So you are getting married! It’s an amazing feeling to belong together with a person you want to love and cherish for the rest of your life. But more than that, just the knowledge that you are finally ready to take the final step can be electrifying.
Every bride wants her groom to accept her ‘just the way she is’, and this includes her nature, her looks, and her personality. You looks are an important part of your personality and one that can (and should) never be ignored.
Wedding days are all about looking good and feeling good. Not only do you want to look your very best, but you also want the appearance to look as natural as possible even if it means spending hours in front of the mirror with 2-3 beauticians. A smiling face that looks fresh, radiant, and confident makes a picture that is hard to forget and lifelong to cherish! And it’s only possible if your wedding day make-up brings out the best in you and makes you look as beautiful as you really are.
Getting Make-Up Done By a Professional
Practice makes perfect and the bringing out the best of ‘you’ through wedding makeup can only be achieved by practice. Whether you get your makeup done by a professional or do it yourself, you must practice your look for the wedding day to ensure it’s the perfect compliment for your dress and mood. When getting your wedding day makeup done by a professional, you need to make sure that the makeup artist and you understand each other’s requirements completely. A couple of practice sessions should solve this issue and help you learn some tricks and ways to enhance your looks as well!
The advantage of getting makeup done professionally is that you don’t have to worry about anything going wrong at the last minute. Besides, a professional makeup artist knows the latest trends in makeup as well as what sort of makeup will look best on your face. A trial session on the eve of your wedding with the makeup professional will ensure that both of you are prepared for the ‘right and natural’ look!
Choosing To Do Make-Up by Yourself
For those of you who don’t like to work with a professional, doing your own makeup would definitely require days of practice as well as experimentation with colors and makeup techniques. Read up over the Internet or pick up a good book on make up for brides or just hop, skip, jump to your local mall’s makeup counter to pick up some special tricks, tips, and special products that will help you in achieving a flawlessly made up look. The more you practice the more stress-free you are likely to be on your big day.
Make-Up for the Bride’s Face
Have worked out who does your make-up it’s time to know how to actually achieve a flawless and natural look for your wedding day. The best way by which you can achieve an unblemished and perfect look is to blend all the mentioned elements together and highlight all your features in such a manner that none overpowers the other. Here’s how it can be done:
Face: Have you grimaced at the sight of foundation lines seen on other brides’ faces? Have you wondered how you can prevent this from happening to you? Great, because we have the answer! Unblemished and perfectly made up face require a perfectly matching foundation. The important thing to remember here is that the foundation you apply should be an exact or a very close match to your skin tone. The foundation needs to blend into your skin, easily, and give you an even and clean surface to work on. Before you buy a foundation, check it under natural light only because artificial lights can deceive you into buying a foundation which doesn’t match your skin tone at all! Next important thing is to pick a foundation that is specially formulated for your skin type. An dry skin require a foundation that also works as a moisturizer, while and oily skin require an oil-free matte foundation that captures the level of oil secretion to keep you looking fresh and shine-free for longer.
As a bride, picking up a concealer can be a good idea because you probably won’t get much shut-eye on the eve of your marriage ceremony. Mix a little concealer with your foundation to ensure it blends smoothly and evenly in your skin. Face powder is a great product to get rid of extra shine and should be used sparingly and only when required. So keep your powder box at hand, if possible, through the ceremony day. Remember to use it just before you get your pictures.
Eyes: Best colors for eyes include muted and neutral colors that compliment the color of your dress, accessories, and lip color. Open up your eyes and make them look bigger by using a white or light colored eye shadow on the inside edges. Don’t use too much glitter, though a light shimmer along your cheekbones can enhance your appearance. Finish up the eye makeup with a dash of waterproof eye liner and waterproof mascara. You can also use false eyelashes if you want to.
Lips: Lip color forms an important part of your bride look. Use a lipstick shade that is slightly brighter than the color you usually wear so that it shows up nicely in your photos. Practice wearing the lipstick a few times before the wedding day to get comfortable. A touch of gloss and make your lips look fuller and enhance your lipstick color as well. Keep your lipstick on for longer by apply a matching lip liner all over your lips just before you apply the lip color.
Finally, get your hair done before you get the makeup as this will help you apply the make-up better and make you look a million dollars on one of the best days of your life!!