Now that the spring and summer seasons are upon us, it’s time to start thinking of how to get dolled-up for weddings, parties or other special events. This is a very busy time for make-up artists, and while we are here to beautify you and create flawless looks, there are a few things you can do to help us make this process a success. Whether you have someone do your makeup or you choose to do it yourself, here are the top 5 tips you can follow in order to prepare your skin for your makeup application and the subsequent celebrations.
- Hydrate, hydrate, and did I say, HYDRATE? It’s really important to drink plenty of water in general, but it’s particularly so during the week prior to your wedding. By staying hydrated, your skin will maintain a healthy glow, and your make-up will go on smoother without having to contend with dry patches.
- The day of your makeover, make sure to exfoliate your skin. By doing so, you will remove the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking and feeling radiant and smooth. However, you DO NOT want to use a new product for the first time on the day of your event. Try it at least a couple of weeks before, to make sure your skin is not too sensitive to it. This way, if a product doesn’t work for you, you will have plenty of time to try others until you find the one you love.
- Do not wax the day before. If you are going to wax, do it three-to-five days before your event. Waxing can lead to small pieces of skin being torn off or breakouts. When make-up is applied, patches of missing skin will be visible, and this is almost impossible to hide. Waxing days before a makeup application will allow enough time for your skin to heal. Any facial re-growth can easily be tweezed out, without creating any skin issues.
- Inform your Makeup Artist. Please advise your makeup artist of all the products you used on your skin the day of your makeup application. Knowing this helps makeup artists better prepare your skin and results in the most flawless makeup application.
- Keep your face clean. Showing up still wearing makeup from the night before is a BIG no, no. Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do to your skin, and it does not lead to effective makeup application. Layering makeup on top of makeup that has been worn for quite a while will create an unsightly cakey look, and the skin will neither feel nor look fresh and natural.
Try these easy but essential tips, and you will see great results. You will also look and feel great.