Today we have some advice about wedding day make up from Emily Faith...
I'm a Bridal Make-up artist. I take pride in what I do and the smiles that I create. Every booking I receive feels like a great honour and being there on the morning of someone's wedding feels like you're being let in on a big secret and I get a buzz every single time!
Primarily I offer make-up for the bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride and anyone else who might need me on the morning of your wedding day. I also offer private or group tutorial sessions to learn how to do your make-up instead of booking someone on the day. If you want to book me for a special occasion, a party, ball or event then I'm available for 1 - 2 hour make-up sessions at your request.
We asked Emily what she thinks is the most important thing Brides should think about when planning their big day make up...
What make-up would make them feel comfortable. The last thing you want is to go for something that is so far from what you would normally wear that you don't look or feel like yourself. Be honest with your make-up artist, if you feel your trial isn't what you want you MUST tell them. It's their job to make you happy and you're paying them to do this so don't be afraid to speak your mind.
Make sure you discuss how is best to look after your skin in the run up to the wedding.
A good make-up artist will be able to suggest appropriate products and techniques for having blemish free glowing skin on the day, but fear not if you do have a break out she'll be armed with every tool to hide it!
The other most important advice I could give is relax. Once the day has arrived and everything is done don't forget to enjoy it.
The morning of your wedding will be full of nerves no doubt but you have an army of people around you to make you look and feel the most special you've ever been so relish it, ideally this will only happen once!!
Emily also gave us tips for those of you doing your own face...
Practice, practice, practice! Try lots of different looks and always try them in the morning to check that they last all day. Once you've finished the look get someone to take a picture with a flash with a decent camera. The camera has a tendency to bleach the skin and this will tell you if your make-up stands out enough and whether you need a bit more.
Some last pieces of advice...
- Discuss lip colours on your trial and agree on one, I would buy yourself one of the same colour so you can reapply on the day.
- Always make sure you have at least one second opinion at the trial, ensure they're someone you can trust to give you an honest answer.
- Finally talk with your make-up artist as much as you can, make sure she knows plenty about your day so she can build a look that will fit in with your theme but also so you can work out if she is the sort of person you would want at the morning of your wedding day, it's really important to like actually like her!
You can find Emily's contact details here