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on your engagement! There will be a lot of planning
to do in the months ahead. One thing you don't
want to overlook is thinking about whether you
want to do your own makeup for your wedding
or hire a professional. Whatever you decide,
you'll want to look picture perfect for this
very special day!
started on a skin care regimen. If you don't
get regular facials, make sure you start at
least a few months before the big day. A facial
will get your face in tip top shape for that
perfect makeup application. Don't plan on starting
the week before your wedding day. Having a facial
can pull impurities to the surface, and you
do not want to break out the week of your big
day. Drink plenty of water. Your skin needs
proper hydration to look its best.
magazines are the best source to help you find
the look you want to achieve. Tear out pictures
of makeup applications that you would like to
see yourself wearing. Practice your makeup before
the big day. You do not want to do it the day
of your wedding and end up with makeup you are
not happy with. A preview consultation should
be set up with your makeup artist 6 - 8 weeks
before the wedding. Take pictures from your
magazines with you. This will help your makeup
artist get an idea as to how you want to look
on your wedding day. If you prefer doing your
own wedding makeup, do have a makeup lesson
with a makeup artist at least 3 months before
the date. This will give you practice time to
perfect your look.
need to take into consideration the lighting.
Different lighting warrants different makeup.
Nighttime lighting tends to show less and a
stronger makeup should be applied. Day lighting
tends to be more natural. Also, keep in mind
the kind of pictures you will be taking. Black
and white or color pictures will determine what
kind of makeup you'll need as well. Ask your
makeup artist to help you determine what colors
will best suit you.
sure your foundation matches exactly. If you
normally don't wear foundation, you definitely
should think about doing so for your wedding.
Keep your makeup natural. Less is more. Think
"classic." Don't do anything dramatic or different
if it is not your style. Remember these pictures
reflect who you are and should bring out your
own natural beauty. Wear a waterproof mascara
for those "tears of joy" and wear eyeshadows
that have a matte finish. Frosts and glitters
do not do well in pictures. Let's not forget
those lips!! Stay with colors that are complimentary
to your skin tone. It is okay to wear a deeper
shade of pink if you know that pinks look good
on you. You can definitely wear reds as well,
but make sure the undertones are complimentary
to your skin tone.
you do decide to use a makeup artist, which
definitely is the less stressful way to go,
they are usually available to stay for picture
touch ups for a nominal fee. Make sure your
artist gives you the lipstick and lip liner
colors she used on your face so that you can
purchase these items to keep in your purse for
touch ups. Definitely have your lipstick, lip
liner, and blotting papers easily available
at all times, even if this means assigning someone
in your wedding party to hold them for you.
This is all you will need to keep your face
Get lots of rest, stay stress free and pamper
yourself! Have your hairstylist and makeup artist
come to you. It is your day to shine!
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