Ready for your close-up?
Anamedia has prepared some great advise to ensure show-stopping photographs on your wedding day.
Avoid beauty malfunctions by planning ahead, and you'll be the belle of the ball on your most important day.
Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding for peace of mind. Make sure to snap a few images after your session to make sure all elements, from makeup, to hair, to dress, to jewelry, are a perfect match - and fabulously photogenic.
Allow 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated on the big day. This will ensure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.
Makeup Tips and Tricks
It's natural. To prepare for every lighting scenario, apply makeup in natural light, since you can detect subtle tones in skin and foundation color, and know for certain how much blush or bronzer to put on.
Shimmer me Timbers
Go easy on the shimmers and translucent powders. A little goes a long way, but too much ends up looking streaky and unpolished
More is Better
Because you're likely to look washed out without it, wear more makeup than you would if you were going out for the evening. Even if you are not the type to wear a ton of makeup, make an exception for your wedding day. You will not regret it.
There will be tears, so waterproof mascara is a must. Even if you're not terribly emotional, the stress leading up to the day is enough to leave anyone in tears.
Even if it seems counter-intuitive, most wedding makeup artists will swear on false eyelashes. Not only do they make your eyes pop, you will hardly even notice that they're there. Make sure to research and consult with your makeup artist to know which ones to buy.
Take a powder
Be sure to use powders with a yellow tint, since pink or white powder can cause the flash of the camera to pick up cool shades, rather than warm, natural ones. Sure you want your powder to match your skin tone, but you don't want to look pale or ghostly.
Use a blending brush to seamlessly blend together you concealer, powder, and your bronzers along your face and your neck for a flawless, more natural look.