Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it’s no surprise we all want to look as special as we feel when it comes around.
When you’ve got your dress sorted, the next thing on your list is likely to be your hair and make-up. Most brides want to look like their best selves, this means natural, glowing and flawless.
For most of us, getting this effect means hiring a professional. Before you get your trials booked in though, look at these expert tips:
Have your trial at least three weeks before the wedding
Having a trial ensures you are happy with your look, avoiding any last minute dramas on the day and giving you time to change your mind. If you plan to use fake tan for the wedding, have a test run of this before your make-up trial so your make-up artist can see what colour your skin will be on the day.
Wear a white top for your trial
This will help you see how the make-up looks against pale colours (if you’re having a traditional white dress). Take a picture of yourself in daylight, with no flash, to see how the make-up translates in pictures.
Look at images with make-up looks you like (Pinterest is great for this) and collect ones you would like to incorporate in your look. Don’t forget to take your hair colour and skin tone into consideration.
Think about your brows and eyelashes
Do you want any brow or lash treatments? You may want to give these a trial run before the big day too. There are lots of options to consider, many brides like the idea of eyelash tinting and extensions, limiting the amount of mascara you’ll need.
Avoid anything too trend-led
When looking at make-up looks, try to keep in mind that you’ll have to live with these wedding photos for the rest of your life, so it’s best to avoid anything too trendy. Go for classic looks instead and colours that are true to you.
Give yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour for make-up on your wedding day. The last thing you’ll want is to feel rushed, so take your time.