When planning a wedding, there are an overwhelming number of decisions that have to be made and selecting the date for the ceremony is only the first step. Each season presents its own challenges when it comes to choosing the attire, the venue, the food, and even the make-up and hair that the bride shows off as she walks down the aisle. For ladies planning a winter wedding, here are a few bridal beauty tips to help make sure the bride is beautiful on her wedding day.
Choosing the right make-up and trying out your wedding day cosmetics well in advance of the big day is crucial. Experimenting with looks and brands will cut down on the risk of potential problems with allergies or other make-up mishaps. No one wants to be immortalized in wedding photos looking as though she has just left the scene of a bad spur-of-the-moment makeover.
Many people are saving money by doing their own make-up instead of hiring a professional make-up artist on the wedding day, which is a good idea especially if you stop by a cosmetics counter a few months in advance to experiment with looks. The make-up artists at department store cosmetics counters are usually very skilled and can offer tips on selecting the right shades as well as make-up application. The people who work at MAC Cosmetics counters are typically thrilled to try out new looks and shades on customers, and MAC products are easy to use and come in a wide variety of colors to suit any woman’s needs.
Whether you purchase new products or use products you already have at home, make sure to practice your make-up application often prior to the wedding day, or have a friend to do your make-up in case wedding day jitters render you unable to apply your make-up without making a huge mess.
Winter weather is known to wreak havoc by drying out the skin, so it’s important to exfoliate and moisturize from head to toe. Choose a cream cleanser for your face and body as opposed to plain soap or gel cleansers. There are many great salt and sugar scrubs on the market that will exfoliate away dead skin and leave behind moisture on the arms, legs, and feet. Choose moisturizers or body butters rich in shea butter, glycerin, or almond oil and apply any moisturizer just after toweling off. Hydrating facial masks are also good for battling the effects of the dry, winter air on your face. Taking hot showers can dry out skin, so try taking a cooler, lukewarm shower instead. Drinking plenty of water will also help hydrate the skin from within and help you attain that beautiful glow you’ll want on your wedding day.