You should feel beautiful on your wedding day – your wedding makeup should be your own! You must express any concerns you have with your artist so they can make sure your look is what you want. If possible, get a second opinion from someone whose style you trust. Whether it’s a best friend or family member, most people are happy to offer their input when asked.
Your wedding day is exceptional, and using these nine makeup tips can help you feel and look your best! Remember always to choose the right products for your skin type, whether a foundation for dry skin or the perfect primer to ensure your makeup stays flawless all day long!
Set aside time to do a practice run
Two weeks before the big day, take some time to go through your entire wedding day makeup routine. This will help you find any products you need to buy and allow you to adjust your appointment times if necessary.
You should also put on or bring along any hair accessories you plan on using, like a veil or barrette, to see how everything looks together!
Don’t forget sunscreen
If your wedding is in the middle of summer, and you’re planning a destination wedding, don’t forget the sunscreen. The sun is no joke, and if you want to look like yourself on your big day (and not like a lobster), you need to protect your skin well before applying any makeup!
Pick a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and apply it 20-30 minutes before you put on your makeup so it has time to absorb into the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Don’t change your skincare routine
As a rule, don’t start any new skincare products the week of your wedding. You don’t want to introduce anything that may cause an adverse reaction or break you out on your big day.
No matter what products you choose, don’t use anything new on the day! You never know when you might have an aversion to something, and the most special day of your life isn’t the time you want to have a visible one!
Highlight your best features
Highlighting is one of the most critical parts of any makeup look. It can make you look more awake and youthful. One of the easiest things to highlight is your brow bone. Also, highlighting your cupid’s bow will help create the illusion of fuller lips. Eye shadow highlighting can make your eyes sparkle and pop! Highlight above your crease in a lighter colour than the rest of your eye makeup.
Don’t overdo the foundation
Your foundation should look natural. It should match the rest of your skin and not be too thick or pale. Don’t go overboard with the reds and oranges to avoid looking too orangey.
Look for cruelty-free makeup options
You can have a gorgeous look that doesn’t cause harm to animals, too.
It’s pretty easy to find out if one of your favourite makeup brands is cruelty-free or not. Just Google “Is [insert brand name] cruelty-free?” and you’ll be able to quickly get all the information you need, whether it’s on their website, from an animal rights group like PETA or another reliable source.
Use waterproof mascara for the ceremony
The ‘I do’s are often accompanied by a fair amount of tears, as is the first dance, so it’s best to prepare waterproof mascara formulas that won’t budge!
When your makeup is finished, use a setting spray to keep everything else in place.
Setting spray is an absolute must-have when you want your makeup to last all day and night. While it won’t necessarily prevent you from sweating or looking greasy, it will stop shine by absorbing oil and locking your makeup in place.
Consider getting a lash extension
Consider getting a lash extension if you’re a bride looking to save time on your wedding day. They are applied individually to every lash, lasting about two months with proper care.
The cost of lash extensions can vary depending on the salon but averages around $200 per set. Look for a salon that offers different types of lash extensions ranging from classic to volume styles to get the perfect look for your big day!
Find a makeup artist you trust
Finding someone you trust to make you look your best on probably the biggest day of your life can be stressful, but it’s an important step to make sure that your makeup looks just how you want.
So how do you know if a makeup artist is for you? The best bet is to work on finding someone who shares the same vision and style as you, whose portfolio matches your taste, and who has experience doing wedding makeup.
If possible, ask for recommendations from newlywed friends or other brides-to-be at venues where you’re considering scheduling a consultation to get their honest opinions.
FAQ – Wedding Makeup
What is the greatest kind of bridal makeup?
Airbrush makeup is popular for beach and outdoor weddings, while HD makeup is ideal for inside weddings. Longevity is also affected by skin type. Heavy makeup on dry skin, for example, may make the face seem cakey, but airbrush makeup on oily skin on a hot day can reflect light in the shot.
What causes bridal makeup to be so cakey?
Your face is the same way. In the summer, a decent primer keeps oil at bay, hides blemishes, and protects your makeup from melting off. When it comes to foundation and powders, less is more. Too many of these products might highlight pores and wrinkles and make you seem cakey in pictures.
How do you keep your wedding makeup in place throughout the day?
Setting spray helps to keep your makeup in place and prevents makeup meltdowns. It’s similar to hairspray for the face! The M.A.C Fix+ setting spray is ideal for your wedding day. To obtain the desired effect, all you need is a light mist all over your face.
When should you start doing your wedding makeup?
Simply keep track of the time and begin your wedding hair and makeup at least two hours before you need to be entirely done and ready to put on your gown. Whoever you want to assist you in getting into your wedding gown, such as your mother, mother-in-law, sister, etc.
Do makeup artists apply their own cosmetics?
Unless you specifically request it, your makeup artist is not required to use your makeup. When you hire a professional artist, you have access to not only their skills but also their high-end cosmetics collection. A makeup artist should also avoid using their own personal cosmetics collection.