You had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Royal weddings of 2018. Both weddings have influenced the trends for 2019 and it’s the year for a relaxed simple look. Meghan and Eugenie opted for a natural look, unstructured, yet simple and elegant and this seems to be the look most brides are channeling. Loose waves, the classic chignon (for a more polished look) modern ponytails and dramatic flower headpieces were all seen on the runways and have provided inspiration that has filtered down into even everyday looks. What ever you opt for, remember your hair and makeup need to work well together and most importantly it has to suit you.
Freelance MUA Shemaliah Goulbourne has provided some useful tips on what to do in preparation for the big day. As well as bridal makeup, Shemaliah has worked on video and photo shoots, fashion shows and was also an MUA for Britain’s Next Top Model in 2017. To see more of Shemaliah’s work , follow the link.
1. Work out when you are getting married and plan your makeup look around it
When you are getting married will help you to determine what type of makeup look you would like , what time of day and the weather will also affect the picture / makeup.
In the summer less is probably more. Having really dewy skin may look shiny dependant on the temperature. The makeup artist will be able to help you find the balance and achieve the perfect look.
2. Always have a bridal trial.
Bridal trials are so important, all makeup artists have different styles, be sure to go with the one who suits you, and the look you want to achieve. Before the trial do your research, have a idea of the look you would like. Make sure you highlight any skin concerns before the trial so the MUA can prepare her kit.. ps thread your brows!
3. Take care of your skin prior to the wedding day
Most of the time, makeup is only as good as the skin underneath it. If you don't take care of your skin this may affect the finish, a simple hot cloth cleanser every evening like the one from Liz Earle will do the trick. Schedule a facial a few weeks before, start a good skincare routine, cleansers , toners , day creams etc Nip and fab's Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing P ads are my favourite.
4. If your thinking of doing your own makeup .....
Remember that you will be stressed on the day so make sure that you are happy with giving yourself an extra task in the morning! Also if you are the type to apply makeup with your fingers, make this the one day you don't do that!
Some go to makeup products for your wedding day
5. Plan before hand who will get their makeup done and in what order
Think about what the hairstyles will be and whether it makes more sense to have your makeup done before your hair to avoid unnecessary touch ups to either. Also leave some time for your makeup to set. Makeup looks better when it has settled on the skin.
Now that we know what the colour of the year is, it's time to focus on what's trending for 2019. There are lots of things to look out for so stay tuned!
It’s all about making a personalised statement with your invitations. Your invites are a sneak peak into what your potential wedding theme will be. Traditionally invitations should go out 6-8 weeks before the wedding, if you already haven’t sent out ‘save the date’ cards. For destination weddings, give your guests more time and send out three months prior. Allow 3-4 weeks for your guests to RSVP, for larger guest numbers (300 +) I would push it to 6 weeks. The RSVP date should be at least 2 weeks before your wedding so that you can give your caterer an accurate headcount and make any last minute changes.
This is a time to get creative and experiment with different colours, fonts and designs. Prices will vary depending on what you want to include, so shop around and make full use of any discounts suppliers are offering at the time.
- Watercolour florals
- Acrylic invitations
- Oranges with yellow and red as highlight colours
For further inspiration, check out www.eliteinvite.com/mirror-acrylic/ and www.biancoblanc.com/