Why don’t you wear foun­da­tion with SPF that very day? And why, when doing eye make­up for a wed­ding, you should not glue your eye­lash­es with tape? We answered these ques­tions when we made the rules of wed­ding make­up. What­ev­er style you choose, a wed­ding is a test of the qual­i­ty of cos­met­ics and the skills of a make­up artist. Chan­fash­ion will tell you how not to fail this test.

Every bride has her own wed­ding dress. But each image for a wed­ding is based on the gen­er­al laws of wed­ding make­up. The pur­pose of such make­up is not only to make you more beau­ti­ful, but also to give you a feel­ing of light­ness. There­fore, we have col­lect­ed tips that will teach you how to look good both in wed­ding pho­tos and at the cer­e­mo­ny, right up to the moment when the last guest leaves.

Let’s talk about the rules of wedding makeup:

1. A tri­al rehearsal is need­ed. The make­up artist will look at the fea­tures of your skin, and you will test the fin­ished image. Chan­fash­ion rec­om­mends sched­ul­ing a make­up rehearsal on the day of your pre-wed­ding pho­to shoot. The image in the mir­ror and in the pho­to is always dif­fer­ent due to the col­or ren­der­ing and the com­po­si­tion of the cos­met­ics. If the face looks pale against the back­ground of a white dress, dis­cuss this with a make­up artist: add blush or con­tour­ing. If the shad­ows are too shiny, draw­ing atten­tion to them­selves, replace the pig­ment with a shim­mer with a mat­te one. Some­times, in order to achieve per­fec­tion, you must not be afraid to make changes!

2. Style, not fash­ion. Chan­fash­ion advis­es to stick with the clas­sic look. You will be review­ing pho­tos from the wed­ding decades lat­er, when all today’s trends have long gone out of fash­ion. Look at the wed­dings of the eight­ies: bouf­fant and blue arrows look ridicu­lous today, although at one time they were con­sid­ered beau­ti­ful. If you don’t want to repeat their mis­takes, choose from clas­sic looks, there are also quite a lot of them: gen­tle nude, tanned gold­en-beige tones or cat eyes and red lips.

Do not try to make dras­tic changes to your usu­al image. If you don’t usu­al­ly wear dark arrows, a sud­den exper­i­ment with them can change you beyond recog­ni­tion. Look for ways to express your own style.

See also
Wedding dress with red ribbon

3. Think glob­al­ly. Make­up is a full-fledged ele­ment of your wed­ding, part of the over­all impres­sion of it. Choose a sin­gle col­or palette. For a wed­ding in sil­ver cold tones, you don’t need to wear red lip­stick, it can suit you very well, but it will def­i­nite­ly spoil the whole pic­ture.

4. Don’t force your­self. If you often wear make­up and feel nat­ur­al with it, trust the tech­nique of the mas­ter. But if you don’t like make­up, it’s absolute­ly nor­mal, ask to apply a min­i­mum of make­up so that you feel com­fort­able, can touch your face with famil­iar ges­tures and are not afraid to smear com­plex con­tour­ing.

5. Each dress has its own make-up. If you are going to a wed­ding not in white, then con­sid­er the mutu­al depen­dence of the col­or of the dress and make­up. For cream, a soft nude look or deep mat­te smoky is suit­able. A blue dress is set off by gold­en or pink hues. But you can also try a cold image with gray shad­ows, just be care­ful: they can age a pale girl. To a sil­ver dress — expres­sive make­up. You can try on smokey eyes, but don’t for­get to check how they will look with your skin tone. A bur­gundy or red dress dic­tates a lacon­ic make-up, usu­al­ly wine-col­ored lip­sticks are worn with such dress­es.

6. Skin care. Make­up can hide imper­fec­tions on the face, but this is not a rea­son to neglect care. Clear skin feels good and allows you to min­i­mize make­up lay­ers. A cou­ple of months before the wed­ding, start mon­i­tor­ing your sleep and diet. Drink more water — it will cleanse the body. Use scrubs, lotions famil­iar to you, but do not take emer­gency mea­sures! Do not buy new prod­ucts a week before the wed­ding, even if they are high­ly rec­om­mend­ed, a sud­den aller­gy is not what you need. If you are going to do a facial cleans­ing, do it no lat­er than a month.

