Looking Your Best On Your Wedding Day: Four Makeup Rules To Follow

When it comes to your wedding day, you want to make sure everything is perfect. A professional makeup artist can help you achieve the look you want, but you'll still need to follow a few makeup rules to ensure your look is flawless. Use this list to make sure your wedding day makeup is everything you want it to be.

Do Two Trial Runs

Doing a trial run to make sure your makeup look is the one you want is a great idea, but doing more than one can reap additional benefits. Consider taking your bridal shower party to your wedding makeup artist the day of your bachelorette party to have your wedding-day looks applied. Throughout the course of the night, you'll be able to see how often you need to reapply and how your look holds up through a night of dining and dancing. You can make a note of any changes you want made, and let your makeup artist know before the big day. This will ensure your makeup will look great throughout the wedding.

Buy What Your Makeup Artist Uses

Keeping a touch-up kit in a bag for your wedding day makes it easy to reapply makeup, eyeshadow and concealer, but you'll want to make sure you have the right shades. Ask your makeup artist which brands and shades are being used when you do your trial run, and purchase extras to keep in your touch-up kit for the wedding day.

Ask For Pointers

Your makeup artist will be more than happy to show you tips and tricks to keep your makeup looking great throughout the day. Ask him or her to show you how to recreate your eye looks. This comes in handy if you find yourself crying during the ceremony and accidentally wipe away your shadow. You should wait until the wedding day to ask for this type of advice, as this will prevent the artist from assuming you are asking for a makeup lesson so you can do your own look on your wedding day.

Keep Your Colors Neutral

Neutral colors create a more natural look, and they make it easier for you to reapply your colors as needed throughout the wedding events. Additionally, neutral colors are easier to match in the even that you lose your touch-up kit and have to send a bridesmaid to the drug store for a replacement shadow, lipstick or concealer.

Your makeup artist is your expert for creating a flawless wedding-day look. Don't be afraid to ask questions as you meet for a consultation or trial run of your look. You'll get the information you need to make sure you are the best you can be on your big day.