With wedding season fast approaching, it is only natural to have some tips and tricks given out so that any bride can look her absolute best on her special day. After all, it is the bride’s day, and all eyes should be on her because she will be the most beautiful woman in the room. Keep in mind that if a makeup artist is doing the makeup for the bride and bridesmaids, they should know these things and do them as well.
The first thing everyone should already know, and if not be extremely aware of, is waterproof mascara and eye liner. It’s a wedding, most people will be shedding a tear or two because of how beautiful it all is, so to prevent having a streak of black running down your face, wear the waterproof products. They may be a little more difficult to take off at the end of the night, but at least you won’t resemble Alice Cooper for half the event. The plus side of waterproof eye liner and mascara is that there will not be a need to reapply any product after a few tears of joy.
When it comes to wearing lipstick, do not assume that it will last all night. Between eating, drinking, possibly kissing, it will slowly start to disappear. Purchase the colour of liner and lipstick you want to wear instead of having the makeup artist use their own so that after eating and drinking, you are able to reapply it when it comes off. Unless you are going to be using a lip stain on your lips, there will be times throughout the evening that it will need to be reapplied. Also, the liner will prevent any feathering of the lipstick, as well as after applying the liner and lipstick, dab around the lips with face powder to give that extra defence against feathering, especially if gloss is involved.
If you are going to get your eyebrows (and in some cases upper lip) waxed, be sure to do this a couple of days before the big day. If you do this the day of or even the night before you risk having the skin be red and irritated, which will not look or feel pleasant. Also, it will open up areas that the hair was in and could cause a pimple after applying makeup, which is not what anyone wants on their big day. It is usually recommended by most makeup artists that do a consult with the bride long before the big day that any waxing gets done a couple of days prior to the wedding. Even if you get waxed on a regular basis and it never happens, would you really want to risk it?
Spray tans can be a great way to get some colour for a wedding, as well as even out the skin tone if you are sporting some unwanted tan lines. The thing about spray tans though is that, if you do not usually get them, or have never gotten one, get one done a month or two before the big day. Sometimes, depending on the product used, the skin will take differently to certain products and could turn orange, which no one wants to happen. This way it will be like a test run for when it is done before the big day. Also, like waxing, get it done a few days before the wedding so that it has time to set in.
Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid or guest at a wedding, all these tips can be helpful if not thought of before. They will work for the coming wedding season, as well as any other major event that you want to look amazing for!
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