It’s the time of the year again. It’s wedding season! This is one of my favorite times of the year. If I could marry every year around this time; for the pampering I would. I remember how I felt and the necessary steps it took to make my special day the best day ever! There isn’t anything more lovely than a beautiful bride.
To set the tone for your wedding day it starts with prepping the skin. If you haven’t been diligent in a skin care routine it’s never too late. However for the best results on your wedding day, make sure you get a nice facial to help with your skins texture. This will ensure a good base for your makeup. Next you want to make absolutely sure to moisturize. Lastly, you want to prime before your foundation. Hopefully on your special day you aren’t doing this yourself. Sit back and allow the experts to do what they do. If you don’t hire and esthetician, remember to never start applying makeup on skin that hasn’t been cleaned moisturized and primed. It’s like painting a wall without smoothing out the flaws.
There are different types of foundations:
- Foundation Primer
There are so many types of foundations and brands on the market. The first thing is to make sure you aren’t allergic to the product by doing a patch test on a small area of the skin ( A trial run) months before the wedding. Next, you want to match the foundation by applying it to the chest area. Before you make a final decision on your wedding day foundation, be sure to know the season you’ll be getting married. This will determine if your complexion will be lighter or darker during the season. Most brides are darker in the spring and summer. You’d want to make sure you have the correct foundation to support the change in your skin tone.
If you are using a makeup artist ( Which I encourage) make sure his/ her brushes are clean from leftover makeup. Dirty brushes can ruin the true color of your foundation. Not to mention dirty brushes can spread bacteria to the skin, that would certainly cause a problem on your wedding day. Be sure your makeup artist is spreading the foundation evenly across your face and neck. The best results are normally done with the fingers or a beauty blender.
- Stick to classic looks; you want your photos timeless.
- Use translucent powder to control shine on the forehead and nose ( For you oily brides)
- Falsies are optional but waterproof mascara is not
- Conceal the dark circles and breakouts
- Use a peachy nude or a dark nude lipstick
You want to look stunning on your special day. Keep it classy and timeless, stick with nude and natural shades; make sure your foundation is right for you. Lastly enjoy yourself. It’s your wedding day!!