Wedding make up is one of the most important elements of a bride’s wedding makeup. From subtle smoky eyes to sleekly-toned skin and even that odd red lip, there are all the wedding make up must-haves you’ll need to take you through your special day, and some helpful tips for how to get that perfect wedding day make up look! Wedding make up is a lot more than foundation and lipstick; it’s about having the right look for the wedding gown, the flowers, and the photography. In addition to wedding make up, here are a few other things you should plan for in advance: guest lists, dresses, invitations, cakes, favors, and cake toppers
The guest list. This may seem like an easy one, but what the bride doesn’t know that a large portion of the cost of a wedding will go toward paying for the entertainment? Whether you’re hiring a DJ or entertainment group, make sure you’re also getting your entertainment in on the details of your wedding makeup. If you have any specific requests, let the event planner to know so you don’t waste money hiring someone who can’t meet your expectations.
The dress. The bride will be the picture of perfection from head to toe, so you want to choose a dress that will flatter your best features. Look for a wedding makeup artist with experience working with brides-to-be on their wedding dresses. The artist will likely have a portfolio of work he or she can show you. This will give you an idea of what styles the photographer likes best, which will help you narrow down your options and provide the basis for your discussions with the artist. Your chosen makeup artist should be able to discuss the dress with you, showing you the types of colors and shades they feel will work best with your skin tone and hair style.
The hairstyle. Your makeup artist should know how a bride’s facial features will look like on her big day. He or she should be able to offer advice on how to make your hair look like it’s been scalded with hot curling irons, how to apply fake fur and hair extensions, and recommend the best products to add moisture and volume to your locks. It’s okay to get a little adventurous with color, but if you want your hairstyle to last, stick to subtle shades and avoid any extreme highlights or coloring.
The accessories. This is where most brides forget about their wedding makeup artist and spend the big day looking like a clown. This can lead to a big day ruined by frown lines, eye bags, and an uneven chin. Make sure your event planner has a full arsenal of cosmetics ready and available for use by the event staff, volunteers, and guests. Get a head start on your event planning early by pre-arranging for key makeup artists and painters to come to your location to give you time to put together your overall look. Don’t be afraid to hire a few extra help for the evening so that your wedding makeup artist can focus on other jobs, such as dress coordination and table decorations.
The dress. It may seem unimportant, but the right wedding makeup artist can really pull off the right dress for your big day. He or she will be able to give your skin the special treatment it needs so that your complexion is the picture-perfect color all day long. If you’ve had a bad experience in the past with getting a wedding dress to look good, this is a job where you shouldn’t pass up the chance to try again.