If you happen to have to honor of being a bridesmaid in a family member or friend’s wedding, we’re sure that you want to look your absolute best from head to toe. And so, aside from making sure that your dress fits perfectly and you have the right shoes and accessories, it’s also important that your hair and make-up are flawless.
Being that in most cases, bridesmaids are in charge of their own hair and make-up, we thought we’d provide you a few DIY tips. That way, you can walk down the aisle knowing that even if you didn’t have professional assistance, the end result is still absolutely stunning.
Consult with a professional.
Even if you plan to do your hair and make-up yourself, it’s still a good idea to consult with a professional. A professional hairstylist can recommend looks that will best complement your face and dress and a make-up artist can offer some tips that will have you applying your make-up just like you’ve been doing it all of your life.
Prep your hair and skin.
A woman’s hair and face are like a work of art. So, before you start to style your locks or apply make-up, it’s a good idea that you prep them both first. When it comes to your hair, make sure that it’s freshly washed and deeply conditioned. And when it comes to your skin, it’s a good idea to apply a purifying mask and steam it the day before. Also, don’t forget the day of the wedding to exfoliate and moisturize it too. That will make it easier to apply your make-up (plus, that will help it to last longer).
Use smudge-proof make-up.
During the wedding and reception, there is probably going to be a lot of tears, hugging, and dancing (not to mention picture-taking). One thing that you don’t want is to have your make-up smear or for it to end up on other people’s clothing. Something that you can do to avoid that is to purchase some smudge-proof make-up. One brand that sells it at an affordable price is Revlon. Their long-wearing line is ColorStay.
Choose a hairstyle that will last.
If you were to ask a company for some tips for bridesmaids as it directly relates to your appearance, when it comes to your hair, they would probably recommend that you choose a hairstyle that you won’t have to fuss over throughout the day. Remember that over time, curls tend to fall and humidity can lead to frizzing. So, whatever hairstyle that you’re considering, make sure it’s big on beauty and low on maintenance. You can get a list of ideas by going to Google and putting “low-maintenance hairstyles for bridesmaids” in the search field.
Whatever it is that you decide to do, remember that you should choose a look that will enhance your natural beauty, not totally change who you are. Therefore, opt for a hairstyle and the kind of make-up that isn’t too drastic or heavy. However, don’t forget to have a bit of fun with your look. You may not be the bride but you can still look like a true bridesmaid beauty!