Updated: Aug 8, 2018
Getting married is supposed to be your fairy tale coming to life. Every bride deserves to look flawless on their wedding day, whether you're going with a the pro or going the DIY route. Weddings, however, aren't just about one day, so start planning early and don't be afraid to indulge a little when getting your beauty strategy in order. Book a facial (or six) and definitely find the best waterproof mascara (trust me on that one). With my help, your bridal look, whichever you may choose, will take you from vows to Veuve so you can say "I do" without having to worry about any unflattering candids throughout your whole day!
Start Skin Prep Early!
If you haven't been on track with a skin-care routine, now's the time to begin. "Getting regular facials make a big difference in your skin's texture and helps you have the best base for makeup, I highly recommend GM Collin skin care. Schedule monthly treatments (aim for at least five) this will be best for your complexion, You can visit me at Jeffrey Lamorte Salon in Orland park. Ask for Kristin! 708 364 0660
Schedule a Trial Run (or Two)
I recommend many brides to bring in a pro. To find someone who understands your style, and someone who works well with you. Book at least six months ahead, then schedule an additional trial two months before the wedding. Once your more settled in the planning, you will have a better feel for how you want to look, with bridesmaids dresses and flowers all planned out.
Make Your Makeup Last!
Though it might feel otherwise, your wedding day is an all day event from beginning to end, and you'll want your makeup to hold up through every last photo, dance, toast, and selfie with friends. This makes certain makeup products essential: cleansing and moisturizing, Once its all dry you will need Primer. Top with a foundation to create a smooth base. Then to completely set your foundation you will need a translucent powder. My favorite is by Derma Blend. Apply everything in thin, even layers, That goes for blush, bronzer, highlighter, and lipstick, too. Use a lip liner, put on your lipstick, blot, add more lipstick, blot, and add more lipstick. That process seals the deal.
Get Bridal Glowing Skin
Luminous skin looks young and healthy, but you don't want a strobe-light effect across your face in photos. Not all trends are meant to be followed, especially on your wedding day. To control shine, dust translucent powder across the forehead, sides of the nose, and on the chin with a powder puff. Just apply a soft, shimmery highlighter to the temples and tops of cheekbones. To brighten eyes, you can also dab it on the inner corners and under the brow bone, it looks natural. Remember a little goes a long way.
Aim For Looking Like Yourself!
This is the best advice to take! If you normally wear minimal makeup, then stray away from experimenting new looks. Your wedding day is not a time to experiment, You want your photos to be timeless.
Radiant skin, rosy cheeks, and flushed lips and some definition on the eyes. Tight line your waterline and upper waterline. It gives you intensity without looking overdone or needing a ton of eye shadow.
Conceal, Conceal, Conceal!
So, your rehearsal dinner lasted all night. No big deal. Wake up use an under eye mask that does wonders by GM Collins, and an energizing face mask by Origins! Use a cooling under eye gel. Moisturize your skin, eat, and relax. Your makeup artist will Put a primer and foundation on first. Then, to mask under eye circles, will use a peachy creamy formula on the inner corners of your eyes with a brush and work it outward. Use your fingertip to gently press (not rub) the warmth of your finger will blend it nicely into the skin. Top with a translucent powder. To hide that last minute stress zit, tap a slightly tacky concealer right on top of it with a synthetic-bristle brush, DO NOT sweep it back and forth, that wont cover it, it will only cause build up around the blemish. Just blend the edges. To give it some staying power, top with translucent powder.
Waterproof Mascara Is a Must!
If you're a big crier, You need waterproof mascara! try Too Faced Better than Sex waterproof mascara. Also keep in mind falsies, false lashes with "Tears will lift the lash adhesive right off. Be careful! Have a bestie carry eye lash glue on her with tweezers if you will need to re-apply, or if you have great lashes already curl them with an eye lash curler, and stick with a volumizing mascara instead, and whether you wear falsies or not, waterproof mascara is a must.