The makeup you choose to wear on your big day is something you will be looking at in wedding photos for years to come, so it’s essential that you choose a look that will be timeless, will wear well, and still looks like you.
Some brides have a tendency to go overboard on their wedding day and do their makeup in a way that makes them almost unrecognizable. While you can definitely get a bit more dramatic with your bridal makeup than you usually would, it’s important that you remember that your groom, family, and friends are waiting to see you—as you are. To make sure that your makeup suits you in the best possible way on your wedding day, follow these handy tips from JJ’s House designer Jessica to make sure you look—and feel—your best.
- Take the season you’re marrying into consideration
The time of year you marry should influence not only the styles of the wedding dresses you wear but also what type of makeup you use. If you’re marrying in summer, you’ll want to use a foundation that won’t get too shiny and won’t melt away. If you’re marrying in winter, opt for a foundation that isn’t too flat or dry. No matter the season, if you’re wedding lasts from daytime to night-time, look for something long wearing.
- Stay hydrated
Your skin—and your makeup artist—will thank you if you make sure to stay hydrated before your big day. Drink lots of water, limit your intake of caffeine, and don’t over-imbibe the night before the wedding. Hydrated skin is less prone to breakouts and dry patches. Your tone will be more even, and your makeup will wear better and longer if your skin is plump and hydrated.
- Use waterproof makeup
Make sure that you use waterproof everything for your big day. From foundation to mascara, and everything in between. The sweat and tears of that day will mean that you will need makeup that stands up to the task. Also, look for primers for your eyelids and skin that will help set your eyeshadow and foundation and use a setting spray once your makeup is complete.
- Have a makeup trial
Get together with your makeup artist before your big day to try out your makeup look. Use the same products you plan on using for the wedding day, so you know exactly how things will feel and sit. Once you’re done, be sure to have an active day so you can see how things last or if you want anything changed.
- Use a teeth whitener
A big, bright, white smile is never out of place. Take before your big day to have your teeth professionally lightened, or use an at-home product. It’s an easy way to make yourself look healthier and happier, and it will make your smile stand out in every photo. Suggest the same to your husband-to-be so that you will both have pearly whites while saying your vows.