8 Wedding Day Beauty Tips You Need to Know
Several of these tips may seem like common sense, but several are what I would consider trade secrets. All of these little hints will help to ensure that wedding day glow that we all want.
#1 - Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
And I don't just mean on the wedding day. If you aren't drinking enough water on a regular basis, the dehydration will show on your skin. Get in the habit MONTHS in advance of drinking lots of water, so that come wedding day, your skin will be soft, hydrated, and plump. The better your skin looks, the better your makeup will look!
#2 - Sleep!
I know wedding jitters might hit the night before, but prepare yourself so that you can get enough sleep. It's just as important as hydration. Prepare yourself a pre-wedding day pampering session to get yourself good and relaxed so that you can get to bed and get enough zzz's so that on wedding day you are well rested and looking bright and awake.
#3 - Schedule your bachelorette party no less that one week prior to the wedding.
Most bachelorette parties include consuming alcohol, which like I warned above, dehydrates the skin. You want to make sure you have enough time to recuperate after a wild night out on the town. If, like many, you make the mistake of partying the night before the wedding, you are doing yourself a major disservice. Trust me on this one.
#4 - Start a good skin care routine.
As I mentioned before, your makeup is only going to look as good and the canvas it is applied upon. Get in the groove of a good skincare routine months ahead of time. It doesn't have to be a complicated 12 step system. A cleanse, tone, and moisturize morning and evening is a simple routine, but it will make the world of difference if you aren't already doing so. Using a daily SPF will also help to keep your skin protected from any sun damage. I also want to stress yet again that you start months ahead of time. That way you will have the time to figure out if you have any sensitivities or allergies to the products before wedding time. We want to avoid skin irritations and break outs as much as possible!
#5 - Don't wait until the day of to do any sort of facial waxing.
If you plan to have any unwanted facial hair removed, I recommend doing it at least 2 to 3 days beforehand. Waxing especially is rough on the skin, and a lot of times makeup will not stick to the recently waxed area the same as the rest of the face. Giving your skin a couple days in between to recover is best.
#6 - Stick with a makeup look that is timeless.
I highly recommend you choose a look that is classic/timeless over something that is currently super trendy. Why? Because when you look back at your wedding photos 10, 20, 30+ years from now, you want to just see the beauty and romance and not think "Oh that look was sooooo 2019." Catch my drift? Think of looks that you associate with certain decades. Can you picture what makeup looks were iconically 80's? I think you may understand now...
#7 - Remember every face shape, skin, eye shape, etc. is different.
You and your bridesmaids will likely have a look in mind. Often times you will show your makeup artist a picture straight from the internet and want to look just like it. Here's a few things to keep in mind. First of all, remember that most pictures on the internet are edited. Skin has likely been smoothed, colors adjusted, blemishes removed. It's just the nature of the beast. Also remember, that the makeup artist will have to use the look as inspiration, but make adjustments based on the person's skin type, face shape, eye shape, etc.
#8 - Choose complimentary colors.
Choosing colors for your wedding is part of the fun, right? You want to put some thought in your makeup colors as well. Of course you want to choose colors that flatter your skin tone, but you also want to choose colors that will compliment the entire look of the wedding. For example, if your flowers and bridesmaids dresses are pink, you most likely do not want to choose super warm/orangey reds for your eyeshadows or lipstick colors. They just don't flatter each other. If you don't know which colors to choose, your makeup artist will be able to help you know which colors will look the best to make the whole wedding look cohesive.
All in all, these are just a few tips that I recommend you consider to look and feel your best on your big day!