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Picking out the perfect dress and teasing tresses into the perfect hair style is only half the battle for being photo ready on your big day. Your wedding is the most important day of your life and looking perfect from morning until midnight is a must when photographs will be snapping constantly and time to sneak away to touch up makeup will be at a premium.
Unfortunately for brides who want to look radiant, planning a wedding is claimed to be one of the most stressful things a person can do. Sleepless nights worrying about potential disasters, and arranging flowers and seating plans around work is a recipe for sallow skin and dark circles. Makeup is a bride’s best friend.
Whatever, and whenever, your wedding, you need to start with a photo ready base. Glowing flawless skin is universally called for. Start with a light moisturiser and leave it to sink into your skin for at least thirty minutes before continuing. Invest in a good quality primer – this is the most important part of your makeup routine for your wedding day; a good primer will help your makeup last all day. Urban Retreat Beautique has some top of the range primers at pocket friendly prices.
One your primer has settled (make sure it is well absorbed into the skin so it doesn’t mix with your foundation), you are ready to cover imperfections. It might seem counter intuitive but avoid foundation with an SPF as this will wash you out with flash photography. Blend foundation with a damp sponge like the Beauty Blender to get a perfect natural finish and set with translucent powder. Only apply concealer to the inner side of your under eyes to avoid accentuating fine lines.
The Finishing Touches:
How dramatic you go with your makeup is largely dependent on personal tastes and the theme of your wedding, as well as the time of day you expect the majority of photographs to be taken. Wedding makeup is traditionally neutral, with soft browns and pinks enhancing features rather than reshaping them – after all, you don’t want to look like someone else on your wedding day. A neutral daytime look can quickly and easily be smoked up with a slick of gel liner and a darker shade taken through the crease of the eye and a slick of classic red lipstick is a fast and easy way to take a day look through to an evening reception. Make sure you use a good primer on eyes to avoid creasing, and waterproof eye makeup is a must.
If you are looking for ideas and tips, check out pixie woo on youtube – professional makeup artists showing you how to get the best out of your makeup. You can be your own beautician and look amazing on your big day!