How To Prepare For Your Bridal Makeup | Laura Le Page Guest Post

Today I have something very exciting on the blog to share with you! My friend and Devon based bridal makeup artist Laura Le Page is sharing her top tips on how to prepare for your wedding makeup. I am always recommending Laura to my Bride's as she is super lovely, professional and is sure to make you feel calm on your wedding morning. Not to mention her beautiful and flawless makeup skills.

Laura has a wealth of makeup and skincare knowledge and I am excited that she is sharing a bit of it with you here today, alongside some of my images from our recent work together:

1. Take care of your skin

"Having a thorough skincare routine is so important at least 6 months before the wedding to ensure your skin is ready. It will help with how makeup looks and stays on the skin throughout the day. I love recommending products to create a routine for you. Don’t forget your body. Exfoliate and moisturise frequently, this lotion is fab! Do not have a facial in the fortnight before the wedding, you do not want to risk stressing the skin"

2. Make the most of your trial

"Have your trial 6 - 8 weeks before your wedding, in the daytime or early evening so you can see the look in natural light. Wear a light-coloured top so you can see what the makeup looks like against a colour similar to your dress. Also try to recreate your hair look (not the entire style, just up or down) so you can see what the makeup looks like with your hair either away from your face or falling beside it"

3. Bring references to your trial

"Create a Pinterest board of makeup that you really like and try to identify what you like about the makeup in the image. It’s a great conversation starter to see what you do and don’t like"

4. Be yourself

"I generally think that the best bridal makeup is simply the most polished version of you. I would say it’s best to steer clear of trends for bridal makeup. Be open-minded and test new things at your trial but ultimately, a bride should enhance her natural beauty and look herself – that will never go out of fashion!"

5. Test Run

"If you plan on having a spray tan always have a test run well in advance of your wedding day. Keep it subtle though! Also, lash extensions are great but don’t go too heavy, they can actually throw shade over you eye area in sunlight. I love to apply cluster lashes, they add beautiful soft definition and are weightless"

6. Eyebrows

"Take care of your eyebrows! Shape them yourself or get a pro to shape them for you. This brow serum is fantastic to thicken them up too"

Thank you so much Laura for sharing your wedding makeup tips on my blog! I hope you feel inspired to start prepping for your own wedding makeup or have picked up some ideas. Do check out more of Laura's work over on her website and follow her on social media where she is always offering helpful advice and makeup, skincare and product recommendations.

I'll be sharing some more guest blog posts similar to this one from my other wedding supplier friends in the near future, stay tuned!

Tara x

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