15 Feb 2013
Using YouTube for Bridal Beauty
have your dress, now it’s time to plan you make-up and skin routine!
to be as flawless as possible on your big day takes a bit of preparation, as
well as some pretty clever tricks to ensure your makeup not only goes on, but
stays on for the day.
YouTube is chock-a-block
full of beauty and make up bloggers who are eager to share their ideas, tips
and inspiration. It’s also a great way to try out some looks at home, to get a
general idea of what you are looking for on your big day. For those confident
enough to tackle their own make-up, there is a vast array of step by step
tutorials that will break down every detail for you to complete. For those of
you who are not so confident, these videos are perfect to send on to your
makeup artist so they can get a really good feel for what you are looking for,
and can offer variations of looks that will work best with your colouring.
One of our favourite
beauty and make up YouTubers Siobhan McDonnell from letzmakeup,
has shared her knowledge of skin preparation in some of her videos.
Top Tips from video:
Start preparing skin early.
- Exfoliating lips, (you
don’t want dry skin to ruin those red lips you planned for)
- Giving up smoking. Tough,
I know, but as Siobhan puts it, tobacco dulls skin, and you want your skin to
glow as you walk up the aisle right!?
- Start drinking water, and
incorporate eating water into your diet. This means snacking on water heavy
food such as cucumber and lettuce. ‘Why?’ you ask, well because by eating
water, you are giving your skin a chance to retain it! Clever, right?
Don’t get beauty treatments too close to your big day.
- Siobhan recommends getting
any facials or peels at least 2 weeks before your wedding. The same is
recommended if you decide to start using any new products, to prevent any last
minute skin reaction disasters.
- Things like hair removal
on the face should be done a week before, as well as eyebrow plucking.
Depending on how often your skin is used to these procedures.
Wash your face!
- Siobhan recommends using a
‘water spray’ and a serum for the perfect base.
- A great tip is if you are
getting married on a sunny day; make sure to use sun block on your face and neck,
to make sure you have no lobster moments while getting your photos taken.
- A good eye cream is great
for not only your eyes, but to use on your lips too.
- As Siobhan puts it, it
sinks into your skin and softens it from underneath. A good conditioner will
lock in the moisture.
- When moisturising, always
moisturise neck as well. Then leave for at least 10 minutes before applying any
Enjoy make-upping and
Happy Valentine’s Day!
See more of Siobhan’s work
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