Monday, July 2, 2007

Destination Wedding Make-up

One of the biggest fears have is not looking absolutely perfect on their wedding day. Given the nature of destination weddings, most brides don't have a professional there to do their makeup for them.

In this case, you have a few options—

  1. You can find a spa or salon in your destination location. Since you are not from the area, you will have to judge the quality sight unseen. And if it is in a resort location, this can be a very expensive option.

  2. You could fly in your favorite makeup artist to do you up! This will guarantee the quality...and a rather large expense.

  3. Or you can do the do-it-yourself approach. For this, you should seek out a professional consultation several months before going and then practice at home. Most quality department stores and MAC stores will do these consultations for you.

No matter your option, you should remember that water-based makeup looks the best and most natural in your photographs...however it can smear if you cry.

You should probably pick up a range of products before you go—

  • Liquid foundation & concealer

  • Loose or pressed powder

  • Eye shadow

  • Waterproof Mascara (especially important if you are a crier)

  • Supplies like Lash Curler, brushes, sponges, etc.

  • Lipstick

  • Gloss

  • Lip Pencil

When applying the make up, put on a button up shirt first! And when you put on the dress, be sure to put a towel over your face. Be very careful if you add any touch up makeup in your dress. We almost had a disaster spilling lip gloss on the dress...but our photographer came to the rescue and got it out just in time!