Here Comes The Bride! Tips for Avoiding a Wedding Makeup Faux-Pas
A Bridal Makeup Rehearsal Will Guarantee a Flawless Look on Your Big Day
A wedding day is a culmination of months of planning every single detail to a tee and coordinating several vendors and family members. It is a day that will be remembered for its beautiful and emotional moments. Your wedding day is also the most photographed day of your life! Wedding day makeup rehearsals are the perfect way to ensure that your bridal makeup is flawless. Here are some tips to avoid a few classic makeup mishaps and ensure that you look stunning on your big day.
Look like yourself
It may be tempting to experiment with the newest shade of lipstick or the latest “floating eyeliner” trend, but your wedding day is not the time to try a bold new look. Rule of thumb: stick to what you know. You can always add a bit of drama with a slightly darker shade of eye shadow or longer, thicker lashes. It’s also the perfect opportunity to swap your traditional lip gloss for a natural and perfect shade of lip stain. Bonus point: no-smudging-highly-kissable-lips!
Don’t be too heavy-handed
Stress and lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to breakouts or skin that appears sallow. Even though you might be tempted to apply a thicker layer of foundation for extra coverage, opt for a bit more powder or strategically placed concealer instead. Wedding makeup should bring out your natural beauty by enhancing your skin, playing up your best features and making you glow. Also, a few weeks before your wedding day, treat your skin to a little extra TLC and make sure to cleanse your skin properly, drink lots of water and get some sleep. Guests are more apt to notice a tired looking bride than they are a few misplaced centerpieces.
Avoid overzealous contouring
Contouring has become an immensely popular makeup technique because when done correctly, it brings out your best features. However, even the greatest starlets have been known to be a little overzealous when attempting to highlight their best features. When going through your bridal makeup rehearsal, a skilled makeup artist will know to blend bronzer, highlighter and blush properly, as well as use products that are the most beautiful shade for your skin tone.
Check your makeup artist’s references
When you were selecting your wedding cake or booking your wedding venue, you certainly asked to see some of their past work. The same logic applies to the makeup artist who will be applying your bridal makeup. Ask to see pictures of some of the previous brides they worked with, whether it is an online portfolio or photographs, a professional makeup artist will be more than happy to show you their work.
Next step: take a few deep breaths, smile, relax, and enjoy your special wedding day.