Wedding makeup trial: that other big day

One of the most important, if not the most important pre-wedding date is your makeup trial day. First, make sure that you have your makeup trial at least three to five weeks before your wedding. Your skin will most likely have a similar condition, and you’ll have enough time to experiment with different looks and colour palettes. One tip: book your trial on a day when you have a special event to go to in the evening, so you test how long the makeup lasts.

The makeup trial is very important

Do your homework

On the trial day, bring several photos of how you want your makeup to look, but also be open to the artist’s suggestions. The artist is a professional after all, and she (or he) considers things such as the lighting conditions or the makeup durability. Also tell your makeup artist about important details of your wedding: the location, time of day, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, and the estimated duration of the event. The artist needs to consider the various elements going into that day. A tropical destination wedding for example will call for a less heavy makeup base. Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic revealed that he took inspiration from Kim Kardashian’s outfit and hair to create her stunning, much-talked about wedding look.

Mario Dedivanovic and Kim Kardashian

Open up

Of course, don’t be afraid to speak up if you really don’t like the result, or at least ask why the artist opted for a certain makeup choice. Remember, you want to look like the best version of yourself, and not a completely different woman – or else your groom may not recognize you when you’re walking down the aisle! Selfie time! Take photos of yourself in your makeup in different light conditions and at different times of the day. That way you’ll not only be able to see what looks good behind the camera lens, but also anticipate weak spots (like oily zones) for future touch ups. Most of all, have fun! Your makeup trial will be a good “pretend day” for the big event, and approaching it without stress and with a positive attitude will definitely enhance that bridal glow.

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