Thinking about your wedding makeup? Then we’ve put together a few handy tips, so you’ll look and feel your very best on the big day.
Do book a makeup trial
If you are booking a makeup artist, then do book a trial with them, so you know you’ll be happy with your look on the day. Having a makeup trial will give you the time and opportunity to try different styles of makeup, allowing you to decide how you want to look on the day.
If you don’t usually wear much makeup or you’re not sure what look to go for, then flick through a few magazines for inspiration and take a few pictures with you to the appointment. If you’re doing your own makeup, then the same applies, try your makeup look before the big day, and do take a few digital photos, so you can see how you’ll look. If you face any conundrums, there are lots of make-up tutorials on YouTube or you could ask the advice of the experts at your local department store beauty counters.
When trying out your wedding makeup, wear a top that matches the colour of your wedding dress, so you’ll get a more accurate idea of how you’ll look on the day. If you’re wearing white, you might need a little more colour in your make-up than usual, so you don’t look washed out.
Do be yourself
Don’t allow yourself to be talked into a makeup look that you’re not happy with – have the courage to be yourself. Look the best version of yourself, accentuating your everyday makeup a little on the day.
Don’t have treatments on the day
Don’t have any beauty treatments on the morning of your big day, book them several days before, treatments such as facials and eyebrow plucking can make your skin look red and sensitive.
Do choose your foundation with care
Select your foundation with care, as you don’t want tide marks showing up in the photos. Remember too, that there may be parts of you on show, shoulders, upper arms and décolletage for instance, that don’t often see the sun and you don’t want a great disparity between these areas and your face.
Don’t wear shiny makeup
Don’t wear shimmery or glittery makeup on the day of your wedding as it won’t look good in the photos, as they can create glare.
Do wear waterproof mascara
Do wear waterproof mascara, as it’s bound to be an emotional day and you don’t want to look smudged or smeary in your photos. Use extra coats and eyelash curlers if you want to accentuate them more than usual. Don’t use false eyelashes unless you are used to them, as you may find they irritate your eyes, making them run.
Don’t experiment on the day
By all means, experiment with your makeup look in the lead up to your wedding day, but on the day itself, stick with the cosmetics, and the look, that you know works for you. If you try a completely new style, you might find yourself feeling uncomfortable. This is particularly so if you have sensitive skin or any allergies, use those products you know won’t cause you a problem.
Do keep a touch-up kit handy
Do keep a small kit of make-up to hand at your wedding; leave it with a trusted friend or family member, so it’s there, if and when you need it.
Do remember you’re beautiful
So there you have a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to your wedding makeup. Most important of all is to be yourself and remember how fabulous you are, walk down the aisle with confidence on your wedding day.
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