Drew Barrymore's Bridal Beauty Advice: 'Look Like Yourself on Your Wedding Day'

03/06/2014 at 05:13 PM ET

Drew BarrymoreJason LaVeris/Filmmagic

Drew Barrymore loves to play around with makeup, which was one of the reasons she founded her own cosmetics line, Flower Beauty. The actress also loves to share beauty advice with fans, and she has a very strong opinion for brides-to-be: Don’t go crazy with the face paint on your wedding day.

“That day is so surreal and important and long-lasting for people, I think the biggest mistake you can make is to overdo it,” she said at her Flower Beauty spring launch in N.Y.C. “Look like yourself on your wedding day — don’t go with crazy spiral curls and some heavy foundation and look back at that picture and be like, ‘Whoa, that doesn’t look like me.’ It should be you but the most enhanced, beautiful natural version of yourself.”

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And for those brides thinking about making a big beauty move for the trip down the aisle, Barrymore urges for a softer approach. “I appreciate some women who are like, ‘I really want to change my hair color for that day,’ but it’s not the time to play around. If you are thinking of doing something bold like a nail, pick a shade that has powders and grays and neutrals in it so it tones down the ‘cuckoo factor.’ I think wedding days and ‘cuckoo factor’ are not a good combination.”

As for her own bridal look, the star (who married Will Kopelman in 2012) said she was all about keeping her look clean.

“I tried to do a dark lip on my own wedding day, and I just wasn’t feeling it. I went very natural. It took me 10 minutes to do my hair and I wore very little makeup, and I’m glad I did. I’m all for bold, but I just find that’s not the day for it.”

¬†What do you think of Barrymore’s bridal advice? Do you agree? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Mary on

Drew looks so beautiful in this photo. Marriage, motherhood, and pregnancy clearly suit her. :)

Jacqueline on

Great advice. My brother in law is a wedding photographer and he offers to meet with the bride on a ‘practice make up and hair day’ to take a few shots so she can see how she looks. Often, he finds that brides will go back to what Drew recommends once they see they don’t really look like themselves. Of course, you can do this on your own too. Another solid idea in my opinion.

sandy on

Love Drew, she is so real, and right about the make up thing, and looks like a normal preg girl BOB!!!

Juliek46 on

My fianc√© says the same thing. He doesn’t understand why women want to totally do something with their hair or makeup that they will never do again. I agree with him whole heartedly. The only thing I plan on doing is straightening my fairly straight already hair. LOL

Jazz on

Well she has been married 3 times so she should know something about weddings.

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