9 Top Tips for Flawless Wedding Day Makeup:
A Professional Makeup Artist’s Guide
Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most important days of your life, and you want to look and feel your absolute best. As a professional makeup artist with years of experience, I’ve seen it all, and I’m here to share my top tips to ensure your makeup experience is seamless and stress-free on your big day.
1. Start Earlier Rather Than Later
One of the brides’ most significant mistakes is underestimating the time for hair and makeup. The last thing you want on your wedding morning is to feel rushed. Trust me on this one – plan a buffer for any unexpected delays.
2. Prep Your Bridal Details in Advance
The night before your wedding, lay out all your bridal attire, accessories, and shoes. This will help your photographer capture those beautiful details without interrupting your makeup session. No one wants to scramble to find their jewellery when the camera is ready to roll.
3. Delegate Last-Minute Tasks
Assign tasks to your bridesmaids or family members to help with last-minute duties or delegate these tasks the night before. Plan these tasks around their hair and makeup sessions to ensure everyone stays on schedule.
4. Run Your Errands Early
Before sitting down for your glam session, ensure you’ve run all your errands. Brush your teeth and visit the ladies’ room beforehand. And, most importantly, write your vows or speech before the wedding day itself.
5. Prepare Your Hair Properly
Wash your hair the evening before the wedding to ensure it’s completely dry. Damp hair can resist heat styling and you may need to rush through the styling process. A freshly washed and moisturized face is needed for makeup application.
6. Shape Your Brows in Advance
Make sure your eyebrows have been professionally shaped before the big day. Fine hairs around the eye area can trap makeup, making them visible and causing your eye makeup to look patchy. Your makeup artist will only have time to clean up your brows during the day, so get them groomed in advance.
7. Research and Communicate Your Inspiration
Do your research and gather inspiration looks ahead of time. Share these with your MUA well in advance of your wedding. This ensures your stylist is fully prepared to create the perfect look that matches your vision.
8. Rehearse Your Walk Down the Aisle
The logistics of getting all your bridal party members together on the wedding morning can be challenging. Rehearsing your walk down the aisle the day before. It’s a small step that can help ensure everything goes smoothly.
9. Don’t Be the Last One for Hair and Makeup
The final hour or two before the ceremony can be hectic with photos, video, vendors and last-minute things. Being ready slightly ahead of time can alleviate much of this overwhelm, and your glam squad can still do final touch-ups when needed.
Your wedding day makeup should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. These nine tips will prepare you to look your best, feel confident, and create beautiful memories on your special day. Trust your glam team, plan ahead, and remember to savour each moment – after all, it’s your day to shine!