Itís your day! The most special day of your life, so relax,
enjoy, and donít fret the small stuff. Life isnít perfect and
your wedding may have a few hick ups too, however if you go with
the flow youíll be less stressed and more radient.
Itís your day! Youíve got the perfect dress, veil, and shoes
Ė now you need the perfect makeup. Here are some Dos and Donít
tips to help you on your very special day.
1. Use a professional makeup artist if possible. Have a
pre-wedding consultation so your makeup artist already knows
what you want
2. If you decide to do your own makeup then
visit the cosmetic counter at least a month before your wedding
and have the consultant try different colors to see what looks
best on you
3. Do your makeup before dressing
Have your makeup done as close to the ceremony as possible
5. Have a facial two weeks prior to your wedding. If youíve not
had facials in the past we would recommend you start this
process 3-4 months prior to your wedding.
6. Use a primer
before applying your foundation. This will make your foundation
last longer. It is also a good idea to use an eye primer to
eliminate shadow creasing
7. Make certain your foundation
is an exact match to your skin tone
8. Use powdered rice
papers to eliminate any shine
9. Use a light to medium
lipstick that is long wearing.
If you will be having black
and white photos then add a layer of lip gloss
Exfoliating your lips will result in your lipstick lasting
11. Use translucent powder to set your makeup
12. Blend, blend, and blend again to make sure all your makeup
is smooth and even.
13. If you are prone to red eyes use
eye drops prior to the ceremony
14. Use water proof
mascara just incase the tears of joy appear
navy, or mahogany are your best options for eyeliner. Black or
brown may look too severe, especially if your wedding will be
held during the daytime and/or outdoors.
applying your makeup wear a button shirt that can be easily
removed when its time to dress.
17. Place a towel over
your head prior to slipping into your gown to avoid getting
makeup on your gown.
18. Don't forget your blush! A pop
of color on your cheeks is like an instant facelift.
If youíve had your hair professionally done and you will be
removing your veil, then have the stylist show your mom or
bridesmaids how to fix your style
20. A week before your
wedding rehearse your makeup Ė practice, practice, and practice
some more, until you perfect the look you want for your wedding
21. Treat nails at least a week prior to your wedding
to ensure you are not dealing with ragged or dry cuticles
22. If your wearing sandals then about a month before your
wedding start your foot treatment so your feet look as good as
the rest of you
** Don't **
1. Do not do your own
makeup. Have a professional makeup artist or a friend do it.
Chances are youíve got a bit of the jitters with all the
excitement which could result in you having difficulties doing
your own makeup
2. Donít make your foundation thick like
a mask. Light for overall eveness is best.
3. Donít use
shiny or shimmering products on dry skin
4. Donít overuse
5. Donít have a facial within the previous 48
hours of your wedding. Facials can occasionally have unexpected
results and you donít need any surprises.
6. Donít pop
any pre wedding zits, instead use Visine to take the red out
7. Donít fret or stress Ė go with the moment
Follow these tips and you'll look gorgous on your big day!
About the Author:
Sher from Estate
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