Wonderful tips for brides getting married with majority of the photos taken in the afternoon to late afternoon! Written by Robert Jones.
Make up artists conducting trials should ask you when your photos will be taken and when it will start to know the right look to create for you.
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What makes an artist amazing for you on your wedding day?
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Loaded with awesome tips from brides that wish they knew about these when they got married!
1. I love the tip on ‘don’t be rushed to take off your veil!’ It’s true, people wouldn’t normally think that the veil would create such a romantic feel for the pictures.
2. Shaping the brows is also a definitely must do before your wedding day. Your brows frame your face for your pictures. You can have the best makeup but if your brows aren’t done properly, it will ruin the photo. Luckily you have me as a brow expert to shape them for you during your trial and on the day of your wedding!
I was looking around on what celebrities use for their wedding, their favorites and I came across this article on Supermodel Coco Rocha sharing her secret products she used for her wedding!
Coco’s #4 product, highlights the skin, you can definitely use a different product for shimmer to keep the skin super fresh and ‘dewy’ looking. Apply to your upper cheeks and outer ‘C’ shape of the orbital bone for a fresh, dewy look. If you wish to use a different product for this look, find highlighting products that have shimmer/sparkle that are finely milled.
Coco’s #7 & 8 products target hydration for the skin. As a beauty expert, I can definitely tell you that hydration is key to keeping your wedding makeup fresh, smooth and beautiful.
An alternative way to keep the skin hydrated would be for you to wear a hydrating mask the night before or on the morning of your wedding – something I always advise my brides to do for their wedding! It makes a big difference for the makeup to look beautiful in person and in camera!
As a bridal beauty expert, I really care about the way the bride looks like on their wedding day!
That’s huge for me!
This article is good if you plan to do your own makeup. It highlights a good common few things that brides often miss in their application of makeup.
Here, a 5 time emmy award winning makeup artist – Eve Pearl shares to brides what they should take note of on their wedding day!
Brides that don’t normally wear makeup should definitely watch this! Don’t be afraid to have a bit of makeup show. When you put together everything, you could wash out in photos!
This note is written to every bride out there! If you are an artist doing weddings, remember to tell this to your brides. They will be caught up often in stress over who to put in what table, what flowers, what colors, and many other crazy details! I hope this is a good reminder to weddings because I love the festive love and happiness in the air. Everyone is here to celebrate and be happy so just be!
Everyone is coming to celebrate you!
All your loved ones
All your friends
They are here for you!
You are the centre of the party and everything will always turn out fine in the end.
Forget the stress and worries of everything else.
Focus in on your happiness,
because this is one of those most special moments in your life!
So remember, last but not least..
Look forward to seeing everyone with the new love of your life.
Smile because everything is going to be wonderful
Enjoy your day
What you should know!
After you have had your makeup applied initially, a touch-up is required throughout the day. Even if you have normal skin, nothing lasts perfectly forever.
Don’t be fooled! those that say they do, are selling you a dream.
Your skin secretes oil to keep it hydrated or your skin may become more dehydrated, so certain steps will be required to do to keep it fresh throughout the day.
Here’s a list of from ideal choices to last resort options to have your makeup touched up throughout the day………
1. Really try to budget in your makeup artist to come with you to touch-up throughout the day. Try to work out a deal that will be worth your artist’s time to come and keep you looking fresh. That way you don’t have to worry about checking yourself every so often to make sure your lipstick hasn’t faded, your blush, or if you are shining. This is the professional’s job even at photoshoots to keep every frame looking great for the photographer. Even if you have an amazing photographer, if your makeup is too shiny, or faded, there is nothing the photographer can do can make it look natural. It would be next to impossible to make it look natural in photoshop as well! A good artist will know exactly where to touch up and keep it looking perfect like it was just applied.
2. If you really can’t budget in an artist for a whole day, get him/her to come back at a certain time, such as the evening to adjust the makeup for bright flashes to avoid you looking ghostly in photos.
3. If the above two options are not a choice, try to purchase the pressed powder, lipstick and possibly the blush. Make note the same shade for you to place in the groom’s pocket or a trusted bridesmaid for you to touch-up with. It won’t be a great job on touch-up but it’s better than having no-touch up at all!! At this point, check if it may be more cost effective to hire the artist for a touch-up, depending on their rate.
4. If you cannot purchase the full prices of the product, try to see if you can purchase a section of the lipstick or blush (if its a cream) from the artist and a loose powder as a last resort. You don’t want to leave moments where you don’t look camera ready in front of the camera. This really is better than no touch-ups in the evening!
Note: If there is no artist present and you are doing your own makeup, keep your products in the groom’s pocket (if possible) where you will be with him most of the day so it would be easy to check yourself in a mirror to see if you require touch-ups. Try and do this when you’re on break and a camera is not near you to avoid being caught on camera touching up! Lastly, check yourself again in the mirror after your touch-up, you don’t want to see loose powder settled in random areas of your face!
