Wedding Planning

How to Choose the Perfect Makeup Look for Your Wedding

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. There is a lot of pressure on couples to look perfect on the big day, but don’t panic!

Like everything else you have chosen for your wedding, your makeup look should reflect your personality and make you feel like you. It’s simply another way of expressing yourself and bringing your inner beauty out.

Once you’ve found your outfit and chosen the right makeup artist, you’re already on the road to being the most beautiful person your partner has ever seen. If you’re still struggling on choosing the perfect makeup look for your wedding, here are top five tips from professional hair and makeup artist, Simona Janek.

Choose a look according to a style

If you don’t even know where to begin with choosing your wedding makeup look, the best thing to do is get some inspiration. Search Instagram for your favourite looks and save them.

Once you have around 30 or so pictures, see what they have in common. Do you notice a lot of highlighter and bronzer? Were you drawn to looks with a bold lip? Do you like heavy eyeliner and smoky eyeshadow?

There are three key traditional wedding looks: natural, classic vintage, and the glam look. Nearly-weds who like dewy skin with medium coverage will love the natural look. Those who want to emphasize their brows and lips will like the vintage style. The glam look is best for people who like a full face of makeup.

Complement your wedding theme

If you already have a wedding or venue in mind, have your makeup look complement your venue or theme.

If you’re planning on a beach wedding, a bronze look with some highlighter and a coral pink lip might work best. If your wedding theme is vintage, it would pair beautifully with a bold cat eye and bright lipstick.

Your colour scheme and your attendants’ outfits can be another source of inspiration for your makeup palette. But bear in mind the colours that will look the best and be most flattering are the ones that work with your  natural skin tone, eye colour and hair.

Work with your outfit

Choose your wedding look by basing it on the overall style of your wedding outfit.

An A-line, ballgown, or tea-length silhouette with a lot of lace and flow calls for a soft and romantic look. Consider a bright and bold makeup look if you have a sheath, column, or mermaid silhouette for a more non-traditional style.

Necklines are also another place to get inspiration. The dainty sweetheart neckline and conservative illusion neckline pair best with a natural makeup look. Choose something more sexy and alluring if your outfit has an off-shoulder or deep v-neck.

The classic high-neck or tailored suit is timeless and goes perfectly with a vintage-inspired makeup look.

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Upgrade your signature look

Many people already have a signature look they feel comfortable in. If this is you, try using your normal makeup as a base and simply upgrading it. Choose stronger and bolder colours and further emphasize your features. Put on false eyelashes instead of just using your regular mascara, or play around with the deeper shades on the makeup palette.

Just remember your wedding and reception will last all day and you’ll have photos taken from every angle, so the general rule is to wear more makeup than you normally would. Sweat, tears, and hugs wear hard on your look and you want it to last the entire time.

Consult a professional

Professional hair and makeup artists spend years perfecting their craft. If you’re really struggling to find the perfect makeup look for your wedding, the best thing to do is to look for a stylist you trust and consult them. Their years of experience in the industry means they can guide you throughout the makeover process by offering suggestions and tips on what techniques and styles would best bring out your features and suit your personality.

For engaged couples in Sydney and the surrounding areas, Simona Janek is a trusted stylist who would love to help make your day extra special. Contact her now for a consultation and enjoy the experience of being pampered with a professional makeover on your wedding day.

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