Planning for your big day can make you happy, giddy and more than a little stressed. In addition to planning the reception, organizing the attendants, fitting your gown and reserving the building, you may have little time to think about your makeup. Don’t skimp on this area of planning. After all, your wedding day may produce more photos of your lovely face than on any other day in your entire life. Although makeup is an important consideration on your wedding day, planning to look your best on this special day doesn’t require large amounts of time or money.
Avoiding mistakes and oversights requires preparation. Look through magazine photographs to determine which look and style you prefer. Select photographs of individuals with similar facial features and skin tone. Place your favorite photos in your bridal planning scrapbook, along with the photos of your decorations, flower arrangements, veils and shoes. Seeing how well everything looks together on paper can help you avoid costly mistakes.
Even though you want to look your best and make certain your makeup lasts throughout your wedding, too much makeup can make you appear overdone. Focus your makeup on your most attractive features and allow other areas to remain naturally beautiful. Emphasize your best features with a little darker makeup than normal, to help them show up in photographs.
Practice Makes Perfect
Purchase your makeup and practice creating your desired look. Take your time and experiment with your products, especially if you don’t normally wear makeup. A brief session with a make-up artist can provide valuable information on application techniques. You might also discover that she will have recommendations about things to try that you hadn’t even considered.
Prepare for Tears
Many brides experience overwhelming emotions on their big day. That’s only natural, but don’t let your tears ruin your makeup. Apply waterproof eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara. These products resist the running and smearing caused by shedding tears.
Subdue the Shine
Although you want to glow on your wedding day, too much shine can seem oily in photographs. Use a slightly yellow-based powder to keep your skin looking natural in your photographs. Avoid powders that contain shimmery ingredients. Matte finishes photograph better and remain on your skin longer, keeping your skin looking healthy and fresh.
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