Hopefully with these options you should be able to keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day!
So it’s the middle of Wedding season right now (yes I’ve been so swamped I haven’t had the chance to write up this tip sheet!) If you’re a makeup artist, a bride, bridesmaid, or a makeup/skincare fan you should definitely read this over to learn more about your skin and makeup.
If it’s one thing you should know……..
Makeup can cover any discolorations and color spots but one thing makeup cannot do well is – cover up texture.
Some may promise you the world and is selling you a dream but it just cannot do an amazing job at it. Unless the artist applies wax and latex over your skin and layer a ton of makeup over for you to look completely fake, it won’t do the job. It can only minimize a little texture.
Priming the skin can help and different formulas of foundation too but it cannot hide textured bumps, dry flakes or breakouts, especially in-person appearances.
Prepping your skin
Getting regular facial treatments (not the relaxing ones) by a good facialist will minimize any uneven bumps and textures and prevent any stressful breakouts on a face.
This makes your face ‘glow’ of radiance because it’s so smooth, supple, plump and healthy!
Makeup can enhance the beauty of your skin, but not to cover the beauty of it.
2. Keep your skin well hydrated by:
– drinking lots of water to flush toxins out (believe me this really helps)
– hydrating masks every so often when required to keep the face ‘plump’; Especially the night before your wedding!!
– NOTE: If you are oily you can still be dehydrated in the skin (lack of water) which doesn’t help the skin push the oil out of your skin if it’s dry and stuck to your pores. If there’s a lot of flaking and tightness it’s a sign of it. Look for scaly white thin sheets for signs of dehydration, especially right after you wash and dry your face.
3. Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
This is the step where you get rid of any flakiness and small bumps. You can use acid peels, mild peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and numerous other treatments. If you have sensitive and thin skin, stay away from any abrasive treatments like microdermabrasion and stick to mild to average acid peel treatments. Daily exfoliation can help too, I use the Clarisonic Mia to remove practically all my dead, dry skin.
Note: do not use abrasive exfoliation so close to your wedding date, do this at least a week before the day of if you’re doing a treatment like acid peel, microdermabrasion, etc.
Other than that, ask your professional if you have any questions! He/she should be able to answer any concerns for you. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any of your inquiries and hopefully I will be able to help you.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients on how to keep their skin looking fresh with the hot humid weather so here is your cheat sheet!
Normal/Combination skin – Use a good cleanser, preferably a deep cleansing formula in the morning where you will remove any buildup of oil/sweat accumulated
Dry skin – stick to cream/oil cleansers that still deep cleans the face
Oily skin – gel/foaming cleansers
Normal/Combination witch hazel is good for suppressing oil or any other toner, especially in the t-zone.
Oily skin Witch hazel all over
Dry skin Use a softening lotion on the skin instead or just your most oily areas if any.
3. Prime your face with a good mattifier cream/lotion in your most sweaty/oily areas. These are my favorite:
- Nurturing Force, Blot Out Offensive Cream
- Eve Pearl Mattifying cream – in light/med or med/dark
- Mary Kay Mattifying Lotion
4. Coverage. Use a tinted moisturizer, or a cream foundation applied sparingly
Tinted moisturizer – Good for most skin types. Lighter and usually absorbs/keeps oils better than feeling a thick layer. Most people only really require this coverage. Some formulas still keep the skin looking glowy and healthy.
Favorite: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers, good for normal, combination, oily
Tip: For extra ‘glow’ mix a drop of shimmer lotion into the moisturizer and apply it on dry/dehydrated skin, not recommended for oily skin.
If you have blemished skin:
- Use a tinted moisturizer and cover blemishes with concealer afterward
Cream foundation – Absorbs the oil for people that need coverage (discolorations/uneven skin/porous skin) and just looks dewy rather than separated.
Favorite: Cinema Secrets Foundation
5. Color Makeup
Blush Go for creams, or you can also layer ontop powder for it to last longer
Favorite: MAC Creme blushes
Eyeshadow Go for cream shadows + layer it with powder for extra staying powder
Favorite: MUFE cream shadows + MUFE eyeshadows
Go for lipglosses! they’re more ‘youthful’ and less formal for the summer, requires less touch-ups as well.
Drier skin – Liquid seal
You can spray on a layer of makeup sealer to keep your makeup in place.
My favorite is Cinema Secret’s Makeup Sealer
Oilier skin – Dry Seal
Apply powder all in areas that will move, or get oiled/shiny. (t-zone, under the eyes, on eyelids)
You can do both liquid + seal or one or the other
My personal routine is:
1. Powder Cleanser
2. witch hazel
4. Tinted Moisturizer
5. Cream blush
6. Waterproof mascara
7. cream liner
8. eyeshadow ontop
9. powder lids
10. spray on liquid set
11. powder t-zone
The result should be dewy, beautiful fresh looking skin.