There is one special day in your life that you will spend months preparing for and years remembering. That is, of course, your wedding day. In fact (we hope) you remember it for the rest of your life!
When it comes to choosing the right bridal hair and makeup look, we tend to follow one general rule of thumb. Timeless over trendy. If you want to truly look back on your bridal glam in 10 or 20 years without cringing at the once-cool do', say no more. Here are our top 3 best tips on how you can create a timeless bridal beauty look that you will love the day of your wedding and for the rest of your life.
Our 3 Best Timeless Bridal Beauty Tips
Stray Away from this Year's Trends
Let’s be honest here. The wedding industry loves modern day trends. In order to decide whether or not a bridal beauty look is timeless or trendy, ask yourself this question, “is this bridal beauty look seen in other years or decades?” If the answer is no, chances are, this is a modern day beauty trend and it will only stay in the current year or decade.
Trends tend to pop up quick and leave within a couple of years. They seem great at the time, but there's just an aftertaste that doesn't always have that same spark when you look back at your old photographs. Once the trend is over, it’s over and you might as well put a date stamp on top of the photo.
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A look that is timeless, however, will be seen in your favorite wedding photos, no matter how far back you're looking. You know the one's I'm talking about. The black and white's bridal shots, where you thought, "Wow, she is gorgeous". Certain looks just always work. No matter how many times they've been done, it is still beautiful every single time. These looks are most often very complimentary to the bride wearing it and that is why it doesn’t lose its spark! Which leads us to our next tip.
Keep it Complimentary
A timeless bridal look will always compliment the bride wearing it. This is done by first working around the bride's natural features and skin tone. Every color and pigment will look different on each skin tone. Pinpoint what undertone your skin has first, then look for inspirational photos where the bride has the same undertone. For example, if you have a fair, cool undertone, a makeup look that may be complementary for you will look completely different on someone else who may have a medium, warm undertone. It is best to pinpoint your skin’s undertone first, before looking at inspiration photos, to make your research process easier. A general rule of thumb when it comes to skin undertones:
● Warm undertones look best in warm tone pigments. In other words, yellow or red based colors. Gold, peach, warm toned browns, ambers, coppers, etc.
● Cool undertones look best in cool tone pigments. In other words, blue or purple based colors. Mauves, pinks, cool tone browns, purples, lavender, rose colors, etc.
● Neutral undertones can pull off a wide range but they tend to look best in earthy colors. Greens, browns, champagne, taupes, ambers, etc.
These tones and pigments can be featured on the bride's eyes, lips or cheeks for the most complimentary look.
Less is Almost Always More
Naturally, every bride wants to look their very best on their wedding day. The truth is, though, under the dress, and the hair and the make-up style - you are what makes the look beautiful. Whatever bridal beauty look you decide on needs to compliment you. Don't try to fit into a style that's popular and fashionable this year, just because it is. Remember that, more often than not, less is more. Don’t overpower your natural beauty with heavy makeup. Don't distract from your features with big hair. Your wedding day is the one day you should feel most like yourself, in the best way possible.
Think simple, when choosing colors and pigments that will compliment your skin undertones.
Think simple, when choosing a hairstyle that will frame your natural face features and bone structure. Stray away from any look that is heavy, complicated or unnatural to what feels like you. After all, you are the secret ingredient to those timeless, bridal beauty photos.
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Incorporating our Top 3 Timeless Bridal Beauty Tips featured in this post, will not only help you choose a hair and makeup look that you will love the day of your wedding, but in the years and decades to come. When deciding on your best bridal beauty look, always remember to stray away from trends, pick out complimentary colors and pigments and stick to the ‘less is more’ concept. You are what will make your bridal beauty look stand out - and timeless beauty ages like fine wine.
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