Wedding Makeup for Brides
Author: Mel Joelle
It?s your wedding day and when that man looks at you walk down the isle, you want him to see the softness of your skin, the beauty of the gown you chose and most of all a lifetime of romantic bliss that you both will share.
You waited a long time for him to commit and it seem even longer to get the dress and book the reception. With the frenzy of planning your wedding day, you realize you still have not planned out the details of your makeup. In your mind, your picture perfect wedding day just came to a screeching halt because you don?t know what you?re going to do about getting your makeup done. You?ve worn some makeup in the past but you?re not quite a makeup artist, and as a bride, you want to look your very best.
Well, take heart because your picture perfect day will still be just that . . . picture perfect. Start planning by keeping your skin in shape. Your skin is the canvas on which your makeup is applied so you must take good care of it. To give your skin that bridal glow, make a visit to the spa and have a facial at least two weeks prior to your wedding day. Any problems with acne should be dealt with as soon as possible by visiting a dermatologist. You don?t want any pimples on your face when you?re walking down the aisle.
After all the planning and preparation, there will be a lot of wear and tear on your nerves in lieu of your impending day. Most likely you still have not decided on how or who is going to do your makeup. Well, don?t put having your makeup done on the back burner. Consider having your makeup professionally done by a makeup artist. But first, purchase a few bridal magazines and carefully go through them. You will see different makeup styles that will start you on the road to choosing what works best for you. Bookmark the pages with makeup styles and colors that you really like. Ask friends or family for referrals on makeup artists whose work they are familiar with. If they do not have any referrals, then visit the local malls or department stores in your area and ask for referrals. Get the names of at least three makeup artists and consult with them. Discuss whether makeup artist will come to your location to do your makeup, the cost of any travel and/or consultation fees involved, as well as any deposit to secure the date for your wedding. You should also mention any allergies you may have as you do not want any unwanted surprises on your big day. After consulting with the makeup artists, choose the one that answered all of your questions, and the one you feel most comfortable with.
Schedule a complete makeup application before the big day with the makeup artist you have chosen. Take with you the bookmark pages of makeup styles from the bridal magazines you went through, and a picture of your wedding dress. In terms of your lip color, most makeup artist will have a variety of lipstick colors to choose from. However, you may want to have your own lipstick just in case your makeup artist does not have a suitable color for you. When coming to mascara, choose a familiar brand that?s waterproof. You certainly don?t want any mascara that causes your eyes to tear. The only tear that should be shed on your big day is tears of joy, not from any mascara that irritates your eyes.
Your pre-bridal makeover is a great time experiment with different color schemes. This is also your time to get involved by expressing to the makeup artist what you like and don?t like. A good makeup artist will work with you and will also suggest colors that best suit your skin tone. Once you find the makeup style that you?re happy with, your makeup artist should make a note of everything that was used to accomplish the look that will be done on your wedding day.
Remember, everyone will be looking at you as you walk down the aisle to join in holy matrimony with the man of your dreams. Your husband-to-be will not be able to take his eyes off you as he beam with pride when he sees the final outcome of your picture perfect wedding day.
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