Studio M’s professional makeup artists will maximize your beauty on the biggest day of your life! From the initial bridal makeup trial through the actual day of the wedding, our dedication and attention to detail will ensure that you look your best as you head to the altar.
Here are 10 key tips to remember as you approach your bridal makeup trial (courtesy of Marie Claire):
- Make sure you have your trial at least three weeks, but no more than 5 weeks, before your wedding.
- “Wear a white t-shirt if you’re having your make-up test in a store so that you can see how the make-up looks against a pale color and take a picture of yourself in day light (with no flash) to see how it looks before you purchase anything,” says celebrity make-up maestro Caroline Barnes.
- “Emphasize your eyes by brightening any darkness under them with corrector and concealer,” says Bobbi Brown.
- “Bring references to your make-up trial. Start looking for images of make-up that you really like and bring them with you on the day. Try to identify what it is you like about the make-up in the image and take into account that if you have the skin colour of Dita Von Teese then the make-up of Kim Kardashian won’t necessarily translate onto you,” says Rebecca from M·A·C.
- “Remember that bridal make-up needs to have enough colour to compensate for the whiteness of the dress. There’s a big difference between everyday clothes and a wedding dress, so there should be difference in your make-up, too. Start by making sure your skin looks even and smooth, and then add colour to your cheeks and lips to give them a glow,” says Bobbi Brown.
- “Use individual eyelashes – they’re a brilliant way to make your eyes stand out and look far more subtle than a full strip. Go for differing lengths to create a really natural fluttery look and nestle them in between your natural lashes rather than fixing them on top,” says Rebecca.
- “Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place,” says Caroline Barnes.
- “Research application methods as they might differ slightly from your everyday make-up routine. For example, if you prefer to line with a shadow, make it last longer by applying it with a slightly damp eyeliner brush,” says Bobbi.
- “Go pro. The best wedding make-up should last as long as you do so I love M·A·C’s Prolongwear range which includes foundations, concealers, lip and eye products that provide superior wear that will see you through your wedding day and night,” says Rebecca.
- “Finish your make-up off with a highlighter shade on the browbone to make the eyes really pop. Go for a light matte shade, and pat onto the outer corner of the brow bone so subtly draw attention to this area of your face,” says Bobbi.