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Is the big date approaching much faster than you anticipated? Take a deep breath, and get back to your checklist – a part of which is definitely hair and makeup. Every bride has an image in her head of exactly how she wants to look on her wedding day, but the look doesn’t just appear on your face all by itself – it takes meticulous planning and many trials, and here are the steps to get you there.
When to Start
It is never too early to start trying out your makeup look. Even if it will be done by a professional, you can start experimenting yourself to see what works best. You don’t want to leave anything to chance: if you are getting a fake tan, try it a month before to see how it is going to look and whether your skin will have a reaction. If you are planning on using a specific brand of makeup and skincare on the big day – start using it two weeks in advance to see how your skin reacts, and to make sure you have enough time for any bad reaction to pass. If you are dyeing your hair, do it at least a few days in advance, so that you have enough time to redo it if it doesn’t turn out exactly as you want it.
Get the Perfect Look
What your final makeup is going to look like is 100% your decision, but there are some general tips that you might find helpful when planning.
Let your eyes stand out – concealing any dark circles around your eyes, extending your eyelashes and putting strategic highlights are all great ways to let your eyes shine and be the focus of your look. If you nail your eye makeup, everything else will be a breeze.
Stick to lighter lips – Of course, this is a personal choice, but if you want a traditional, gentle look, going for a nude or light pink lip will be your best option. It also comes in handy for practical reasons – a dark red stain will be a lot more noticeable on your white dress!
Sculpt your face – contouring your face will make sure that you look amazing from every angle.
If Hiring a Professional
You will want to try out your look at least once before your wedding, and multiple times if you weren’t satisfied with your first one. When you go to your makeup artist, wear a white shirt, or whichever color your wedding attire will be. Tell them exactly what you want them to do, and the more references you bring – the happier you will be with your look. However, you have to let the professionals do their job because something you think looks great on a model might not suit your face at all.
Get the Right Photographer
Even the best makeup in the world cannot save you from a bad photographer. You need someone who knows how to work the right angles, has the best quality lighting and will work with you to give you what you want. Perfect Moment Photography is a great choice for anyone who wants a perfectly tailored package. Before making a decision, you can check their portfolio.
Once your wedding day is behind you, you will not be worried about your makeup, your hair or even your dress. The most important part will be the person who will be sitting next to you, remembering all of those memories with you.