You have picked your dream wedding dress, all the details have been planned by Cleopatra’s Weddings, and the big day has finally come! You are full of happiness ready to sparkle and now is the time for your very last touch.
From my experience one of the things that most of the brides concerned is how they’ll look fresh and shiny on their most important day of their lives.
Make-up is trully a major factor.
First of all, you have to make sure the make-up artist has a great experience in bridal make up so you can calm and let yourself on their expert hands.
In this post together with my loyal and creative make-up artist, i will present you a bridal make-up trial we had with a future bride.
It was a shinny day and quite hot i would say so, instead of having the trial in bride’s home we decided to go somewhere outside and take advantage of the sun!
Bride, make-up artist and I met in one of my favourite coffee shops “Libretto cafe” located in the local centre market in Argostoli town, where we had also the time to enjoy a great coffee and discuss further ideas for her wedding day!
Durring planning i concentrate to your dreams and your preferences so i can create your own tailor made wedding, expressing your personality and make it unique as well as memorable.
What’s more, finding a consequential article in Marie Claire magazine giving advices for a perfect bridal make up i would really liked to share with you.
Bridal make-up tips
So lets have a look which are the expert’s advices.
1. ‘Make sure you have your trial at least three weeks, but no more than 5 weeks, before your wedding. If you plan on using fake tan for the big day, have a test run before your make-up trial so that your artist can see what colour your skin becomes with the tan,’ says M·A·C Senior Artist, Rebecca Butterworth.
2. ‘Wear a white t-shirt if you’re having your make-up test in a store so that you can see how the make-up looks against a pale colour and take a picture of yourself in day light (with no flash) to see how it looks before you purchase anything,’ says celebrity make-up maestro Caroline Barnes.
3. ‘Emphasize your eyes by brightening any darkness under them with corrector and concealer,’ says Bobbi Brown.
4.’ Bring references to your make-up trial. Start looking for images of make-up that you really like and bring them with you on the day. Try to identify what it is you like about the make-up in the image and take into account that if you have the skin colour of Dita Von Teese then the make-up of Kim Kardashian won’t necessarily translate onto you,’ says Rebecca from M·A·C.
5. ‘Remember that bridal make-up needs to have enough colour to compensate for the whiteness of the dress. There’s a big difference between everyday clothes and a wedding dress, so there should be difference in your make-up, too. Start by making sure your skin looks even and smooth, and then add colour to your cheeks and lips to give them a glow,’ says Bobbi Brown.
6. ‘Use individual eyelashes – they’re a brilliant way to make your eyes stand out and look far more subtle than a full strip
. Go for differing lengths to create a really natural fluttery look and nestle them in between your natural lashes rather than fixing them on top,’ says Rebecca.
7. ‘Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place,’ says Caroline Barnes.
8. ‘Research application methods as they might differ slightly from your everyday make-up routine. For example, if you prefer to line with a shadow, make it last longer by applying it with a slightly damp eyeliner brush,’ says Bobbi.
3. ‘Trowel it on. It’s a total myth that your make-up has to be plastered on for the photographs. Lots of wedding photography is done in natural light, and if you choose a heavy base the make-up will look obvious. In terms of flash, you just need to ensure that your T Zone is matte and that can be achieved with fine translucent powders and blotting powders, not layers of make-up,’ says Caroline.
4. ‘Go for anything too trend-led. It’s worth bearing in mind that you’ll have to live with photos from your wedding for the rest of your life, so it’s best to avoid statement looks and opt for something more classic; that glittery eyeliner you saw on a Parisian catwalk might look super pretty and modern now, but chances are it’ll look tired and dated in twenty years’ time. This isn’t to say that you’ll have to make yourself up in a symphony of beiges though if you’re used to a more punchy make-up – vintage wedding dresses in particular can look breathtaking with a classic old Hollywood lipstick colour,’ says Alex Babsky.
5. ‘Be scared of going a bit brighter. Neutral, brown, and pale lip colours can look washed out in photographs, so choose a lipstick that’s one or two shades brighter than what you would normally wear. If you usually wear a neutral hue, it should be worn as a base, with a pink or rose colour on top. If you typically wear dark lipstick, use that as the base, and apply a brighter pink on top to give the colour a lift. Pinks, roses and plums are all great, classic choices for brides,’ says Bobbi.
8. ‘Go too dark on the eyes. Define your eyes by applying colour in the crease, but avoid using a shade that’s too dense, as it can detract from the eyes themselves,’ says Bobbi.
9. ‘Go too glossy or too matte. It’s best to avoid lipsticks at either end of the texture scale; too glossy and they’ll only last five minutes whilst too matte and they may leave your lips dry and cakey by the time it’s the moment to kiss your groom. A moisturising, satin-y finish lipstick is best for a wedding – this kind of formula will keep your lips looking their best and will wear off the most evenly and naturally; several thin layers, blotted between applications will give the most long-lasting finish,’ says Alex.