Tips to Take to the Beauty Salon for Perfect Wedding Day Makeup

Tips to Take to the Beauty Salon for Perfect Wedding Day Makeup

The day you get married is the day you want to look your best. Your hair, dress, shoes are picked out and the accessories are stellar. So it’s time to focus on your wedding day makeup. You may think of doing it yourself, but it’s a good bet that you’ll be nervous and really busy on the day of your wedding. Instead, entrust your visage to the experts at the beauty salon; they know what to do…and who in their right mind would argue with the bride?

Researching the Perfect Look
If you’re planning your wedding, you may have a bridal magazine (or 17) lying around your house for dress and decoration research purposes. Those magazines are also a great resource for hairstyles and bridal makeup. Cut out your favourite bride looks and bring them along with you to the salon.

Take a Hint
Your dress, your hairstyle and the time of your wedding should all be factors in your makeup choice. If you are having a retro-50’s inspired wedding, a focus on your lips ( and your hips) may be in order. A daytime, out door wedding might call for a light, fresh, rosy glow, while an evening ceremony might inspire a sexier, smoky-eyed stare. Take your cues from all the planning you’ve already done. Also, make sure to highlight your assets: thin lips may need lighter colours and fuller lips can handle darker shades.

Try, Try Again!
Your makeup trial at the beauty salon or beauty school should be scheduled for about one month prior to your wedding. Take all of your pictures and ideas to your makeup artist. Don’t be put off by the stylist having his or her own ideas about the way you should look, but be firm about the look you want and work with him or her to create the stunning look you deserve.

Go for the Glow
Every bride should be glowing on their wedding day – you’re no exception. Regardless of the look you have chosen, try to let your natural beauty shine through and avoid caked-on makeup. As your stylist will tell you, your makeup will have to be a tad heavier than usual so the cameras can be your friend and not your enemy, but a heavy hand won’t do you any good so be wary of too much makeup. For a stay-put, all day look, be sure to ask your makeup artist to use a bit of primer underneath your sheer foundation. Also, avoid using too much self-tanner or bronzer on your face before your wedding. Traditional bridal makeup focuses on shades of pink, plum and peach for an innocent look. The focus should be on either your lips or your eyes, not both.

Be Ready for the Big Day
Once you have chosen your look and perfected it with your stylist’s help, you are ready to stun everyone with your beauty on your perfect day. Every blushing bride needs her secret arsenal of beauty product with her on the day of. After the ceremony, before pictures and during the reception, you may require a touch-up. Here’s what you should have in your bag of goodies:

  • Water proof mascara
  • Oil-blotting sheets
  • Pressed powder and a concealer stick
  • A stick of mini deodorant
  • Lip-gloss
  • Breath mints

Your wedding day look makeup should be just as dazzling as your dress, shoes, decorations and everything else you’ve painstakingly chosen for your big day. Look through those magazines, book your appointment at the beauty salon, and breeze through your perfect wedding day makeup.

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