You wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. This special occasion will be captured in so many photos which will be wonderful to look back on over the years. So, you’ll definitely want to look your best on your big day. When you’ve found your perfect wedding dress, it’s time to put some thought into your makeup. Here are some great tips for ensuring your makeup is perfect for your wedding day…

Establish a skincare routine

If you don’t already have a good regime, then it’s time to start cleansing, toning and moisturising daily. This will get rid of dead skin and reduce the chance of getting spots or pimples on your big day.

Hydrate your skin

Drinking plenty of water can work wonders for the condition of your skin, and this is something you can start early while you’re planning your wedding. Keep a water bottle to hand during the day and try to drink at least two to three litres daily.

Don’t forget the sunscreen

We all want the sun to shine on our wedding day, but no one wants to jet off on honeymoon with sunburn! It’s going to be a busy day for you, but it’s so important not to forget to protect your skin from the sun.

Apply your makeup in natural light

Natural lighting will really help to get your makeup spot on. If you apply it in artificial light, you could find it doesn’t look quite right when you step out into the daylight.

Be prepared with waterproof mascara

Even if you don’t think you’ll cry on your wedding day, it’s a good idea to wear waterproof mascara anyway. It will be an emotional day and those sentimental speeches might just make you shed a tear.

Pick your primer

A good quality primer will really help your makeup to last all through your wedding day and will ensure you look fresh faced and radiant.

Choose foundation carefully

The right foundation used with care, and well blended will look natural but pick the wrong tone and you could end up with a line at the collarbone or around your face. If you’re doubting which shade to choose, ask at the makeup counter, they will be able to match the perfect foundation to your complexion.

Don’t be scared of colours

Your wedding makeup doesn’t have to be plain. In fact, if you’re wearing a traditional white wedding dress, a little colour in your makeup can really look fantastic.

Buy some good brushes

A great wedding gift to buy for yourself is a set of good quality makeup brushes. This will ensure that your makeup goes on evenly and smoothly.

Don’t forget a touch up kit

Makeup can easily smudge or fade over the course of the day so make sure you have everything you need to give it a little refresh throughout the day.

Think about false lashes

False eyelashes work really well in photographs and will make your eyes look amazing.

Skip the contouring trend

Heavy contouring is very fashionable right now, but it is a dramatic and heavy look. Remember you’ll be looking back at these photos for decades and while this look may be in now, it could look dated and old fashioned in a few years time.

Be yourself

Now isn’t the time to try out a new look or try to look like someone else. Pick a style of makeup that reflects you and that you know you’re comfortable with.

Hire an artist

It could be a lot less stressful to simply hire a makeup artist for your big day, or instead you could book a makeup lesson to learn how to apply your makeup perfectly.

Have a practise

Whether you’re doing your wedding makeup yourself or someone is doing it for you, you need to have a practise to make sure you’re happy with the overall effect. You don’t want to be rushing on your wedding day because you’ve decided you don’t like the colour of your eyeshadow!