Prepping for The Wedding: Skin and Makeup
It’s important that your makeup looks its absolute best for your wedding day. Whether you plan to marry on a beach at noon or at night under the stars, by keeping your makeup simple you will look and feel great. You don’t want too 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 you achieve your perfect bridal look:
- If you are having a facial done, make sure it is at least two weeks prior to your wedding. We recommended starting facial routine several months for the big event so your skin is healthy, happy and hydrated.
- Use professional skincare products to keep the results of the facials lasting!
- If your skin is prone to breakouts, see your esthetician 3 or 4 months before your wedding to start the necessary care to eliminate issues before the big day. 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 end up with unattractive red bumps that are difficult to cover.
- On your wedding day blend your makeup well and let set. You do not need extra makeup to please the camera – that’s a myth.
- Choose a lipstick that lasts. Apply just prior to walking down the aisle. Be sure to check that you don’t have lipstick on your teeth. When having your makeup professionally done, purchase the lipstick they use to have on hand the whole day and night!
- Waterproof mascara is a great idea just in case you get a little weepy.
- A very light application of facial powder will set your makeup
- Keep your powder, mascara, and lipstick in your purse so you can freshen up at a moment’s notice.
- If you discover that dreaded pimple on your wedding day, do not squeeze it! Just apply a drop of Visine to get the red out, cover with concealer, and apply foundation.
- Wear a button-up shirt when applying your makeup so you don’t mess up your makeup.
- Avoid glittery or dewy looks – these do not always photograph well and you may come out looking greasy. Shine is the #1 enemy for photos!
- If your wedding is outside be sure to apply sunscreen first! Don’t get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.
To relieve stress have a professional makeup artist do your wedding day makeup. Make sure to do a trial run of your makeup a couple of weeks before the big day, so you have plenty of time to perfect your look!
It’s your day! You are going to look absolutely beautiful!