How To: Choose Your Bridal Makeup Look

Struggling to settle on a beauty look? We consulted a panel of hair and makeup pros for the best advice in the business.

  • Story by Photo Carolyn Haslett

Struggling to settle on a beauty look? We consulted a panel of hair and makeup pros for the best advice in the business. 

CAROLYN HASLETT 'Your bridal look needs to work with your dress design, so show your makeup artist and hairstylist a sketch or photo of the dress. If your gown has a dramatically detailed bodice, for example, your hairstylist may advise you wear your hair up to draw attention to the neckline.'

AMBER CARROLL 'Cut out magazine images of hair and makeup looks that inspire you to help narrow down the style you want. When flipping through the pages, keep in mind your skin’s own colouring and hair length.'

STEFAN KNIGHT 'Look at pictures of fashion from different eras and find a style that has what you want. It could be a strong lip colour to accentuate your mouth, a pretty blush to give a natural glow to your face or a fashion-forward eye shadow look to bring the focus to your eyes.'

LEISA WELCH 'Consider your venue and the vibe of your event when choosing your makeup and hair style. If you’re having a laid-back beach party in the height of summer, natural makeup and relaxed hair is the perfect combination.  A formal event suits looks that exude polished glamour.'

STACY LEE GHIN 'Whether you’re doing it yourself or employing a professional, have a trial about a month before the wedding day to work out exactly what you want and ensure you’re well prepared.'


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