Published on February 18, 2014
The Brides Guide To Wedding Makeup Wedding makeup can be difficult to get right, particularly if you don’t normally wear any at all. And even if you do wear make up regularly you won’t want to stick with your normal appearance for your wedding day. To begin with you should plan your make up in plenty of time, just as you would everything else. Don’t leave it until the last moment because you will want to experiment and find something that looks and feels good for you.
Some women opt for the services of a makeup artist but if you are on a tight budget you may want to forego this part of the wedding preparations. If you are used to putting on your own make up and you are quite experienced at it you can do without this aspect of the wedding if you feel confident enough to do so. One key point to remember when considering wedding makeup is not to do something wildly different to what you would normally do. For example if you naturally wear earthy colours don’t suddenly change and think of wearing something completely different. Every woman has colours which naturally suit her and those are the ones you should focus on for your wedding day.
You should obviously be looking your best for your big day, and as such wearing the right wedding makeup can make you feel more confident. Make sure you have all the make up items you require well in advance. Buy some concealer if you don’t already have some, just in case the dreaded spot decides to surface on the day! And if it does don’t try and squeeze it – it will always look worse. Simply cover it and forget about it if you can. One key point to remember is not just to see what your wedding make up looks like in the mirror. You should of course try out what you are planning to wear in the make up department before the day itself, just as you will try on your wedding dress and everything else that is needed. But once you have done this make sure you get a friend to take a quick picture or two of you. This has nothing to do with vanity – it gives you a chance to see how your make up will look in the wedding photos. If it needs touching up to make you look your best, it is better to find out before the fact than afterwards when the photos have already been taken on the day itself.
Whatever degree of make up you decide to wear in the end, it should always make you feel comfortable. If you don’t generally wear much at all then even the smallest amount could make you feel self conscious and it is likely to feel more visible to everyone watching. As always your feelings are paramount and while you want to please your partner, who will be waiting to watch you walk up the aisle, you don’t want to scare him either!