Your makeup is a huge factor in how your wedding photos turn out. Before you go for your trial run, check out these 5 tips from my trusted makeup goddess Lisa Leedy!
First things first…
The first thing to consider is your skin, in the weeks leading up to your wedding make sure you have a consistent skincare routine that is helping to even out your skin’s texture. Getting a facial or two in the months prior to your wedding will help you achieve that glow from within, but skip getting extractions the month prior. Hydration is key for your skin and your lips so make sure you are drinking plenty of water in that time.
When planning her timeline, how much time would you suggest a bride and her party allow for makeup?
It is always smart to have a bit of extra time factored in for any foreseen add-ons or timing interruptions so I like to add on an extra half hour to the total makeup time just in case. For the bride I allocate an hour and fifteen minutes and for bridesmaids and honored guests 45 minutes to complete their makeup looks. Making sure you have a schedule of what time each girl will be sitting in the makeup chair will help things move smoothly on the day of your wedding.
It’s been a hot summer, do you have any advice for summer brides to keep their faces fresh in the San Diego heat?
Your wedding day is a marathon, not a sprint so you want to make sure your makeup stays looking fresh. Opt for a primer that works with your skin type to help the longevity of you makeup. Using a light layer of translucent powder at the end of your face makeup will help prevent shine. Use a lip liner under your lipstick to help your look last through all of the wedding day kisses. Lastly finish the look with a setting spray to ensure that everything stays in place.
What’s your favorite look to do for wedding makeup?
I want my brides to feel like themselves on their wedding day, so I work with them to create a look that makes them feel glamorous yet comfortable. My go-to bridal look is radiant skin, rosy cheeks, and a natural pink lip with definition on the eyes. Adding some false lashes to the outer edges of the eye really enhances your pictures and creates a wide eyed dreamy effect.
Are there any trends to avoid and why?
I avoid doing anything that is too extreme for the wedding day, again the bride should feel like herself on this day. Stick to a glowy look but avoid overdoing it on highlighter or overly dramatic eye shadow looks.
What are 3 mistakes most women make when doing their own make up?
The first mistake women make when they do their own wedding makeup is not practicing prior to the wedding day. This practice will ensure you like the look you have created and will feel confident in recreating it on the day of. The second mistake brides make is forgetting to use waterproof mascara, though false lashes are optional, waterproof mascara is not! The last thing is to remember to pack a touch up kit. Your wedding day will be filled with kisses, champagne toasts and happy tears. Even if you get your makeup done professionally it is smart to pack a few items to touch up if necessary. I recommend packing a powder puff with translucent powder in it to combat shine, cotton swabs to touch up any mascara leaks from those happy tears, and the lipstick or gloss you chose for this day.
If you’d like Lisa to make you beautiful on your wedding day, check her out at WWW.Lisa-Leedy.com
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