WEDDING DAY HAIR & MAKEUP
I am a hair and makeup artist, and also a professional photographer, and I style hair and makeup from the perspective of the photographer and the final images. The advice I'm sharing in this post will not only help you look your best, but it will help your photographer make you look your best.
Makeup and photo Jacquetta Style, Hair Eric Gomez, Bride Jill Hackbarth
1. When it comes to your hair and makeup, be yourself... this is not the day to do something too “out of the norm”. You want to recognize yourself in your photos. Don't let other people sway you into looking the way they envision your wedding. You should always stay true to your very own personal style.
2. Just have your artist emphasis your best features in a style that fits you. For your makeup, pick one feature to emphasize… lips or eyes.
3. Pump up the amount of makeup just a bit so it doesnʼt disappear in the photographs. Trust me, a little more is ok.
4. Choose a great artist and have a trial makeup appointment. It's well worth the money to know you will love the finished look on your wedding day
5. I suggest airbrush because of the flawless finish and longevity.
6. Exfoliate your body and face for weeks leading up to your wedding. I love to make my own exfoliant for the face with coconut oil and sugar, for the body and coconut oil and coffee grounds. Another great way to exfoliate your lips is with and old toothbrush and salve.
7. Have the artist curl your lashes, use waterproof mascara, and it's great to top them off with false lashes.
8. Don't forget the brows. They frame those "windows to the soul". If you have a stylist that waxes your brows… your pre-wedding wax should be 2-3 days before the wedding. This goes for all your pre-wedding waxing:)
9. Teeth whitening is another great way to highlight the smile on your face. This is the day when everyone will be looking at it.
10. Remember the scarf. For what you say… drape the scarf over your hair and face as you slip the dress over your head, and you will keep from transferring makeup to the dress, as well as, keep all your tresses in place.
11. Make sure your color is fresh (one week before), and don't get crazy and try anything new.
12. Your hair should be slightly dirty (one day) for your wedding style, if you want it to have some volume/hold, and clean if you are just going to wear it down and natural.
13. It's important to remember what ever you do to your hair will be undone later when you are alone with your new spouse... so if you ad extra hair to you style, you will be taking it out with him... or if you plaster it with spray, he wonʼt be able to run his hands through it when you take it down... just a thought:)