Bridal makeup has to do and be many different things. It has to be pitched perfectly to meet photographic standards, take your guests breath-away when seeing you for the first time, and ultimately perform to a high standard for what is a joyful, but unusually long day. But above all this, it needs to be right for you.
I think it’s save to say that most brides want their makeup to reflect who they are, and what they favour in terms of their everyday makeup style. They tend to want something that could be considered ‘timeless’ and won’t date in their wedding photographs in years to come. Yet saying this we all love a trend, and brides are not immune to this by any means. It’s often getting the right balance between classic elegance and fashionable, that I am called in to smooth the lines.
Your bridal makeup trial is the best place to try out any trends you are drawn to, to focus more on what you do and don’t like. It’s a save time to experiment a bit and try that 1950’s red lip, or those extraordinary long false eyelashes. I fully encourage my bridal clients to (just slightly) step out of their comfort zone at the makeup trial, as you never know, that mauve smokey eye might be more flattering then that classic brown smokey eye ;))
Photography by Matt Lee Photographic