You will probably be photographed zillion times on your wedding day and that means that you have to look impeccable. Your photographer can easily retouch a little lipstick on your teeth or a couple of flyaway hairs but you are better off preventing larger mistakes, such as faded hair color or mismatched foundation, well before they destroy your look. Here you can find 20 golden beauty tricks from makeup to hair which can help you look gorgeous.
Mark Townsend, Dove Celebrity Expert
- He said that a face-framing tendril a couple of pieces around the face look beautiful in photos, but the problem is that it can become sweaty and limp when you are dancing. You should twist and pin using a bobby pins to keep them off your face instead of tucking them behind your ears.
- He said that teeny colored accents – a colored bobby pin or a crystal barrette – will look great. You can use them as an amusement or as your something blue, subtle way to match your maid of honor.
- You want to grow your hair before your wedding day? You don’t want to be a bride with fuzzy split-ends. Townsend recommends that you should plan a trim 3 weeks before your cut and in this way you will have enough time for tweaks.
- Do you color your hair? He said that you shouldn’t wait until last moment to get a refresh for this important day. You should schedule to do highlights 2 weeks before, or a single process one week before the wedding day.
- Townsend recommends that you should use the hairspray before and after styling if you are concerning about spirals loosening up while dancing or if your hair isn’t naturally curly. Applying the Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray on each hair segment before wrapping the segments around a curling iron will keep it in the shape.
- You want your wedding day updos stay in shape the whole night. He recommends that you should use Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo to sprinkle hairpins for extra security. This will give them a subtle matte finish which helps them to stay put through the whole night.
- Townsend said that top knots are still fashion’s greatest hair trend and they are ideal for walking down the aisle or the runway. It is an excellent way to show off a really decorated or elegant wedding dress, or to elongate your neck.
Daniella Schult and Ryan Mitchell, Hair Professionals at Cutler Salons
- Schult said that it is crucial to see a photo of her client’s wedding dress in advance. She said that you should always bring a picture to your hair trial.
- You should use bobby pins to set waves or curls to keep texture from falling flat (particularly if your wedding is in summer). Mitchell explained that it is going to hold if you do a classic set where it cools down around that shape. He said that you should do your hair first, then apply your makeup and then take it out.
- Mitchell explained that you should keep it simple and not go over the top. He said that you want to look like you and not like someone that you saw in newspapers so you mustn’t go too far from your natural look. He said that this is his most important advice for a bride.
Kimberly Soane, Manager at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
- Soane explained that you should be sure that the color is right when choosing your foundation. You should apply a sample and see how it looks on you while wearing something white.
- You shouldn’t try any beauty treatments which could go wrong in the days leading up to your wedding day. Soane recommends that you shouldn’t wax or tweeze your eyebrows, do self-tanner or go to the tanning bed the day before your wedding. (You should leave enough time and visit an expert you have worked with before if you need your eyebrows or self-tanner done).
- She suggests that mascara often wears out so you should purchase a fresh new mascara for your wedding. Also, you shouldn’t mess with non-waterproof products.
- She said that you should start off with an eye shadow bas which is long wear if you want to apply powder shadows.
- Your chest, neck and face should be all the same color. Soane explains that necks are whiter than the face or décolletage, so if you have some bronzer or face powder, apply that on your neck in order to get a softer transition of color through these body parts.
- You don’t have to wear false eyelashes just because people are going to photograph you. Soane said that you shouldn’t wear false eyelashes if you are not 100 % comfortable with them.
- You should put day-of essentials in your purse. Soane explained that every bride should have lip, powder and cheek. Also, for a dry skin blotting papers are an excellent choice. She said that every woman has that one area that they worry about, so you should have that product in your purse. She said that for her the problem is her under eye concealer so if you are concerned about your eyeliner wearing off, then put your eyeliner in your purse.
- You should use lip liner not only as your first step, but as your last step too to help your lip color last. Soane explained one excellent Bobbi trick: Use lip liner to fill in the entire lip, apply your lip color, use a tissue to press, layer more lip color to build formula and then use more lip liner to finish. She said that the liner is effective because it will help you to fill in the shape.
- Soane recommends that you should use a powder blush and tap it on top of your lipstick to create a long-lasting matte finish on your lips.
- You should use a powder highlighter or powder blush instead of liquid formulas for a photography-friendly highlight. Soane explains that liquid might look nice when you first walk down the aisle and in the first few photos, but then after a couple of hours later, it can look a bit greasy.