Your wedding makeup has to work very hard. It needs to be photographically excellent, beautiful for meeting your wedding guests and perform well for what is a joyful, but long day. It also has to be right for you. I often find my bridal clients want something that is timeless, yet still on trend – so getting the balance can make all the difference. The best place to start when deciding on a bridal makeup design is to study what you normally wear on a daily basis – if this means just a little eyeliner and mascara then start with perhaps drawing a more defined, thicker line and adding a couple of coats of mascara. A really on trend look at the moment is the ‘naturally fresh/boho look’ – which is actually achieved using quite a few layers. But is primarily dominated by a soft golden shimmer eye and a peachy toned lip. Something like this will not date and you will always look like ‘you’.
When looking to the catwalk for new ideas, try to stay true to yourself and take elements of new trends you like into consideration. For example, a really strong look on the wedding catwalk last year was a peachy, blended lip – so adapting this in real terms means just going for a lighter lipstick such as MAC’s Peachstock or Peach Blossom x