A lot of brides choose red as one of their wedding colors. It is a very classic, traditional and sophisticated color but first concerns arise when it comes to the question ‘how to incorporate red into my bridal makeup’? Many brides don’t necessarily feel comfortable with the idea of red lips on their wedding day. But there are other options and I will reveal those today!

Rhonda Keaveny’s wedding was on September 26,2015. She knew she wanted red to be part of her color scheme. She envisioned a red flower bouquet for her and black dresses for her bridesmaids.

I began with applying my Carmina-Cristina Tinted Primer in Medium. A classic and elegant wedding look requires a crispy-clean overall appearance with a little emphasize on highlighting and contouring around the eyes. I used my Concealer and Contouring Powder for contouring Rhonda’s jaw line and the hollows of her cheeks. To highlight I applied a lighter shade of my Carmina-Cristina Hydrating Powder. 

It is essential to work with a neutral color scheme like light pinks, brown shades and cashmere. The ideal finish is demi-matte with no strong shimmers and glitters. Stick with a neutral color for the blush like a soft rose. Lastly, decide whether you feel comfortable with wearing red lips or want to stay in the neutral color scheme. Red definitely stands out but looks gorgeous to a bright white wedding gown and looks stunning on pictures. If you decide to go with a neutral tone I recommend a nude- giving your overall look a romantic touch! Either way, both options emphasize red wedding details like red roses, or red decorations beautifully!

This is how Rhonda describes her wedding-day vision:

“I envisioned two different looks of makeup for my wedding day. (1) subtle lined lids, softly blushed cheeks and a red-colored lip to compliment my bouquet. (2) earth tone shades to build a beautiful, gradated smoky eye, soft pink blush and a nude/light pink lip. Carmina created both looks for me and in the end I felt most comfortable with a softer lip and dramatic shades of bronze/brown on my lids. She helped me choose the perfect makeup for a classic look that felt beautiful and timeless. My makeup lasted all day with no touch-ups, and our pictures looked spectacular.  Carmina is a true artist who has a wonderful eye for color, respectfully listens to your requests, and is passionate to create the look you want for your big day!”



Ceremony: St. Joan of Arc (Hershey)

Venue:  The Hotel Hershey (Hershey)

Photographer:  Everlasting Images Photo Studio (Hershey)

DJ:  Soundwaves DJ’s (Harrisburg) 

Flowers: Maria’s Flowers (Hershey)

Transportation: Unique Limousine (Harrisburg) 

Dress: Demetrios (Macy’s Bridal)

Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang (David’s Bridal)

Hair: The Spa at The Hotel Hershey (Hershey)

Makeup: Carmina-Cristina Makeup Boutique (Camp Hill)

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

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