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How to Do your Makeup for an Evening Wedding

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 22, 2022
How to Do your Makeup for an Evening Wedding

An evening wedding is the perfect excuse to dig out the best and fanciest outfit from your wardrobe, style your hair beautifully and apply flawless makeup that highlights all your best features and makes you feel amazing.

However, it's not always easy to know where to start, especially if you're on a budget and can't afford to go to a beauty salon. Don't despair! Here at oneHOWTO we'll share our secrets on how to do your makeup for an evening wedding so you can look fantastic. Read on!

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Steps to follow:


For long-lasting makeup, it's essential that you apply the right foundation in order to conceal your imperfections and act as an effective base for the rest of your makeup. Sun and sweat can make your makeup vanish very quickly, even in an evening wedding, so you must make sure you choose water-proof, quality products.

Use concealer to hide dark circles, pimples or marks your face. Then, apply compact powder on top to seal everything in place and to soften the appearance of your face. You can use a translucent powder instead for a more natural look. If you want to create a healthy, glowing appearance, we recommend learning how to do strobe makeup.

How to Do your Makeup for an Evening Wedding - Step 1

Now that you've applied your base makeup, it's time to enhance your eyes. Before applying any eye makeup it's worth setting your upper eyelid with a little compact powder to help the makeup stay on for longer. This is a little-known eye makeup secret to help your eye shadow last longer.

Regardless of the makeup style you choose, it's important you know how to apply eye shadow correctly to avid ruining your entire makeup. If you're looking for ideas on how to do your makeup for an evening wedding you should consider a dramatic, head-turning smoky eye or shimmer eye shadow.


Once you've finished applying the eye shadow, move onto the eyeliner. This simple step makes your eyes stand out even more, giving you an intense and attractive look. Applying eyeliner helps frame the eyes and gives your makeup a neater and more professional finish.

The last thing to do to this area is to carefully apply mascara to your eyelashes. This will make your eyes stand out beautifully and is a highly recommended addition to any evening wedding makeup look.

How to Do your Makeup for an Evening Wedding - Step 3

Of course, you can't forget your lips, which can take the spotlight of your makeup for an evening wedding. If applied correctly, lip makeup can dress up any look and give instant sophistication.

There is one fundamental makeup look that you should take into consideration here: if you've used dramatic eye make up - such as smoky eyes - avoid doing the same with your lips. Instead, opt for a beautiful yet subtle look such as sheer lip gloss or pale lipstick over well-moisturized lips to avoid looking overdone.

If your eye make up is subtle, however, you can go all out with your mouth and paint your lips red or another eye-catching, rich, bold color. Everything depends on the color of your outfit: try to create a balance to look elegant and smart. After all, evening weddings are the best occasion to try out dark, sophisticated shades.

Here you can learn how to apply red lipstick properly and how to choose lipstick for your skin tone.

How to Do your Makeup for an Evening Wedding - Step 4

For the finishing touch to your makeup for an evening wedding, highlight your cheekbones with blusher or bronzer to add some healthy color to your face. Choose a blush that matches your skin tone well and looks similar to your natural color when you blush. Always apply with care, making sure not to give yourself clown cheeks that will look particularly unflattering if you've also gone for a bold lip.


This is how to do your makeup for an evening wedding - follow our beauty secrets to look fabulous for your nighttime wedding do, and don't forget to share your makeup tips in the comments section!

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