Wedding beauty tips

Wedding makeup ideasThis entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Finding inspiration for your wedding day makeup is not an easy challenge. You wish to look top notch, but at the same time not cliché or already-seen. So, it’s crucial for you to find the makeup that suits your face perfectly. If you have never considered what color of lipstick matches your skin, how you should style your eye makeup, or what hairdo suits you, now it’s time to think about all of these. Here are some ideas to start with for making your perfect day even more perfect.

Wedding Makeup Trends

Au naturel

Trendy Au Naturel

Makeup trends are going towards a more natural look, and so should you. Forget about heavy foundations that cover every bit of your face, because this is not appealing to anyone. Brides tend to think big when it comes to wedding day makeup, mostly because they have to keep it in shape throughout the whole day (which is definitely a challenge). However, the mistake they make is when they decide to put heavy makeup on, thinking that it will last longer.

Instead, what you should do is use BB cream and concealer to cover all imperfections, and focus on enhancing your most beautiful accents. If you have big, light colored eyes, make sure to use mascara to emphasize them, but not too much eye makeup on your eyelids. For plump lips, there is no need to go with strongly colored lipstick (especially since a lot of kissing is going to happen), but go with lip balm instead. Brides are the most beautiful when they show off their natural features.

Shimmering eyes

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Being natural doesn’t mean that you can’t shine like a goddess at your wedding. The trick is to make this shine subtle, yet effective. Shimmering highlighters go perfectly with an illuminating base. Iridescent highlighter and shimmery eyeshadow will give you a soft, angelic look that can’t go unnoticed. Shining with purity is what every bride should strive for.

Just a little bit of glitter works perfectly for brightening and enhancing the eyes. A rosy pink blush and just a bit of peachy colored lipstick are enough to complete this incredibly beautiful look. It’s one of the most important days of your life, so you deserve an ethereal shine.

Matte, not flat

The Divine Matte

A great way to plan your bridal makeup is to think about preventing sweat. Makeup can easily get ruined by being smudged out from all of the humidity (and you certainly will be dancing A LOT at your wedding), so try to think about makeup that will prevent you from sweating, or at least prevent the sweat from ruining it. There are professional bridal makeup artists that can make your skin ready for a big day without having issues with swat. The solution lies in matte makeup tones, which are not only practical but look astonishing, too.

Polished brows and matte-brown smokey eyes are to-die-for, especially if you are going for sculpted curls. You can’t go wrong with a soft, brown, matte eyeshadow and just a touch of shimmer on the eyes. Matte doesn’t mean flat, which beautiful Keira Knightley and Adriana Lima prove by rocking the matte look. If they can do it, so can you!

Bronzer

Bronze It Out

It’s not a good idea to go for a plum makeup style for your wedding day, since you will be plum enough already from all the excitement and dancing around. However, you should have at least some makeup on your cheekbones, especially if you are naturally pale. A great way to succeed in making your face come to life without making it plum is to go for the bronze look.

Bronze colored makeup is everything you wish for makeup to be – it looks natural, it gives you a subtle shine and makes your skin look healthy. In order to make this look last for the entire day, try completing it with a gilded highlight and power formulas that go well with glittery eyes and metallic lips.

Don’t forget to put your smile on because that is the most important makeup for your wedding day. A happy bride is always the most beautiful one, so go ahead and smile your way to happily ever after.

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Your hair is your crowning glory on your wedding day

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

From one fine-haired lady to another I understand the frustration and limitations that can come with owning a finer head of hair, so today I am sharing my go-to tips and advice on how to get those fine haired strands to work just the way you want them to on your special day!

Wedding Beauty Tips For Brides With Fine Hair

Nourish your hair

#1 Nourish the hair:

Fine hair can often grow at a snail’s pace and be extremely fragile and prone to breakage or damage. To ensure your hair is at its healthiest, consider adding a hair growth and strengthening supplement to your regime. There are many varieties available, and I recommend trying some of them in the lead-up to your wedding day! Biotin, silica, and zinc are all great supplements to assist with the healthy growth and development of hair & nails; find the one that is best suited to your needs and budget, Keep in mind these supplements can take 6-8 months until you see any results, so start early.

Protect your hair with professional hair products

#2 Plump up the volume:

Select a professional range of shampoo & conditioner that has volumizing or thickening benefits, as they are often less likely to weigh the hair down or make it oily making the hair look thicker and fuller.

Was fine hair less frequently

#3 Shampoo less:

Daily shampooing can seem like an impossible habit to break, although it’s worth persevering through a few bad hair days to achieve a balanced & healthy scalp. Shampooing the hair more often than required strips the hair of its natural oils, causing your scalp to overproduce the oils that have been stripped from over washing. To achieve a balanced scalp, limit shampooing & conditioning to three to four times a week. Only apply your conditioner on the ends of your hair.

Hot hair tools can damage fine hair

 #4 Protect your hair:

Heat damage from hot tools is often underestimated. Once the hair has been exposed to heat damage, your only option is to cut it off! If you are using heat styling tools such as blow-driers, curling irons or flat irons, ensure you are using a thermal protection spray to prevent heat damage in the lead up to your wedding day.

Add colour to add dimension

#5 Volumize with colour:

Hair colour can create an illusion of thicker/denser hair when placed strategically. I recommend a multi-dimensional look with 2-3 shades of variation to make your hair look thicker. Always add a professional treatment after your colour service such as Olapex, and avoid over lightening the hair, which can lead to breakage and damage.

Hair extensions for drama

#5 Add Volume:

Adding hair extensions to your wedding day hairstyle can be the perfect instant fix to longer thicker hair that will have the benefit of longer lasting hairstyling results on your wedding day. Hair padding (synthetic hair) is also a great alternative to hair extensions to achieve additional volume, and shape to bridal updo’s.

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Updos for bridal beauty

Bio: Bridal Hair Collective is an elite team of bridal & event hair specialists led by international hair stylist Amy Griffiths. With locations in Toronto, ON & Sydney, NSW. Bridal Hair Collective has a simple philosophy: To provide their brides with access to the latest trends and techniques along with customized consultation and beauty advice to ensure all their brides walk down the aisle with an individualized and unique hairstyle. Their mission is to provide a relaxed experience by taking the time to get to know you so they can create a vision together focused on your needs and our expertise.

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