Preparing for your Special Day

To help you with your makeup and skincare routine for your special day, we put together this little guide. Keep in mind that we all have different skin and budgets, so please do what works only for you.

The Trial

First thing first, book in your trial. This can either be booked well in advance of your wedding day or at the very least 3 weeks before.

It’s best to have your wedding makeup trial done during the day when there is daylight (natural light) outside. Natural light ensures a better match of foundation to skin colour.

Wear a white or ivory coloured top to your trial. This will give you a better idea on how the makeup will look with the colour of a wedding dress.

If you have a picture of your wedding dress, if is best to bring this along with you to the trial.

If you’re planning on having a spray tan for the wedding, make sure you have the same tan for your trial to ensure correct match of foundation.

Normally, we encourage people to allow 2 hours for a makeup trial. A Trial is where the makeup artist consult with you on the look you’d like for your wedding day. During this appointment, feel free to show images of makeup you like, images of your wedding dress, hairstyle everything.

Skin Prep

Drink plenty of water in the months leading up to the trial and wedding day. Water really helps to hydrate your skin assisting in a natural glow.

Invest in monthly facials starting about 6 months out from the wedding day. The last facial should be at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to the wedding. When booking facials, do your homework prior to booking them. Your skin should glow, look and feel great, not be red or look and feel bad. Just like when we cleanser our skin morning and night, our skin should feel fresh not dry.

Cleansing and Moisturising
  • If you aren’t already in a good routine, establish one of ensuring each night before you go to bed, taking off the day’s makeup. All of it including mascara. A good facial cleanser and warm water morning and night is a great step towards fabulous skin for the big day.
  • At night clean, hydrate the skin with nice, rich night cream. These assist to hydrate your skin while you sleep. In the morning after cleansing the skin again (yes, we should cleanse in the morning too to remove the night cream and any dead skin cells from that night) moisturise with a hydrating day lotion. If you’re going out in the sun its good to have a day lotion that include an SPF to protect your skin.
  • Another important tip is to exfoliate once a week in the lead up to the wedding day. For the face, be gentle and try something that isn’t going to be harsh on the skin. After exfoliating make sure you moisturise. This can also be applied to the whole body.

Eyebrows tinted/shaped: Getting your eyebrows done can be a little uncomfortable and it could result in some swelling or bleeding so we recommend having them done at least a week before.

Think about a touch up kit for the wedding day. These can contain anything from nail polish, makeup, deodorant, mints, phone charger and comfortable shoes.