- Make sure you have your trial at least three weeks before your wedding. Particularly if you’re planning to hire a make-up artist that will use different products than you’re used to. If you plan to use fake tan for the big day, have a test run before your make-up trial so that your artist can see what colour your skin becomes with the tan.
- Finish your make-up off by applying highlighter on the brow bone to bring out the colour of your eyes for a fresh, dewy look.
- Wear a white t-shirt if you’re having your make-up test in shop or department store. This is to help combat the harsh artificial lighting in this environment, and also to see you how the make-up looks against a pale colour.
- Ask people for recommendations. If you know someone who looked particularly amazing on their wedding day – ask them who their make-up artist was. Personal recommendations are always the best.
- Choose your make-up in the context of the style of your dress and venue. Whilst a Grecian dress can look amazing paired with a dark smokey eye, it is often advisable to tailor your make up to your look as a whole.
- Let a make-up artist hijack your look. You want to look like yourself, just an enhanced version of yourself on your special day. Tell the make-up artist the sort of look you usually go for, and make sure they tailor their application to make up you feel comfortable wearing.
- Neglect your skin care regime in the run up to the wedding. The few weeks before wedding can be a stressful time but do not let your skin care ritual slip. No one wants to wake up with a monstrous spot on the morning of their wedding!
- Forget to use waterproof products to combat wedding day tears. Waterproof mascara is an obvious one, but if you’re prone to blubbering think of investing in waterproof eyeliner and eyeshadow.
- Forget to touch up during the day. Make sure you take your pressed powder to combat a shiny T-zone, cotton buds for any emergency touch-ups as well as lipstick and gloss.
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