Wedding day beauty shouldn't begin on the special day while you're sitting in the stylist's chair. Start now to ensure you look your bridal best!
DWHA understands that every bride wants to have that radiant wedding glow and to assist with this, we provide an all-encompassing guide and fabulous tips for blushing brides...
PrimerCreating the perfect canvas for your big day begins with a sublime primer; the purpose of this is to keep the foundation in place, smooth over fine lines and open pores. You wouldn’t paint a wall or canvas without a primer, the same is true of your beautiful base face!
Foundation & ConcealerThey say ‘Less is More’ and this is undeniably true when it comes to your special day. With the outstanding quality of today’s hi-def cameras and a top photographer, you will be guaranteed to naturally glow. Avoid using heavy or excessive foundation as the camera will pick up caked-on makeup. Your foundation needs to perfectly match your body especially if your dress shows your shoulders or back. It needs to last, through the wedding breakfast, the ceremony, the reception and dancing all night long, with minimal touch-ups.
Luminous skin is vital for any bridal look. Alongside your light foundation, don’t forget the all-important concealer. Concealer is designed to provide additional coverage and mask imperfections including blemishes, whereas foundation will give you a veil of coverage and help to even out your skin tone. Apply concealer after your foundation to create a flawless base and brighten your under-eye area.
BlusherOnce you have the right foundation, pick a soft toned blusher. Corals are best for weddings as the natural pink from your cheeks will be out in full force due to your excitement and nerves.
Editor’s top tip: Pastel hues will help you avoid the dreaded ‘doll’ look!
HighlighterOpt for a pearlescent highlight if you are fair-skinned, and a gold or warmer shade for darker skin tones. Use highlighter in the inner corners, along the lower waterlines of the eyes, on the cupids bow above the upper lip, down the bridge of the nose and on the cheekbones and chin, to define your face in the most flattering light.
LipsYou want to look like the beautiful girl your true love first fell in-love with so wear what you feel comfortable and confident in. If you don’t normally wear bold colours, stick with neutral lipsticks for your wedding. Of course, if red lips are your signature style, wear a lasting dazzling red lipstick.
Editor’s top tip: Fill in the whole lip with your liner as it will form the base for the lipstick and prolong the wear. The lip-liner and lipstick need to be a similar, if not the same, colour!
BrowsPlucking your own eyelashes can be risky as taking out one wrong hair will ruin the shape! DWHA recommend popping in to a brow bar to ensure you achieve the perfect shape for you and your special day!
Editor’s Top Tip: Makeup always looks better when applied to smooth and well-hydrated skin, so a pre-wedding skin care routine is a must!
Up-do or down do? Curly or straight? Braided or loose waves? Get inspired with our frequent features of gorgeous styles and feel rest assured, DWHA will help you find your dream wedding day hairstyle.
We understand that your hairstyle has a huge impact on your day and have rounded up 6 top tips to consider:
- Show & tell: On the day of your hair trial, bring pictures of models, celebrities or anyone whose look inspires you. This will help your stylist understand the looks you love or the style of your wedding and an accompanying picture of the wedding dress is also useful.
- Stay in-line with your style: Find pictures for your stylist that represent your unique style, try to find ones that don’t stray too far from your own look. It’s best to stick with something similar to your ‘going-out’ style and then glam it up a notch for your wedding day!
- Be open: Your hair trial gives you the chance to creative and adventurous but ultimately decide what you feel comfortable in. If your stylist suggests a look that you hadn’t considered before, don’t feel pressured to follow their advice - but while you have their expertise at your fingertips, you may as well give it your consideration.
- Tender-loving-care: Pay special attention to hair care in the weeks before your trial and wedding, so that your hair is shiny and healthy. If you’re unsure of the best products for your hair type, consult with your stylist.
- Be product free on the day: On your trial day and wedding day, have clean, dry hair. Avoid using a lot of conditioner that morning, especially a leave-in one.
- Be flexible: If it rains or a wind suddenly springs up on the day, and that flowing down style you had your heart set on just isn’t working. Don’t panic - last-minute adjustments are fine, so long as you are prepared.