Makeup Tips: Ready For Your Closeup?

10 June 2019

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CineCrown has prepared some great advice to ensure show-stopping photographs on your wedding day. Avoid beauty malfunctions by planning ahead, and you’ll be the belle of the ball on your most important day.

TRIAL RUN

Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding for peace of mind. Make sure to snap a few images after your session to make sure all elements, from makeup to hair, to dress, to jewelry, are a perfect match—and fabulously photogenic. You can use your makeup trial for your engagement session. This will ensure how you would look like in your engagement photos.

TIMELY TENDING

Allow 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated on the big day. This will ensure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.

IT'S NATURAL

To prepare for every lighting scenario, apply makeup in natural light since you can detect subtle tones in skin and foundation color, and know for certain how much blush or bronzer to put on.

SHIMMER ME TIMBERS

Go easy on the shimmers and translucent powders. A little goes a long way, but too much ends up looking streaky & unpolished.

MORE IS BETTER

Because you’re likely to look washed out without it, wear more makeup than you would if you were going out for the evening. Even if you are not the type to wear a ton of makeup, make an exception for your wedding day.

WATERWORKS

There will be tears, so waterproof mascara is a must. Even if you’re not terribly emotional, the stress leading up to the day is enough to leave anyone in tears.

FALSIES

Even if it seems counterintuitive, most wedding makeup artists will swear on false eyelashes. Not only do they make your eyes pop, but you will also hardly even notice that they’re there. Make sure to research and consult with your makeup artist to know which ones to buy.

TAKE A POWDER

Be sure to use powders with a yellow tint, since pink or white powder can cause the flash of the camera to pick up cool shades, rather than warm, natural ones. Sure, you want your powder to match your skin tone, but you don’t want to look pale or ghostly.

BLEND IN

Use a blending brush to seamlessly blend your concealer, powder and your bronzers together along with your face & your neck for a flawless, natural look.

KEEP IT CLEAN

Make sure to take excellent care of your skin in the weeks leading up to your special day. This means a daily, faithful date with a quality cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliant (when necessary).

STAND UP TALL

Good posture is the icing on the wedding cake. You might look good enough to eat, but slouching makes wedding photos seem a little less dishy.