Bridal Club Magazine
By Nicki Collett
The perfect makeup on your wedding day is priceless! Every
bride wants to look her absolute best on the Big Day.
When you really think about it, your face will be the first
thing your fiancé and your guests will look at when you walk down
that aisle, followed closely of course by your stunning dress!
That's why your makeup truly needs to say a lot! Choosing the
style of your makeup should be just as important as choosing your
dress. The right makeup can take any bride from wow to WOW!
However, it's not just a case of enhancing one's feature's … there
are a few other key factors that should be taken into
The first thing to consider is YOU. You definitely want to
enhance your natural beauty and bring out your best features. If
you decide to use a makeup artist, first and foremost they will
assess your individual features. There are professional techniques
to enhance (or diminish!) any feature, so discuss these with your
artist and let him/her know what you would like to focus on, and
definitely let them know what you don't want!
A good makeup artist should also look beyond your physical
characteristics, as your makeup should reflect your individual
personality and style.
The next thing to consider is of course your dress. Think about
the style of your dress and what you would like your makeup to say.
Is it vintage, classic, or traditional? Your makeup should
compliment your dress so your whole look ties in together.
Think about the entire package, right down to your accessories. If
need be, look through magazines for dresses in a similar style to
yours, and get ideas on how the experts have styled the model's
hair and makeup to compliment the dress. Also, bear in mind
your bridesmaids' dresses and how you would like them to look.
Their makeup should be different to yours, yet still compliment you
and your look.
I always ask my clients if they have a colour theme running
through their wedding, and especially what flowers they have
chosen. The last thing you want is to have colours that clash. The
warmth or coolness of colours can also bring out different skin
tones, so be conscious of this when choosing colours, right down to
whether you are a gold or silver girl.
The venue and your surroundings should play a big part in your
decision making. Is it a traditional wedding in a church, an
outdoor wedding, or maybe an evening wedding? The style of your
makeup should reflect the style of your wedding. For example, a
beautiful sultry smoky eye may not look right at a beach wedding;
you'd probably want to opt for a fresh faced summer look, or
perhaps you suit a natural bronzed beach style? You also want
to be conscious about how your makeup will wear into the night? If
you do want a natural look during the day, be aware that you also
don't want to fade into the night. Ask your makeup artist what you
can do yourself, to take the day look through to the evening. They
will be able to design a look that can easily progress into the
night. Whether it's some strategically placed eyeliner, or a change
in lip colour, you can dance the night away feeling fabulous!
The last, but by no means least, important factor to consider
are your photos. Professional makeup artists know all the tips and
tricks to make you look stunning in photos without your makeup
looking 'caked on'. Almost all my brides make use of black and
white photos as part of their wedding album, and these can look
absolutely amazing. However, if you specifically want a lot of
black and white photos, I would recommend you mention this to your
artist. Your makeup will need to be slightly tailored for black and
white photography. Finally, your photos are the memories you will
have forever, and therefore you don't want your makeup to date too
much. Steer clear of the latest high fashion trends and opt for a
classic, timeless style that you will love looking back on in years
At the end of the day, having taken all these factors into
consideration, you want to be stunning but also be you. Choose a
style that you feel comfortable and confident with, after all it's
your day to shine …and then enjoy every minute!
♥ This article was kindly supplied by
Wedding New Zealand's Premier Wedding