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Destination Bridal Make-up Tips: Do’s and Dont’s

Posted by Neysa Quintana on

The Bride has her makeup done by Neysa Berman on her wedding day in Los Cabos – Dino Gomez Photography

Prep: Start getting facials and see a professional to shape your eyebrows 6-8 months before the wedding.

Photos: Send your stylist a photo of yourself and your ideas for hair & make-up. Make sure that the person in the photos you send for make-up has a similar skin tone to you. Same goes for hair try to find someone with a similar density, length thickness and color.

Trial For a destination wedding : If you are going  to meet with vendors before your actual wedding date try to schedule your trial then. If you are only going for the actual wedding try to schedule it on another day that you have an event such as: welcome party, rehearsal dinner, or photo shoot. Ask the stylist if they can change the look when you are finished so that its not exactly the same as the wedding day. Bring photos if you haven’t already sent them to your stylist and any hair accessories you will want to use on the wedding day including your veil. Try to wear a white shirt so that you can see what the makeup will look like when you are wearing white.

Spray Tan: If you are going to the destination before the wedding week – do a trial for your spray tan to make sure that you like the color and level of darkness that your spray tan technician will do. If you are not going ahead of time,  ask to see before and after pictures of the product that they use on someone who has a similar skin tone.

Day Before DONT’S: Don’t be afraid to delegate so you don’t get stressed out, don’t drink too much alcohol, don’t get sunburnt, don’t forget to lightly exfoliate your skin, (but also don’t use any new products that your not familiar with) drink lots of water, get rest.

Day of: Hopefully you have taken into consideration how you want your “getting ready” photos to look. Here is some advise: Don’t tell the photographers to start taking photos of you until your make-up is done. Have your robe ironed, have your room clean & delegate to one of your bridesmaids to help keep the room tidy. Lastly bring a good playlist to listen to and enjoy yourself with your guests.

Lashes – When wearing false lashes your stylist should choose from an array of different sizes, densities and length in order to find the one that best suits your lash length & eye shape. Even if you want a “natural look” I recommend using false lashes because they make such a huge difference in the photos.

Other Dont’s: Don’t change your skin care or hair care regiment as you get close to your wedding, Don’t do any microdermabrasion or lazer skin therapies, Don’t change your haircut or color drastically, Don’t forget to bring all your own skin and hair care products to your destination wedding. Don’t use the hotels shampoo and conditioner.