3 Steps to Maintain your Bridal Makeup & Stay gorgeous all day long

How to Maintain your Bridal Makeup on your Special Day

Planning your special day can take months, even years. From the very first save the date to purchasing the final favours for your wedding guests. Most brides eat, sleep and breathe their wedding!

However, amongst the planning and organising, many brides forget to take care of what is most important, herself. Of course, the ritual facials, teeth whitening and excessive visits to the gym may in a bride’s eyes fall into the category of taking care of themselves. It isn’t until the special day they are able to sit back, relax and be pampered.

Therefore, to help you look flawless as you walk down the aisle, I have compiled together some top tips on how to maintain your bridal makeup all day long.

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Plan a Consultation

Meeting your makeup artist for a consultation 6-8 weeks before your wedding is a perfect way to try out different styles and looks. A style you may have been fond of on a celebrity might not look so great on us. We all have individual beauty needs that can be highlighted in a variety of different ways. Therefore your consultation is all about finding out what is best for you and enhancing YOUR natural beauty.

I recommend wearing your makeup for the rest of the day so you know how it lasts. If there is anything you notice (you needed more blush by the end of the day or skin was shiny by the evening) I can adapt the products I used so it will be perfect for the wedding day.

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Always make sure you plan enough time with your makeup artist on your wedding day. Utilise the consultation and prepare timings for your wedding morning. I can appreciate how time slips away so plan to finish an hour before you need to get ready. This will allow time to get into your dress and have last-minute photos without any rushing.

I allow 45 mins for each member of the bridal party and 60 minutes for the bride. I work my times around the hairstylist with will work on whoever is available. However it is preferable that the bride has her hair done before makeup. With larger bridal parties I will also allow time once the bride has been made up for final touch-ups and more lashings of lipstick.

glamorous bridal makeup in kent by lucy jayne makeup
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The essentials and touching up

During your consultation, we will discuss the essentials you should invest in to maintain your bridal makeup look all day long. This may be purchasing a lipstick or pressed powder to help keep a flawless finish all day long. Airbrush foundation should be enough to last the duration; on a hot summers day, I can’t promise everyone will completely shine-free. Pressed powder or blotting sheet can be the one thing that keeps your makeup looking picture-perfect, all day long.

To achieve a beautiful bridal makeup look that lasts, I leave each member of the bridal party with a little kit. You will receive a lipstick/lipgloss sample and applicator wand, blotting sheets and eyelash glue.

To book your bridal makeup with Lucy Jayne contact info@lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

To view prices and info see Lucy’s Bridal Services