Welcome back one of our favorite guest bloggers, Sophia! Today, she’s giving us the lowdown on perfect makeup tricks for a winter wedding. Enjoy!
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When preparing for a winter wedding you’ll find that this season has many benefits *and* challenges. The good news is that your makeup won’t start melting down your face. On the other hand, it will be harder to nurture the skin and keep it hydrated.
So, if you’re preparing for a winter wonderland wedding, you should learn some tricks that will help you nail the perfect makeup the easiest way possible and prepare yourself for the happiest day of your life.
The most important part of any makeup preparation is well-cared for skin. However, during winter this becomes more difficult, because the harsh weather conditions tend to dry out your skin. It would be good to switch the lightweight moisturizer for a thicker one and start using (if you haven’t already) a night cream before going to a sleep. And of course, don’t forget to exfoliate once a week and apply face-masks regularly – this way you’ll remove dead cells and refresh your skin.
If you want to make sure your skin looks healthy and glowing on your big day, start preparations a couple months earlier. That way, your skin can adapt to changes in your daily routine and neutralize potential side effects of any new products.
Don’t Take Any Risks
You’ll hear a lot of advice on how to keep your skin healthy and shiny, but don’t experiment with everything that comes your way. Choose quality, proven cosmetic products to solve various skin problems you may encounter during your preparation phase.
For example, if you have oily skin, you’ll probably need something to regulate the level of sebum and neutralize the shine effect, like Thalgo Purete Marine Perfect Matte fluid. Also, waterproof makeup products are always a good idea – even if we completely ignore the emotional part of your big day, the cold will make your eyes tear up.
Set the Right Base
No matter which makeup style you choose, a more natural-based look is always recommended. You can try out a matte foundation and make sure that your face doesn’t look too oily, which would certainly ruin your wedding pictures.
Avoid sparkly blushers for the same reason and go with deeper shades; apply it on your nose and cheekbones to achieve a natural look. Just few shades darker than your natural tone is the right way to go.
Dare to be bold
Latest makeup and fashion trends prefer bold colored lipsticks, which make you look confident and elegant, but also go perfectly with a winter setting. This year’s favorites are burgundy, deep red, and purple. For the first time, an ombre style found its place among the wedding makeup trends.
Also, avoid shiny lip-glosses and go with a matte lipstick, instead. It will last much longer. Simply follow your natural lip-line and make some corrections if needed by applying a lip-liner in the same shade as the lipstick, and then apply a lipstick that will complement both your skin tone and your wedding dress.
Snow Queen Style
Another classic makeup rule is to choose one of your features and accent that part of your face. So if you go with bold lipstick, reduce the eye makeup, and stick to proven combinations, like smoky eyes or cat-eyes. Pick eyeshadows in deeper and darker shades, but make sure that the shades you’ve chosen accentuate your eyes.
If you do want to try out a different version of bold makeup, go with an all-white look by applying a white eyeliner and white mascara. In this case, skip applying a bold lipstick (if you don’t want to end up looking like an evil queen), and choose a neutral (nude, peachy, or rose) shade. That will a more dreamy and romantic look.
Winter weather can be unpredictable, but you can try to be two steps ahead and find a solution for each problem. Ask a professional to help you decide what makeup style will suit you best and organize a couple of makeup rehearsals to make sure that the look you’re going for is the right one. These casual and playful sessions can also be productive because you can experiment with various styles and find the perfect one for you.
Author Bio: Sophia Smith is an Australian-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, wedding decoration and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.
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