day of the wedding is perhaps the most-awaited day in the life of any
woman and to look like a fairy queen is the dream of most of the brides.
The bridal makeup is not only about makeup for the occasion but also
about pre-bridal skin and facial care and treatments. It must be
photography friendly too and thus, professional help is often desired to
assist brides to look their best on this very special day of their
lives. Correct use of colors and expert highlighting and contouring
leave you looking as stunning and dazzling, as you want.
Choose cosmetics that are
long lasting, can be easily blended and have high pigmentation level for
your wedding day and you are free to use shimmer and gloss to make you
shine. Cosmetic colors should
compliment your wedding attire yet you must also keep in mind that there
will be lots of flash photography and blue-toned colors will make you
appear darker. Naturally beautiful is the best look of all times and
warm and neutral shades go a long way in helping you to achieve it.
Fuchsia and blue-red lipsticks may end up giving you a
vamp look while frosted and highly reflective lipsticks are too
old-fashioned these days. If you really want to shine and exude warmth,
use sheer application of luminescent cosmetics instead. Remember,
rightly applied concealers and foundations are your best friends on your
bridal day. It is always a help to know your face well - your skin type,
your facial features, undertone of your coloring and what you want to
highlight and what you want to underplay. So determine these things,
well before the wedding day. Rehearsals don't harm you anyway and are
very useful in successfully achieving the desired look on the main day.
For weddings in summers, spray your face with sealer after doing makeup
so that it lasts longer.
For make your lip color last longer, define your lips
using the lip liner and then apply the lip color. Tissue off the extra
color and reapply it. Seal it too and then add the gloss or shimmer. Be
sure to take good care of skin and cleanse, moisturize, tone and protect
it months before wedding. Don't forget to use sunscreens and sun blocks
with vitamins and nutrients good for skin too. Coordinate the color of
your eyebrows with your hair and use a firm angled bristle brush to comb
them properly. Gray ash blondes can use ash brown shade to cover their
eyebrows while redheads can use reddish brown shades or orange or gold
tones depending upon the undertone of your hair.
The beauty sleep before the wedding is absolutely essential so make sure
that you are well rested and well fed on the day of your wedding despite
all the excitement, fun and anxiety so that you do not look dull and
sick at the time of the occasion. Keep one of your friends nearby with
all the little things that you might need for that quick touchup such as
powder, hair pins, safety pins, lip color and gloss, paper tissue, Quips
and even a mild pain killer, just in case. Keep a second pair of very
comfortable shoes handy so you don't look as if you are going to try
just because your feet are hurting so! It is always better to check what
hairstyles suit you well before the wedding, so you don't mess up on the
day of the occasion. Makeovers are thrilling but try them out much
before the wedding so that you don't land up feeling strange and
uncomfortable on the big day.