Bridal Makeup


Photo: Raymond Miller

One of the most important day of your life, which you’ve dreamt about since you were a little girl, is just around the corner and there are still so many things that need to be done for that special day-your wedding. It seems that time is not our friend and it is not so generous the more that day approaches. So, starting to get prepared ahead of time is the best idea. There are so many things to think about, there are so many people to contact, a lot of plans to be made. And in the end everything should come perfect…because that is your day and over years you still want to remember it with so much enthusiasm.

Make-up plays an important role when it comes about weddings. Not only the bride should have her makeup done, but also the other attendants, and that is because when taking pictures or making the video the skin and other features will look all smooth and defined.
I am thinking of brides as very delicate beings, so gentle and sensitive. They are all beautiful and makeup should only enhance those features so that when they walk down the aisle they still look like themselves, but in a more glamorous way.

There are certain things to consider when choosing the makeup for the brides, and few of these are the color of the bouquet, the type of dress, the hairstyle, the age, but also if she is allergic or sensitive to any of the cosmetic ingredients.

Every bride is in the center of attention on her wedding day, so the way the makeup is applied should be perfect. The foundation should match her skin tone and it is meant to emphasize its beauty and not cover it. Anything that has a high SPF should be avoided if you do not want to look too white in the pictures. The eye makeup should not compete with the lips and cheeks, so the attention will be drawn on either one or the other. Colors that emphasize the bride’s iris are a choice for eye makeup, but also eye shadows that coordinate with the bridal bouquet could be used. Some choices would be roses, salmons, plum, lilac, pink, chestnut, grey or neutral. Stay away of frosty or shadows that are too sparkly as they reflect light and could look white in photos.Tears on the wedding day are to be expected so waterproof mascara is a must. Also, false lashes are suggested for the eyes to look more opened. For the lips, never go too pale, because they need to be caught by the camera. Few ideas are coral, pink, raspberry, mauve, red.

Makeup on the wedding day it is supposed to last no matter how many kisses, tears etc. are out there. So make sure to use primers and formulas that are long wearing. Having your makeup airbrushed is the best alternative to an all day wear.
Eyebrows should be filled in to balance with the rest of the makeup and to make a good frame for the eyes, feature noticed especially in photos. Wax them a few days before the event if you do not want surprises on that day: redness or irritation is so common after the procedure and makeup on fresh waxed skin does not adhere.

Never get a facial few days before if you do not want to fight with unexpected breakouts. It is better to do that 2-3 weeks in advance. And drink more water than you usually do to keep your skin fresh and radiant looking.
Having a professional do your makeup it will take away one of your stress for the day and it will provide you with the special tools and techniques that will result in a flawless and beautiful look.

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