Bridal Makeup- The ‘Do’s and ‘Don’t’s ‘

Bridal Makeup- The ‘Do’s’ & ‘Don’ts’s’

So the wedding planning is in full swing, the Pinterest board is buzzing with glowing photos, but you still can’t decide how you want your makeup for the big day…?

Fear not- I am here to help!

I have been a bridal makeup artist for 11 years – I have seen a lot of different trends. Many brides are coming to me with Pinterest and Instagram photos of how they would like their makeup on the day. Although it’s great that the bride has ‘some’ idea of how she might like her makeup, most brides forget how much these photos have been airbrushed and filtered. I skilfully enhance a bride’s features to focus on the best “you” on “your day”.
I also tell my brides that after the wedding day they are going to have memories and photos. It’s so important not to want to hide the wedding album because of the wrong makeup choices they made that day. Keep it natural, but glowing. Tasteful, but sexy. Different, but still you!

Here are a few tips to bear in mind when choosing your makeup artist for that special day;

Always book in for a makeup trial at least three months before your wedding day- This is a chance for you and your makeup artist to get to know each other. A wedding is such a special day for any bride and they want to be able to trust their makeup artist.

· Has the makeup artist done a thorough consultation? This includes asking anything from the colour of your wedding dress to does your wedding have a theme!

· Do your research! Read the makeup artist’s reviews on their website/social media pages- these really do mean a lot.

· Does the makeup artist use quality makeup brands/brushes? If the makeup artist has good brand/product knowledge, you will know they are passionate about their clients’ needs and know they will want only the best for the bride.

· Has the makeup artist listened to your needs? At the consultation you will discuss a lot of different factors, but if the makeup artist has not listened to your needs then he/she may not be right for you.

The above points may seem simple, but they really are effective. My role as a makeup artist is to advise the bride, but I know I have done the job properly when the bride tells me they felt natural, at their best and the day was a ‘real life’ fairy-tale. Then I know their choices and my guidance made their special day a wonderful and memorable occasion – after all it’s all the bride has ever dreamed of since they were a little girl!

Written by Eleanor Osmond owner of Eleanor Osmond Permanent Cosmetics & MUA

About the Author

Eleanor Osmond

Eleanor Osmond

I graduated from the Oxford International School of Beauty in 2009, where I gained a CIBTAC qualification. I then furthered my career in makeup and permanent cosmetics, with Jemma Kidd, Airbase and The Clinical Academy. I now have over 10 years experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry.

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