How To Find Your Perfect Wedding Day Look
Whether you’re going for a natural look or for something with a little more oomph, your wedding day makeup, skin and hair have to look amazing. Doing research, understanding your style and taking action on your own will have you well on your way to a perfect wedding day look.
Choosing a Beauty Style
What is the wedding day look you want? Are you going Bohemian? Maybe something more glamorous and classic? The truth is that most brides have no idea how to describe the look they want. So don’t. Do research online and in top bridal magazines and find the look you like. Save it and show it to your makeup artist and hair stylist. Way easier than learning new lingo.
How To Get Inspired
Before you start ripping your favorite pages out of beauty magazines, look at favorite pictures of yourself. Maybe your eyes or your full lips make you stunning — or perhaps you loved the rosy glow in your cheeks that day.
Make note of your day-to-day beauty dilemmas, such as mascara on your bottom lashes tends to give you dark circles or lip liner makes your lips dry, and share these concerns with your makeup artist. And don’t be afraid to try something new — as long as you test-drive the look before the wedding. You may find colors or combinations you are afraid of actually look great on you.
Bring actual photos of looks you love when you meet with your makeup artist. After all, your idea of what’s “natural” or “elegant” might be different from hers.
Finding a Makeup Artist
A good makeup artist can mean the difference between a nice wedding face and a drop-dead beautiful one. As with any wedding vendor, you’ll want to do your research. Look online, talk to the ladies at your bridal salon or your reception venue, speak with local brides and friends — cover all the bases.
Once you find one you love, you’ll need to set up a consultation. What many brides don’t realize about a consultation is that this is a trial run — which means, most professionals will only want to give you an idea of the look you’re after, not an exact replica of what to expect on wedding day. Your artist might do the left eye in one color combination and the right in another, so you have a comparison of which works better.
Just like makeup, you’ll want to follow the exact same steps with your wedding hair. Do research, find some photos of your hair when you considered it at its best and then track down some hair stylists.
Take Care Of Yourself
Get some sleep. Drink Lots of Water. Your skin reflects how well you take care of yourself. Excessive smoking and drinking can also leave you with a pallid complexion. Since cigarettes and alcohol both restrict the circulation of oxygen through your body, your skin does not get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to look healthy and supple. Drinking lots of water (at least eight glasses a day) and getting enough exercise, however, can help to increase circulation and flush out toxins.