Sunday, 18 February 2018

How to handle the Bridal makeup panic!

A lot of people I have spoken to that are getting married are worried about how they should have their makeup on the big day. I also felt the same when it was my turn.
Wanting to be glam but natural, your best self but not over the top. Who created these rules?! Do what you want! It is YOUR wedding!
I will be honest I went for a couple of store makeup trials and it was an utter disaster. 
I am not sure if I didn't put what I wanted across properly. As deep down I didn't really have a completely clear idea of what I wanted. When you have so many plans and ideas in your head for the wedding in general some things slip under the radar. I did have a million Pinterest pictures of bridal makeup that I had fallen in love with. Without actually thinking about what I would feel comfortable with. I was gaining knowledge of makeup application on other people at the time and I had learnt a lot running up to the wedding. Although I still did not feel comfortable doing my own on the day. 
I wanted that flawless glam but the more trials I had the more I realised that it just wasn't what I felt happy with. 

I found a lovely girl who spent lots of time trying to give me what I had asked for but I did feel better adapting it myself afterwards. I then sent her some photographs on a look I had created myself a couple of days later. After a conversation we both realised that I should just pluck up the courage to do it myself. 

I really feel that the only thing holding me back was that I was scared it wouldn't go to plan on the day. My eyeliner wouldn't be even or something! So I went to a day course in London and I realised that my knowledge was lot better than I originally thought. Which gave me confidence, so I took what I had learnt and had a few practice runs until I felt completely happy with the look.

The day before the wedding I packed every piece of makeup I could find just in case. I had bought a few new treats but I didn't go over board, as I had quite a large collection anyway. 
When the day came I woke up at a silly time and it dawned on me that the only thing I was worried about was that my makeup would not go to plan. So at 7am I sat and did my eye makeup and after that everything else fell into place. By 10am I was ready to get married when the ceremony was at 1pm!
My bridesmaids were completely shocked as they walked in my room in their pj's and I am usually always running out the door last minute. 

From my experience I would say try not to stress about the final makeup look.
The person you are getting married to will be waiting for you and will think you are the most beautiful creature they have ever seen. If you want a professional get a professional, if you want to enhance the makeup you normally wear and don't feel in full control of what you want. 
Take a few lessons, get some tips from friends, family and online.
Try not to get sucked up in Instagram and Pinterest perfection and just do what you feel happy with.
As long as you feel good that is all that matters. If you don't usually wear much makeup then keep it minimal or don't wear any at all! I repeat... the person who you are getting married to is marrying you for who you are and fancies the pants of you! 

Good luck and let me know how it goes? I would love to know ox 

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