Wedding makeup tones are simple and often very neutral, although it is an art to create as it has to be just perfect. It is your special day and is should be!
Whether you are laughing it off or shedding the odd tear, dancing away, hugging everyone or diving into the buffet your makeup should last all day. To counter all these situations you will have to apply mascara that is waterproof and the makeup on the skin that will hold-up well. The right makeup is a well balanced act, not too much to prove how well you apply makeup and at the same time highlight your best features. You would want to keep it simple yet pretty!
If you are planning on hiring a makeup artist on the day you are getting hitched it is important to discuss what you are expecting from your makeup. Discuss colors with the make-up artist, if you are going for something bolder try the look in advance. The day belongs to you and you should be happy in the styles of makeup you will wear above all be comfortable in it. Also keep in mind the climatic conditions for the day, if its going to be hot or cold you will want the makeup artist to make adjustments accordingly.
Read on how you can wear makeup for hot and humid weather which I demonstrate at a real wedding at the beach.
Makeup artists are aware of this but keep in mind that multiple layers foundations appear differently in photographs and with natural lighting. It would be a good idea if you can get your makeup trials done in advance and test photographs using a flash before the big day. You would also have to artistically blend your foundation down the neck and your arms and back (if the will be exposed) to ensure that it does not mismatch with other parts of the body. If you are getting facial treatments do so in advance so that it does not leave the skin irritated and spring-up surprises on the day.
Eyebrows is another part that you need to pay attention to. Avoid plucking the eyebrows on the day of the wedding as your brows may end up red, sometimes swollen or even irritated, schedule it to be done a few days before the big day.
Also, if you are going to be wearing contact lenses, put them on before the makeup is applied.
Although you may be stressed out leading to the day you tie the knot, try your best to keep calm as stress may cause impurities in your skin. Keep a check on the food you are consuming and stay away from sugars, lot of milk and carbonated beverages. Ideally you would want to stick to veggies and fruits.
The tools of the trade!
Face Primers for long lasting makeup: skin looks smooth and helps in filling up pores and also helps in makeup lasting longer. I recommend Benefit “The Porefessional”
Concealers: to hide imperfections in the skin
Green: reduces redness
Yellow reduces dark circles
Lavender neutralizes yellowness
I recommend : Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
Foundations for the perfect skin
Check in natural light as well as artificial light that the foundation matches your skin tone
Added tip, take a few photographs to check how the base like.