Every girl wants a dream wedding, and she needs to be perfect on that D-day. After all, it is the most memorable day in one’s life, and the bride is photographed the most. Hence it is obvious that she needs to look the best and stand out in the crowd. Her dress, makeup, hairdo – absolutely everything needs to be just perfect. Here, in this article, let’s talk about bridal makeup. You need to keep in mind that the everyday makeup that you wear during your daily routine or for a party will not be enough. You need something that will get you through the whole day, and your makeup will need a lot of finesse. Let’s discuss some dos and don’ts for wedding makeup –
Makeup artist – Choose your makeup artist wisely. Do your research and ensure that the person you are selecting is good and reliable. Go through his/her portfolio, ask around, and be sure that he/she would do a good job.
Trial sessions – Every bride tries out her wedding dress much before so that any alterations can be done if needed. Similarly, a trial makeup session needs to be done at least 3 to 5 weeks before the D-day. This would give you and the makeup artist some time to experiment with various colors and products on your skin. You can visualize how the makeup will go with your wedding dress and accordingly decide. Experimentation should never be done on the wedding day.
Same color dress – White bridal dresses for Christian weddings or red sarees for Hindi weddings – these days, most do not follow that norm. Brides have begun experimenting with pretty different colours. Hence, when you go for your bridal makeup trial sessions, ensure that you wear a similar colored dress as the bridal outfit. That will give you an idea of how the makeup colors would work with the entire ensemble.
Eye makeup – Eye makeup is probably the most important. It can make or break your whole look. Hence you need to focus on this area. Look for hues that would complement your eye color and shape. You are the bride, and hence the makeup needs to be a little dramatic to give it attention and focus. Quite frankly, it needs to be a balance between being natural and not too overdone or with cakey makeup.
You probably prefer to go natural. However, natural lashes might just look to simple. It would be a good idea to try on some faux lashes. Try out a couple of styles and brands to see which looks best on you.
The brow bones also need to be highlighted so that your eyes pop up. Take up light matte shades.
Be well prepared – On the D-day, you need to ensure that you have makeup products and lots of tissues or wipes handy. Give the responsibility to your bridesmaid or best friend and make sure that you keep touching up. You have to carry lipstick, concealer, compact powder, and some sponges or brushes.
Sunscreen – On the wedding day, it would be best to avoid sunscreen unless it’s an outdoor venue. With the camera flash, your face can look a little whitish. It can also give your face a sticky or greasy feel. Even the non-greasy kind of sunscreens are best avoided. Regular creams or toners would be better.
Hair removal – A bride naturally gets a complete wax job done before the wedding. But it would be best to avoid any facial threading or waxing immediately before the D-day. Waxing or threading might bring in some redness, rashes, or some cuts too. You need to keep your face looking fresh and free from any kind of unwanted problems. All your parlor sessions need to be done with a few weeks before (at least as regards to your face).
Also, do not go in for any tanning sessions just before the D-day. You never know when things can go wrong.
Hair sessions – Hair treatments should be treated in the same way. Keep a few weeks gap. Any coloring sessions, cuts, or other kinds of deep treatments should be done much ahead. Do not change your hair expert. It would be best to stick to your usual person, as he/she would know your hair type and would be familiar with what would suit you or not.
You may be good with your own makeup. But it is best that your D-day’s makeup is handled by a pro. Do not try doing it on your own. A makeup artist in Kochi would know how to make you look special and be the center of attraction. Also, the biggest problem is stress. Most brides do tend to become bridezillas. We understand that you are under a lot of stress with lots to do before the wedding. But please remember all this stress will show on your face. And you cannot afford that.