Wedding make-up and hair always tend to be one of the last things brides think about and one of the trickiest to get exactly right.  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard that a bride was disappointed by her make-up trial (or even worse her wedding day make-up) because there was too much make-up or she didn’t look like herself or it was just completely off the mark.  Most of us don’t spend hours each day primping and preening in front of the mirror so that we can know exactly what looks good on us in person as well as in front of the camera.  It’s helpful to have an understanding of what you want and what to expect before venturing into the make-up artist’s chair.  Luckily, we have a super fun treat today from Jacksonville make-up artist Kimtasha who has been making Florida brides look beautiful (even in that Florida heat!).  She has shared some sound advice about working with your make-up artist and looking your best on your big day.  I especially love her tip about talking to your make-up artist about your make-up comfort level and opening up a conversation that will allow you to both understand and get to know each other.  Make-up should be fun not frightening!

It’s important for you to look and feel like yourself on such a big and important day…you want your beauty to be enhanced and for you to look better than ever!  Here are a few make-up and hair tips to help you along the way.

Ask your make-up artist what colors and style he or she thinks is best for your skin tone and facial features.

Tell your make-up artist what you like or dislike about make-up.  This will open up a great conversation about your comfort with make-up.

Share with your make-up artist the colors that are in your wedding, and the style of your wedding dress.

Skin / Foundation – Always have your skin natural looking and even in tone.  To acheive this look you want to use a light weight foundation and concealer in places that you need more coverage.  Natural bronzing powder is a must have.

Blush – Add a pop of pink or peach on the apple of the cheeks and this will give your skin a healthy glow.

Lips – It you love a bold lip color…a beautiful red, pink, or peach stain is stunning.

Eyes – If you want your eyes to stand out…try false lashes with a defined eye liner, or a soft smokey look to bring out your eye shape.

Hair – For both hair and make-up, I recommend having a trial appointment prior to the wedding day.  This is a great way for your stylist to try different wedding hair styles on you.  Always remember to bring your hair accessories and/or veil.  Don’t try a style that is too modern or edgy unless it fits your personality and theme.  It is always safe to have a clean and classic hairstyle that compliments your face shape and natural beauty!

Wedding Make-up: Kimtasha