Lessons From a Pro
To start, you may want to get a lesson from a professional makeup artist at least a month before the wedding. A pro can give you application tips, color recommendations, and show you how to make your makeup last throughout the day. Take a close friend or relative to your appointment that can take notes of all of the steps while you're having your makeup done. Once you’re home, take a picture of your face. Then, take the makeup off half of your face and try to repeat the makeup artist’s look on your own.
A flawless face begins with beautiful skin. Drink plenty of water in the months leading up to your big day. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub that will buff your skin. If considering any skin treatments, like a facial or microdermabrasion, schedule them for two to three weeks before your wedding. These treatments can be great for your skin in the long-term but can cause redness or breakouts immediately after, so don’t wait until the last minute to have them done.
- Conceal, Highlight, and Use Foundation
Primer - Elizabeth Arden Eye Fix Primer
Highlighter- Dior Skin Flash Highlighter Pen
Foundation- Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Foundation or Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation
- Powder & Blush
Blush – Dior Blush in Pink Explosion or Nars Blush in Orgasm
Mascara – Guerlain “Le 2 de” Mascara or Maybelline Great Lash
Eyelashes – Any M.A.C lashes
On your big day, you’ve got to make sure your lips are nothing but kissable for your new hubby but still look great in pictures. To have the perfect camera-ready lips, first apply a lip sealant. Next, dab on a little bit of highlighter or concealer and blend well. Then, line and color in your entire lip with lip liner. Take your lipstick and apply a generous amount all over your lips and fill them in. Lastly, layer a gloss on top of your lips to give it a shimmery, kissable look and feel.
Lipsticks/Lipstains from Yves Saint Laurent
If you go the DIY route for makeup, remember, practice makes perfect! So get those makeup brushes out and start playing!
*Mohy Ali-Fehmy contributed to this article.