Winter may not be the most popular season to get married in, but it has its own special charm nonetheless! With a winter wonderland wedding, be sure to familiarize yourself with winter bridal makeup tips to ensure a flawless look. Winter wedding makeup has its own challenges from the season’s demanding weather. Listed below are several wedding makeup tips for winter marriages.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Everyone knows how terribly dry our skin can become in Ottawa’s frosty cold weather. To accommodate for the winter dryness, it’s essential to moisturize frequently. Bridal makeup adheres much better to your skin when it’s soft and conditioned…and it also looks much better too!
For the weeks leading up to your wedding, you can prepare for your bridal makeup by drinking lots of water, applying moisturizer, and even preparing weekly facials. Moisturizing doesn’t just apply to your face, but to the rest of your body as well. After all, you wouldn’t want your body to feel uncomfortable on the most memorable day of your life.
Buffing Your Lips
Along with the problem of dry skin is the problem of chapped lips. Despite the weather, chapped lips are simply unacceptable for bridal makeup. To attain soft, kissable lips, try a lip balm made with beeswax. Buffing your lips once a week also helps your prep for your wedding makeup. This is an easy process of exfoliating your lips with peppermint oil and sugar, leaving them soft and supple.
Use Lip Liner
While we’re on the topic of lips, let’s talk about lip liner. One of the most important things for bridal makeup is ensuring that it lasts all day and night. Although it sounds crazy, using lip liner as a base below your lipstick makes your wedding makeup stay on longer. Besides, you have too much other important stuff to do rather than re-apply lipstick.
Wear a Green-tinted Foundation
What’s the side effect of cold weather? Hopefully a beautiful rosy blush! However, if you’re not too careful, the cold often causes your skin to become red and blotchy. To remedy the redness of your skin, using a foundation with a green tint is a useful wedding makeup solution. Even without the magic of Photoshop, your skin won’t look overly flushed in outdoor photos.
Just like preparing your face for wedding makeup, moisturizing is key to maintaining healthy hair and preventing split ends. Leaving argan oil in your hair helps provide great protection from the heat of hair styling tools and the cold. It acts to protect your hair from being too hot or too cold.
Preparing your bridal makeup for a winter wedding is as challenging as it is fun. Don’t let the cold and dreary winter get you down! By following these wedding makeup tips, you can look your best on your wedding day.