Wedding beauty tips

beauty routines for your wedding day

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

In addition to your wedding checklist, you have another set of to-dos to complete before you finally say “I do”, and this one concerns your wedding beauty regime. Apart from helping you practice some self-care and letting you relax before your big day, a good beauty regimen will also aid you in perfecting your bridal look from head to toe.  So, here are some things you need to check off your wedding beauty plan.

Beauty Routines For Your Wedding Day

Create A Good Skincare Regime

If you want to achieve that ‘glow from within’ and radiate on your wedding day, you need to create a good skincare regime you’ll follow religiously in the months leading up to your big day. Start by opting for natural skincare products, and exfoliating once a week, which will get rid of your dead skin cells and allow for easier absorption of products. Follow it up by applying a generous amount of moisturizer, then finish it all off with a Vitamin C brightening serum that will help you achieve that glowing look. If you have problematic skin and pesky spots, a great idea might be to find the best acne treatment for your skin type and start tending to those troublesome areas a few months in advance, in order to ensure you have flawless and spotless skin on your big day.

Don’t Forget About The Rest Of  Your Body

When we construct a skincare regimen, we often focus only on our face and forget about the fact that our regime should actually start in the shower by using a gentle body cleanser that provides smoother and gentler skin. It’s important to apply a moisturizing body lotion immediately after the shower by gently patting it onto your skin, instead of rubbing it, in order to have beautiful skin head to toe come your wedding day.

Refine Your Makeup Look

Refine your makeup look

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A common misconception that brides often have is that they simply need a full face of heavy makeup if they want to look glamorous on their wedding day. However, if you’re not a huge makeup wearer, don’t just do it for your big day. Instead, opt for a refined version of something you would normally wear. You can even just add a bit more blush and highlighter to do something special. The point is to stay away from anything too obvious or extreme, and opt for a timeless makeup look that will make you feel beautiful, elegant and above all, comfortable.

Skip The Mascara And Try Lash Extensions

If you’re afraid that not even a waterproof mascara could hide the emotions of your big day, a great idea would be to consider getting lash extensions. If you are a bride who doesn’t want to worry about having beautiful lashes from the rehearsal dinner all the way through your honeymoon, then extensions are the perfect option. Since they have a very natural look and feel to them, they will also look great on every photograph, no matter how close up the camera is.

Personalize  Your Hairstyle

Personalize your hairstyle

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There is a big difference between looking gorgeous on your wedding day and simply turning into a trendier version of yourself. You’ll undoubtedly feel much more comfortable, relaxed and happier with your choice if you opt for a timeless hairstyle that will represent an elevated version of you. If you never wear your hair up because you don’t like the way your ears look or you never had bangs because you simply hated the way they shaped your face, then don’t let anyone talk you into those hairstyles. Forget about exaggerated Instagram updos and oversized accessories, and simply choose a hairstyle that feels beautiful and completely natural to you.

Consider these amazing tips when getting your bridal beauty routine in order, and you are guaranteed to look stunning and radiant on your wedding day.

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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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