When settling for your wedding style, you will, of course, start with finding the wedding dress. Once you check this box, the next step is choosing the ideal wedding makeup look for you. Finding the right makeup is of paramount importance.
There’s a lot to put in mind before settling for the right makeup; your wedding theme, the weather, the dress code, among other things. When you consider all of them, the task may seem Herculean. However, to get you going, here are some tips on how to pick the right wedding makeup look.
The first step on this makeup journey is to carry out some research. Luckily, there are many places to find sensational makeup ideas. You could start by collecting images of makeup looks that impress you from bridal magazines. Real weddings are also a viable way to go. You can also check on what celebs have been wearing when going for the latest red carpet events and galas.
The internet, of course, is an inexpensive yet very effective way to find makeup ideas. Search “bridal makeup” on Google or Pinterest and pin the looks that stand out for you. Once you have a collection of about 30 images, take an in-depth look at these images to determine what links them. Whatever it might be, weave it into your makeup look.
Your dress code
You do not want to stick out like a sore thumb at your own wedding. For this reason, consider the wedding theme you’ve settled on before going for the look. The wedding theme does have an impact on the look.
For instance, if you were to have a barn wedding in the countryside, your makeup look will gravitate towards a natural look. On the other hand, if you throw a glamorous wedding at a top restaurant, then a smokey eye will top your list.
Additionally, the color of your dress should also be factored in. For example, if your dress is white, then the bridal make-up should be able to compensate for the dress’s whiteness. In this case, ensure that your skin is all even and smooth. Afterward, add color to your lips and cheeks to ensure they glow.
There are four seasons in a year and every season calls for a unique response in the makeup department. For instance, when holding a wedding in the summer, keep off shellac from your layers of creams and powders. They’ll probably melt off pretty early in the day.
On the other hand, a wedding in the winter will require a generous amount of highlights. Winter weather can lead to dry skin and highlights will help counter this. However, regardless of the season, you will want to ask for waterproof mascara.
Your daily makeup look
You want your makeup look to work for you and what better inspiration than your daily makeup look! Besides, you do not want to change into somebody new on the wedding day to a point that your significant other doesn’t recognize you.
As such, take a look at the makeup you wear every day and then go for the elevated version of it. If for example, you channel Rihanna daily, how about going for a more toned-down look? Probably you normally don’t wear lots of makeup. You can ask your makeup artist to go for something simple.
The goal at the end is to try and come up with something that works in your favor- and your significant other too.
Ask your loved ones
Do you have family members or friends who held a wedding and they looked dashing on that day? These can be a well of vital information that will help you settle on the right look. They will guide you on what worked for them even on things like the best eye shadow for that day.
They will also lead you to amazing makeup artists. Dig around for information on the makeup artists they hired for the day. They will save you a lot of time as opposed to trying out different makeup artists.
Have a trial wedding makeup appointment
Once you have a makeup look you’ve settled on and a makeup artist on your hired list, schedule for a trial makeup appointment. Schedule the appointment at least three weeks before the wedding. This makeup appointment will save you from nasty surprises on the D-Day.
Ensure you bring with you several references to the trial. If you have a collection of makeup looks that you really dig, bring them for the makeup artist to see and advise.
During the appointment, have the makeup artist try a few looks on you. This will help you know what works for you and what not to try. Additionally, be your best self on this day. Ensure your hair is done properly and that you are adorned with jewelry to have a complete look of how you’ll be on the wedding day.
You also want to know how your makeup looks against your wedding dress. For this reason, wear a t-shirt that is a similar color to your wedding dress. Also, take a picture in daylight and with no flash to see how the whole look comes together.
Once you have a wedding makeup look, ensure you invest in a touch-up kit for the wedding day. This kit should have a makeup brush, mascara, concealer, blush, eyeliner, and lipstick. The kit will come in handy when you need to do some touching up.
Regardless of the makeup look you settle on, the key thing is to be confident. There’s no use feeling like an alien in your own skin. Ensure you feel good.
With hundreds of makeup looks to choose from, those tips will help narrow down the search for the ideal look for you. The makeup look should be consistent with your wedding theme, wedding dress and should survive the weather on the big day. Of course, try out the makeup look weeks before the big day.