7. Use a primer. Wed­ding make­up should last all day and it should last well. The task of a primer is to be the per­fect base for your skin type: mois­tur­ize if it is dry and mat­ti­fy if it is oily. Your make­up artist knows what’s right for you if you dis­cussed your skin type at a make­up rehearsal.

8. More is not bet­ter. There is such an illu­sion of a “spe­cial occa­sion” in make­up, when it seems to you that you need to use dec­o­ra­tive cos­met­ics abun­dant­ly for impor­tant dates. No. More make­up lays down in a thick lay­er, and by the end of the day it will also roll. It looks messy and just feels uncom­fort­able. Apply foun­da­tion in a thin lay­er. And in order to hide some flaws, remem­ber, con­ceal­er was invent­ed.

9. Do not use foun­da­tion with SPF. The SPF sym­bol and num­bers on your foun­da­tion rep­re­sent your lev­el of UV pro­tec­tion. A won­der­ful inven­tion that allows our skin to stay young and sup­ple longer. But at a wed­ding, you don’t need it. The fact is that the par­ti­cles in such a cream are designed to reflect light. This means that when they reflect the flash, your face will glow in the pho­tographs. A good mas­ter will have a foun­da­tion with­out SPF specif­i­cal­ly for events where pho­tog­ra­phy is tak­ing place.

10. Glue — do not re-glue. Some were born with thick lash­es, some were less for­tu­nate, but any woman can decide that she needs false eye­lash­es for her wed­ding. If this is about you — Chan­fash­ion gives you advice: glue sep­a­rate tufts of eye­lash­es, do not use a sol­id tape. It looks more nat­ur­al and it’s also a wed­ding life hack: if a cou­ple of cil­ia peel off from tears, noth­ing bad will hap­pen. And if the glue does not with­stand your emo­tions and a con­tin­u­ous rib­bon of eye­lash­es starts to come off from the eye­lid, there will be a prob­lem.

11. Every­thing is water­proof. Use as many water­proof make­up as you can find for your wed­ding: mas­cara, foun­da­tion, eye­lin­er… Even those who didn’t cry at prom cry at the wed­ding. There­fore, be safe.

12. Shine, not shine. This is again advice on how to look your best in pho­tos. The shim­mer is per­fect­ly vis­i­ble in the pic­tures, much brighter than in life. Do not use a tonal foun­da­tion with reflec­tive par­ti­cles, do not lean on shiny shad­ows — only as an accent! If you want to use a shim­mery high­lighter, apply it only on promi­nent points: cheek­bones, arch above the upper lip.

13. Fix make­up. You can’t do with­out a fix­ing spray, because your cos­met­ics should last a long time. By the way, make­up is usu­al­ly not applied at rehearsals, but the make­up artist has it and is wait­ing for your wed­ding day.

14. Car­ry lip­stick and pow­der with you. In a clutch, in a purse with a friend or mom, with a make­up artist, if he accom­pa­nies you. Just car­ry them with you. You will be hugged and kissed so many times that your make­up will have to be refreshed sev­er­al times.

15. Sleep. Full, healthy sleep for a few days and espe­cial­ly on the night before the wed­ding works won­ders. For exam­ple, it will not be nec­es­sary to paint over the cir­cles under the eyes with a dou­ble lay­er of con­ceal­er. And just because you will feel cheer­ful and look rest­ed.

For any bridal make­up, Chan­fash­ion rec­om­mends find­ing a make­up artist. Even if you your­self often and with plea­sure apply your make­up, you will need a make­up artist for your wed­ding. He has a set of pro­fes­sion­al cos­met­ics. And it will relieve you of stress. No uneven arrows from excite­ment or uneven shad­ing of shad­ows. Just relax and let a pro­fes­sion­al do the job.

See also
Wedding dresses with embroidery

Use the Direc­to­ry to find a make­up artist. You can imme­di­ate­ly see the work in pro­files and com­pare prices. Or cre­ate a ten­der. If you have clear wish­es for wed­ding make­up, the mas­ter, who will be ready to take the job, will write to you him­self.