Here Comes The Bride: Beauty

Brides, it’s time for “the talk.” Now that you’re about to embark on the second most significant journey of your life (I don’t know what the first is, but it’s important to always leave room for further awesomeness to unfold), we need to dabble in a little honesty. Firstly, you are about to learn that there are more shades of white than you can possibly imagine, and you’re going to have to pretend you can see the difference between each and every one of them whilst trying on wedding gowns. Secondly, give your bridesmaids a fake contact number and email address so any negative feedback they may have about your wedding choices will be sent into the abyss, and not into your inbox. And finally, do not – and I repeat, do not – use your wedding day to experiment with your look. Here’s why.

1. Always wanted a fringe? Great! They’re awesome, good choice. But a fringe is a pretty big change and it can take a while to get used to. So if you’re going to get a drastic haircut, give yourself plenty of time to grow it out just in case you loathe it.

2. If you say it’s for a wedding, most places will book the same hairdresser and makeup artist to do both the trial and the actual day. However this isn’t always the case with some tanning salons, so make sure you get his/her name and make an appointment with the same person both times.

3. If you want to change anything in your beauty routine (moisturiser, night cream etc), do it months ahead instead of weeks. You need to give yourself loads of time to switch back or find an alternative if the new products cause you to break out or irritate your skin.

4. If you don’t really wear makeup in your day-to-day life, start playing with it leading up to the big day. If you don’t use it often, even the smallest amount will make you feel like you’re wearing way too much. And makeup artists are pretty generous in their application because you need to be able to see your lovely face in the wedding pics.

5. You might find a makeup-look you like in a magazine (or on BWA!), but hate the way it looks once it’s on. Just before you walk down the aisle is an inconvenient moment to find out you’re not a fan of the smokey-eyed, red-lip combo. So trial, trial, trial! Speaking of trials, do it for you hair as well, and ESPECIALLY if you’re getting a spray tan (capitals for EMPHASIS).

There’s nothing worse than seeing a puzzled look on the face of the groom because he doesn’t recognise the woman in white walking down the aisle. So as your self-designated Life Boss, I advise you to have fun with your look, but not the day of the wedding. The world won’t end if you don’t look perfect when you tie the knot, but wouldn’t it be dapper to have one less thing to stress about? (Yes.)

Take a look at the simple, yet effective makeup styles below, and don’t forget to trial it first!

P.S Did you know BWA has Twitter? Neat-o, huh? Follow BWA @breakwithaudrey or moi @whatjanedid. Go on, do it.

 

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45 Comments

  • Reply SuperStylish Thursday 27th December, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Love Keria’s smokey eye!

  • Reply SuperStylish Thursday 27th December, 2012 at 1:41 am

    They all look stunning!

  • Reply SuperStylish Thursday 27th December, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Love the natural look!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Tuesday 11th December, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Natural is definitely the way to go! You want to let your dress shine!

  • Reply Flutterly Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I love the smoky eye look best!

  • Reply benji2812 Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    natural is best! 🙂

  • Reply shelleyspiker Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I was planning to do my own makeup for my wedding except that on the day I realised I had left it at home! There was no time to get it so luckily a good friend with the same skin tone brought her kit and saved my life!

  • Reply aimsrose Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I find it’s always best to try and stay true to your natural style. I’ve seen girls who normally never wear makeup totally dolled up on their wedding days and it just doesn’t look like them. its you’re wedding – be you.

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Thursday 1st November, 2012 at 8:20 am

    If i ever had a wedding id chose the natural look. Its so lovely.

  • Reply leckytomato Wednesday 31st October, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    good tips!

  • Reply Tashie Wednesday 31st October, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Great advice!

  • Reply godsaur Wednesday 31st October, 2012 at 10:28 am

    wonderful!

  • Reply KellyH82 Tuesday 30th October, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I agree, natural is great for weddings

  • Reply Zerotolove Monday 29th October, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    yes please!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Monday 29th October, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    looooovvve scarlett and keira knightley’s look, they are stunning

  • Reply coyleshana Monday 29th October, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    great tips!!

  • Reply KatP Monday 29th October, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Love all three looks. Not to over the top!

  • Reply vikki18 Monday 29th October, 2012 at 11:05 am

    all:)

  • Reply KNY Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Great article.

  • Reply sheree-lily Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    all of them are just amazingggggg!!!!

  • Reply windbee Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    natural is the best

  • Reply Zerotolove Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    pretttttyyyy! xx

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    natural look.

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful tips

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 11:40 am

    nice

  • Reply Claireo Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Great article!

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Natural looks best.

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Prefer natural look over smokey eyes for a wedding

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 7:39 am

    If I looked like Kate Bosworth I’d go the red lips too.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Sunday 28th October, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Love the Red Lip look

  • Reply foxoduck Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    NAtural all the way!

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Natural look for me

  • Reply Misskate Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Great looks!

  • Reply AmberB Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Love the natural look

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Great tips: for my wedding (and yes, I trialled), I told the makeup artist I wanted to essentially look like myself, just a little more so. I was happy with the highly recognisable result!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Love Mila’s smoky eyes they are so perfectly done!

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I have plenty of time to think about all this and I like the fresh natural look 🙂

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I like the natural look~

  • Reply Alysia Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Striking looks! That would be such a difficult choice to make. I’ll just wear a paper bag to save me from the stress!

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Love the natural look for a wedding!!!!

    • Reply Ian Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      agree

  • Reply ethereal Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Mila Kunis’ smokey eye – perfect!

    • Reply yslyenom Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      I love Keira Knightley’s

      • Reply fifi73 Tuesday 30th October, 2012 at 10:56 am

        Absolutely! She looks gorgeous….

  • Reply T1NA Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 11:05 am

    great tips, will have to keep them in mind!

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