Wedding Makeup and Hair Tips
Get your eyebrows professionally shaped. It will make all the difference to how your eye makeup will look on the day of the wedding and in the photo's. If your eyebrows are sparse your makeup artist will fill them in to make them look fuller and natural.
Don't try any new products too close to your wedding day! You don't know how your skin might react and its best to stick to what you know works! Do add beneficial products to your routine though. You can get the best advice from your skin care therapist on which products will be most beneficial.
Start to have facials up to 6 months before the wedding. This will give your skin a great canvas for the make up to be applied to and give your skin the best hydration it needs. It is also good to go to a professional who can also advise you on the best skincare routine for your skin type. Especially with the weather we have here in Barbados. Good skin makes a great blank canvas for your make up.
Lips need looking after too. Use a soft dry toothbrush to exfoliate your lips weekly to make them soft and flake free. Use eye cream to hydrate your lips. The skin on your lips is a delicate as the skin around your eyes.
Make sure you clean and wash your make up tools regularly. Brushes carry bacteria and this can be transferred onto the face. Use a foaming cleanser to clean them and leave to air dry over night. If your brushes are loosing lots of hairs it might be time to replace them.
If you're wearing an off the shoulder dress remember to care for your neck, back, and shoulders. Avoid wearing straps in the sun so you don't get strap marks on your shoulders. Give your back, neck and shoulders a scrub to make them silky smooth. Daily moistening will help to make your skin nourished and soft.
When you get married everyone wants to see your ring! Regular manicures will give your nails the professional finish they deserve for the occasion. Use hand cream to keep hands soft and smooth. Use an exfoliant twice weekly to remove the buildup of dead skin on your hands. Once a week use a cuticle oil to combat dryness around the nail.
It's essential to have a trial run before the day of your wedding. Choose a makeup artist that you like and go with pictures of your dress, color scheme and jewelry. Discuss options and tell the makeup artist how much make up you would usually wear for day and evening. Take your camera with you so you get an idea of what it would look like. Wear a light colored top either white or ivory. The colour reflects back onto the skin to get the best idea of the finished look.
When deciding on a look for your wedding day. Have images of what you don't like as well as what you do like. You want to be an enhanced version of yourself. A makeup artist will make you look flawless for photographs. Look through bridal magazines for ideas and Google images. Remember that your face or eye shape might not be the same as that in the image you find so the final look may not be the same.
You hair needs to be cared for as much as the rest of you. Do get regular conditioning treatments. Trim your hair every six weeks if you're growing it for the wedding. Don't tie you're hair up when it's wet, it will break the hair strands. If you're having your hair up for the wedding, wash and lightly condition it the night before. Hair conditioner can make hair slippery so an up-do could slip down.