Your overall wedding makeup look is so important to the overall feel of the day. If you feel good, you’ll glow from the inside out. You may have an idea in your head of how you want to look on the big day, but it’s not as simple as just turning up to the trial and hoping for the best!
Having a trial is putting in the groundwork to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day, finalising your details and also creating a relationship between you and your makeup and hair artist, so that you can feel relaxed and serene on one of the biggest days of your life.
I do get many nervous clients asking me what they should expect from a trial and how best to prepare, so thought it would be a great idea to put all my tips in one place for you so you can prep ahead of time. Here we go…
Don’t wear dark colours
You may think it’s the right thing to do to wear something old and relaxed that you don’t mind getting a bit messy, but this might not be the best idea! If possible, wear the colour you will be wearing on your wedding day, and if possible, with a similar neckline. This way, you can get the full effect of the makeup as it will look on the day – darker colours can distort the makeup’s overall look due to lighting and skin tone. If you’re wearing white, just a simple cheap t-shirt will do!
Come prepared with inspiration
You might have an idea of what you like, but it’s best to come with some visual representation of the look you want to achieve. This can be as simple as a celebrity inspo pic, or you can go the whole hog and create a wedding mood board which shares your colour palette, overall theme and feel of your big day. It’s really helpful for your makeup artist to be able to see exactly the look you have in your mind and be able to recreate it for you.
Have an open mind
Remember that inspo pics from the internet are often taken with professional lighting and are created on professional models. Having realistic expectations of what we can achieve based on your own hair texture, length, skin tone or texture is really helpful when at your trial. Additionally, your makeup artist may have an idea that could improve or transform your whole look – and you may love it! – so keeping an open mind to ideas is a great idea, before firming up the style for the day.
This is your chance to get the look right, and just like having your hair done at the hairdresser, if you aren’t happy with your results, please speak up and let your makeup artist know. This can be wanting to change the look completely, or could be just subtle elements – but let your makeup artist know as soon as possible as trials are time limited and we want to get it right!
I hope these tips are helpful to you and will help you to go to your trial fully prepared to get the best results.
Are you looking to book a wedding hair and makeup trial for your big day? Get in touch to have a chat so we can arrange it for you! Look forward to meeting you.
Kerry + The Cambridge Makeup Artist Team