Your wedding day is the day to look and feel, beautiful and radiant, remembering that all eyes are always on the bride. You will want to feel like a princess however you do not want to look overdone the idea is to feel and look natural.Here are some tips to help with you achieve your pefect bridal makeup:
* If you are having a facial done, make sure it is at least two weeks prior to your wedding.
* If your skin is prone to breakouts, see your dermatologist 3 or 4 months before your wedding
* Staying hydrated is important to keeping you looking refreshed. Drinking lots of water will also flush out impurities from the skin.
* Eyebrows should be shaped 5-7 days before the wedding. Be sure not to pluck on your wedding day because you could land up with unattractive red bumps that are difficult to cover.
* On your wedding day blend your makeup well and let set. You do not need extra makeup to please the camera – that’s a myth.
* Choose a lipstick that lasts. Apply just prior to walking down the isle. Go easy on the lip liner. Be sure to check that you don’t have lipstick on your teeth.
* Line and fill mouth with a neutral pencil to make lipstick stay on longer.
* To lengthen wearing time of your lipstick, apply a light layer of powder over your lipstick then apply another layer of lipstick
* If you are doing your own makeup, see a beauty consultant and purchase your make up at least 3 months in advance. Then practice until you’ve got the perfect makeup.
* Waterproof mascara is a great idea just incase you get a little weepy.
* A very light application of facial powder will set your makeup and reduce
* Keep your powder, mascara, and lipstick in your purse so you can freshen up at a moments notice.
* If you discover that dreaded pimple on your wedding day, do not squeeze it! Just apply a drop of visene to get the red out, cover with concealer, and apply foundation.
* Wear a button shirt when applying your makeup so you don’t mess up your makeup. When slipping into your gown put a towel over your face so you don’t get makeup on your wedding dress.
* Avoid glittery or dewy looks – these are not very receptive for photographs and you may come out looking greasy
* If your wedding is outside be sure to apply sunscreen first
* Water based foundation looks most natural in photos
* For eye contouring, apply a dark but neutral in the crease of the eye. You can line the upper and lower lids (optional) with brown or grey shadow, smudging the outer corners
* If you need to make your eyes look wider or brighter, use a white pencil to line the inside of the lower lids.
* Don’t get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.
* Make certain your wedding photographer is “not” using grainy film, because no matter how good your makeup is, with grainy film it will not look good
* Make sure your wedding photographer is using high quality film so your photos do your wedding makeup justice
* For your makeup to look good in your photos, it must be completely matte and in neutral tones, brides usually prefer a little color. Pastels look soft and pretty, but avoid glitter, shimmer and frosted eyeshadows.
* Shine is the #1 enemy for photos.
* Don’t apply white or black eye shadow
* Olive complexions should not use gray shades
* Pale complexions should not use vibrant colors.
To relieve stress you can have a makeup artist do your wedding day makeup. If you enjoy doing your own makeup but need some more tips, visit a makeup consultant. It’s your day! You are going to look absolutely beautiful!