Attention Makeup Artist & Brides to be: 8 Biggest Wedding Makeup Mistakes you don’t want to make!

This article is applicable for new makeup artists and brides to be who are looking forward for a wedding makeup and you are super excited about it. The whole event may become a nightmare if the makeup artist has not followed the protocol and the right products.

This is exactly why you want to hire the best makeup artist for your once in a life time event and do not fall for pocket friendly offers which will have an average or poor outcome guaranteed.

Okay do remember these mistakes are being highlighted to keep in mind that wedding makeup has to stay on the face for 8-10 hours in an indoor or outdoor setting.

Okay let us get to it.

Late Eye brow Maintenance

Since we want to look the best many brides feel that they should get their eye brows done as late or as closer to the event as possible. In fact I have seen brides getting the eye brows done minutes before they start the makeup.

Stakes are so high at your wedding that you do not want to take any chances. Doing your eye brows leaves your skin extremely sensitive and we all know it there are days when we get those rashes and bumps, this specially gets aggravated when you are stressed.

We recommend to get your eye brows done at least 2-4 days prior to your wedding. Prevention is better than cure!

Facial

Same concept and same suggestion. Do not come directly from a salon for your makeup. This can really go bad. Ensure you get your facial at least 4-7 days prior for best results. Makeup will blend easily and will also negate possibilities of sensitive skin reaction.

We always suggest our brides to keep themselves hydrated and start preparing the body and skin months before the wedding. Proper diet, exercise, meditation is a must have for any human being especially when you are going to get hitched soon.

Oily Skin Foundation choice

If you have an oily skin you know it what I am talking about, every makeup artist gets nervous when dealing with oily skin and a humid atmosphere. You don’t want your bride’s makeup melting away.

This is the point where your makeup artist needs to be premium and should be using the right foundation or the right makeup technique.

I personally resort to Air brush makeup for my oily skinned brides as I have experienced no matter what the foundation claims (Matt, Silica, this and that) after couple of hours it starts reacting , oxidizing and apparently there will be a meltdown in couple of hours.

My suggestion for the brides as I don’t want to get too technical here, When you get your trial makeup done , Leave it on for couple of hours and simulate the atmosphere (indoor/outdoor) of your actual wedding day. See how it goes!

Your makeup may look great initially but it will start becoming dull faster than you can imagine if right products and methods are not used.

Water proof Mascara

Always use water proof mascara for a wedding makeup on your brides and bridesmaid. Weddings are so emotional that you know few tears will roll down your cheeks and that is when you transform to a break-up look instead of a wedding look. Water proof mascara will ensure your grace and those crazy smudges around your eyes.

Translucent Powder

No matter what, use translucent power to set the concealer and the foundation at its place. This is so important to ensure your makeup doesn’t move or becomes caky. Translucent powder is a cherry on the cake. It helps marry your foundation and concealers together on the face and kind of cements it. Please ensure to use a premium quality, Cheap ones will shine crazy when photos are clicked.

Avoid glossy lips

I know you love glossy lips however on your wedding day you don’t want to have it. Gloss wears of quickly and requires high maintenance and touch-ups. You don’t want to miss out your precious moments thinking about your gloss. I recommend to go with Matt finish lipstick with extra moisture if your wedding process will take few hours.

Setting spray

Everything is useless if you have not used a setting spray. It is like getting an expensive order from amazon without packaging. Setting spray has to be used in the end and as the name suggest it sets the overall makeup. It will ensure your lovely makeup stays longer and you are picture perfect confident.

 

So here you have it, if you are a makeup artist or a bride to be, keep these in your mind and I promise, your wedding is going to so much stress free and flawless.

All the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it suggested to do facial 4-5 days before the wedding?

Ensure you get your facial at least 4-7 days prior for best results. Makeup will blend easily and will also negate possibilities of sensitive skin reaction.

Why is it recommended to use waterproof mascara?

Weddings are so emotional that you know few tears will roll down your cheeks and that is when you transform to a break-up look instead of a wedding look. Water proof mascara will ensure your grace and those crazy smudges around your eyes.

Why you should avoid glossy lips during your wedding?

Gloss wears of quickly and requires high maintenance and touch-ups. You don’t want to miss out your precious moments thinking about your gloss. We recommend to go with Matt finish lipstick with extra moisture if your wedding process will take few hours.