Wedding Make-Up – Why is it Different?

A question I am often asked is why wedding make-up is different from a normal going out make-up. I thought this would make an excellent topic for my first article here at The Liverpool Wedding Blog! I have specialised in wedding make-up over the last 6 years, as well as doing looks for special occasions and working in commercial and editorial print. All of these make-up styles vary, and the techniques and products used vary as well!

Bridal make-up needs many things

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Hair and Make-up by Vicky King – Glamorama Makeup. Photography by Robin Day Photography. Venue – Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool

The bride needs to have a trial, where we spend a good deal of time together discussing and planning how she wants to look on her special day. It needs to photograph well, but also look natural and beautiful in the flesh. It needs to be super long-wearing, we are talking 12+ hours at least! Make-up for a night out or event also needs to last, but it doesn’t need the same ‘bulletproof’ qualities to stand up to tears, multiple kisses, and, of course, cake!

The bride’s wedding make-up trial is my opportunity to get the know my client, her style, and her likes and dislikes. I do a thorough consultation, we look at inspiration photos and discuss the overall look of the wedding. I assess her skin and make recommendations to help her look her best on her wedding day. Then the best part, we play with make-up! I take everything step by step, tweaking as we go along to create the perfect bridal look.

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Colour choices do depend on the bride’s tastes and preferences. However, I like to use colours that will make the bride’s eyes really pop so that they look amazing in their wedding photos. I layer products to make the skin look radiant, youthful and beautiful.

Brides should look like they are glowing from within

Knowing the correct products to achieve this is key to being a successful wedding make-up artist. Using products that are designed for long wear and photo friendly is super important for wedding make-up.

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Hair and Make-up by Vicky King – Glamorama Makeup. Photography by Robin Day Photography. Venue – Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool
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Did you know that certain ingredients in make-up or skin care don’t photograph well? Some types of sun screens or other additives can make the skin look pale or ashy in photos. Also certain “HD” products look great in person, but flashback as bright white under flash photography. A professional make-up artist will be knowledgeable about products, ingredients, and how to use these things in photo-friendly ways.

As you can see, there is a lot more involved with wedding make-up than there is with a night out look. Different products and techniques used by a professional MUA will make sure you look flawless from the time you walk down the aisle until your night is over.

You will look perfect in photos and also face to face

I hope this has been an interesting article! Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Vicky x

Mobile wedding make-up artist and hair stylist covering Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire, Lancashire, St Helens, Widnes. Fresh, natural, radiant bridal makeup in your home or chosen venue. glamoramamakeup.com/weddings
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Vicky King

Vicky King

Vicky has been a professional hair and makeup artist since 2003. She began Glamorama Makeup in 2011 and has glammed up many brides ever since! She has been named #1 in the Top Five MUAs in Liverpool by weddingbridalmakeup.co.uk. Vicky has contributed to Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding magazine and online magazine Purple Revolver.
www.glamoramamakeup.com
makeup@theliverpoolweddingblog.com

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