There is no one size fits all when it comes to wedding makeup. So here are some tips to make sure you look and feel your best on your special day:
You Do You
The perfect makeup for your wedding day is a makeup that makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you hate the feel of full coverage foundation, opt for something lightweight, if wearing a sharp winged liner and bold red lip makes you want to stare in every reflective surface, that’s going to be the look for you, and if false eyelashes make you want to scratch your eyeballs out — you don’t need to wear them.
Top Tip: There are approximately 75.8 billion different versions of a brown smokey eye, so photos are key to effective communication with your wedding makeup artist. The more, the better.
Two of the 75.8 billion versions of a brown smokey eye
Pinterest is a great place to create a mood board of the look and feel you want to achieve with your wedding makeup. If makeup isn’t your area of expertise, include pictures of your dress, your flowers, your venue — anything that shows off the overall style of your wedding. This will help to give your wedding makeup artist a starting point if you’re unsure of exactly what you’re after.
Book a makeup trial
Your wedding day is not the day you want to find out you’re allergic to a particular brand of mascara, so a trial with your wedding makeup artist is always recommended. Trials give you the opportunity to test different styles of makeup (and products) to find out what feels most comfortable for you. Maybe you love the look of winged liner, but you’ve never been able to nail it yourself before — a trial is a great opportunity to see if it makes you feel like a superstar or if it’s super-nah .
Take care of your skin
Drink water, eat your greens and wear SPF.
The better prepared your skin is, the longer your makeup will last and the smoother it will look. See recommendations for my favourite skin prep products here.
Note: If you’re planning on starting a new skincare routine it is best to start it well before your big day. Your skin will not be happy if you change up all your products the week before your wedding. Skin can go through a ‘purging’ period after starting a new routine that doesn’t need to be immortalised in your wedding photos.
Most importantly: don’t stress. At the end of the day, your partner would still marry you if you did your makeup with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back.
Also stress is terrible for your skin.
For bookings or enquires about wedding makeup for 2021 and 2022 please email firstname.lastname@example.org