Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but to get to the big day takes months of preparation and careful planning. Nowadays the bride and groom do not have to organize everything themselves, a team of family, friends and paid specialists all chip in.
There is one thing that the groom cannot really help with and that is the makeup of the bride. Every bride deserves to look perfect on their special day, whether hiring professional help or even going down the DIY route. This blog looks into providing tips for disaster-proof bridal beauty.
Start planning your beauty treatment early, and no do be afraid to splurge with your beauty preparations, after all this is a once in a lifetime day. Book a facial and do your homework on waterproof mascara, (wedding tend to be highly emotional affairs).
This guide will help you create your bridal beauty look, whatever way you decide to go down, so you could enjoy all the beautiful pictures that capture the special day, but when you finally say I Do, how you look will be the furthest thing on your mind. And you can relax and enjoy the day, that is what the groom will be doing.
It is never too early to start with your skin preparation, getting regular facials makes an enormous difference to your skin and its texture, and will form a faultless canvas for the makeup. Your treatments should be scheduled months in advance, and, really, you should be looking at one a week, this will illuminate your complexion and also firm up your face.
Plan a Date for a Trial Run
It is understandable that many brides rely on a professional for their bridal makeup as there are so many other things to do. If this is the case, it is important to find somebody who understands who you are and your style, you may need to consult a few prospective makeup artists beforehand.
To see if you can work as a team, plan a trial run, or two, or three. Make the last one a couple of months before the date, you can now be confident that you have chosen the right person and have complete trust in their skill to deliver your perfect bridal makeup.
Make the Makeup Last
Most wedding days are long drawn out affairs and your makeup have to last the whole marathon. You will want your makeup to last through every part of the day, especially the vows, the dance, the toast etc. etc. So using a primer is essential, spread it all over the face after you have cleaned and moisturized. Once applied then you can lay a foundation cream on top to create that smooth base.
Everything should be applied in smooth layers, including translucent powder, blush, highlighter and even lipstick. It is best if you use a lip liner, apply sparingly and blot, and repeat until you have the perfect look that you desire. By doing it slowly in this fashion it will preserve the product and seal it to your lips.
We continue our tips on wedding day makeup in part two, where we look at handling last minute problems, how to achieve looking like yourself, and how to avoid shiny skin and have that alluring glowy look that all radiant brides have.