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What To Know Before Your Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial

What to expect from your hair and makeup trial session

At your make-up and hair trial session, you will sit down with your makeup artist and hairstylist to discuss your vision for your wedding day and how makeup and hair can be a part of that vision.  Then, your makeup artist and hairstylist will apply one or more looks, making any changes that you request until you have your perfect wedding-day makeup and hair look dialed down.

Do I need to prepare for my trial session?

Absolutely! Your trial session will go much smoother with a little bit of preparation.  By already having an idea of what look you want, it will be much easier for you and your makeup artist and hairstylist to be on the same page.  Ideally, you will also have pictures to show them because you and your artist may have different notions of what terms like “natural” or “smoky eye” mean.  I recommend using Pinterest to pin pictures of bridal makeup looks and wedding hairstyles that you like to a board that you can then share with the makeup artist and hairstylist.  Sharing pictures is all a part of communication, and the better the communication is between you and your makeup artist and hairstylist, the more likely your vision and their work will be one and the same.  Additionally, it is helpful to share pictures of any looks you had in mind for the maid of honor, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and anyone else who will be having their hair and makeup done.

Do I need to do anything special to my face and hair before my trial?

Before your trial, you should have a clean face, free of any makeup, as well as clean and dry hair.  This will allow your makeup artist and hairstylist to focus their time on your wedding look.

 

Should I schedule my trial session for the day I take my engagement photos?

By scheduling your makeup trial session on the same day as your engagement photo session, you can save money over having your makeup applied and hair styled specifically for the engagement session.  However, when it comes to your wedding, saving a little money is not always the way to go.  Using your trial makeup and hairstyle for your engagement photo session will leave you wearing the identical makeup and hair for both your engagement photos and your wedding photos.  Depending on the setting of your engagement photos, your wedding day look may not be appropriate for engagement photos.  Just as the clothing you will wear for your photos will be tied the setting, so, too, should be your makeup and hair.

Follow these tips, and you will be sure to get the most out of your bridal hair and makeup trial!

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Easy Pin Up-Inspired Look

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Fluid | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural | MAC Prolongwear Concealer

EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion | MAC Eyeshadows Vanilla + Wedge | Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara Black | MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner

CHEEKS: Smashbox Rosy Pink

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | MAC Ruby Woo

 

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Make-Up Look: SHOP MAC – Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

PRODUCTS USED

 

FACE:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

EYES:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid
  • MAC eye shadow quad “Shop & Drop.” I used all four colors as follows:
    • “Sugar Snack” (matte light pink) on brow bone
    • “Shop & Drop” (navy blue) on lower lid
    • “Power Boosted” (purple) on the crease
    • “Hypnotizing” (silver) on the inner corner of eye
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the outer half of the lower lash line

CHEEKS:

  • Bobbi Brown blush in “plum”
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • Smashbox Soft Lights highlighter

LIPS:

  • MAC lipstick in “Marquise d’” from the Wonder Woman Collection

 

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Make-Up Look Using Blue and Pink Colors

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20

MAC Select Sheer/Loose Powder in NW20

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC Paint Pot in “Delft” on the lower lid

MAC eye shadow in “White Frost” in the inner corner of the eye only

MAC eye shadow in “Shroom”  on the brow bone

INGLOT eye shadow in “Matte 321” (navy blue) on the eyelid and the lower lash line

NYX jumbo eye pencil in “Milk” (white) over Inglot “Matte 321” blended below the crease only

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the upper and clower lash line

Dior Diorshow Mascara

CHEEKS

Bobbi Brown blush in “Plum”

MAC blush in “Emote” for contouring

Smashbox Soft Lights highlighter in “Soft Rose Petal”

 LIPS

Clinique All About Lips

Estee Lauder Pure Color Longlasting lipstick in “Candy” #116

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon

Bobbi Brown Crystal clear lip gloss all over the lips  

 

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Make-Up Look: Blue Smokey Eye

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20

MAC Strobe Cream – Mix a drop with your liquid foundation for an all-over glow

MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder  

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC eyeshadows: Nylon in the inner corner of the eye only; Wedge on the crease; and Shroom on the brow bone

INGLOT eye shadow in “Matte 321” (navy blue) on the eyelid and “AMC 61” (dark blue with shimmer) on the outer “V”

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – in the waterline and smudged on the upper and lower lash line

Dior Diorshow mascara black

CHEEKS

NARS Orgasm

NARS Laguna Bronzer

LIPS

Clinique All About Lips

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon

Bobbi Brown Crystal clear lip gloss

 

 

 

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Make-Up Look For Brown Eyes

PRODUCTS

FACE

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the eyelid

MAC eyeshadow in White Frost in the inner corner of the eye

Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Espresso and Hot Stone on the crease

MAC pigment in Naked on eyelid

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero on the upper and lower lash line

Dior Diorshow – Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Spectacular Volume & Curl Mascara Black 090

CHEEKS

NARS Orgasm

NARS Albatross

LIPS

MAC Blankety lipstick

MAC Prrr Lipglass

 

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