Makeup tips for your wedding day
Laura Hiatt explains why it's important a bride’s makeup is flawless on the day of her wedding and how to do it right.
Wedding season is right around the corner, and so many brides have their plates full. Wedding planning is definitely a full-time job and can be quite stressful. There are flowers, cakes, decorations, guests, and so many other decisions to make. It can all be a bit overwhelming, but to help make things a little easier, here are some helpful tips to keep you looking great on your special day. Hopefully, this will help put some bride’s mind at ease for their big day.
It is important that the bride’s makeup is flawless on the day of their wedding—wedding photos never go away. Today, they now have print and videos to capture every last detail. Making sure the makeup looks flawless and amazing is a must. It is completely up to the bride which look she wants to go with. Be mindful that cat eyeliner or a hot pink lip might not be a great choice 20-30 years from now. It is best to go simple, elegant, and natural, because that never goes out of style, my friends. Brides, whether they like it or not, are the focal point, and having makeup that accentuates their naturally beautiful features is going to look gorgeous in every photo.
In order to get amazing, flawless-looking makeup on this special day, here are some necessary tips that every bride should know:
2. Do NOT get any waxing or facials the day of the wedding because they might cause an unwanted reaction. Try to make these appointments the week before the big event.
3. Oil-Blotters are a must. They help absorb excess oil without removing your gorgeous makeup
4. Wear a makeup primer—it helps the makeup last longer and keeps it set on the face. Look for an eyelid primer to keep eye shadow from creasing.
5. Apply foundation with a brush or a sponge (beautyblenders are my favorite). This helps keep excess finger oil off the skin.
6. Use blush and be mindful to add enough so that the face does not look dull or flat in photos.
7. Fill in the eyebrows—they frame our face and make our eyes pop.
8. Do NOT wear moisturizer with SPF. The chemicals in SPF moisturizers cause the face to be “whited out” when using flash photography.
10. Wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner—it is essential on this special day. Many tears will be falling.
11. Keep the lips moisturized. Try a sugar scrub a few days prior to the big day. It helps remove excess dry skin and makes lips look soft and plump.
12. VERY IMPORTANT: Keep an emergency kit ready for touch-ups that may include: extra mascara, lipstick/lip gloss, mints, oil-blotting sheets, small blush, and a little bottle of hairspray for any flyaway hair.
13. Stay away from fatty foods and sugary sweets. It is best to eliminate all chances of getting unwanted blemishes.
14. If spa facials are too expensive, try an at-home facial scrub or mask. There are many recipes out there using natural items right from your kitchen.
16. Play it safe: Be mindful that some current trends and styles may not be top choice 20-30 years from now. Timeless, natural beauty is the best way to go.
17. When in doubt about the makeup style, go with a soft-brown smoky eye, a light pink-peach cheek, and a soft, natural pink lip. Top it off with black or dark-brown mascara, accented brows, eyeliner, and voila!
18. If a bride is unsure about doing her own makeup, look into hiring a makeup artist.
19. If deciding to go with a makeup artist, always do a bridal trial. It takes the pressure off the makeup artist as well as the bride when practicing the look prior to the wedding day. It gives the bride comfort knowing she is happy with the look and can be stress-free about her makeup on the day of the wedding.
20. Last but now least: Enjoy every last second of this day!!