Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life – so it’s only natural that you want to look and feel your best too. When it comes to choosing your wedding makeup for the big day, we have loads of tips and tricks.
From how to prepare for your makeup trial to deciding on your overall look, we’ve got all the insider information you need.
Book a trial
We always recommend you get a professional makeup artist to apply your wedding day makeup for a truly flawless look. The first thing to do is to book your trial. We recommend every bride-to-be has a trial but it is not always necessary for the whole bridal party.
Having a wedding makeup trial gives us the chance to discuss your favourite makeup looks and go through moodboards with you. We can also assess the best products to use for your skin type to ensure flawless and long-lasting coverage for the full day.
What you can bring to the trial
Before the day of your trial, consider your usual makeup. It may be that you hardly ever wear it – or you could be a full-on glamour queen. Either way, bring along some of your favourite products and make a note of any skincare products you use to give us the best idea of what you’re looking for.
If you find any images on our gallery that best represent the bridal look you would like, print them off or make a note of them for us to discuss. Finally, think about your colour theme for the wedding. Would you like elements of this incorporated into your makeup look? The most important thing is that you feel amazing and we are there to help you every step of the way.
Deciding on your wedding makeup look
There are four main looks that brides-to-be usually opt for when it comes to makeup:
This look is chosen by brides-to-be who are not used to wearing very much makeup on a daily basis. It means that your makeup will be minimal and give you the most natural look on the day, while still offering you flawless coverage. It can help you to feel confident without feeling like you have too much makeup on. Remember, it’s important that you still look and feel like yourself on your wedding day.
For those ladies used to glamming it up with their makeup, this look offers the works. From false lashes and a smoky eye to contouring, we can help you look and feel a million dollars. Bring along a few photos of your usual makeup for us to get the best idea of what you’re looking for and we can agree together on how to finalise your makeup look.
The majority of brides fall into the classic makeup category. This involves a natural-looking soft smoky eye teamed with a flawless base and coloured lip. It is aimed to enhance your natural look while still being obvious you have some makeup on. Don’t be worried if on first glance it looks like you have a lot of makeup on – this is necessary for it to show up properly on professional photographs.
For those vintage-loving brides, we can make you look super sexy and sultry on your wedding day. Think a hot red lip paired with black flicked eyeliner. This look works fabulously with a birdcage veil and 50s style wedding dress – but you don’t have to go full on vintage if you don’t want to. It’s your day, remember.
Which wedding makeup look is your favourite? Enquire with us today for more information about how we can help with your bridal makeup.