Your wedding day is coming up soon, as you know your wedding day is important, nobody needs to remind you of that. With all the nerve wracking details you been dealing with for the past few months finally you are going to be the center of attention (at long last!) as all eyes will be on you and your groom. Even as your friends and family are there to cheer you on and celebrate the great day along with you, it can still be incredibly nerve wracking to have to stand in front of them all and try desperately to look your best. No one wants their bridesmaids looking better, or fresher than they are. Brides are to be the center of attention, with all eyes on you.
bridesmaids waiting for your wedding day
With so many things you need to start taking into consideration: your dress, shoes, underwear (you know it), hair, skin, and your bridal makeup. With all the planning and preparations, no one will blame you if a detail goes wrong, but it is likely that you do not want to take that risk. To be sure that your makeup is the best it can possibly be, go with a trusted makeup artist and have a trial run before the wedding day.
bride getting her makeup done by a makeup artist
There are a few other things to consider when it comes to keeping the makeup firmly on your face, however! Start with what colors are you going to wear? What brands and style of makeup? All natural or all glam up? Nerves on end yet?

The best thing to do is not take makeup tips from your friends but go and have a chat with your makeup artist as they will help you if you have any concerns. By listening to him or her, they should be able to calmly walk you through the best bridal makeup options. Some of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to your wedding day makeup are color, moisturizer, wet eyes, facial treatments and emergency supplies.

First off, planning your colors. Do not leave this to chance, be sure to match your makeup to your dress, accessories and surroundings! The last thing you want is for your color scheme to be sketchy…you may never forgive yourself. The last thing you would want is to be standing out, but even worse than that? You need to avoid a last minute color clash between yourself and the lovely flower arrangements all around the altar. Show all theme samples to your makeup artist and he or she can keep the colors in mind, choosing products that will both highlight your facial features while complementing the wedding scene beautifully. If need be if you are not wearing a white dress for your wedding, take your dress with you to your first appointment so the makeup artist sees what you are wearing and can work up the best choice of colors for your makeup.
bride to be getting her makeup done
The next thing to consider is moisturizer. Application of good moisturizer is always important, so let your wedding day be no different. Makeup will last longer if it is applied to a smooth, hydrated face, so be sure to apply plenty in the week coming up to your wedding day. Drink lots of water as it will help your skin look better. On the day itself, apply your moisturizer a good twenty minutes before having your makeup done, so that it has a chance to absorb properly and benefit the makeup. Being you will be wearing foundation possibly look for a good makeup primer to help keep your foundation in place and give you a smooth area for your foundation to be applied to.

Wet eyes are always a problem for the bride, even ones who think they are made of stone. Standing there saying I won’t cry, isn’t going to help. No woman should be expected to go through an entire wedding ceremony, the speeches and wedding night without shedding a tear! (hopefully for sentimental reasons) Keep this in mind and plan ahead.

Make sure that you are having waterproof mascara put on your lashes, and oil based concealers and foundation around your eyes. Be really careful with under eye concealers as they can soften during the day and help cause your makeup to run. You most certainly do not want streaming black lines running down your face if worst comes to worst and you break down in tears!

When it comes to facial treatments, these can do wonders for your skin and if you want to be sure you have no silly imperfections on the big day it is a good idea to book one of these for yourself. If you already use these services regularly, then great! Just remember that as with most treatments, your skin can be red and sensitive immediately afterwards, so do not plan your facial too close to the wedding day. If you can, book a week or even a month ahead, depending on your skin type.

Here is just a few tips for helping any bride to be get ready for their wedding days. Good luck and enjoy your day!

Copyright 2013 Kim Snyder owner of Overall Beauty Minerals with permission to use a good friend’s daughter in law’s getting ready for her big day makeup photos. :D

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