You want your wedding day to be perfect in every way – from the venue, the food, your wedding cake, your dress and with every bit of planning that needs to be done you shouldn’t forget the most important aspect – you!
Your skin is the basis for your wedding day makeup as this is where it all begins. If you don’t already have one, start a skincare regimen now. Using a facial moisturizer with a SPF of at least 15 is a great way of limiting your exposure to the sun in the weeks before your wedding.
Remember that healthy glowing skin also depends on your drinking plenty of water, eating right, getting the proper exercise and plenty of sleep.
If you decide to get a facial, have it done at least two weeks before your wedding.
Schedule your final facial waxing at least a week before your wedding. If you’ve never had your eyebrows shaped, start two months in advance to create the perfect look. Don’t pluck your eyebrows the day of your wedding or you may end up with red bumps.
Creating the Flawless Face
Most brides want to look like themselves, but glowing. Primer is a staple before applying foundation. It helps set makeup without settling into the pores. Choose a lightweight foundation that blends perfectly into your neckline and natural undertone.
The next step is to set the foundation with powder applied with a brush for a flawless complexion that will last the entire day.
It’s a good idea for your eye makeup to look natural but intensified. Begin with a neutral shadow as a base and highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye with a light shimmer shadow for a fresh look to the eye. Finish the look with a soft shadow liner and mascara, mascara, mascara.
It’s important to wear a rosy, soft, natural matte blush. Stay away from blushes with shimmer or darker shades as they will look harsh in your wedding pictures.
The Perfect Smile
Begin a tooth whitening treatment at least two weeks before the wedding.
To help your lip color last all day, start with a soft liner and pencil the entire lip area. Then pick a lipstick and apply a layer of gloss over the top. A little shine is the finishing touch to the bridal glow.
Remember, keep your makeup clean and classic. Great wedding photos will reflect how beautiful you look and the makeup you wear should only enhance your features. Most of all, relax, enjoy your family and friends and a day that is forever yours.