We all want to look our very best on our wedding day, as well as feel beautiful and confident for that walk down the isle where all eyes will be on the bride.
To ensure that everything goes well for your big day, it is always wise to have a trial run of your hair and make-up before your wedding day, so that you will get to see the finished result and will know what to expect on the day.
The idea of having your make-up done for your wedding day is to look and feel as natural as possible, and to avoid looking ‘overdone’. This is a great reason for putting your trust into the hands of a professional make-up artist to perfect your bridal make-up.
Professional make-up artists are highly trained and have the skills to look at your face shape and contour your make up to accentuate your best features. They will also look at your complexion and skin type to work out the best sort of make up to use with your skin. This will help to prevent your make up from melting or smudging, and will ensure it can endure the whole day with just the minimum of touch-ups.
If you are not a big fan of make-up, or you don’t tend to use much more than mascara and lipstick on a daily basis, then the following tips will help you plan your make up and skin care for the run up to your wedding as well as for your big day.
If you use facial cleansers and toners as part of your normal skin care routine, then keep using the same ones on the run up to your wedding. You don’t want to risk swapping something that is tried and tested for something new that could cause a possible skin reaction and unwanted skin breakouts before your big day.
Remember, this is a time where you want to feel confident and relaxed with your hair and make up. This is not the time to experiment with new and unfamiliar colour combinations. For example, choose a lipstick colour that suits your colouring and looks natural, rather than opting for a sugary pink candy-floss colour because you think it will look bright and exciting. Your professional make-up artist will be able to advise you about lip colour choices to suit your skin tone.
Have your eyebrows tweezed or waxed a couple of days before your wedding to avoid any redness or puffy areas around your eyes.
Use a pencil that is slightly darker than your natural colour for defining your eyebrows, and don’t choose an eye shadow that is the same colour as your eyes. You want to accentuate your natural eye colour with a contrasting shade of shadow.
Conceal dark circles under the eyes and other darker patches on the face with a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone.
Keep a small powder compact on your person, or entrust it to one of your bridesmaids for just before your photographic shots. A little light powder will help to take the shine off your nose, chin and forehead so you look your very best for your wedding photographs.
Also keep your lipstick handy so you can slick a little more on after you have been indulging in food and celebratory drinks.
Your blusher should blend well with your foundation. Start with a light sweeping, then gently build up until you get the depth of colour that you want. It is easier to add colour than to take it away, so make sure you steer clear of applying any make up too thickly on the first application.
By far the best tip we have to pass on is to hire a professional make-up artist for your bridal make up, and have a trial-run before your big day.
You will look absolutely gorgeous and feel full of confidence for your wedding day.