Your wedding is probably the most-photographed day of your life. There are so many things you want to make sure are perfect on your big day from seating arrangements, music, catering, and décor. Some aspects of planning take a back seat like your wedding day makeup. As far as makeup goes it should be at the top of the list according to brides.com. You want to avoid makeup blunders because pictures last forever. Below are some wedding day makeup tips.
Take Your Wedding Season Into Consideration
Brides should tailor their foundation selection to the weather or season they’ll be facing on their wedding day. If it’s in winter you will want a foundation that won’t look too dry or flat. If it’s summer you don’t want anything that gets too shiny too fast. If your wedding takes place from daytime to nighttime, opt for something long-wearing. For summer brides use an anti-shine water-resistant primer and a fuller coverage foundation.
Have a Makeup Trial
Most freelance makeup artists will offer a bridal trial separate to the actual wedding day. The trial is so important both for the makeup artist and for you. Having the chance to try different looks means that on the day you are going to be feeling confident and happy in the knowledge that the look you are wearing is right for you, is going to last, and make you look your best in pictures.
Choose a Lipstick or Balm You Feel Comfortable In
Your lips are very important to flatter the way you look in pictures. Brides should spend time at the makeup counter and try on all the possible shades, you’ll know which one works for you aesthetically. You want something that will last all day and not smear or run. Of course, touchups will be necessary before key wedding events during the day or key photographs.
Drink Lots of Water Before the Big Day
This is one of the most important wedding day makeup tips. Hydrated skin will allow for the best application of makeup on your wedding day. It will also help prevent skin breakouts or blemishes for pictures.
Use Waterproof Products
Use waterproof makeup products for everything. If you tear up, be sure to have a beauty blender on-hand to blot. That will press the product into the skin instead of leaving streaks or wiping the makeup product away.
Keep a Few Products On-Hand Throughout the Day
Be sure to have an extra lipstick and blotting papers with you throughout the whole day. Translucent powder or blotting papers for shine is key to keep on-hand. Blotting papers are a must as well as a pressed powder in a compact so you have a mirror on-hand, and a lipstick or lipgloss to touch up throughout the day.
Use a Teeth Whitening Product
A smile is something you’ll be wearing all day that day, and you’ll want your pearly whites white especially for photographs.