Your wedding day is important, nobody needs to remind you of that. You are going to be the center of attention (at long last!) as all eyes will be on you and your groom. Even though your friends and family are there to cheer you on and celebrate the great day along with you, it can still be incredibly nerve wracking to have to stand in front of them all and try desperately to look your best.
So many things need to be taken into consideration: your dress, shoes, underwear (you know it), hair, skin, makeup. With all the planning and preparations, no one will blame you if a detail goes wrong, but it is likely that you do not want to take that risk. To be sure that your makeup is the best it can possibly be, go with a trusted makeup artist and have a trial run before the wedding day.
Have a chat with your makeup artist if you have any concerns, and he or she should calmly walk you through the best possible options. Some of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to your wedding day makeup are color, moisturizer, wet eyes, facial treatments and emergency supplies.
First off, colors. Do not leave this to chance, be sure to match your makeup to your dress, accessories and surroundings! The last thing you want is for your color scheme to be sketchy…you may never forgive yourself. Seriously, it is something that needs to be considered so that you avoid a last minute color clash between yourself and the lovely flower arrangements all around the altar. Show all theme samples to your makeup artist and he or she can keep the colors in mind, choosing products that will both highlight your facial features while complementing the wedding scene beautifully.
The next thing to consider is moisturizer. Application of good moisturizer is always important, so let your wedding day be no different. Makeup will last longer if it is applied to a smooth, hydrated face, so be sure to apply plenty in the week coming up to your wedding day. On the day itself, apply your moisturizer a good twenty minutes before having your makeup done, so that it has a chance to absorb properly and benefit the makeup.
Wet eyes are always a problem for the bride, even ones who think they are made of stone. No woman should be expected to go through an entire wedding ceremony, the speeches and wedding night without shedding a tear! (hopefully for sentimental reasons) Keep this in mind and plan ahead. Make sure that you are having waterproof mascara put on your lashes, and oil based concealers and foundations around your eyes. You most certainly do not want streaming black lines running down your face if worst comes to worst and you break down in tears!
When it comes to facial treatments, these can do wonders for your skin and if you want to be sure you have no silly imperfections on the big day it is a good idea to book one of these for yourself. If you already use these services regularly, then great! Just remember that as with most treatments, your skin can be red and sensitive immediately afterwards, so do not plan your facial too close to the wedding day. If you can, book a week or even a month ahead, depending on your skin type.