10 Tips for the Best Bridal Makeup

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Technically, there is no right or wrong when it comes to bridal makeup. However, there are a few definite tips that can help you to feel prepared for your big day, and happy when the wedding bells finally do ring. Having completedSydney wedding makeup for many women over the years, the below tips are my top ten pieces of advice for ladies wanting the best and least stressful bridal makeup experience. As a formal makeup artist Sydney, I can confirm that many of these tips also apply for formal makeup.

  1. Simple is a statement.

When it comes to bridal makeup, the most simple and humble designs are often the most favourable. In the modern wedding era, many brides are opting for natural and organic appearances. A simple and unpretentious look is timeless, so you will never look back at your wedding photos in shock and disgust.

As an example, in one of the most famous weddings of this decade, Meghan Markle showed off the ultimate in minimalist wedding makeup style in her royal wedding, letting her natural beauty do all of the hard work!

  1. Consider how weather and emotions will impact your makeup.

Even the toughest brides have been known to get the waterworks on their big day, so waterproof mascara and foundation are essential to ensure the tears don’t leave you looking like a hot mess. Waterproof products and setting spray will also stop your makeup from ‘melting’ in hot climates.

It’s always a good idea to bring along some ‘touch up’ makeup products to the venue so you can fix up any issues if they arise. Many of the best makeup artists Sydney will provide you with a small sample of the foundation and lipstick used in your makeup, so you can reapply as necessary throughout the day.

  1. Do a makeup trail before the big day.

Can you the imagine the horror of getting your makeup completed on your wedding day, and absolutely hating the look once the makeup artist is done, but there’s not enough time left before the ceremony to change it? What a nightmare!

A makeup trial is vital for both you (to see if you are happy with the look) and your makeup artist Sydney (to get a solid practice run). A test run will also give you the opportunity to see whether your foundation is the perfect match, and whether any of the makeup products cause a reaction to your skin. There would be nothing worse than a ghastly allergic reaction on your wedding day, after all.

When you have your wedding makeup trial, be sure to wear some of the same jewellery that you will be wearing at the ceremony and reception. You could also wear a t-shirt in the same colour of your wedding dress. This will give you, and your makeup artist Sydney, the best impression of how the makeup will really look on the day.

  1. Get opinions from friends and family.

Just like any decision with your wedding, it is beneficial to get advice and feedback from people you trust. Your bridal party will be a good source of opinion to help you determine what the best makeup style will be for you. A reliable bridal makeup artist Sydney will also give trustworthy advice.

  1. Stick to your instincts.

Ultimately, your wedding day should be all about you – not anyone else! If you really want to wear bright purple lipstick or green eyeshadow, then go ahead. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident.

  1. Carefully select your makeup artist Sydney.

When choosing a bridal makeup artist, you need to be sure that they are reliable, compassionate, and patient. The best makeup artists will listen to your unique requests and collaborate with you to make sure you are satisfied with the artistry. You should browse your makeup artist’s gallery to see their previous designs and decide whether their talent and style may suit you.

If you are looking for a makeup artist near me, I would love to have a chat about bridal makeup Sydney for your big day. You can contact me at alisa@alisaligato.com or 1300 910 453 to chat about the plans for your wedding makeup. I look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Discuss your tan ideas with your makeup artist.

Regardless of whether you are planning on self-tanning or getting a professional salon tan before the wedding day, this is something that must be discussed with your makeup artist near me. A tan will be influential to the shade of foundation that your makeup artist uses, so be sure to let them know about your tanning ideas in advance.

  1. Prepare your skin in the weeks prior to the wedding.

To keep your skin healthy and glowing, you should eat a balanced diet (with plenty of fruit and vegetables) before the wedding day. Drinking enough water and moisturising your face will reduce the likelihood of dry and acne-ridden skin appearing.

Be aware that the stress and anxieties associated with a wedding can inevitably cause breakouts on your cheeks and skin. Don’t worry – your wedding makeup will be able to cover these blemishes.

  1. Glossy = sweaty.

Extra glossy wedding makeup might make your face look sweaty or oily in certain lights and environments. To avoid having a face shinier than the sun, you should go easy on bright highlights.

On the flip side, you don’t want to go ‘too matte’, as this may result in your face looking dry, flat, or plain. The best bridal makeup Sydney artists will get the balance accurate.

  1. Never rush your bridal makeup.

Your wedding makeup application can take anywhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours. It is critical that you allow enough time on the wedding day morning for your makeup artist Sydney to get the job done well. Your bridal makeup trial will help to indicate how much time is needed.

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