Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Makeup Tips

On the day of your wedding, you want your makeup to look perfect: not too much and not too little. The most important thing is that you feel good about yourself. The makeup should enhance your beauty, not hide it. Below you will find a few helpful tips to help you look and feel beautiful on your wedding day.

  • If you've decided to go for a facial, do it at least one month prior to your wedding. If you decide to have another facial done before your wedding, be sure to do it at least two weeks before the big day.
  • If your skin is prone to breakouts, visit a dermatologist several months before the big day.
  • Drink lots of water! Not only is it refreshing, but it will also flush out your skin.
  • Have your eyebrows plucked and shaped at least a week before your wedding. Don't pluck them the day of your wedding or you may end up with red bumps.
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  • On the day of your wedding, you want your makeup to look natural. So be sure to blend your makeup well (go easy on the blush). Many brides think they have to go extra heavy on the makeup for their photographs. This is not true.
  • Consider hiring a professional RI bridal make-up artist that specializes in wedding make-up. They have the experience to make sure you look you best in person and in your photographs.
  • When choosing a lipstick, select one that lasts. Be sure you do not overline your lips with a dark lipliner.
  • If you've decided to do your own makeup, don't run out the day before your wedding to choose your makeup. Go to a cosmetic counter about a month or two before your wedding and have the consultant try different colors to see what looks best on you. Remember, you want to feel beautiful.
bridal makeup artistsMakeup Tip: Have a bridesmaid check for lipstick on teeth before you walk down the aisle!
  • Don't forget the waterproof mascara (just in case you get a little teary-eyed). Or you could get your eyelashes tinted to prevent any mascara runs.
  • Use facial powder to prevent any shine on your face. But be careful not to use too much.
  • Keep your lipstick, facial powder and mascara in your purse (in case you need to freshen up).
  • If (I hate to say it) you happen to get a pimple on the day of your wedding, do NOT pop it. Use Visene (it's suppose to get the red out). Just dot the pimple with Visene and cover with concealer. Then use foundation and loose powder.
  • Make sure you wear a button-down shirt when you have your makeup done. This way you won't have to pull the shirt over your head and take the chance that you may mess up your makeup. Also, before slipping into your gown, put a towel or sheet over your face so you won't get any makeup on your gown.

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