“I never wear makeup but want to on my wedding day. What style should I go for?”
“I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I am afraid I will not look like me. What can I do?”
“I never wear makeup, do I have to have foundation, lashes, liner?”
A lot of women don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. I don’t, and I only do when there are special occasions, like birthdays, parties, and weddings. Most of us would only apply a tad of face powder, lipstick, and shape our eyebrows.
If you don’t wear a lot of makeup—or any at all—the idea of getting dolled up, slapping on foundation and looking for a makeup artist for your wedding can be challenging and will generate those questions above. Don’t worry! Our seasoned makeup artists and/or experts answer those questions (and much more) to make your wedding planning less stressful.
To answer the first question, Carly Pribich owner and makeup artist Carly Pribich believes a timeless look that will complement your personality and style is what you should have. Each one has a unique style, thus it is important to look for a makeup artist to understand yours. Your look should not just make you look beautiful, but also make you FEEL beautiful.
Makeup Artist Hayley Suder agrees with Pribich, saying brides-to-be should feel like themselves with their wedding look. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, you should focus more on your skin. You can have a super natural look but don’t experiment as your wedding day is not the time to try a new or trending look!
For the second question, Makeup Artist Briony Goodall urges brides-to-be to bring their usual makeup kit so the makeup artist can see the textures you like to wear. You should also do trials with your makeup look so he/she can see how you wear makeup on a regular basis and show photos of your makeup look during special occasions. All of these steps will help your makeup artist make a polished version of yourself, and not someone else.
Secondly, if you want to look like yourself, Makeup Artist Sharon Soy recommends getting a natural look. A simple way to have the fit makeup look is to find for photos. If you don’t wear foundation, you also need to figure out the type that works for you. Ultimately, before your wedding day, don’t forget to do trials and talk to your makeup artist.
To answer the last question, Alexandria Dixon believes a light layer of foundation is necessary to even your skin on high definition camera. Not only that, Dizon also says eyelashes are a MUST for they improve the overall look of the lashes and open your eyes for a ‘pop’.
To express her agreement, Trisha Zook also says yes, you do. They are all necessary as the foundation helps even the skin tone and hide blemishes, lashes will open and brighten your eyes, and liner will help shape and define your eyes. However, it is important that you still look like yourself, and not “unnatural”.
However, Freelance Pro MakeUp Artist Georgina Kane answers no, as it is important for you to wear makeup you are comfortable with. The final decision is yours as the bride-to-be and the makeup artist is just there to assist you to achieve the look you have chosen.
All of these answers prove that one way or another, you will still wear makeup on your wedding day. But before applying makeup on your face, it is very important to prime your face first. Priming can refine pores, fill fine lines, correct redness on your skin, give a subtle glow, and even make your makeup look last until the wedding reception.
It is still the bride-to-be’s choice, and that is you. Whether you go dramatic or minimal, you need to feel comfortable and confident. I hope these tips and advice will help when you are deciding what to do about makeup on your wedding day.