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Wedding Day Makeup Tips

So you've got the perfect dress, the perfect shoes and everything is set. But wait a minute! You didn't forget about your face, didn't you? So what is the most important thing about your wedding day makeup? That is to look like yourself. Be the blushing bride that you truly are. You want to look your best without looking like you're trying way too hard. Okay, look at it this way, if your look is way too harsh because of too much, well, too much of everything just imagine yourself looking back at the photos and cringing at the very sight of you. You don't want that to happen, right? So make sure that, whatever look you go for, it brings out your natural beauty.

The best way to do this is practice before the big day. Practice makes perfect, and that applies to pretty much everything. Whether you're having your makeup done by a professional or if perhaps it's a D-I-Y case, practicing on your face beforehand would give you a better grasp of what works and what doesn't. Say you want to get it done at a salon, be sure to schedule a trial session with the makeup artist. This would give both of you time to talk about the look you want as well as try on a variety of colors. You probably would be to anxious to be able to relay to him or her the look that you want if you two were to meet on the day itself.

If you decide to just do things on your own, practice is key. It is referred to as wedding day makeup which means it is special and thus the extra preparation needed. Try various techniques as well as colors. A great tip is to visit your local beauty store and talk to the lady who assists people with the choosing. She would be able to help you pick out colors that would be right for you as well as show you the right way to use them. Practicing beforehand would make sure that you won't be fretting and panicking on your big day just because the colors don't match or they are too dark for the occasion. Preparation is key.

If you do decide to go DIY, here are a few tips that would help you perfect that natural "blushing bride" look.

For your face, make sure that the foundation you're using matches your skin tone perfectly. You would also want to ensure that it blends easily into your skin. Because let's face it, you've heard way too many stories of wedding day makeup disasters such as the foundation lines and the "cake face" when flash is used in photos. Look for a foundation that would work well with your skin type. If you have oily skin, you should use an oil-matte free foundation as this would help minimize the shine. If you have dry skin, look for a foundation that also doubles as a moisturizer to make sure that your skin looks soft and dewy the entire day.

Concealers are also a basic. I'm sure you won't get much sleep before the big day itself, so what better way to hide those dark circles than with a concealer! Just don't abuse it as you can draw more attention to your dark eye circles if you use way too much of it. A great tip to prevent this is to mix it together with a bit of your foundation before you apply it. That way you'll get flawless, clean look instead of the cakey and pasty one. Next step is to set your foundation with some loose powder.

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