Essential Wedding Makeup Tips for Every Bride-to-Be

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Organizing a wedding comes with a long list of things you want to be perfect. Perfect venue, perfect décor, perfect music, and so on. So, it’s only natural that some things take a back seat on this long planning list.

One such thing is your wedding makeup. Somehow, every bride tends to put off their wedding makeup until the big day. And that’s why sometimes a few makeup regrets happen.

To ensure your wedding makeup remains flawless throughout the day, and you have no regrets, we’ve compiled some invaluable tips. With these essential wedding makeup strategies, let’s elevate your wedding makeup to the top of your priority list.

1.   Consider your wedding season

When it comes to makeup, you should know that the wedding season matters. Most makeup artists know this, but it’s also important that you’re aware of this little tidbit.

If you’re a winter or fall bride, you’ll want a foundation that doesn’t look flat or dry on your face. You should go for a fuller-coverage foundation.

Summer brides, on the other hand, should avoid foundations that get too shiny really fast. Instead, prepare your skin with an anti-shine water-resistant primer.

The duration of the wedding is also something to take into consideration. If your wedding will last throughout the day, from daytime till nighttime, you should choose something long-wearing.

2.   Do all beauty treatments well before the big day

Never leave your beauty treatments until the last moment. Extensions, injectables, cosmetic dentistry, and other similar beauty treatments should be scheduled and done in the months and weeks before the wedding. This will give you time to dodge any potential mistakes and avoid regrets.

For instance, you should start your skincare routine at least a year before the wedding. Teeth whitening and other dental treatments should also be done 12+ months before the big day.

Cosmetic injections such as Botox, fillers, and so on, you can do 7 or 8 months in advance. Bridal trials such as hair, nails, lashes, and brows can be done some 4 to 6 months before the wedding.

So, try out different types of lash extensions, and brow treatments such as a professional eyebrow tattoo, brow lamination, microblading, and so on, well before the wedding so that you know exactly what you want for your big day.

3.   Have a makeup trial

Whether you’re doing your wedding makeup or hiring a makeup artist, you should have a makeup trial apart from the wedding day. This will help both you and your makeup artist quite a bit.

The makeup trial allows you to experiment with different looks. This, in turn, ensures that on the big day, you feel confident and content knowing that the chosen look is perfect for you and will endure throughout the event.

4.   Go for a balanced makeup look

You don’t want to go overboard with makeup on your big day. That’s why you should strive to create a balanced makeup look.

If you want to enhance your lips with bold lipstick, you can, but the rest of your makeup should be light. Opt for a matte lipstick for a bold lipstick look that will last long with little maintenance. Similarly, if you want a smoky look, going light on the skin makeup will be best.

5.   Drink plenty of water before the big day

If you’re someone who doesn’t drink enough water, this tip will be ideal for you. Drinking plenty of water before the wedding comes is crucial.

Hydrated skin is clean and smooth and will naturally glow. This is what you should strive for because this kind of skin will allow the best makeup application.

It’s advisable to consume at least 8 glasses of water daily. Your body’s hydration needs may vary depending on your daily activities and weight, potentially requiring more.

6.   Use waterproof makeup

On your wedding day, you can expect a lot of sweat and tears. To avoid damaging your perfect makeup look, make sure all your makeup products are waterproof. These products will stay on no matter what.

With waterproof makeup on, you won’t have to worry about streaks or accidentally wiping the product away.

If you’re doing your own makeup, investing in waterproof products won’t break your budget and will give you peace of mind. And if you’re having your makeup done by a professional, tell them your preferences.

7.   Keep a couple of products on hand during the big day

No matter how perfect your makeup is, you’ll need to have a couple of products on hand, just in case. You’ll be eating at some point during the day which means that your lipstick will wear off or smudge outside of your lip line. That’s where having lipstick or lip gloss at hand can come in handy, and you’ll be able to do retouches.

Similarly, blotting papers or translucent powder is yet another product that can be very useful to have on hand.

Bottom line

Don’t put your wedding makeup at the bottom of the priority list because you may regret it. Wedding makeup takes more planning and coordinating than you may think.

Some brides start their wedding makeup planning right after their engagement. If you want flawless skin and perfect makeup, start your makeup planning early on.

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