Thursday February 21, 2013
3 Tips to Avoid Makeup Blunders on Your Wedding Day
It’s your wedding day, and you know exactly what you’d like to look like in your professional photos, right? Even though you may have mastered the art of applying your own makeup after so many years of practice, you might not be translating your style accurately when it comes to your makeup trial. Getting across the look you think you like to the experts can be tricky! Avoid the common makeup trial mistakes with these easy tips and tricks from Kimara Ahnert – leaving you and your makeup artist satisfied.
1. Be Specific
“You may say natural but want false individual lashes at the same time,” says Upper East Side’s favorite makeup artist, Kimara Ahnert. Rather than describing what you want as “smoky” or “natural” and using words that might be interpreted differently by the expert, you should start by telling the artist which features you want to accentuate and/or play down. For example, you can say that you want your eyes to pop and she may recommend a more dramatic eye and neutral face and lips. Try to be as specific as possible in your verbal descriptions.
2. Bring the Goods
Provide as many props and visuals as possible including makeup you love as well as magazine tear outs of your favorite looks. Better yet, Kimara gives this recommendation: “Apply your own makeup like you would for going out, and wear it to your trial. It is the best way for me to see what you usually do and improve upon it.”
3. Take Notes
So now that you’ve completed your first pre-wedding makeup trial, how will you remember everything that she applied to your glowing new face? Kimara vetoes the traditional method of picture-taking and instead will jot down notes during your trial. “Brides often say to me…’You don’t take a picture? How do remember months from now on my day what we did at the trial?’ That is why I write down notes of what I used on the contract to reference the day of the wedding. I also suggest to my brides that they buy the lipstick or lip gloss we used at the trial, so they can have it for touch-ups on the day and also to see if they like it outside the studio lighting.”