It’s almost the big day which means final prep is in full swing and your makeup trial is coming up. You may find yourself wondering if there’s anything you should do ahead of time to get the best out of your makeup trial. The answer is yes! Preparing ahead of time is essential to seeing your dream makeup vision to come to life. Here are my tips for every bride to be.
Utilizing Pinterest and Instagram are great ways to get an idea of the overall style you are going for. I always suggest finding makeup styles on women with the same hair, skin, and eye color as you. For example, if you are blonde with blue eyes and pale skin, it may not be the best idea to find inspiration in Kim Kardashian’s makeup. Another important tip is to look for common themes in each of the photos you like. Is the eyeshadow matte or shimmer? Is there liner on the top or bottom of the eye? Is the skin more luminous or matte? Is there more of a focus on blush or bronzer? Make note of all of these consistencies so your makeup artist knows exactly which direction to go in.
I preach to my brides and clients that your makeup is only going to look as good as the skin underneath it. I suggest prioritizing your regular facials, skincare routine, and water intake in the weeks leading up to your trial as you would for the wedding day. Don’t have a skincare routine or get facials regularly? Reach out to a licensed esthetician to get you on the path to perfect wedding day skin. Give yourself 6 months-1 year of a consistent routine that works for you. Thinking about spray tanning before the big day? You’ll want want for the trial too! In order to see the final makeup look, it’s imperative your skin tone is the same as it will be on your wedding day.
You want to utilize your trial for a special event so you can show off your professionally done makeup, totally understandable! While doing your trial on the day of your engagement shoot or bridal shower may seem like a good idea in theory, I suggest scheduling it on a day you have a dress fitting instead. Your makeup trial is meant to mimic the exact look on your wedding day along with the dress, jewelry, hair, etc (and my guess is you aren’t planning on wearing your wedding dress for your engagement shoot or shower). Scheduling it prior to a dress fitting appointment is the perfect way to see if the makeup look and the dress fit together perfectly for the big day.
Your trial is meant to be a time for you and your artist to do work and build trust. You will be diving into all of the wedding day details, reviewing photos, chatting about your current skin and makeup routine, and of course putting together a fully executed makeup look. All of these things are very personal and unique to you, which is why it’s so important to be able to think 100% for yourself without the opinions of others getting between you and your vision.
As the makeup artist, it’s our job to gather all the necessary information to put together a perfect look that’s unique to your vision. Once the makeup comes together, it’s so important to be open and honest about you love and what you’d like to tweak. Trust us, you’re not hurting our feelings! We are professionals and it’s our job to ensure you are happy. It’s much more important for me to take the extra time to fix things rather than you leave my studio feeling unsure. I’m all about transparency and honesty so we can nail down the look and have you feeling beautiful and confident on your wedding day.
Makeup by Mehry 2021
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