The summer wedding season is in full swing again (hooray!) and that means lots of invitations flooding in. As you start planning what to wear for each one, it’s important to also give some attention to details like accessories, hair, and makeup. After all, this is one of those occasions you want to look and feel your best, especially since there are always lots of photos. Here are some top tips to help make getting ready for your next event a breeze – along with some gorgeous makeup inspiration from the Make Me Bridal pros!
Start with skincare. No matter your age or role in the wedding, looking great always starts with good skincare. The night before, treat yourself to a pamper sesh including a sheet mask, to ensure you wake up with your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. On the wedding day, apply a good moisturiser, massaging it into your face in upward strokes, and top with SPF. For any last minute pimple emergencies, apply ice and don’t pick!
Don’t go overboard. A wedding is not the time to pull out a full contour or go wild with colour. When in doubt, stick to tried and tested looks in neutral shades. Use a bronzer with a bit of flattering shimmer to warm up your complexion without overdoing it. For the eyes, consider a pretty flick for a bit of drama rather than a dramatic smoked-out look.
Play with shimmery shadows. If you do want to add a bit of extra glamour, shimmer is a great way to do it. Choose high shine shadows in neutral shades to really make your eyes stand out and catch the light.
Focus colour on a single area. If neutrals aren’t for you, maintain balance by concentrating colour in a single area. For example, a classic red or plum lip, soft purple or peachy eye shadow, or a pop of pink on the cheeks. If you’re going for a statement lipstick, be sure to bring it along in your clutch so you can keep it looking fresh.
Don’t feel confident about pulling off the look yourself? Why not hire a professional makeup artist to help you? While the focus should always be on the couple, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself so you feel your confident best!