The summer months have begun and with them arrive a considerable amount of weddings. Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid or a mother, your makeup is extremely important on the “big day”. Our Z Salon estheticians have put together a few tips to help you look your best and keep the day hassle free.
1. Take care of your skin
If your wedding is in two weeks or two years, start on a healthy skincare program today. Your skin is a canvas for your makeup and your foundation can only be as flawless as the base you provide. To keep your skin blemish free, try Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics cleanser for all skin types to remove makeup and impurities.
2. Get professional help
The trained estheticians at Z Salon can provide the perfect look for your big day and make your life a whole lot easier. You may want to schedule a trial to allow time to play with different colors and make sure you get the look you want.
3. Build in layers
Your wedding day is an all day event and you want to look your best for every photo. Start with an over-all primer on face and eyelids. Then top with layers starting with foundation followed by blush, highlighter, and finally translucent powder. Creating these layers will set your makeup and seal in the colors.
4. Don’t worry about blemishes
You have enough to worry about on your wedding day. Don’t let a slight imperfection stop you. Use a dot of concealer to cover under eye circles or to camouflage a breakout. Tap concealer onto a bump with a synthetic-bristle brush — refrain from sweeping back and forth as this allows concealer to build up around the blemish.
5. Beware of waterworks
When it comes to your eye, false eyelashes can add volume but beware if you are a crier. Tears can lift the lash adhesive off and leave you with a droopy mess. Instead, curl your lashes and stick with volumizing mascara. Make sure your mascara is waterproof so you don’t end up with raccoon eyes when the tears begin.
6. Pack a touch-up kit
Your wedding day will be all smiles, kisses, champagne toasts, and even a few happy tears — so basically a giant love fest through which even the most well-applied makeup is bound to fade. Pack a touch-up kit with the essentials — blush, translucent powder, cotton swabs, and tissues — and stash it in a bridesmaid’s clutch. You’ll be ready for a quick-fix anytime.
Weddings are beautiful events to be treasured for a lifetime. Don’t let your makeup put a frown on your face. Make an appointment with a Z Salon esthetician so you’ll have one less thing to worry about on your big day.