Your wedding day is the moment you’ve been dreaming of and designing since you were a little girl. You’ve done research, and you’ve thought-out how the day will proceed. You’ve pictured the setting, the cake, his suit, your hair, and you’ve daydreamed about how your dress will billow in the breeze. It’s a magical moment, something that you’ve built up in your imagination, something you’ll look back on for years. Together, we can make everything exactly how you dreamed it would be, if not slightly better.

Wedding Makeup Basics

Even if you’re a veteran Sephora VIP, you’re bound to have questions about beauty expectations and styles for the wedding day. Since weddings are such a specialized event, it can be hard to decide on what you want and what you need. In the beginning, it’s best to start simple. We’re here to answer those first-stage questions that will start you down the right path to finding the styles and products you need for your big day.

The Skin

Everyone has always pictured themselves as a glowy-skinned bride with a radiant smile and sparkling eyes and beads, and just everything glamorous. While some of those things might not be as important as they seemed when you were five years old, the skin expectation will stick around. How do you even begin to get the glowing skin you’ve always pictured? Start with analyzing the current state of your skin. If you’re suffering from issues like acne or an uneven complexion you should talk to your favorite salon skin care pro at least six months before the big day. If you don’t have a salon you already visit, ask your hairstylist or the lady who you go to for waxes. The cosmetology industry is a tight-knit group and they’ll know who’s the best for the price and the services you need. Book a consultation first and see what they have to say about how they want to go about giving you the glowing, healthy skin we all want. If you’re one of those lovely ladies who are fortunate enough not to suffer from any skin problems, start a facial regimen around two to three months beforehand.

The Hair

You want your hair to be perfect for the pictures. When looking through Facebook and seeing everyone else’s wedding photos, you probably notice how well-coordinated it all is, and how they must’ve known exactly what hairstyle they wanted the minute they got engaged. The truth is they didn’t. The hairstyle is completely dependent on the dress, venue, and your own comfort level. Comfort always equals confidence, which will in turn make you look stunning on your wedding day. Most importantly, don’t fret about the length of your hair. Any good stylist has access to hair extensions and those will make all the difference in turning your dreams into a reality.

The Tan

Lots of people really enjoy getting spray tans. It gives them the feeling of being a sun-worshipper without the risk of melanoma. It’s a win for everyone, but is it necessary to start a potential new habit for your wedding day? If you’re afraid of your skin looking too pale on the big day, pursue a trial run around a month before the date. This will give you time to determine if you like the technician and the service, as well as give you enough time to exfoliate the tan away if you don’t like it. If you do like the look, go ahead and schedule another session three days before your wedding day to prevent streaking on your skin and dress.

The Last-Minute Zit

Remember that scene in My Big Greek Wedding, where she suddenly gets a zit on the morning of her wedding and they spray Windex on it? Don’t do that. That’s a comedy movie, not a wedding documentary. Instead, call up your dermatologist and ask for a cortisone injection. A pimple will miraculously dissipate without you having to squeeze and irritate the skin surrounding it. If there’s no time for that, try an over the counter topical solution with benzoyl peroxide in it. That will reduce the redness and then your professional makeup artist can handle the rest. Don’t worry, they can cover an inconvenient pimple with unparalleled finesse.

With all of this in mind, it’s decent to assume that you’ve got a really decent base to proceed with the beauty details surrounding your big day. Oh, but there’s so much more to think about and decide on, this is only the beginning of the fun.

Looking for a bit more guidance? Contact Kiss N’ Makeup. Our coordinated wedding makeup services are designed to help you decide on the best look for you. We’re so excited to get a taste of the excitement surrounding your fairy-tale wedding. And more importantly, we’re so looking forward to being apart of the magic.