Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life! Paying a photographer to catch all the best moments is basically waste if you don't look every bit the belle of the ball. Your makeup should be applied and set to work flawlessly with the lights of the camera or kiss of the sun.
Make sure to be ready for your close-up! Here are a few tips:
Hiring a Professional or DIY?
You've hired a caterer, a baker, a florist, a stylist, a planner and many other wedding professionals. Why would you leave the best part to an amateur? Hire a professional makeup artist. They will know how to apply your makeup in a way that best defines who you are.
If you stayed up too late the night before visiting with family or partying with friends, a makeup artist can erase all the evidence of the previous evening. If you plan to leave this part out of the budget, there are few things you probably didn't know you needed to know.
Here is a list of steps to take to ensure perfect makeup whether you or a friend is doing it or you've hired a professional.
Practice Makes Perfect
Make sure to practice your makeup application before the wedding. This gives your makeup artist a chance to get to know you and what works best for you as well. It also gives you the chance to perfect your skill if you are applying makeup on yourself that day.
Don't apply foundation to bare skin. Moisturizer or a foundation primer will protect your skin and give your foundation more of a chance of evening your skin tone and go on smoothly.
Airbrush or Hand Brush
Airbrush makeup has staying power and feels very lightweight on the skin. However, without a great deal of experience, the artist can make you look a bit washed out or overdone.
Hand brush applied makeup is much more artistic and in the hands of the right person, the brush can produce results similar to models in all those wedding magazines you've been perusing.
Primed and Readymade vs. illuminating primers and foundations are very important to understand. If you are getting married outside a sweet glowing face is best. Make sure your primer or foundation has a chemical not a physical sunscreen in it if you will be outdoors.
Physical sunscreen reflects light from camera flashes and can make you look like a ghost! If your ceremony and reception are all indoors trying a matte foundation for great pics with less camera light reflection.
Colors for today's bride are rich and even bold. Whether you are having a themed wedding or a traditional ceremony your makeup should reflect your style and everyday look but amped up times 10. If you wear no makeup or only natural colors, then you should choose neutral colors.
These colors will be within your comfort zone, but applied properly they will enhance your features and define your face. If you have chosen a themed wedding such as a pin-up wedding, have your makeup match that theme.
Having your brows shaped and sharp the day of your wedding is important but don't run into the local wax bar any less than a week before your big day. This way allows time for redness, bumps or swelling to dissipate and even for hair regrowth if your waxer went a bit too thin.
And certainly don't forget to have them filled and defined with pencil, powder or gel the day of your nuptials.
Plan to have false lashes or get extensions! False lashes make your eyes look bigger, appear brighter and long luscious lashes are just so romantic. When you look back at your wedding day pictures you will be so glad you had them on.
Extensions require no mascara so you won't need to worry about waterproof mascaras or those unseemly black smudges trailing down your face. False strip lashes will be applied the day of your wedding and can be removed whenever you're ready.
Love Your Lips
Using a lip liner on the lips is a must for the final step in your color application and at the altar. Lip liner used to line and fill the lips will give any color or gloss staying power. Try to stay away from all day wear lip colors as the usually dry out the lips or flake away.
Seal the Deal
Always make sure to protect your final look with a finishing powder and spray. Finishing powder is basically airbrush correcting in a jar. It softens your whole look and hides your pores creating the smooth flawless finish.
Finishing spray is a light mist that protects your masterpiece and even has advantages of skin care and anti-aging effects. Everyone deserves an amazing time on the biggest day of their lives, and we truly hope our Bridal Makeup Tips for the Perfect Bridal Look help you achieve your dream wedding.