I am certainly not a make up expert and I am definitely not going to try to advice you on the pros and cons of powder versus liquid foundation. That, I will leave to the amazing talented make up artists that are at your disposal - check out some of whom I think are the best in the business below.
I always say to my brides, you need to think about the overall look for the day. Yes, the dress is a large element but shoes, jewellery, hair all help to enhance that vision. The make-up plays a big part, it helps to polish of your look and when done right will enhance your complexion and make your inner self sparkle.
The make-up trial
-Take or pin a couple of pictures of your dress particularly the neckline front and back to show your make up artist. If you have had your hair trial or decided on the style also include theses pictures to give the artist an overall feel for your wedding look. Now hit Pinterest and collect images, randomly at first to see if your are drawn to the same style. Then you can start to narrow down the make up look you are after. All of this is great preparation for your make up trial.
-Contact make up artists checking their availability and costs....we all know the importance of budget! As with any supplier for your wedding, have a list of questions and try to give them as much detail about your ideas for the day. That way they can visualise what you have planned.
-Book a dress fitting the same day as your make up trial. That way you can see if the style of make up suits the overall look.
-If you can fit in an early appointment, it is great to get an idea of how the makeup looks through out the day and transforms into night.
-Talk to your make up artists, get advice from your beautician about your skin type and what beauty routine would be suitable on the run up to the wedding.
-Eat, Sleep, Drink. Easier said then done when you are stressing about the final table plan and trying to finish up work for 3 weeks. But try to eat your fruit and veg, sleep your 8 hours and drink lots of water while running around for the final bits and pieces. If your bare skin looks healthy the make up will just enhance your healthy glow
The big day
-Give plenty of time in the morning for your make up artist to work her magic.
-Your make up artist will need plenty of natural light while they work so clear space near a window.
-Designate a brides maid to look after your touch ups. Her job is to powder you up and re-apply lippy when needed through out the day.
Ask the experts
These 3 ladies are amazing I have had great luck to have worked on many photo shoots with them over the years and believe they are the best in the business. With all your suppliers for your wedding you need to find the right fit for you and your vision. So if you haven't booked your make up check them out.