Every bride wants to look more beautiful than ever on her wedding day. That is completely understandable. But don’t let yourself be tempted to put on much heavier make-up than you normally do for festive occasions. We have summarized 9 mistakes for you that should never happen with bridal make-up. If you follow these, you will definitely be happy with your bridal styling.
Before you decide on a make-up artist, you should inform yourself about them online. It’s a good sign if there are a lot of images of their work on the website or Instagram, and if they differ from each other. This shows you that you are dealing with a professional who can skillfully respond to different types and wishes. It’s also a good sign if the make-up artist actively asks you how you do your make-up – i.e. whether you prefer to use lipstick or lip gloss, what you use to fill in your eyebrows, whether you wear makeup, etc. But now to the 9 mistakes that shouldn’t happen with bridal makeup.
1. No trial run for the bridal makeup
Be sure to take the time to try your makeup on. This is the only way you can be sure that your bridal make-up will be the way you want it. It makes a big difference when your stylist has seen you in person. She needs to know what skin type you have in order to use the right makeup that lasts all day. You also need to talk about how natural or striking you want your bridal makeup to be. A professional will advise you on this.
2. Bridal makeup not suitable for the location
Just like the wedding dress and the bridal hairstyle, the bridal make-up should also be adapted to the wedding location. If the wedding takes place in a posh castle, then the bride should have more elegant make-up. However, if the yes word takes place in a romantic garden, then a dramatic evening make-up is inappropriate.
3. Trying out new products on the wedding day
Make sure that your make-up artist tries out all the products on you during the make-up test. It would be big drama if you were allergic to any of these and developed a red rash on your wedding day. A test make-up should therefore take place at the latest 2 weeks before the wedding.
4. Bridal makeup without foundation
Tell your make-up artist that it is important to you to use a good foundation. The primer not only ensures a smoothing effect, but also makes your bridal make-up last longer. Without a primer, it can happen that the makeup comes off a bit and looks wrinkled.
5. Bridal makeup without finishing powder
A good make-up artist always uses a finishing powder to finish. Without this final step, there is a risk of makeup peeling off or fading. In addition, a matte powder is important anyway to avoid a shiny effect on the skin.
6. Too much blush and too much makeup
A bride should look radiant and fresh on her wedding day. But most brides aren’t too pale anyway, because the excitement conjures up rosy cheeks. Too much blush is not nice in a bridal makeup. Also make sure that your make-up artist does not apply the make-up too generously. The art lies in the fact that it looks so natural as if you had no make-up at all.
7. Too flashy bridal makeup
Of course, every bride wants to look extra beautiful on her wedding day. However, be careful and don’t take too many risks. Your wedding guests should finally recognize you. In addition, you feel completely different with a flashy makeup and you should definitely feel comfortable. Do not choose too bright colors for eyeshadow and lipstick. Even if you want to wear false eyelashes for the wedding, you should at least try them out beforehand. On the one hand, there are an incredible number of variants – very long and dense or more natural and reserved. So if you’re not used to wearing false lashes, you’d better do two or three trial runs to see which lashes you’re really comfortable with and which ones we feel comfortable with. On the other hand, they can create a slight feeling of tension or a zipping sensation on the eyelid when worn. Basically, they are definitely recommended, because the wedding photos alone look much better with them.
8th. Too much highlighter in bridal makeup
Highlighters can achieve fabulous effects and let the bride shine. However, if the make-up artist applies too much of it or highlighter that glitters too much, you will get the opposite result. It makes you look like you have an oily complexion. In addition, too much sparkling accents on a bride’s face are annoying because they are distracting. A suitable and subtle highlighter belongs in the lower arch of the eyebrows, the inner corners of the eyes, over the heart of the lips and very high over the cheekbones.
9. Bridal makeup without long-lasting products
Be sure to use waterproof mascara, even if you don’t normally use it. On the wedding day, sooner or later tears of joy or laughter overwhelm you. Believe us, it feels good and safe not having to worry about your bridal makeup. The same applies to lipstick. You have to decide whether you want to choose your favorite color, which may not be waterproof, or a slightly different shade that you don’t have to make up for. In any case, the same applies to waterproof lipsticks and lip glosses: it is essential to test them in a similar setting beforehand. This means you apply the paint and see how well it holds up despite eating and drinking. Because even waterproof lip colors often come off in some women, especially on the inside of the lips. It really doesn’t look nice, especially with stronger colors.
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