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Prepare to Look Your Best for Your Wedding Day!



Website Makeup Tips

Having your makeup done by a professional makeup artist is one of the final steps
in bringing your bridal look together. Don’t forget to prepare your face and body
in the weeks and months prior to the wedding to ensure that your hair and
makeup will look its best.


6 Months to 1 Year before wedding:

Visit a dermatologist if you have any skin concerns such as redness, very dry skin, acne, or wrinkles that you want to address
Determine a suitable skin routine with your dermatologist, makeup artist, or cosmetologist
Begin Exfoliating at least once weekly to reveal new, glowing skin (even adding baking soda to your cleanser once a week is sufficient)


Four to Five Months Before Wedding:

Begin researching makeup artists. Ensure you get references and check them out! You will want someone who is not only good at what they do, but who is very professional and reliable
Hire your makeup artist and set up a consultation and test date


Two to Three Months Before Wedding:

Find makeup looks in magazines that you like and think are suitable for you
Attend your consultation/test with your makeup artist and be sure to bring your magazine clippings. You can also bring color swatches of the dresses or flowers


Two Weeks to One Month Before Wedding:

Make sure you are eating and exercising well which will help combat stress and fatigue.
Get your hair cut and colored
Avoid tanning in the sun, it dries the skin out and often leads to unsightly tan lines!


One to Two Weeks Before Wedding:

Get an exfoliating body treatment
Get a spray tan if desired
Get waxing of the body if desired. Opt for threading instead of waxing for facial hair. Threading helps prevent red patches and ingrown hairs
Get a facial if desired
Avoid any of the above treatments within the week before the wedding as undesirable skin reactions can happen!
Touch base with your makeup artist to make sure everything is in order The Last Days Before the Wedding:
Get a manicure if desired
Drink lots and lots of water to make sure your skin is hydrated. Avoid drinking too much alcohol for the same reason
Get lots of sleep to avoid bags and darks circles (and stress)
Apply a benzoyl peroxide treatment to any breakouts
Apply a hydrating mask if sky is dry
Pack your wedding day purse with makeup for touch ups: Blotting Tissues, Lipstick, Kleenex, Concealer (YSL Touche Eclat is recommended)


The Day of the Wedding:

Ensure skin is clean and hydrated for your makeup application
Eat a light breakfast to make sure you have enough energy for the day
Sit back and enjoy your makeup application, your hair being styled and, of course, your wonderful wedding day!


Last Updated: September 11, 2009 at 5:58 pm
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