Being asked to be part of a wedding entourage is a special and exciting experience. It’s always an honor to be included in one of the most significant events in someone’s life. In the months leading up to the big event, you’ll have a lot to think about and prepare, including your dress or gown and how you will do your hair and makeup. Of course you’ll want to look good, because you’ll likely be in many of the photos. Here are some beauty tips for the big event:
Focus on Your Skin
As part of the entourage, you’ll want to look your best without upstaging the bride. One of the best things you can do to look naturally radiant and beautiful on the big day is to focus on getting your skin in its best condition ever. At least two months before the wedding, really commit to a consistent skincare routine that will target your specific skin concerns. Invest in high quality organic beauty products to help you achieve your skin goals.
A solid skincare routine consists of a gentle yet effective cleanser, a lightweight and comfortable moisturizer, and sun protection. Choose a cleanser that is free from sulfates and harsh ingredients like drying alcohols and abrasive scrubs. It should be pH-balanced and non-drying. When choosing a moisturizer, look for an antioxidant moisturizer with skin-brightening ingredients like green tea and niacinamide that can help even out your skin tone.
Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and broad spectrum protection, and make sure to apply sunscreen every single day. This includes cloudy or rainy days, and even days when you’re just staying at home. Sunscreen is the single most effective product you can use to prevent early signs of skin aging, and common problems like dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Keeping your skin protected from the sun’s harsh rays can go a long way towards giving you a healthy, radiant glow.
Highlight Your Best Features
When it comes to your makeup look for the big day, choose to highlight your assets and best features. If you have beautiful eyes, you may want to make them the focus of your makeup with a flattering eyeshadow look, dramatic lashes and brows that frame them perfectly. If your lips are your best feature, choose a lipstick that draws attention to them and flatters your skin tone, and build the rest of your makeup look around your lipstick shade.
Again, it’s important not to upstage the bride when dressing up for a wedding, so you want to make sure your hair, makeup and gown aren’t too loud or striking. Keep your look fairly simple and natural-looking, but use clever makeup tricks strategically to draw attention to your best features. This will help you feel pretty and confident, which will in turn make you photograph beautifully. A wedding can be a long and tiring event, with tons of smiling for the camera, so you want to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease.
Keep these tips in mind while planning your beauty look for the wedding, and you will surely be a radiant and glowing bridesmaid, maid of honor or sponsor.