A MAKEUP ARTISTS GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR PERFECT BRIDAL LOOK!
Your style selection of makeup and hairstyling is one of the many important decisions that a bride must make before her big day.
Like most wedding-related decisions, there are so many options!
LESS IS NOT ALWAYS MORE
As a general rule, it is best to wear slightly more makeup than you normally do. Consider the summer heat, tears, and duration of your event .
Professional makeup will emphasize your features in photos which tend to lighten the appearance of makeup after editing.
ENJOY THE PROCESS
If choosing a makeup and hair style for your big day overwhelms you, start by finding looks that you gravitate towards or styles that you have worn in the past, that you know you love.
Search Pinterest or Instagram for “bridal makeup and hair styles". Get specific with your searches, with terms like, low bun, soft bridal makeup, hair down bridal, etc..
From there you can create albums and pin or keep track of looks you like best.
Search for inspiration photos of people with the similar skin tones, hair color and features as you.
Especially, for hairstyles, you must keep in mind that the way a style turns out largely has to do with your hair length, fullness and texture.
HAVE REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS
Unrealistic expectations are normal given that every photo that we see online is retouched and filtered.
In real life, we all have things we see as flaws.
Professional hair and makeup can make a big difference in having you look your best. Beyond that self love and acceptance is something only you can give to yourself.
TAKE INSPIRATION FROM YOUR WEDDING VENUE
If you already have your venue, consider building your beauty look around it.
Whether it’s a Italian Villa or a French Chateau, your venue can give you cues on what type of color pallete and style you naturally gravitate towards.
ABOUT THE DRESS
One of the most common ways to choose your bridal beauty is to base it around the overall style of your dress.
If your dress features lace and flowing material, consider a soft, romantic look with a updo.
A fitted, sexy dress calls for a classic eye, with soft glamour waves.
IT'S IMPERATIVE TO SEE THE FINAL CHOSEN LOOK IN ADVANCE
A trial/preview is critical
But even before that, I highly recommend thinking about and trying the makeup style and shades on yourself.
This way you are prepared for your trial and set with the looks you have narrowed down.
For choosing a hairstyle, if you would like an updo, consider how you'd like your hair to frame your face.
A side or middle part
Tightly pulled back
For the placement of the updo consider
Something that can be easily forgotten, is the weather. Humid and hot weather is not always the best option for hair worn down.
Ultimately, if you love your hair down then this is the direction you should go.
I'm happy to speak with you about styles worn down or half up half down and how we can manage something for hot temperatures.
Another reason that a preview is imperative is that what you invision, is not always how the look turn out on you. It's normal that we invision something from a photo that looks completely different on ourselves when we try it.
A preview also allows us to make any necessary changes to assure that you are in love and confident with the final look.
IT'S REALLY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAY'S OF YOUR LIFE
With that said, I really enjoy the process of giving guidance and idea's to my clients. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
As a first step, please send your inspiration photos and a photo of yourself as well as any photos of your dress, and accessories.
All the best,