wedding makeup

Let’s talk about the more fun wedding arrangements; wedding makeup! So there are so many looks, products, and options out there! To begin, the question of should I get it done or do it myself will come up. Yes, it would be nice to save a few bucks but it would be even nicer to have one less thing to stress about on our big day.

In my opinion, you are safer to go with a makeup artist (on site freelancer would be the better option) so you don’t have any accidents or have to stress about your wedding makeup not looking perfect the day of. It’s your big day!! You deserve to sit back with a glass of wine and have everything done for you. Its stress free, and not to mention fun! Luckily I will talk a little bit about both options!

Wedding makeup tutorial.

So if you do decide to go with doing your own makeup for your wedding, make sure you have the right products and tools. To begin, you are going to want to go to your nearest Ulta or Sephora and talk to a makeup consultant. Get their opinion on a good look to fit your features as well as products! I can’t stress enough the importance of getting the good (expensive) makeup. As a makeup artist, I have worked with all kinds of makeup for many different situations and you do not want to go with the drugstore brands on your wedding day, or any day really. Why? Because it will last a whole lot longer, look way better, it will be a better application, and won’t irritate you if you’re super sensitive. The company that I would recommend is Smashbox.

Why to chose makeup for your wedding from Smashbox?

Why Smashbox? Because it is HD makeup, meaning that your wedding makeup is going to come out FLAWLESS in your photos! I am partial to my IT Cosmetics CC cream so I recommend that as well. Also, getting good brushes; let me just say that the brush makes the look. If you have junky brushes, your wedding makeup will come out, well, junky. I’d look at the synthetic hair brushes. Remember, the more dense the brush, the thicker the look, the more fluffy the brush, the sheerer the look is. I have one more word for you before we move on; primer.

DO NOT go without using primer for your face and eyes; you will regret it once your face melts off halfway through your vows….

So, what’s trending?

To begin, let’s talk about contouring. The beauty queen herself, Kim Kardashian, has made this simple (yes, I really do mean simple) makeup trick boom! What is so great about contouring? It makes your features POP! Hello cheekbones!! Apply highlighter on all the high points of your face and BAM! You are glowing my dear! Another trend? Bold brows. Yes, thick brows are in and are making a statement! Now there are so many trending wedding makeup looks for brides that have been popular in 2014 and are being carried into the New Year! The classic cat eye is coming back though its being made more subtle. Too much? Tone it down by blending out the liner and adding a soft matte shadow.  In my opinion a soft smoky eye, whether it is matte or frosted, is a timeless look with a subtle cat eye. You know what they say, your wedding makeup should be an enhanced version of you and what you wear every day. That being said, the more natural look is in with applying just a base (foundation) and lashes with some gloss. On the other hand, color is also making a statement with colorful lips. Going with a pink or peach is a safe route to get a soft romantic look though reds are becoming increasingly popular with vintage making a comeback. Dark smoky eyes are for the daring and the brides who really want to make a statement! If you are feeling bold, the best colors to go with are your bronzy colors, golds if you want a warmer look or greys and silvers for a cooler look.

The most important part about picking your wedding makeup is making sure you pick what you are going to feel absolutely stunning in!

Go explore, try new looks, experiment! BUT, make sure you do a trial run to work out all the kinks and prevent any meltdowns from happening. Make sure you’re comfortable in what you choose because you want to feel confident! You do you! So, don’t stress, this is supposed to be one of the fun parts about planning a wedding!

 Wedding makeup sheet for skin types.

So I wanted to type up a general wedding makeup sheet for skin types if you decide to do it on your own.

Dry: Go with a liquid and no powder over. Putting a powder over only feeds to monster and makes the “scales” come out (those ewwwwwyyy dry flakes).  If you decide to contour I would go with a stick. Highlighter and blush are ok to go with powder but cream and liquid options are also offered (depending on the degree of dryness).

Combination Skin: You are one lucky duck because you can go with anything! I would recommend a liquid with a powder over your oily areas (T zone) and you can go with any form of bronzer, highlighter and blush.

Oily: Depending if you want a full coverage look or medium, there are a few things you can do. If you want a fuller coverage, go with a liquid but put powder over (an oil absorber would be best). If you are ok with a sheer or medium coverage look, go with a powder. For contouring, highlighting, and blush, go with powder.

Have fun with your planning and remember, never get too caught up in the stress that you forget to enjoy all the little moments that lead up to one of the biggest days of your life. Have fun and make memories!


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