Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, therefore having her makeup done by a professional is recommended. Not only does it save the bride time and effort, but it will give her the chance to look her best for one of the most important days of her life.

There are many highly qualified bridal makeup artists that are trained estheticians and experts in their field. You can always find a good makeup artist recommended by venues, online on wedding referral websites. Most makeup artists will also be able to do your entire
bridal party as well and many offer a free test run before the wedding day to make sure you are happy with their work.

To get ideas for makeup, you may want to look through fashion magazines, and some artists may have portfolios of their previous work to show you. A lot of bride’s tend to want a more natural look for their wedding day rather than a heavy makeup. Some artists are also
skilled in hair styling as well so you may want to ask them if they can do both for a set fee to cut costs of hiring a separate stylist.

On such a special day most brides want a totally different makeup scheme to their usual look, but many are worried about getting it wrong and ending up looking garish or overdone. Finding an experienced makeup artist, who will come up with a wedding makeup combination that suits both your skin tone and your wedding style, can ensure that you look beautiful in your wedding photos.

You should be looking to choose your wedding makeup artist around four to five months before the big event, and you should book both for the wedding day itself and for a trial run beforehand.

Your makeup artist should have a wide range of styles in their repertoire and they should be prepared to listen to what you want, while also making suggestions themselves if they feel something you ask for might not suit you or your wedding style.

Choose colors that match your complexion. Very few brides get through the day without a few tears of joy, so make sure you avoid panda eyes by using good quality waterproof mascara, this can also double up as waterproof liquid eyeliner; just dip the eyeliner brush in the mascara tube.
If you want to make any changes to your skin care and beauty routine, do so several weeks before the wedding. Getting a facial or use a new beauty product the week before the big day can provoke a very ill timed breakout.
Getting the perfect complexion on your wedding day can take more than a good foundation. The stress of wedding planning can cause breakouts and bad skin, so take time to relax and pamper you before the big day, drink plenty of water and fruit smoothies, and try to limit the amount of coffee you consume, get into the habit of cleansing and moisturizing daily, preferably several weeks before the wedding.