Makeup and Skincare Dos and Don’ts for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom

Makeup gives us that polished appearance that so many women won’t leave the house without. Mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom may feel more pressure when getting ready for their child’s wedding than usual. For a beautiful appearance and a wonderful time at your son’s or daughter’s wedding, consider these tips for makeup dos and don’ts for mother of the bride and mother of the groom.

Makeup and Skincare Dos and Don’ts for Mother of the Bride (MOB) and Mother of the Groom (MOG)
Vanessa Elese, makeup artist, shares the following dos and don’ts for the moms in the wedding:

DO drink lots of water to hydrate and clarify the skin.

DO wear waterproof mascara. Try Maybelline “Full N’ Soft” lash waterproof mascara in blackest black or try  “Kiss Me” Mascara, which creates tiny hydrating tubes around each lash, providing length and fullness as well as lash sensitive waterproofing.

DO NOT pack in a last minute tanning session or a first try of a tanning booth. These last minute sessions can turn sour in a minute. Instead, if you are planning on adding a glow, do a trial run with a package deal, and get a spray tan about three weeks prior to test it out and decide how dark you want to go.

DO pack a few of your favorite beauty items in your purse on the wedding day. Some important makeup and beauty items to carry in your purse are:

•    Lipstick / Lip gloss
•    Powder / Rice paper blotters
•    Tissues
•    Lip liner
•    Mints


Once you have your makeup and skincare dos and don’ts figured out for your child’s wedding, make sure you do a test run with your mother of the bride dress or mother of the groom gown. You want to be sure that your makeup, hairstyle, dress, and accessories all look lovely together.

About the Expert:

Vanessa Elese is a makeup artist whose primary clientele includes members of the media, fashion, entertainment, and arts industries. For more information, visit online at

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