The countdown has begun to the most special, memorable day of your life. You’ve booked your venue, sent out the invitations, found your dream dress and have already decided on the perfect wedding hairstyle. Now all that’s left to do is ensure that you look radiant as you walk down the aisle. Here are some wedding makeup tips to guarantee a flawless face on your big day.
Make an appointment with a makeup artist
One of the most important aspects of wedding makeup is ensuring that it looks incredible in the flesh, on YOU, and that it’s 100% photo-ready too! A professional makeup artist will be able to get this spot-on. Be sure to look for recommendations from friends who have already said ‘I do’ and request a makeup trial run beforehand.
If you are doing your wedding makeup yourself, there are a few things to remember:
- Never skip the primer. It will help to reduce shine and disguise fine lines and wrinkles. The matte Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is always a winner for baby soft, photo-worthy skin.
- Choose your foundation with care. It needs to match the skin on your neck perfectly and, according to makeup experts, should be of a semi-matte composition. We love the Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation and the NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation.
- For lip makeup, opt for a dewy lipstick as it will make your lips look fuller and more luscious. You can’t go wrong with the hydrating
Subtle is the secret
As the day draws near, don’t get over-excited and do something drastic. You don’t want to over-pluck your eyebrows or chop off your locks on a whim, for example. While you may end up loving your new look, there’s a good chance you’ll wind up hating it instead and regret it every time you look at your wedding photos.
While they’re great for inspiration, don’t get too caught up in wedding magazines and Pinterest wedding makeup trends. Create a wedding makeup look that reflects YOU, even if that means saying ‘nay’ to every wedding makeup tradition in the book! It’s YOUR day, after all.
More importantly than anything else, enjoy the lead-up to this special event, along with the big day itself. We hope you look and feel like the princess you are!