Your wedding – the most photographed day of your life. You’ll want to look incredible from start to finish. Therefore to do this you’ll need to pick the right bridal makeup style and apply your products correctly. Here are a few wedding day makeup dos and don’ts for every bride to remember:
DO HAVE A TRIAL MAKE-UP SESSION
A trial run of your wedding day makeup is essential. Whether you’ve chosen a professional make-up artist or you’re doing a DIY job, you need to test out your look before the nerves of the big day hit. Fake tan for your trial if you’re planning on being tanned for the wedding. Also wear white so you can be sure your makeup gives you the necessary glow in the colour you’ll be wearing.
DO PREPARE YOUR SKIN
Looking good on your wedding day is all about the preparation. Take care of your skin in the run up to your wedding and you’ll provide the perfect base for any make-up. Getting a facial will make your skin glow and drinking lots of water, especially on the big day, will keep your skin hydrated.
DO USE MAKEUP THAT LASTS!
You won’t want to be disappearing to the bathroom for endless make-up touch ups. To enjoy your big day to the fullest, you want to forget about your cosmetics and focus on the fun. Choose long lasting make-up products. Waterproof mascara goes without saying. But also choose a stay put foundation and cream eyeshadows. A good setting spray could also prove invaluable.
DO USE MORE MAKE-UP THAN USUAL
Wearing more makeup than usual is always recommended. The white of your dress might mean you need a little more colour on your lips and cheeks. And greater definition of your brows, your eyes, your cheekbones and your lips will really make your features pop on photos.
DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS – STICK TO THE CLASSIC LOOK
Following trends is a big no no for your wedding day. You want to look back on photos and your wedding video without feeling that everything looks dated. Sticking to a classic look will give a timeless feel.
DON’T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS
Using powder to touch up your face can ruin your make up. Instead, pack blotting sheets as one of your wedding day essentials. If you feel your skin is starting to look a bit oily, use a sheet and the sheen will disappear.
DON’T BE TOO DRAMATIC
Going dramatic and dark with your eye make-up won’t bring out the natural beauty of your eyes. The smoky looks tends to look better in person than it does on photographs. Rather than black shadows and liner, choose softer and more subtle colours that complement your eye colour.
DON’T GET HIJACKED
Don’t let anybody else hijack your wedding day make-up. A make-up artist or just a friend who fancies themselves as the next Bobbi Brown might have their own ideas about your look. But stick to your guns. You need to find a look that feels true to your wedding day theme and your own personal style.
Getting your hair and make-up done professionally (or just adding a few luxury products to your makeup routine) will make you feel extra special on your wedding day. Research your look, plan a trial and make time for beauty preparation. That way you’re sure to look as good as you feel.
You will look perfect on your wedding day and we are here to do all the filming and capture all the beauty of your day. Contact us to find out if we’re available.