If you don't exfoliate regularly, start about 3 weeks prior to your big day. A gentle exfoliater, once or twice a week, will make a huge difference in your skin for you wedding day and help create the perfect canvas for your makeup artist!
2. Makeup Inspiration
When looking for ideas for makeup on Pinterest or in magazines; look for models who have similar coloring, hair color and eye color. These looks will give you a truer picture of how the makeup will look on you. For example: the colors an artist uses for blue eyes will be slightly different then the colors chosen for brown.
3. Touch Ups
If you are concerned about the weather or problem skin affecting the longevity of your makeup, or if you know your wedding day is going to be 8+ hours, considering hiring a makeup artist to stay on site for a few extra hours. Most artists will offer a package to stay for your photos or stay until the reception. This may be a couple hundred dollars of an investment, but it will ensure your other big investments- like your wedding photos, will look good forever.
4. Get Your Sleep
Most people don't know this but your sleep affects your skin more directly then your diet and hydration. Make an effort to get your sleep leading up to your wedding day for a healthy glow.
If your skin tends to be on the dry side, try this treatment: 3 days before your wedding, at night, gently exfoliate, then apply a thin layer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your skin -no it won't clog your pores- the apply a thin layer of Vaseline on any problem areas or extra dry spots, like cheeks. Wash your face well in the morning and reveal baby soft skin.
Tackle any facials, peels, or microdermabrasion at least one week before to allow any irritation to disappear.
7. Touch Up Kit
If you aren't hiring your makeup artists to stay for touch ups and your MUA doesn't provide a touch up kit. It's a good idea to create one yourself. Things to include; wedding day lipstick, blotting papers, q-tips, setting powder, concealer, bronzer
8. False Eyelashes
Celebrities wear false eyelashes for every red carpet event and for good reason. They finish eye makeup so beautifully, the translate great in photos, and they help your eye makeup last longer. If you are nervous about using them, opt for ones that are a "natural" design they will blend in the best.
If you do get a last minute zit; treat it twice daily with Salicyic Acid or tea tree oil until it dries up. Do not pick and do not apply these products to the whole face. Just where the break out is.
When selecting your lip color for your big day, keep in mind all the kissing you will be doing. Choosing a color only a few shades lighter or darker then your natural lip pigmentation or a neutral will minimize any transfer to your new hubby or your white dress!
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All the best with your wedding planning and preparing for you new marriage!