As both a hairstylist and makeup artist, it’s safe to say Tamar Keoghan can be touted as something of a bridal beauty expert. Here, she talks preparation: what you can do to get yourself in tip-top condition, what products you’ll need to have on hand for the big day, and how to make your morning-of routine all the more smooth.
How should a bride settle on her bridal look?
Be guided by your face shape and your favourite features – it’s all well and good to find an image of someone else’s makeup that you love, but if you don’t share similar skin tones, eye shape or facial structure, for instance, the same look might not look as good on you. If you’re looking for inspiration, seek out pictures of girls with features that echo yours.
What can a bride do ahead of the day to get herself into best possible wedding-worthy condition?
A week or two ahead of the big day, make a trip to your salon to have your ends trimmed. Remember that everyday use of products can leave your hair feeling heavy, so request a detox treatment to reinvigorate it with body and life!
Skin-wise, if your current skincare routine is working for you, don’t be tempted to step up the intensity just because your wedding is coming up – but if you do have problems, paying a visit to a skincare specialist a few months before ‘I do’ might provide the shake-up you need.
Most importantly, make sure you get plenty of sleep – overnight, your skin will naturally remedy any damage caused during the day, so give it a fighting chance by hitting the sack early.
What’s one thing a bride can do to ensure the big day’s getting-ready process runs as smoothly as possible?
The best piece of advice I have is to offload your phone to a trusted bridesmaid or family member! In my experience, there is often a last-minute drama or question that someone will call you to solve or answer. It can spoil the flow of your morning, and lead to a rushed job! Let someone else deal with it while you relax and enjoy your special day.
What should brides pack in their big-day touch-up bags?
A small can of hairspray, a pocket mirror, a few bobby pins, some oil-free blotting paper, a concealer and – most importantly – your bridal lipstick. Assign someone in your bridal party the task of touching you up when needed!