So you are prepping for your Bridal Trial with your Makeup Artist and you need to decide what look to go for on the big day! There are so many options and possibilities out there I know it can be overwhelming, let me help you narrow down the search! Here's my 5 Top Tips for finding the perfect Bridal Makeup Inspo!
Pinterest is obviously the perfect starting point. There is a huge amount of inspiration for every part of your wedding and a great place to save all your dream wedding inspiration on in neat little boards including your bridal makeup. There are some really beautiful makeup looks on there however it's always worth remember that lots of these looks are heavily filtered, so look out for the ones where you can see skin texture for a true representation of what makeup can do. Lots of looks that a very heavy photograph well but you might not want that much coverage in real life. In person if could feel quite alot so you need to figure out what your are comfortable with. Texture and pores are real everyone has it and no makeup cannot remove these completely like a filter can!
Pinterest is a search engine for images, so be specific with your search terms. Just searching "Bridal Makeup" is too broad of a search it will bring up so many search results and you might struggle to find something you like! Think of a good descriptive search to narrow down your search.
What to Search
I bet you're thinking but I don't know what I want yet!? How do I know where to start what shall I search for? I 'd recommend looking at images of brides with similar hair colour and skin tone to yourself. It sounds obvious but is a great starting point if you've got no idea where to begin. You can then see from there what you like and don't. Another thing you could look at is the style of your overall day. Is it boho, classic, no makeup, makeup or hollywood glam?
Red Carpet Looks
One of my favourite places to look for my own inspiration is on the Red Carpet. Check out your fave celebs Red Carpet glam looks, a lot of these translate beautifully to Bridal Makeup. (Maybe not from the Met Gala though!)
Your Makeup Artist's Instagram
When you choose your wedding suppliers hopefully it is because you love what they do! Their Instagram or portfolio should have a whole range of different looks to choose from. You will see real brides with real results. You can also save your favourites into a folder on your Instagram to pull up at your trial...there's nothing nicer for a Makeup Artist when you come to your trial with photos of their own work as your inspiration!
Your Camera Roll
Yes, I mean it! Find your favourite selfie or a photo where you loved how you felt at a certain event and look at how you had your makeup, this will give you a really good indication of what to go for on your wedding day. You need to feel amazing and confident, but most importantly like yourself. A wedding is not the day to try a bold new look. You want to feel and look like yourself just on your best day ever!
I hope these tips have been helpful to you on your journey to finding your perfect Makeup Look! Follow me on Instagram at @lauramacmakeup to see more of my own bridal work and bridal makeup tips or sign up to my blog for regular bridal beauty tips!
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