Considering you have found the groom, decided your wedding dress, it’s time for you to decide your wedding look . Make-up is an important aspect of your wedding look. Here are 10 tips that will help you look perfect on your matrimony day.
1. Beauty Regime to be followed before the big day
For that perfect glow on the wedding day, you need to consider a few things a few weeks prior to the wedding day. About six weeks before the wedding, you should start a skin and nail care plan. Tell your beautician to give you regular facials and manicures.
Avoid going in sun about 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. Sunburns and peeling skin shouldn’t disrupt your wedding day.
2. Take care of your Body-Mind-Spirit
Always remember the importance of Body-Mind-Spirit. What’s going on inside you is as important as looking good. We all know that preparing for a wedding is very stressful and if you are not taking proper care of yourself by not sleeping enough or not eating properly, it will definitely reflect on your face!
If you are feeling really stressed out before the wedding, consider having a relaxing massage once every week during the month of wedding and also a day before the wedding day. Also, burn some relaxing essential oils around the house to help calm your nerves.
Organize a trial around 1-2 months before the wedding, once you have chosen your make-up artist.
Ask the make-up artist to show you a few pictures from magazines that will help you in deciding a look.
Tell her if you have any skin problems or allergies etc or if there are any particular ways you wear your make-up.
If you are wedding is during the day, it is ideal to organize the trial during the day as it will give you a better idea as to how the make-up will look
4. Have pictures your wedding dress and bridesmaid’s dresses
If you show the make-up artist pictures of your wedding dress and bridesmaids wedding dresses, it will give her / him the idea for designing the perfect look for you.
5. What look to go with
The style that you plan to choose for your wedding make-up will ultimately depend on your personal preference, but there are some other factors that you should consider:
The time of the ceremony – A lot depends on the time of the wedding. Is it during day time or in the evening? A subtle, natural look is more suited to a day wedding and a more striking look is suited to an evening one.
Other aspect is the time of the year of the matrimonial. If you are having a Spring/Summer wedding, go for bright, pastel shades in your make-up. For a winter wedding, warm, deeper shades are preferable.
Your skin tones and hair colour –
If you are blond or have a fair skinned, cool tones of grey, blue, soft pink and lilac are ideal for you.
If you are a brunette or olive skinned, warm neutral tones of brown, taupe, burgundy and red will suit you more.
6. Your Face
Foundations with yellow undertones work perfectly with flash photography.
Avoid using shimmer highlighters as this look will not look well in photos and give a reflective shine.
Ask your make-up artist to use a bronzing powder, it will warm your skin tone and wll give your face a natural glow.
7. Your Eyes
The make-up around your eye-area should be soft and natural with no heavy, dark lines.
Use a brow pencil which is a little darker than your hair colour and keep away from heavy, dark shadows.
8. Your Lips
Use a lip-liner which is of the same colour as your lipstick and do not use a noticeable or dark lip line, it looks tacky.
If you define one area in your make-up, it will look more pleasing. If you want dark and defined eyes, go for a lighter lip shade and if you want bright lips, go for natural, light eyes.
Don’t forget to ask your make-up artist to arrive a little before time and so that there is enough time to get the job done. As the last thing you want on your wedding day is rush.
10. Last moment touch-ups
Remember to ask your mum or one of your friends / sisters to carry a powder compact, tissues and lipstick for touch-ups during the occasion.
Just remember these tips and you will look the most beautiful bride on your wedding day.