Today's post is going to be all things bridal! Planning a wedding can be stressful enough so this is a quick guide of some of the tips and to dos when organising you bridal makeup trial...
Preparing for your trial...
There are so many great makeup artists out there that it can be quite daunting trying to decide who you want for your big day. If you find someone you like, check out there social media for reviews and client feedback. Email them with and enquire to see if your date is available and if so, book a trial with them.
I recommend you book your trial approximately 3 months prior to you wedding day. This allows time to create the look you want and think about anything you want added or taken away.
If you plan on wearing tan on your wedding day, use your makeup trials as an opportunity to test out you tan. You will get a better picture of how the makeup will look on the actually wedding day and you will also be able to see how the tan wears, so you get a great view of the makeup and a tan trial too! ;) (Is also makes the Makeup Artist job easier as they will know the exact colour foundation to match to).
One of my most invaluable tips for a Bridal trial is to wear white. Why? Because this will let you see how the makeup will look against your wedding dress. It will also show how the makeup will photograph against the contrast of the white. I highly recommend doing this. A t-shirt is perfect to get a generally idea.
Before going to your trial have an idea of what kind of look you want for your big day. Stick with the theme of the wedding (example: Vintage wedding - Vintage makeup) and don't try a new adventurous look. Look up a few pictures on Pinterest and bring them with you, You want your makeup to enhance your features and make you the best version of yourself. You shouldn't look like a different person and unrecognisable.
While we may want to look like Kim Kardashian or have Kylie's lips stick to timeless makeup. Try not to go with a trend as that's all it is - a trend. You don't want to look back in 50 years and think 'My God, what was with my makeup!'. Natural beauty is always best. If you always wear black smokey eyes, do it! You'll look different without them. If you love red lips, do it! Timeless doesn't necessarily mean you don't be yourself, just don't follow the current trends.
The most important thing to do for your trial is be honest with your Makeup Artist. They are there to do a look that you want and should not be offended if you want something changed. Of course, be polite when explaining. You want your makeup to look flawless and last all day. Don't be afraid to ask questions and request more or less.
My last tip and probably the most helpful for your wedding day is to purchase the lipstick you are going to use. You will be doing a lot of kissing and hugging and eating and drinking so the lipstick will inevitably wear off. Your Makeup Artist will tell you what shade to get and your bridesmaid can keep it at the ready You'll also have a lipstick to wear that reminds you of your special day!
DON'T STRESS & ENJOY!
The most important piece of advice!
A big thank you to my beautiful sister for allowing me to use some of her wedding photos. Credit to Photographer Gary Barrett (Facebook Page Here).
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Until next time,
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