You have met the man of your dreams, fallen in love with him and even got the marriage date pinned down. And now, you are eagerly waiting for the day when the two of you would become each others - forever. In the meantime, you have started with the preparations, right from choosing the venue to selecting the bridal dress. However, have you given any thought to the D-day makeup? No? Then, waste no more time and start taking care of yourself from this moment onwards. We have a number of make up tips and ideas just for you.
Makeup Ideas For Bride
Before The D-Day
- Undertake a skin, hair and nail care program at least 6 weeks before the wedding. Start receiving regular facials and manicures and ask your beautician to advise on good beauty products.
- Sunblock, Sunblock, Sunblock. When you have to go out, do not forget to use a sun-block, with at least 20 SPF.
- If you have a stressful job (and who doesn't now a days?), make sure to go for a relaxing massage, at least once every two weeks. Use essential oils in your bath and try to attend at least one aromatherapy session before the wedding.
- Do not compromise on your sleep; otherwise you will be hard-pressed to hide your under-eye circles on the D-day. At the same time, remember to smile and be happy. Remember, what goes on in your mind reflects on your face as well.
- Make the booking for the make-up artists at least 3-4 months before the wedding. Let him/her see your outfit, so that he/she can plan the exact look. You should also go for a trial session before the wedding.
On The D-Day
- It is always advisable to synchronize your makeup with the bridal outfit and jewelry. If they are extremely heavy, then you may prefer to get light makeup.
- The time of your wedding also has a bearing on the type and amount of makeup. For instance, heavy makeup looks are great at night, but will make you seem very odd under the harsh rays of the sun.
- If your wedding has been scheduled for spring/summer, bright, pastel shades may work best. For a winter wedding, warmer and deeper shades would be a better option.
- Though your bridal makeup needs to be heavier and more dramatic than your normal look, it should no be so heavy that it makes you look like a made-up doll.
- Remember you will be photographed a lot. Foundations will yellow tones work best with flash photography. While, the ones with pink tones will make you look too pale.
- Always go for a lip-liner that is the same shade as your lipstick. Otherwise, you might end up with a lip-line that is too noticeable. At the same time, always stick to long-lasting lipsticks, for your wedding.
- Remember, you have to balance the eye makeup with lip makeup. In case you want to go for dramatic eyes, go for a light-color lip shade. If you are using a dark lipstick, it is better to have natural, light eyes.
- Never ever forget to apply the foundation on your neck, back, ears and other exposed areas of the body as well. Otherwise, your face will look painted on and your beauty - artificial.
- It is advisable to go for a light dusting of translucent powder, to conceal any shine. You can also apply bronzing powder to warm your skin tone and get a natural glow.
- Ask your sister, friend or some other female relative to carry a powder compact, tissues and lipstick for you. This will help you do the touch ups, especially if your wedding is going to be a long affair.Or better yet have your makeup artist stay for the ceremony.
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