Preparing for your special day

To help you with your makeup and skincare for your special day, I have put together this little guide.
We all have different budgets and skin so please do what works only for you. Xo


The preview:

First things first, book in your preview. This can either be booked well in advance of your wedding day or at the very least 3 weeks before.

It's best to have your preview makeup done during the day when there is daylight (natural light) outside. Natural light ensures a better match of foundation to skin colour.

Wear a white or ivory coloured top to the preview. This will give you a better idea on how the makeup will look with the colour of a wedding dress.

If you have a picture of your wedding dress, bring this along with you to the preview

If you’re planning on having a spray tan for the wedding, make sure you have the same tan for your preview to ensure correct match of foundation.

Allow 2 hours for a preview makeup. A preview is where I consult with you on the look you'd like for your wedding day. At this appointment you're free to show me images of makeup you like, images of your wedding dress, hair style everything. I prepare a look for you and any tweaks to the makeup are made.


Skin Prep:

Drink plenty of water in the months leading up to the preview and wedding day. Water really helps to hydrate your skin assisting in a natural glow.

Invest in monthly facials starting about 6 months out from the wedding day. The last facial should be at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to the wedding. When booking facials, do your homework prior to booking them. Your skin should glow, look and feel great, not be red or look and feel bad. Just like when we cleanser our skin morning and night, our skin should feel fresh not dry.

Cleansing & Moisturising:

  • If you aren’t already in a good routine, establish one of ensuring each night before you go to bed, taking off the day’s makeup. All of it including mascara. A good facial cleanser and warm water morning and night is a great step towards fabulous skin for the big day.

  • At night clean, hydrate the skin with nice, rich night cream. These assist to hydrate your skin while you sleep. In the morning after cleansing the skin again (yes, we should cleanse in the morning too to remove the night cream and any dead skin cells from that night) moisturise with a hydrating day lotion. If you’re going out in the sun its good to have a day lotion that include an SPF to protect your skin.

  • Another tip, exfoliate once a week in the lead up to the wedding day. For the face, be gentle and try something that isn’t going to be harsh on the skin. After exfoliating make sure you moisturise.  This can also be applied to the whole body.

Eyebrows tinted/shaped: Getting your eyebrows done can be a little uncomfortable and it could result in some swelling or bleeding so I recommend having them done at least a week before. I recommend Brows By Mel for eyebrow tinting and waxing in Canberra. 

Think about a touch up kit for the wedding day. These can contain anything from nail polish, makeup, deodorant, mints, phone charger and comfortable shoes.

Most importantly be yourself and you’ll be beautiful Xx