Planning a beauty routine a couple of months before your wedding will help you wish a flawless makeup application on your day and help you look your best on your wedding photos.
Two Months Before
A good skin care regimen is important but don't do anything too extreme. Just bump up your normal routine and if you can, schedule a consultation with a skin care professional.
Moisture is so important for healthy glowing skin. Apply moisturizer each morning before your makeup and after you take if off each night. Hint: Don’t forget your neck and upper chest area!
Four to Six Weeks Before
Make your appointment now to have your hair and makeup done (if getting married in your Town). Schedule a consultation and try several different styles with and without your veil and experiment with more dramatic makeup.
If this is a destination wedding, start collecting photos of hair and makeup styles you love. When choosing a hairstyle, keep in mind your hair’s length and texture.
Two Weeks Before
Time for a trim and to touch up your hair color or highlights. Keep hair healthy with a deep conditioner twice a week.
One Week Before
Schedule a manicure and a pedicure. We suggest either a nail dip or gel color that will last at least two weeks - a lot longer than regular nail polish.
Trim your brows! Brows are very important for makeup application. If you’ve never trimmed your brows before, choose a brow specialist instead of a wax salon.
Don't leave any waxing until the last minute. You could end up with shiny, red skin and that isn't what you want for your wedding photos.
Slip an eye mask in the freezer for a few minutes and use it to minimize puffy eyes. Florida is pretty humid and humidity make cause a bit of puffiness and water retention if you are not used to it.
Drink LOTS of water and stay away from foods that may cause breakouts or allergies.
Follow your stylists prep suggestions and make sure you have examples of the hair style and makeup you want.
Pack up a few essentials like a small hair brush, bobby pins, facial blotting paper, eyelash glue, and lipstick to touch up throughout the day.
One More Tip
One last thing but very important: do NOT spray tan or use self-tanners. They photograph orange in photos even if the tan looks great to the naked eye. Rock your natural skin!
On a Side Note…
I always recommend getting your hair styled and your makeup done by an experienced wedding stylist, even if you never wear makeup or think you can do your own hair. A good makeup artist can give you a natural look, while making your skin look flawless. A professional makeover will give you a nice polished look on your wedding photos. Remember - your photos are forever! If you are getting married in Orlando, these are a few professionals we recommend:
Weddings by Crystal (Hair on photo above) - http://www.weddingsbycrystal.com
Laura Reynolds - http://www.laurareynoldsartistry.com/
The 911 Stylist - https://www.the911stylist.com/
The Elope to Orlando Team