Bridal makeup trends to look forward to in 2012

bridal+makeup+trends+to+look+forward+to+in+2012_3356_800693616_0_0_14018215_300With springtime on the horizon, brides-to-be all around the country are getting set to get ready for the biggest day of their lives. After they've picked out the perfect dress and designed their ceremony's decor, it's time to pick a makeup ensemble! Thankfully, many of this year's trends utilize water-resistant makeup like tube mascara and embrace a natural look, according to The Plain Dealer.

"For the most part, they're [makeup artists] showing very soft, romantic looks. Very feminine." Wendy Fitos, a makeup artist at Just Browsing Skincare and Makeup Services, told the news source. "The biggest goal for brides is that they want to look good for the groom, but they want to feel like themselves."

Fitos believes that brides should choose a focal point to accentuate and keep the rest of their look neutral. For instance, if a bride chooses to wear a brilliant eyeshadow, then she should keep her lips neutral. If she's wearing a bold lip color, a touch of liquid eyeliner and tube mascara is a striking eye makeup choice.

Ultimately, it comes down to the bride's tastes and what she feels comfortable in, so don't fret! Oftentimes, a toned-down look is best and one that will allow the bride's natural beauty to shine through.