All soon-to-be blushing brides know that their big day is going to be one of the most photographed days of their life. Of course, this brings the question,
"Do I need to get my bridal makeup done professionally?"
While this is all up to you, Beauty Architects may be able to help you decide:
How are you preparing for it?
All married women look back on their wedding day, and they also remember all the preparations they have done leading up to it. Usually, brides start preparing for the look they're going for several months ahead - and this includes skincare, makeup pegs, hairstyle preferences. Beauty Architects recommends starting early so you would know what works for you and what doesn't. This is why wedding makeup trials are strongly recommended!
Bridal makeup services typically include trials. This gives your makeup artist enough time to get to know you, your skin, your preferences, and the type of day your makeup should be ready for. A professional makeup artist should be able to examine your skin type and sometimes even give recommendations on how to improve your skin for the flawless, glowing look all brides try to achieve.
A trial will also give you the opportunity to test out how long the makeup put on you will last. We suggest to have it done early in the day and go through your daily routine and errands to see how it holds up to oil, sweat, creasing and smudging. Each person's skin is different, so experiencing this beforehand will give you an idea of how much retouching will be needed, what kind of mattifying or hydrating or hypoallergenic makeup should be used, how heavy or light the makeup should be, how your hair holds curls, etc.
How do you want your wedding morning spent?
Imagine this: Your bridal party is all in the room getting ready, your gown is sitting right next to you and the wedding photographer is taking all the shots he needs - what are you doing amidst all this?
Most brides prefer to just sit back, be pampered, and blissfully enjoy the moments leading up to the ceremony. Keep in mind that even the most experienced beauty junkies can still get nervous on their wedding day. Some brides can turn into bridezillas, but do you really want it to show? If the thought of possibly ruining your makeup is something you don’t want to deal with, we recommend working with a professional bridal makeup artist instead.
How you feel will always show - so when you feel amazing, you will look amazing.
How confident are you that you can do it well?
If you can honestly say that you can do it yourself, I would say go for it! You can do strobing, contouring, airbrushed, matte, dewy, glossy lids, bold lip, smokey eyes, natural or metallic - the choices are endless. Would you like a natural look to go with a structured hairstyle; peachy glowing skin and flowing, wavy hair; or a romantic look to go with half-up curled hair? Would you be able to hide your redness, pores, blemishes or shiny spots so that your HD photos focus more on your ethereal glow?
If you are the tiniest bit unsure, a bridal makeup artist might be a better fit.
Professional bridal MUAs can advise you on both the makeup and hair that works best with your wedding theme, the gown (or gowns) you're wearing, the type of skin you have. To bring out the refined reflection of your flawless self, Beauty Architects have been trained to highlight and enhance your features, while concealing any imperfections - both on and off-camera.
We can't emphasize this enough: your wedding day is one of the most photographed days of your life, and you will be going over your photos countless times, so your beauty choices are critical. After all, you've already invested time, money and effort in making sure your day is as beautiful as it can be. Why skimp out on how you're going to look?
Beauty Architects recommends that you schedule several trials with the different options you have in mind. It can be different professional wedding makeup artists, different DIY bridal looks you'd like to try on yourself, different makeup products. The earlier you start, the more room for error you have, the less likely you'll be rushed into deciding which is best for you.
Call us for a consultation or browse through our different Beauty Architects, we might have the perfect fit for your walk down the aisle.