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Do’s and Don’ts of Bridal Make-Up

To help you deal with the wedding day anxiety, we’ve gathered a list of several do’s and don’ts, when it comes to bridal make-up:

Do:

Arrange your trial make-up session at least three weeks before the big day. Experts also advise on having a test-run with the fake tan, if you intend on applying it on your wedding day – this will help the make-up artist see what your skin will look like tanned and chose the best color scheme to complement it.

Experiment with colors! The bridal make-up allows for brighter color scheme, as it needs to compensate for the whiteness of the dress. Also, bridal make-up tends to be very different from your normal everyday make-up in order to help you stand out.

There are several elements to your look and the first one is your skin. Make sure you have smooth and natural-looking skin. Accentuate your eyes with individual eyelashes, instead of a full strip – they look fuller and are far more subtle. You can also finish your look with a highlighter shade on the brow bone – this will make your eyes really stand out!

Don’t:

Be careful not to arrange your test trial in a place with fluorescent or unnatural lightning – it will make the color scheme and your face look differently. Also, if you have your make-up artist coming at your home, ensure it’s still light outside.

Stick with neutral colors. They look washed out in photos, so better chose a brighter color for your eyeshades and lip color. Don’t be afraid to experiment with red or pink! Plums and roses are indeed a classic choice for brides, as they look stylish, while being eye-catching at the same time.

Overdo your eyes. You can define them by applying colour in the crease, but don’t use too much eyeliner or too dark shade.

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Common Makeup Mistakes Brides Make

Many brides are unsure whether or not to hire a makeup artist for their wedding day or if they should do their makeup themselves, but wedding professionals all suggest taking the pressure off of yourself on your special day and hiring a makeup artist. But, there are some mistakes brides can make on their wedding day, with or without a professional.

Not Getting a Trial

There’s a reason there is a rehearsal before the wedding day and the same goes for makeup (and hair); you want to know what to expect, how long it is going to take and whether the artist is capable of providing you the look you wanted. What is a natural look to some isn’t always the same to others. If you cannot book a trial, make sure you bring reference photos and have a very good idea of what you want from your artist.

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Forgetting a Touch Up Kit

Sometimes your makeup artist will provide you with a touch up kit, but if they don’t, this is something to keep in mind. Some items in the kit may include a couple extra bobby pins, a mini can of hairspray, some setting or mineral veil powder and an application brush, blotting papers and of course, your lipstick of choice.

Requesting Airbrush Makeup

Everyone wants that flawless airbrushed look we all see in magazines and while application of the foundation takes less time this way, it is a lot harder to set airbrush makeup and it tends to not wear as well. If you have oily skin or want a matte finish to your look on your wedding day, please consult with your makeup artist and they’ll recommend the best foundation for you.

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Not Booking Your Artist Soon Enough

While you are picking out your dress, you should also be thinking about picking out a makeup artist. Most popular artists are booking dates 18 months in advance and you don’t want to miss out because you have waited. Make sure to check out their portfolio of work to get a good idea of whether or not this artist is good for you, and be mindful of the price point. Makeup artists can be expensive, but they offer a priceless experience and are well worth what they are charging. Make sure you ask about the products they use in their bridal kits (if it’s brands you can get at your local drug store, they’ll likely be charging much less than the artists that use brands like Smashbox, NARS, Dior and Make Up For Ever to name a few) and make mention of any allergies you may have.

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Wedding Expert Minute Tip 4 – How to Do Picture Perfect Bridal Makeup

If you want to look your very best on your wedding day, you’ll need perfect makeup that will highlight your natural beauty and the glamour of your sensational wedding dress. The best way to get picture-perfect results is to use a …