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Planning Your Wedding Makeup

Wedding Makeup

You might have considered doing your wedding makeup yourself. Not all of us are professional makeup artists. When the professional camera crew shows up to your magical set for the photo shoot of your lifetime, you might rethink a DIY wedding makeup job. There are a few reasons you might want to hire professionals for your wedding makeup, and here are some tips to planning it right.

Who Needs Wedding Makeup?

Not everyone needs wedding makeup, but there are a few people that usually make the list. The bride is obviously the most important and will take the chair first, since she will take the center stage of this magical event; however, there is an entire wedding party that should match the bride. Your wedding photography will capture the wedding party and that one bridesmaid with foundation lines on her jawline and too much makeup without fail. It is usually recommended that the bridal party coordinate their look with the bride to avoid detracting from the bride. Men wear makeup for cameras too. It is unlikely they will wear bold eyeshadow and shimmering highlighter, but they might have a light application of liquid foundation or airbrush makeup to even out tones. Powder is used to reduce shine and define features. Wedding makeup is important for your photography.

Wedding Makeup

The Timeline for Wedding Makeup

The timeline is always important. An appointment with your wedding makeup artist will be nothing like a typical appointment with a stylist. Your wedding day is all about precise timing on an unforgiving timeline. Even with a day of event coordinator, the nervousness, last minute mishaps and getting ready will be stressful enough. Your wedding makeup will take between half an hour and 45 minutes. You should spend the time being pampered, not stressing to keep the eyeliner straight and the mascara off your lids. There are other reasons to have professional wedding makeup.

Matching and Coverage

Your wedding makeup will be more than a bottle of foundation on the shelf. Liquid makeup is professionally mixed for a perfect skin match. There are different types of skin, tones and coverage needs to consider, and each type requires a different foundation coverage that a professional can create. Light and flawless looks can be achieved with airbrush makeup. Airbrush makeup requires a little practice that professionals usually have. There is a special technique and makeup for adequate and flawless coverage of tattoos and scars. It will be important to look radiant under the light and in the photographs. Professional wedding makeup can help you achieve the look you want.

Wedding Makeup

Preparing for Your Wedding Makeup

Your wedding makeup requires a well prepared slate. Brides and the entire wedding party should begin preparing their skin with treatments and facials a couple months prior to the wedding day. Monthly facials will help create a smooth and radiant surface. Eat foods rich in antioxidants and high in protein. Avoid carbs and fatty foods. Avoid chemical skin treatments a few months before the wedding. A week before the wedding, you might consider waxing and tanning. Always use a professional for these services to avoid embarrassing mistakes.

Light or Dark?

Should you go light or dramatically dark with your wedding makeup? The answer to this question is not the same for everyone. The color of your eyes and hair are important factors. Eyeshadow and liner will create different illusions, define your eyes and intensify the color and hue. Brown eyes are accentuated by browns, bronze and purple. Blue eyes are perfectly matched with browns, dusty roses and warming golds. Choose purple, forest green or deep reds to make green eyes pop. Hair color plays a role in the look you choose. Darker hair can pull off natural shades and dramatic smokey eyeshadow. Gold, copper and rose gold compliments blondes. Pink tones and neutral shades are perfectly matched with red hair. It is always recommended to consult with a professional artist when choosing your wedding makeup.

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Plan your magical moments with Crystal Ballroom North Tampa, and the perfect look with Crystal Ballroom vendors. This luxurious wedding venue makes the fairy tale wedding possible with master designers and planners on staff and at your service. All of the furnishings, décor and staff services are included to create the dream wedding you envision. Bring imagination and let Crystal Ballroom design a wedding from fantasy. Meet inside the design studio and select your décor from a treasure trove of design options. Customize your ceremony space and every table of the reception ballroom. Walk the red carpet to the magical moments that await you in a ballroom designed by your imagination.


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