You can never over prepare when it comes to your wedding makeup. Many brides try out products, a few colours and imagine how they want to look. Whilst any preparation is good there is a lot more to consider than what colour lipstick you are going to wear. Prepping your skin is essential, working out your colours is a must and trail sessions before the big day are important. We all want to look our best on our big day and we put a lot of thought into our dress so why under prepared when it comes to our wedding makeup? Here’s a guide to preparing and planning your makeup look for your wedding day.
Prepare Your Skin
Skin prep should start up to a month in advance before you get married. This doesn’t mean lengthy skin regimes; just a few simple changes and treatments will leave your skin looking bright, clear and healthy. In the month before you get married try-
- Drink Plenty Of Water- It’s so simple but will make all the difference. Try to really increase how much water you drink a day to get rid of impurities and toxins in your skin. This will leave your skin, eyes and hair all looking brighter and healthier.
- Stick To Your Skin Regime- Considering changing your skin regime this late in the game is risky as using new products could cause a break out. Instead just make sure you are extra meticulous with your current regime never forgetting to cleanse, tone and moisturise.
- Treatments- If you want an extra boost consider having professional facials in the run up to your wedding. It’s best to go for your first one at least a month before to check you don’t have any reactions such as reddening of the skin. If you like the results have the same facial a couple of days before you get married.
Carry Out Trail Runs
It is essential before the day that you know exactly what you want, how the end result looks and that you are 100% happy. If you are having your make up done professionally make sure at least two weeks in advance you visit your makeup artist. Take photos, colours and ideas to show them. Be clear about what you want but also listen to their advice. Use this session to get it just right, trying out different looks until you are happy.
If you are doing your own makeup visit professional counters for tips and advice before hand. Once you’ve decided on your look and your products do a trail run for yourself at home in plenty of time before the day. This way you can determine how long it takes, if there’s anything you’re unhappy with and most importantly if you’re happy with the end result. Here are some hints and tips if you’re doing your makeup yourself-
- Always cleanse tone and moisturise before. Leave your moisturiser for five minutes to sink in and then apply a primer.
- Most brides prefer a fairly natural makeup look for their wedding. A perfect base, a dusting of bronzer, light nudes and brown eye shadow, a lashing of mascara and a natural pink lipstick is usually perfect.
- Spray your face lightly with hair spray to set your makeup in place to last all day.
Eilidh MacRae works for Anne Harding who supply wedding dresses in Bristol. She beleives in preparing your wedding makeup look in advance ensuring you are 100% happy with your look on your big day.
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