1. Consider the Climate
New Jersey Brides have the best of all seasons, however you must consider the climate during the month you are getting married. Summer in New Jersey can be hot and humid, airbrush and waterproof makeup would be best, where as fall and winter can be cold and dry and luminous, moisturizing makeup would be best.
2. Use a Face Primer
A Primer will make your makeup go on more smoothly and keep it on longer
3. Use a Shadow Primer
Just as with the face your eye-makeup will go on more smoothly, blend more easily, not crease and last much longer
4. Curl your Lashes
Make sure you curl your lashes - from the root, middle and tip - to open and enhance your eyes
5. Wear False Lashes
For any occasion when you are going to be photographed make sure you wear false lashes. It will make your eyes pop!
6. Fill in Your Brows
Whether with pencil, powder, gel or ink make sure your define your brows as they define your face!
7. Use Bronzer and Blush
Bronzer gives your face warmth when place strategically on the face (NOT all over) and blush gives your face color, makes your cheekbones pop and gives the face an instant lift.
8. Pick the right Lip Color
Many Brides do not wear lipstick normally and want to forgo it or go with too light a color on their wedding day. Lipstick is the jewelry on the face and it is important that the color you wear works well with your skin tone and overall makeup look. If you are unsure seek out a professional to help you.
9. Appoint a Makeup Guardian
All the hugging, kissing, drinking and eating can have an effect on your makeup - make sure you have lipstick, liner and blush to touch-up with and appoint a bridesmaid as your makeup guardian who will let you know when you need to touch up.
10. Hire a Professional Makeup Artist
Putting yourself in the capable hands of a professional Bridal makeup artist can only increase the pampering and joy of your wedding day. A Pro knows what formulas work well with photography and what formulas to avoid. How to make the makeup look both gorgeous in person and in photographs and how to make it last from your first look through your last goodbyes. If circumstances do not permit you to hire a makeup artist the next best thing is going for a makeup lesson.
Remember to be in the moment - your wedding day goes by faster than you can imagine - enjoy each minute to the fullest!
If you want to hire a makeup artist for your wedding day or want to have a makeup lesson - contact me to schedule an appointment!