The big day is coming up; you’ve already ordered all of your water lilies and you’ve picked out unique little table toppers for each of the guest’s tables. You’ve even gone as far as to preorder a custom made cake topper to show everyone just how truly unique your wedding is really going to be. There’s only one thing left to do, and that’s make sure your bridal makeup is looking the best possible for your big day.
Timing is everything when planning your big look. You want to make sure that you’re planning three to five weeks before your wedding. During that time you should be considering a few things. Initially you want to make sure that your face is as clean and smooth as possible. Make sure that during this initial cleaning and smoothing – and really during the entire bridal makeup process – that you’re using oil free products. Make sure that after you’ve cleaned and smoothed your face that you apply a primer and base for your eyes and face. This helps the makeup application move much faster and smoother.
Applying foundation and concealer is important for that fact that it helps cover pesky blemishes, red spots, and so on. Once you’re cleaned and primed it’s time to make some contrast. Applying foundation with a stippling technique will help you achieve a more natural look; this should be done with a brush or a sponge. Concealer should go on after foundation with two different types: one for the eyes and one for the face. If going for contrast you should use a peach color so that it contrasts with the colors of your eyelids.
One thing that is very important to consider is that your bridal makeup doesn’t end up running or fading; one way to do this is to use cake liner instead of pencil eye liner. This tends to last a very long time and doesn’t run as the day goes on. If you set it with some powder, it will go even longer. Using waterproof makeup is a good way to fight off the inevitable tears. Use makeup that will seal in eye shadow and eye liner to prevent your shadow and liner from streaming.
And last but not least, make sure you carry some touchup products, just in case of emergency. This shouldn’t be anything to crazy; some lip color to touch up throughout the wedding. Oil blotting sheets are a must have as 1), they help keep your face shine free, and 2), they are much faster and easier than powdering your face. Q-tips are good to have to clean out those hard to reach areas such as the corners of your eyes.