Wedding Makeup Tips by Katie Jones
You’re all geared up with little details for your big day. From table linen, flowers, dresses, caterers, and the wedding cake to shoes, accessories, and wedding favours – you’re ready for it all. The only thing left for you now is to concentrate on yourself.
Once you’ve decided on your wedding dress and had your fitting done, it’s obvious that you would want to look the prettiest on your wedding day!
You can either have a few test runs done with a makeup professional or you can do your makeup yourself.
Whichever option you choose, Katie from Orla James says you should use products that are tried and tested earlier. She recently attended a wedding where the bride used a new foundation that turned clumpy on her face! Don’t let this happen to you. Only use makeup products that you are comfortable with and have previously used on your skin to avoid any last minute surprises.
Let us help you with a few wedding makeup tips that are out of the ordinary:
Lighten your under-eyes:
You will be on your toes the entire day and may feel a little tired. Your under eyes will start looking grey and tired. Use a concealer to brighten and cover your under eyes. As the day progresses, your face will remain fresh and bright looking. Using a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone to cover and brighten your eyes will enhance your eyeshadow to look striking. You can also accentuate your brows with concealer on your brow bone.
Shape and Shade your eyebrows:
Shape your eyebrows with hard wax, threading, or tweezers a week prior to your wedding day. On the morning of your big day, do not forget to lightly fill your brows out with an eyebrow pencil that is the closest shade to your hair colour.
Cameras and lights always catch imperfections that are visible in photos. Shade your eyebrows to ensure you are picture perfect all day long.
You might get a little emotional on your wedding day. If not, you might feel a little perspiration because of the lights or the weather. This is especially true of summer weddings. Waterproof makeup helps keep your makeup looking fresh and clean throughout the ceremony and reception. It also helps to have waterproof mascara in case you get a little emotional.
Blend your makeup with a sponge or beauty blender:
Avoid using your fingers and brushes as much as possible. Fingers generate body heat as you apply your makeup and might mess up the color and tone of your products. Another trick is to keep your fingers as far away from your face as possible to avoid unnecessary smudging, dirt, and fingerprints! Brushes tend to leave strokes of foundation or concealer and contour powders. Avoid all these issues by blending your makeup (with a sponge) directly onto your skin. Remember, the camera catches all imperfections.
Reapply your lipstick throughout the day:
You will keep smiling and talking on the day of your wedding. Keep reapplying your lipstick after you eat or drink. Always have your lipstick shade handy (preferably with one of your bridesmaids) so that you don’t have to carry it on you at all times.
Use trusted eye drops:
Many brides experience last-minute jitters and nervousness on the day of the wedding. This might show up in your eyes too. If you haven’t slept well the night prior, you might wake up with red eyes the morning of! Use trusted eye drops to whiten your eyes and soothe any redness you might develop. You can also do this the previous night before you sleep so that you wake up with fresh, clear looking eyes.
Use oil blotting sheets:
Makeup can get oily or greasy as the day progresses. Use oil blotting sheets or matte sprays on your makeup every 3 – 4 hours to look fresh and dewy all day long. Ensure you choose a sheet that won’t blot your makeup and instantly removes any excess oils from your face.
Remember it’s your wedding day and you must look picture perfect all day long. Use makeup shades that are closest to your skin tones and avoid too many dark colors on your face. Instead of dark eyeshadow and smoky eyes for the ceremony, you could opt for pinks and peaches on your skin. Similarly, opt for darker shades during evening weddings and receptions to look your best! Most importantly, keep smiling. Nothing makes you look prettier than a gorgeous smile.