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Here are my 5 top tips on how to prepare for your makeup trial...
1- Think about what you want
This may seem obvious but its really important. When you have an idea in your mind about the makeup style that you would like for your wedding day, then finding the right makeup artist for you will become easier.
Consider how much makeup you wear on a daily basis to determine how much makeup you will feel comfortable with on your wedding day. If you don't normally wear much makeup then you may be shocked at how that full glam makeup look that you've pinned a thousand times looks on you. Discuss with your MUA how you normally have your makeup, do you like a heavy coverage or more sheer, do you prefer dramatic eyes or a bold lip? Your wedding day is not a time to try something drastically different.
2- Bring photos
Some images on social media these days have been edited too such an extent that skin close up, no longer looks like skin, and this isn't real life. Photos can be a great help but only if you can pin-point exactly what you like about the image i.e. the strong wing liner, the natural coverage, etc. Do remember your MUA is probably meeting you for the first time on your trial, so have no idea how you usually wear your makeup. If there is something that you always do, such as wear a black eyeliner then do say so, as you will want to feel like you on your wedding day. Keep an open mind and don't stress if you can't find any images of makeup that you like, as once you have chosen an MUA who's work you love, then leave it to us to do what we do best!
3- Wear your hair in a similar style to your wedding day.
When you have your makeup trial remember that your makeup will be out of context. No doubt you won't be wearing your wedding dress or having your hairdresser work her magic before you have your trial, so bring any earrings/jewellery or wear your hair in a similar style, all these thing will help you to visualise better how your makeup will look on the day.
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4-Prep, Prep, prep!
Schedule appointments for facials in the lead up to your wedding day, get your eyebrows shaped by a professional, drink lots of water and nourish your skin. Give yourself plenty of time, the last thing you want to do is spontaneously book that spray tan you've been thinking about a few days before the wedding and regret it!
Remember Makeup on your wedding day isn't going to be your typical 'day at the office' makeup and you may have never had your makeup done professionally before, so do embrace the experience. Try a lip colour that you wouldn't normally wear and have fun. If you and your makeup artist get on well, you should feel comfortable with telling them what you do or don't like about your makeup, which will ensure that after your trial you will feel totally reassured and excited for your wedding day!