Happy Wedding Wednesday! I’m so excited to bring you a series of wedding day beauty tips for the next couple weeks. Salon Nouveau in York, PA is an Accomac Events preferred vendor for bridal hair & makeup services. Crystal Hagan from Salon Nouveau will be giving some fantastic tips covering bridal makeup, false eyelashes and perfect wedding day skin.

Today’s post is all about makeup for your big day. Crystal explains some bridal makeup do’s and don’ts and also what Salon Nouveau offers to their clients:

With over 10 years experience in providing makeup application for professional photoshoots, stage performances and special occasions of all kinds, I love being a part of the prep team for a wedding the most.  I work with brides who are looking for everything from a natural appearance to glamorous.

The best way for a bride to get started with her wedding look is to go through her bridal magazines and pull pictures that appeal to her style.  This will make our consultation go very smoothly as a picture really is worth a thousand words!

It is very important for every bride to have a trial makeup application to ensure that by the day of the wedding she is going to love her wedding day look.  At the trial application, we will work with makeup that will minimize any skin imperfections and enhance your features so that that in those wedding pictures that will be admired for years to come, your timeless beauty shows through. We have makeup primers for every skin type, that ensure the makeup stays smooth and perfect through out the day.  Our Mineral Makeup is perfect for photography and looks flawless close-up.  If your wedding day plans require me to travel to your location, I will bring everything to you.

Brides aren’t the only ones in the wedding party that like to use a professional makeup artist for the big day.  Often, all of the girls in the bridal party will have their makeup done.  Attendants don’t normally require a trial, but that is always an option.  When the entire line-up of ladies have their makeup professionally applied, there is continuity in the photos and everyone gets to feel their best.  Mother-of the Bride and Mother-of the-Groom also have important roles to play come wedding day, and these ladies love to have their features made more stunning and stand-out as well.  The makeup I work with is great for faces of all ages, and  it’s amazing to see how a more mature face can look more youthful with proper application.

The only touch-up a bride may need throughout her long day of celebration is her lip color.  We use a product that is applied after the lip color to make it last up to five hours, but a bride’s day can be much longer than that.  For this reason it is smart to purchase the lip color and keep it handy during the reception as well as a translucent face powder to touch-up.  These days, no one has to worry about tears of mascara rolling down their cheeks either, as the formulas we have to work withstand moisture so well.  We even use a primer on the eyelid to ensure the shadows stay put.  Some brides like to wear false eyelashes to enhance their natural lash line, and these are temporary, typically removed at the end of the day.  I am personally a fan of Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions, however because they will be beautiful through the honeymoon!

(We will be talking about Xtreme Lashes in another post so stay tuned.)

Here are some photo examples of Salon Nouveau’s bridal makeup applications: