“Hi Cands 🙂

Got a question, I want a fascinator veil for my wedding but not sure what type of makeup I should do then as it is naturally quite attention-seeking to the face, so bold or not?


Hey Megan,

I generally only have one rule with regards to wedding make up: Look like yourself….a more polished version, but it’s always a bonus when the groom recognises the bride. Be true to your style and your personality!

There is a second part to this rule: Be timeless. These memories (and the photos) are going to last forever, so make sure it’s a lasting and true reflection of yourself.

My point with all this is that I think fascinators are wonderful. Effortlessly chic yet still wedding appropriate. They also allow the bride the opportunity to show her personal style, especially if you’re not a veil person like yours truly (nothing against them, I just can’t see myself wearing one….even though they look so amazing on everyone else!)

The makeup depends on the style of your fascinator, but the only thing I recommend is not going with a strong eye and lip. With the added attention of the fascinator, that’s a lot going on!

As per your usual style of makeup, either go with a strong lip (it doesn’t necessarily have to be red, there are some beautiful pinks out there too) and a defined, lined eye OR go with a bold, contoured eye and a nude or light pink lip.

If you plan on taking your fascinator off later, you still want your make up to look amazing on its own, so it is all about finding the balance between your makeup and accessories.

I hoped this helped! Send me pics of your fascinator, I’d love to see it 😉


Cands xxx