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One thing I wish I had done for my wedding day was had my hair and make-up done. I did both myself, because I like to be in control of those kinds of things, but it would have been nice to sit in a chair, relax, and let someone else work their magic.
My makeup was simply what I wore every day, albeit a bit darker, and I pinned my short bob half up to get it off my face. Everything was simple, which was perfectly fitting for my wedding day.
If I were to be getting married these days, I’d have a little bit more fun picking out a hairstyle and makeup for the big day!
When it comes to bridal makeup, I’ve seen it done very right, and very, very wrong. I’ve seen brides that wear light makeup in their day to day routine, walk down the aisle with black-smokey eyes and it just looks too intense! Conversely, if you go too light with your makeup for your wedding day, you may not be thrilled with how that translates on photos.
The key is to wear enough makeup to be flattering and complimentary, without going overboard. If you are having your makeup done by a professional, make sure you do a trial run-through. It’s essential. And the same goes for the hair. The goal is to look like yourself, in perfect lighting with 12 hours of sleep. Makeup is helpful to amplify natural beauty, so keep that in mind on your wedding day.
Starting with a hydrating face cream is the perfect way to prep your skin for a beautiful makeup application. Find a full-coverage foundation that melts into the skin instead of sitting on top of it. Hit the high points of your face with a highlighter (the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is perfect for this) and contour the parts you want to hide. If you are doing your makeup yourself, check out this fool-proof contouring video.
Pink blush, pink lips, and light pink nails are perfect for any wedding day. It’s youthful, fun, and always adds a beautiful glow and color to your skin.
If you are looking for a smokey eye, don’t underestimate the power of browns and greys. False lashes at the outer corners will help open your eyes up a bit, give them beautiful definition, and even add a bit of darkness to your eye area as well. And make sure you pick your favorite waterproof mascara to finish everything off!
If you are trying out a new skin care line, or even a new liquid foundation, give it a few weeks to see how your skin reacts to it. Perhaps 2 months before the big day? The same goes for a facial or any other skin treatment — make sure you give your skin some time to calm down in case there is a bad reaction.
All in all, the natural bridal glow is hard to avoid on your wedding day, and the joy in getting dressed in white to begin the next chapter of your life is the most beautiful thing of all.