Achieving flawless makeup and hair for your wedding day

With so much emphasis on the wedding dress, it is easy to forget that your entire wedding ensemble covers everything from head to toes. Just because you may have the perfect wedding dress that was carefully selected months in advance, if your makeup and hair are not on point, well then it almost all becomes a moot point. Having the perfect makeup and hair is essentially to completing your entire wedding look, and because of this fact, I wanted to share some tips on how to achieve just that.

First off, it is important to keep in mind that getting your hair and makeup done can take hours, meaning it is likely the first thing you need to start worrying about when you wake up on your wedding day. In addition, for some people, prepping their hair is a process that starts well before your actual wedding day, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks ahead. If you want a particular style of hair, keep in mind that your hairstylist may have you do various things to prep for your wedding day such as conditioning your hair with products in the days and weeks leading up to your big day.

On the topic of makeup, although many brides want to put as much makeup on as possible, it is important to realize that doing so can actually take away from your overall look. The wedding dress still should be the main focus, meaning you need to apply makeup in a way that complements the wedding dress itself, rather than drawing attention away from it. Use make-up sparingly and rely on it for only the basics such as foundation and some light eyeliner. And do not go overboard with the color of your lipstick or with the size of your lashes – keep in mind that simpler is much more beautiful and will be much better received compared to makeup that is over the top.

The overall appearance of your skin is also really important for brides, and although it can be tempting to try new regimes to help get rid of a pesky pimple or two before your big day, I highly caution against that. Trying out new creams or acne medication can have adverse side effects that you are not aware of until it is too late, so it is always better to just stick with your typical cleansing routine, although you can potentially increase how often you cleanse (or wash) your face in the days leading up to your wedding day, depending on the skin care routine you currently have.

Creating a perfect look for your wedding is most definitely a time-intensive process, starting with the selection of your wedding dress and leading up to the days and ultimately hours before you finally walk down the aisle to say “I do”. But hopefully with these awesome tips you will be able to achieve the perfect hair and makeup that perfectly complements your wedding dress, and ultimately helps make your wedding day all that it deserves to be.