It may seem intimidating to do your own hair and makeup for such a life changing event as a wedding. But it can also make you feel most comfortable and confident, since you probably already know what techniques you prefer, and what colors and styles suit you best. Here are a few tips for doing your own hair and makeup for your wedding:
Enhance Your Usual Style
Most brides want to look like the best version of themselves on their wedding day. Since this is such a momentous event and you’ll probably have a ton of photos, you don’t want to look at them afterwards and feel like you’re looking at a different person. In short, don’t stray too far from your usual style, but just enhance it. If you usually wear your hair down, it makes sense to wear it down for your special day, but maybe add volume and length for more impact. You can achieve this with the help of hair extensions by True Glory Hair.
Good quality hair extensions should look, feel and move just like your natural hair so they won’t look obviously fake. They should also be durable so they can withstand styling, and won’t fall apart. True Glory Hair’s Brazilian body wave bundles are one of their most popular products because of their versatility. They can be styled in a variety of ways, straightened or curled using an iron, or simply add volume and body with their soft wavy style.
Accessorize your hair with an elegant piece like a bejeweled headband or hair pin, a string of pearls or fresh flowers to achieve a romantic, feminine look—perfect for a wedding.
Makeup that Lasts
It’s crucial to get your wedding makeup just right since again, you’ll be in a lot of photos. You’ll want to make sure your makeup looks good on print and in close up shots, and you’ll want to make sure it lasts all throughout the ceremony and reception without fading or melting off.
The key to flawless wedding makeup is plenty of preparation beforehand. Months before your wedding, step up your skincare game and try to get your skin in the best possible condition so your makeup goes on smoothly. A few weeks before your wedding, start practicing applying your makeup. Once is not enough; practice several times so you can feel completely confident and at ease.
Choose long wearing formulations with HD or blurring properties so they show up nicely on camera. Stay away from foundations and powders with SPF, as these tend to give off a white cast under flash photography. A full coverage foundation will conceal any imperfections and give you an even complexion, but be careful not to be too heavy handed with the application, otherwise your makeup might cake. Be sure to set your base with a translucent setting powder so it doesn’t budge.
Probably two of the most crucial products to use are a waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Even if you aren’t a big crier, tears are almost inevitable at weddings, and you don’t want to leave anything to chance.
When choosing colors, stick to a softer, more neutral palette, and reserve the bold, vibrant colors for another occasion. Focus on enhancing your natural beauty rather than transforming yourself. Choose a blush that mimics your natural skin color when you flush, a lipstick that looks like a better version of your natural lip color, and so on. You want to look like the most radiant, glowing version of yourself that you can.
Doing your own wedding hair and makeup can be daunting, but with enough planning and preparation, you can pull it off without a hitch, and look your best on your special day.