prep, prime and seal your makeup for added longevity on your big day with products like Mary Kay® Foundation Primer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15*, Translucent loose powder or this Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia. This is one of the most important things you can do for yourself to maximize all of your makeup steps. You didn’t spend this long getting ready for nothing! Make it last.


1.       Go too dark on your eyebrows. Many people think they have to color match their hair color exactly but the key is to go slightly lighter on your brows if your natural hair is dark (i.e. black or brunette) and slightly darker on your brows if your natural hair is light (i.e. blonde). Mary Kay’s Brow Liner, Brow Defining Pencils or Mineral Eye Colors in Hazelnut, Driftwood and Espresso are great for filling in or shaping your brows. Top off your brow application with Mary Kay® Brow Gel to set everything in place. #browgamestrong

2.       Powder your entire face. There is something so, so beautiful about naturally glowing skin. Balance the shine. Add powder only along your hotspots, i.e. the forehead, around your nose or your chin.

3.       Try a new product or new technique on your wedding day if you have never tried it before. As this is one of the biggest days in your life, consider trying every element of your makeup application well in advance of your big day.

At the end of the day, make sure your bridal makeup fits your personality. Being comfortable will give you confidence, and confidence is the prettiest accessory! Do you have a favorite bridal makeup tip? Share it with us in the comments below!