It’s important that your makeup look its absolute best for your wedding day. Whether you plan to marry on a beach at noon or at night under the stars, by keep your makeup simple you will look and feel great. You donít want to much, nor too little, a natural look is very important. This is not the time to be experimenting with new looks. Your makeup should enhance your beauty not hide it. Here are some tips to help with you achieve your perfect bridal makeup.

The Perfect Bridal Makeup for Your Wedding Day

The Perfect Bridal Makeup for Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most exciting and nerve wracking days of your life. You will of course want to look as perfect as ever and this will be the one day that your make will need to be on point! The best way to achiever that is to prepare yourself well before hand.

Prepare before your big day

If you are having a facial done, make sure it is at least two weeks prior to your wedding.
If your skin is prone to breakouts, see your dermatologist 3 or 4 months before your wedding
Staying hydrated is important to keeping you looking refreshed. Drinking lots of water will also flush out impurities from the skin.
Eyebrows should be shaped 5-7 days before the wedding. Be sure not to pluck on your wedding day because you could land up with unattractive red bumps that are difficult to cover.

On the big day

On your wedding day blend your makeup well and let set. You do not need extra makeup to please the camera ñ thatís a myth.
Choose a lipstick that lasts. Apply just prior to walking down the isle. Go easy on the lip liner. Be sure to check that you donít have lipstick on your teeth.
Line and fill mouth with a neutral pencil to make lipstick stay on longer.
To lengthen wearing time of your lipstick, apply a light layer of powder over your lipstick then apply another layer of lipstick
If you are doing your own makeup, see a beauty consultant and purchase your make up at least 3 months in advance. Then practice until youíve got the perfect makeup.
Waterproof mascara is a great idea just incase you get a little weepy.
A very light application of facial powder will set your makeup and reduce
Keep your powder, mascara, and lipstick in your purse so you can freshen up at a moments notice.
If you discover that dreaded pimple on your wedding day, do not squeeze it! Just apply a drop of visene to get the red out, cover with concealer, and apply foundation.
Wear a button shirt when applying your makeup so you donít mess up your makeup. When slipping into your gown put a towel over your face so you donít get makeup on your wedding dress.
Avoid glittery or dewy looks ñ these are not very receptive for photographs and you may come out looking greasy
If your wedding is outside be sure to apply sunscreen first
Water based foundation looks most natural in photos

The Eyes

For eye contouring, apply a dark but neutral in the crease of the eye. You can line the upper and lower lids (optional) with brown or grey shadow, smudging the outer corners
If you need to make your eyes look wider or brighter, use a white pencil to line the inside of the lower lids.

Other ways to get the perfect bridal look

Don’t get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.
Make certain your wedding photographer is not using grainy film, because no matter how good your makeup is, with grainy film it will not look good
Make sure your wedding photographer is using high quality film so your photos do your wedding makeup justice
For your makeup to look good in your photos, it must be completely matte and in neutral tones, brides usually prefer a little color. Pastels look soft and pretty, but avoid glitter, shimmer and frosted eyeshadows.
Shine is the #1 enemy for photos.
Don’t apply white or black eye shadow
Olive complexions should not use gray shades
Pale complexions should not use vibrant colors.

To relieve stress you can have a makeup artist do your wedding day makeup. If you enjoy doing your own makeup but need some more tips, visit a makeup consultant. I would personally book a make up artist and hair dresser for the day to get ready with but I know some people prefer to do their own make up. Just make sure if you are going for a make up artist you book a trial run before hand. Theres nothing worse than leaving it to the day and not liking the look you’re given.

It’s your day! You are going to look absolutely beautiful!

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