Emma's Wedding Hair and Make Up Ideas

September 28, 2014

Knowing Bridal Makeup Basics

When you set the date for your wedding, there will be plenty of things that you need to keep track of so that the planning can begin. From your dress to the venue and even your wedding shoes and your makeup, there are plenty of decisions to be made. You are going to be very busy every step of the way, so learning some of the top bridal makeup basics can make it so that you never have to worry that you will not be showing off your absolute best look when the big day arrives. After all, the main goal is to bring out all of your best features so you need to have the ability to remember that less is more.

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If you are planning on going with a professional to do your bridal makeup, it is still very important that you know the type of look that you are going for. Talk with him or her about the result that you are hoping to get out of your makeup, meaning if you want the look to be bold or there is a specific color that you have in mind it is always best to let them know during the run through. Remember that it is your wedding day so there is a fine line when it comes to balancing specifics on your makeup to match a theme or element of your attire and looking too made up on your wedding day.

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..when it comes to foundations and powders that you will be using on your face as there are some that will look differently in pictures depending on how they will reflect the light. If possible, try to make plans to have your makeup put on and then have a few photographs taken with a professional flash prior to the big day to see how they come out. A good tip to remember is that you need to be able to blend your foundation all the way down your neck so that you do not have a face that is a different color.


Another major aspect of your bridal makeup will be your eyebrows. If you are looking to have them waxed, threaded or plucked before the big day, it is going to be best if you do it at least a day ahead of time. This will make it so that you are not walking down the aisle or taking pictures with brows that could be irritated, swollen or even red. If you are looking at having them dyed, it is a good idea to have it done well ahead of time as a test run to make sure that the end result is something that you are happy with. Then, you can have them touched up one more time before your big day.

The bottom line is, your wedding is something special. Therefore, it is important that you have the bridal makeup basics down so that you are going to look your best when the big day comes around.