Wedding MakeUp

On such a special day most brides want a totally different makeup scheme to their usual look, but many are worried about getting it wrong and ending up looking garish or overdone. Finding an experienced makeup artist, who will come up with a wedding makeup combination that suits both your skin tone and your wedding style, can ensure that you look beautiful in your wedding photos.

Your makeup artist should have a wide range of styles in their repertoire and they should be prepared to listen to what you want, whilst also making suggestions themselves if they feel something you ask for might not suit you or your wedding style. When you have a trial your makeup artist should try out a few different looks to make sure they get exactly what you want, rather than settling for the first try. If you aren’t happy with your makeup trial, either book another appointment or find another makeup artist.

Choose colours that match your complexion. Generally brunettes look good in warm shades of plum, cream and copper, while blondes can carry off colder shades such as lavender, blue-grey and teal. Redheads look stunning in peach, grey or moss green. Very few brides get through the day without a few tears of joy, so make sure you avoid panda eyes by using good quality waterproof mascara. This can also double up as waterproof liquid eyeliner; just dip the eyeliner brush in the mascara tube.

If you want to make any changes to your skin care and beauty routine, do so several weeks before the wedding. Getting a facial or using a new beauty product the week before the big day can provoke a very ill timed breakout.

Getting the perfect complexion on your wedding day can take more than a good foundation. The stress of wedding planning can cause breakouts and bad skin, so take time to relax and pamper yourself before the big day. Drink plenty of water and fruit smoothies, and try to limit the amount of coffee and alcohol you consume. Get into the habit of cleansing and moisturising daily, preferably several weeks before the wedding.

Eye makeup is both glamorous and elegant, with soft colourful shades enhanced by several coats of mascara, or possibly even false eyelashes. Lips are lined to create fullness, and lipstick is topped with a little shimmering lip gloss. Red is the hottest trend in lip colour, but if you feel this is a little over the top, or doesn’t really suit you, ask your make up artist to recommend a shade that complements your skin tone.