When it is your marriage ceremony, you would want to look special. But that does not mean that your makeup has to be garish. Many brides go overboard with their makeup just so that the makeup lasts for several hours and no one can mistake the bride to be someone else attending the wedding. However, the days of stark makeup have receded as many discover that natural and fresh looks work just as great, especially with the kind of wedding dress that one chooses to wear.
Facial look according to dress and theme
As any wedding makeup artist would advise, the makeup you choose to have will depend on your wedding dress and overall theme as well. Much depends on the dress, the color shades of the dress as well as the look that you wish to create. For instance, if you opt for a light day dress for your wedding, which is in a natural and outdoor setting, you would want to keep your wedding makeup natural and airy as well. The overall theme that you choose for the wedding would also influence your attire and look. Hence, if you have chosen an eighties look for your wedding, it would mean prominent lip makeup along with proper attention for the cheeks and eyes.
Hairstyles to suit the occasion
We might overlook this fact, but the way the hair is done on a wedding would also influence the facial makeup. As any expert bridal makeup artist knows, the kind of hairdo a bride opts for will influence the way the facial makeup is done. Usually the hairdo is worked on first after which the facial makeup is completed. When the hairdo is one where the hair is swept up in a bun or an elaborate tied up style, the face is in full focus and hence makeup for the face needs to be much more pronounced as compared to a style that allows the hair to fall around the face.
The above tips can help one plan the kind of makeup one would have on their special day. It is important that one meets their artist and discusses the kind of hairdo, makeup they want according to the dress or overall theme of the wedding. It would help the artist to understand the needs and aspirations of their client and advise them on the same as per their skin tone and appearance. Many artists also have galleries and images to help brides to decide on the kind of look they want on their special day.