Most brides who have their wedding makeup professionally done opt to do a trial run before the big day. This is a great idea, it ensures that you and your makeup artist are on the same page beforehand, so you don’t end up looking like a totally different person. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your makeup trial:
1. Book Your Makeup Trials Well In Advance
Don’t make the mistake of leaving your bridal makeup trials to the last minute, after all you want your face be as perfect as your gown. Start your trials as much as 12 months, and at least 3 months, before your wedding day. Then be prepared to meet again in the weeks leading up to the wedding to do a run-through.
2. Dress the Part
Wear a white top and have your hair trial maybe on the same day with your makeup trial, that way you will be able to easily visualize your entire bridal look.
3. Bring Pictures
This is obvious, but it’s incredibly helpful to see everything you like in one place so you can pinpoint the similarities between the looks that you’d like to replicate. Is it the glowing skin? The strong eyebrows? The shades of shadow? If possible, try to include photos of women who look somewhat similar to you. It’s much harder for both you and your makeup artist to envision how you want the makeup on your bronzed skin to look if you’ve only brought pictures of fair-skinned beauties. It is always helpful to have some photos of yourself with makeup looks you really like.
4. Natural Is Not Always Best
Keep in mind that the best makeup artist has many objectives: how you look in person; what is going to suit the lenses of the photographer and videographer; what makeup works in a variety of lights – natural indoors and outdoors as well as day and night; plus of course what brings out your best features and the style of the hair and gown.
5. Speak Up and Be Open-Minded
While it’s great to have an idea of what you want, it also helps to go in with an open mind. Determine your non-negotiables ahead of time—you will not wear dark lipstick or black eyeliner, for example—so you can remain open to other suggestions, like trying a different eye makeup or having your eyebrows filled in. If you hate it, don’t hesitate to say something! Pretending you love it isn’t fair to you or the makeup artist, who likely wants to please you. We are here to help you in any way possible and make you happy with the final results.
6. Photograph The Results
This helps you get a feel of how your makeup will look in your wedding day photos. Remember: Makeup can translate very differently once captured on camera. By taking some self portraits once you jump out of the chair and throughout the day/night you’ll then be able to review how the makeup worked for the camera, be it an amateurs, and also workout what you will need for touchups. Remember Hair and Makeup isn’t permanent so changes can always be made and it’s important for both parties that you leave happy and excited!
Above all have fun with your trials, you will walk away with new tricks and products that will probably change your outlook on beauty for life!!!