Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bridal-Make-up: 10 Styling-Don’t-Do’s!

Smudged Lipstick, too dark eyes – here are some Do's & Don'ts for your Bridal-Make-up.

1. Don’t overdo it

You want to look wonderful and the most beautiful on the best day of your Life? We show you how to avoid certain common mistakes to say „I do“ at your best.

Less is more:  especially at your Wedding day. 
Don’t apply too much and too dark Make-up and avoid too much colour (remember: red isn’t always red and some of us it simply doesn’t suit). The Bridal-Make-up should look naturally and compliment your type. Don’t try out any experiments and please do not forget the waterproof Mascara for your tears of joy! 


2. Hair-Styling


Especially if you have long hair: don’t try a complicated hairdo last minute. Try out the Styling you want to go for early enough with your hairdresser and discuss what you want and what is possible. 
As you all know: at no other day of your life you will have so many Photos taken of yourself. And with a little bit of planning you can avoid bad surprises. 

To give your hair that irresistible shine, start early enough with your hair care so in case your hair is dull and damaged, it has time to repair and heal. Don’t overdo it or you will have a complete different shine on your hair altogether. Simply use a good conditioner once a week and let it soak. At the big day your hairdresser will probably apply some glossy hairspray anyway to give your hair the spot-on shine.

3. Curls / Corkscrew Curls


Back in fashion they are a nice addition to a more natural look. IF IT IS WELL DONE! If you usually have straight hair, too many curls might look old-fashioned… the 80ies are long gone so just go with a few natural ones that compliment your style and make sure to discuss this with your hairdresser. 

The really good ones know exactly what makes you look good and not dolled up! There are many websites with suggestions for bridal hairdos, this one is just one of them.


4. A fairytale complexion

You want to steal the show rather with your white gown instead of your white legs? Of course! 

And a white / blush / cream dress simply looks much better on a slight tan. 

HOWEVER: don’t overdo it in either the sun bed or with the spray-tan. Nobody wants to look like Snookie or worse: like a leathery brown saddlebag with eyes! If you do not have the alabaster look that (I believe) only Nicole Kidman can wear, start easy on the sun bed or with the spray tan and stop early enough. You don’t want to look totally tangerine or worse: sunburnt on your Wedding day!



5. The right choice of lipstick colour


As mentioned earlier –bright red is totally popular at the moment however does not suit all of us. If you want to go for a bright red always remember that there are so many shades to choose from. If you must go for it because it is your style, take your time choosing the right one. 

However brides should rather stay away from it and that for two reasons:

a)      Make sure whoever applies your bright-red lipstick has the right gear to fixate the lipstick with loose powder or any other magic device a make-up artist would have.
b)      You don’t want to hear someone singing all night long “...check my collar, collar... damdadadam...“ because with every hug and kiss on the cheek you leave your mark for the day and ... on all those photos.

Better are pale Rosé or Nudes – that matches so much better to the many shades of white and blush that are out there this season.

6. No Smokey Eyes!

A bit too much colour...


If you do not plan a themed Wedding in the likes of „True Blood“ or „Twilight“ you should as a bride rather stay away from that look on your wedding day. That look is great for a night-out or going clubbing but not really for the “I Do”. 
The contrast to the usually very bright wedding dress is way too hard. Let your make-up artist advice what suits you and the outfit of the day best and rather go for bright, light colours like Rosé, silver or Beige-gold. 

7. Beautiful Nails


I believe we don’t need to mention that a bride’s hands and nails should be perfectly manicured on that day.

An absolute Beauty-Don’t: long claws or any tacky nail-art. 
Don’t forget the toes: especially if you are wearing Peep-Toes or funky High-Heel-Sandals or if you simply decide at a later stage to kick off those heels and dance barefoot. 

As a bride, you have to be prepared for every situation. Colours that do well on that day: all shades of pastel-rosé, beige, transparent and soft reds.

8. Flowers in your hair


You want to get married as a romantic flower girl? Great Idea! The natural style is very popular this season; however please remember that not all natural flowers are suitable for that bridal hair-do! There are great hair designs out there that incorporate “fake” flowers that look totally chic. 

If you want to go for the real deal we recommend Orchids and baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata). They survive best without water for a long time and you still look great when we film you at your first dance together ;)


9. Avoid blushing


Might sound silly but no matter what the season: try to avoid that hot shower just before slipping into your Wedding dress. If you are nervous and prone to an outbreak of red patches due to that, this will actually enforce it! 

That by the way counts also for too salty food! So keep an eye on your salt intake the evening before your wedding: your lymph might swell and swollen eyes are the result of that. 

10. Last but not least: Lingerie


Do not wear any underwear that is too tight. If you wear too tight lingerie it will be quite visible when you wear this wonderful satin gown (if it is not lined properly inside). 

If your dressmaker / wedding shop does not offer lingerie that goes with their dresses, go to a specialized Lingerie shop that will fit you and if you can – take the dress with you to make sure all is seamless. 

Your goal should be: no visibility and the best comfort for you throughout the day.

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