Although you may care about your appearance all the time, few events in your life compare with your wedding day. With all eyes on you, your big day requires special effort to look your best. Not only should your makeup last through the festivities, it needs to enhance your beauty in your photographs. As with many other aspects of your wedding day, careful planning and preparation can guarantee the best results. This big event calls for special consideration when it comes to choosing and applying your makeup.
Practice Your Presentation
With the many different color schemes and wedding themes, making your makeup requires a practice run. Meet with a makeup artist to experiment with colors and cosmetics. If a professional makeup artist isn’t in your budget, visit the makeup counters of your local department stores. Many of these centers will provide valuable advice and allow you to try samples of their products.
Prepare for Stormy Weather
Even indoor weddings require moisture protection. Shedding tears is a natural part of the emotional atmosphere that prevails during weddings. Even if you seldom cry, take makeup precautions, just in case. Use waterproof eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow to reduce your chances of ending up resembling a raccoon at your wedding.
Match Your Foundation
Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone. Avoid a line of demarcation between your covered skin and your bare neck by matching the shade of your makeup to the skin around your jaw. Apply some foundation to this area and go outdoors to check the appearance under the natural light of the sun. The correct shade will seem to disappear, leaving your skin looking smooth and even.
Pick Your Best Feature
Rather than apply a thick layer of makeup to all your features, pick your best feature and add a little emphasis. Play up your eyes with a contrasting color of shadow or call attention to your lips with makeup.
Keep your lip liner and lipstick in a small purse during your wedding day. Even long-lasting makeup can fade and wear off after repeated kissing, drinking and talking. Touch up your lip makeup throughout the day by keeping these products handy.
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