Your wedding day is the most photographed day of your life. You will be in hundreds, if not thousands of photos. It's essential that your makeup lasts the whole day. Wedding makeup application is a specialized art. An experienced makeup artist knows how your makeup will look in a photograph. It's an extra cost, and well worth it. The first step is to look for someone who specializes in bridal makeup and has a portfolio. Schedule a trial makeup session a month or so before the wedding day. You want to make sure you're both on the same page. Your wedding day is not the time to try something completely new and out of your comfort zone. It's important to choose a makeup look that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
We love Chloe's captivating choice of bridal makeup. Becca, lead makeup artist for Unveiled Beauty describes Chloe's makeup as a timeless look. She does not wear makeup on a day-to-day basis so she wanted to give her a bridal look that was the most beautiful version of herself. The natural, soft glam application for her eyes and complexion complements her natural features. The well-blended eyeshadow in neutral tones with a little bit of shimmer achieves a gorgeous bridal glow. A thin stroke of eyeliner along the lash line defines the eyes, a coat or two of mascara build up the lashes and the brows are filled in to frame the eyes. Chloe loves a red lip, so she finished the look with a classic Marilyn Monroe inspired lip! It's a timeless and elegant look. Becca stresses that the most important part of bridal makeup is giving your bride a look that makes them feel beautiful, while still looking like themselves. It's not the time for makeup trends.
The foundation of exceptional bridal makeup is healthy and well-prepped skin. Every bride wants glowing skin on her wedding day. To get your skin in top form, we recommend starting early. Get on a good skincare routine at least six months before your wedding, including your decollete (throat to bosom) and lips. No foundation will look good without a smooth and exfoliated skin. On a day that you are so photographed, you want your skin to be smooth and flawless. That also goes for your hands and nails. Exfoliate the backs of your hands and use hand cream and cuticle oil every day.
Don't forget about the bridesmaid's makeup, they will be in dozens of photos with you. You don't want them with different hair and makeup that will stand out. Make sure to give them some guidelines so everyone looks cohesive. Better yet, have their makeup applied professionally as well.
There are many makeup mistakes that can be avoided by hiring a professional artist. We've seen dark contouring instead of rosy cheeks, harsh black liner creating under eye shadows, overdone powder settling into fine lines and no makeup at all.
Your wedding day is all about being the most radiant version of yourself. That's why we advocate choosing a bridal makeup look that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
If you're makeup-savvy and choose to do your own makeup, don't wait until the big day. Take time to experiment with different looks in advance, and find the one that truly reflects your style and personality. As with anything wedding-related, it takes planning. It requires trial and error, and a professional set of brushes. Remember "blend is your friend".