When getting ready for your big day, it’s all about everything being perfect. You’re putting a lot of effort into arranging and organizing a perfect wedding and you – the bride – are the center of attention. If you have a makeup professional to back you up, the better! But if you’ve considered a less expensive approach – you can try and do your own makeup at home! After all, who knows your features better than you? Not to mention you’ll have an extra buck to spend on something nice after the wedding. Here we’ll give you a guide and tips on how to prep perfectly for your wedding.
Make sure that you have a few rounds of practice before your big day. Start about a month before the wedding, and give it a few runs until the day of the wedding. That way you can find just the right look and prep yourself to be more efficient when the time comes. Besides that, you can try and take pictures of yourself from various angles and lighting, to see if it’s up to your standards when the time for snapping real bridal photos comes.
The most important part of any preparation is skin care. If you have a habit of moisturizing daily, then good for you! If not, start immediately or at least a month or two before the wedding. Just use regular moisturizer and let it seep into your skin for about 15 minutes. Also, avoid stress (however impossible that sounded, please do so) and don’t allow yourself to stay dehydrated, as it affects your skin in more ways than you can imagine.
Primer is your best friend when it comes to makeup. Find one that suits your skin type and apply it all over your face, especially wrinkles. Try finding one that is silicone-free, because others might make your makeup slide right off your skin. The face primer helps for the foundation to last longer. It will also act like a barrier between the skin and the foundation.
After applying primer over any textured areas, such as wrinkles or breakouts, it’s time for the foundation. You probably use this ever so often so you know which one suits you best. Just make sure to even it out nicely and look out for stains. If your wedding is going to be outside, it would be a good idea to use foundation with SPF. However, if that’s not the case, avoid it altogether because it can make your face look too light for your body.
Now’s not the time to try out a smoky eye unless a dark smoky eye is your go-to. However, that’s not really the point, as you’re making the best version of yourself and you don’t want to look like a completely different person. If you normally wear nude shadows, jazz it up with a shimmery nude shadow, but lay off the darker shades if that's not what you're used to. As for the eye liner, use anything that makes you feel comfortable. A smooth line or a cheeky cat-eye can do just about right.
What you’re lacking in eye shadow and other eye makeup, you compensate with your lashes. The bigger, the better! Eyelash extensions Sydney recommend every bride to try some false lashes for their wedding. There is a wide variety of lashes you can choose from and they will make you look gorgeous on your big day. If that’s not your thing though, make sure to use a waterproof mascara that can endure all the hugging, sweating and crying, and whatever you do, don’t curl your lashes with a curler after you’ve applied mascara, as it will make it look broken.
Blush and contouring
If you have a blush, put it on your cheeks by upward movements to the hairline while smiling. It will give you a natural glow and color that will make your face pop. As for the contouring, depending on the shape of your face, you can find many guides on how to properly contour your face. It usually just revolves around you sucking up your cheeks and filling the hollows with a brown matte powder. Highlight your cheekbones, forehead and nose, and you’re ready to mingle.
You probably know what’s best for your lips. For a plump look, first moisturize your lips and remove any excess skin or flakes by gently rubbing your lips with a tissue. Apply some lip liner and your favorite lip stick and/or lip gloss. If you’re not sure which lipstick to use, stick with matte – it looks natural and it won’t kiss off on your hubby’s lips.
Planning a wedding is super tough, but not all stages of it can be stressful. Follow these tips and you’ll look your best on your big day, dazzling everyone that comes to witness your celebration of love!
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