Your wedding day is getting closer. Everything is taken care of, including a wedding dress. Last two things that the bride is most worried about are the wedding day itself and hair styling and make-up.
No bride wants to look like a whole different person on her wedding day and have the uncomfortable situation where the groom cannot recognize her after lifting her veil. Wedding day make-up isn’t something you should be experimenting with.
Thing that you should do:
- You should try the make-up style at least three weeks before the wedding is scheduled. It gives you enough time to try different styles, and choose the right one.
- When trying make-up you should wear something white, like a T-shirt, in the same tone of your wedding dress, just to see what it will look like.
- When going on a make-up trial bring some ideas with you, a couple of desired looks so that your make-up artist has a reference point and get the look just right.
- Remember that your tan on the wedding day should be a little bit darker, because the camera flashes tend to “wash up” the tan. Surely, you don’t want to look pale.
- The important thing is to make your eyes look bigger. It can be done simply by lightning darker spots under your eyes with the highlighter pen or a concealer.
- Darkening the sides of your nose, and the nose tips, and applying the concealer under your brow bones will widen your eyes and get your nose shape the way that it looks good.
- Using individual eye lashes is always a better idea than using the full strip. Put them between your natural eyelashes for the fluttery natural look.
- You should consider changing application methods that you use for everyday make-up. The point is that your wedding day make-up should last for as long as possible because you won’t have the time to correct the make-up before the ceremony and during the wedding lunch or party.
- Keeping the lipstick firm on your lips is important as well. To ensure this, first you have to exfoliate the lips, on the morning of the wedding. Fill the lips with a lip liner and then apply lipstick over it. Keep your lip liner close to you so you can refresh the color a few times in case it’s needed.
- Think of hiring a professional make-up artist.
Things that you shouldn’t do:
- Do not try your make-up anywhere where the lightning is artificial, especially fluorescent. Most of the wedding ceremonies are held during the day in natural light.
- Don’t look like someone else on your wedding day. Be you. Keep your natural look, slightly enhanced for that special day. Listen to the suggestions of the make-up artist, but remember that the final decision on your look is just yours.
- Don’t plaster you face with a lot of make-up. If you are worried whether you’ll look good on photographs, don’t. Ensure that your T-zone matte, with translucent powders and blotting powders. Forget about layers of make-up. Leave it to your make-up artist; she/he will know what to do.
- Don’t be scared of going a little bit darker than your usual everyday make-up. Neutral tones and shades can look washed up on photographs because of the flash.
- Don’t apply make-up on your face only. Remember that you have a neck also. Put some make-up on the neck and shoulders so the skin tone difference shouldn’t be noticeable. Don’t be afraid to use fake tan creams or have a spray tan done.
- Don’t go with the darker shades around the eyes. It will detract the attention from your eyes.
- Wedding day make-up shouldn’t be too glossy or to matte.
- Don’t use make-up that requires high maintenance, because you won’t have the time for that on your wedding day.
- Don’t insist on trends in make-up. Remember that you’ll have to live with the wedding video and wedding day photographs for the rest of your life. Think of a more classic look that will look nice even thirty years later when you look at your wedding day photographs.
- Don’t rush. Ensure that you have at least 45 minutes to one hour to spend for make-up application on your wedding day.