How to Have the Perfect Wedding Makeup
By Wendi Garcia
You have always dreamed of this since you were a little girl. Now that it is your turn to make that memorable walk down the aisle to exchange vows with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want everything to be perfect and that includes your wedding makeup.
Achieving a beautiful wedding makeup is not that difficult with these fabulous tips.
Prior to the wedding
Looking beautiful on your wedding does not only mean applying the right makeup on the actual day. It also requires a healthy lifestyle and proper habits even before your big day.
See a dermatologist at least 3 months before your wedding to treat breakouts and acne if you have any.
Have a facial done two weeks before your big day.
Stay hydrated to keep your face fresh. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Stay away from alcohol, soda, and other unhealthy beverages.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to give your face a healthy glow. Steer clear of fatty food that would make your face oily.
Have your eyebrows shaped a week before your wedding.
Look for a talented, reliable, and easy-to-work with makeup artist. Have makeup tests to see if you would like the artist's style. It is not a good idea to wait until the day itself to you find out how you would look like.
Purchase makeup at least 3 months in advance. Choose waterproof makeup. This would ensure that your mascara would not smear even if you shed a tear or two or that your lipstick would stay on even after you drink water.
Limit exposure under the sun. Sunburn and peeling on your wedding day are not a good idea.
On your wedding day
Wear a button shirt during the application of makeup to avoid messing it up.
Line your lips with a neutral pencil to make your lipstick stay on longer. You can also apply a light layer of powder over the first layer of the lipstick before applying another layer.
If you find out you have a pimple on your wedding day, resist the temptation to squeeze it. Instead, apply a drop of Visene to remove the redness, hide it with a concealer, and apply light foundation. Be sure to blend it well.
Keep your powder, lipstick, and mascara in your purse just in case you need to freshen up.
Do not go for glittery and shimmery makeup unless you want to look greasy on your wedding photographs. Choose something in matte and neutral tones like pastels.
Do not forget to apply sunscreen first if the wedding is going to be held outside.
Use a water-based foundation for that healthy natural look.
If you want to have your eyes look wide, use a white pencil in lining the inside of your lower lids.
Use a bronzing powder to make your skin tone warmer.
Remember, a light neutral look is ideal for a day wedding while a more dramatic look is good for an evening occasion.
Choose shades according to the season. Spring and summer welcome bright pastel colors while warm deep shades are great for a winter or fall wedding.
Pick colors that flatter your skin tone and hair color. For blonde haired women or those who have fair skin tone, cool tones are ideal. Warm neutral shades look good on brunettes and dark skinned brides.
Keep the shine out by dusting your face lightly with translucent powder.
Do not go for heavy dark lines on your eyes.
Just by simply being a bride, you are already the most beautiful woman on your wedding day. But following these fabulous tips, you would wow guests even more and of course, your groom with your perfect bridal look.