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Wedding Makeup Guide: by New Jersey Based Bridal Makeup Artist, Vero Soliman

Updated: Feb 11

Hello, beautiful brides-to-be! As you embark on the exciting journey towards your wedding day, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked in the chaos of planning is your wedding makeup. As a professional bridal makeup artist based in New Jersey, I'm here to share friendly and educational insights into everything you need to know to achieve that perfect bridal glow.

The Professional Side of Bridal Makeup Artists:

Before we dive into the magical world of makeup, let's address the elephant in the room – the misconception that makeup artists are just indulging in a side hustle for fun. While we absolutely love what we do, it's essential to acknowledge that bridal makeup is a full-time business. We have practices, boundaries, and, most importantly, a commitment to making your special day truly memorable.

BTS: Vero Soliman touching up her beautiful New Jersey Bride | Photo Credit: Donia Wedding Arts

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Respect the craft and book your makeup artist well in advance. Ideally, aim to secure your dream makeup artist a year to a year and a half before the big day. Quality artists often find their calendars filled quickly, and waiting until six months prior might result in disappointment. As soon as you find a makeup artist that resonates with your vision, book them ASAP to avoid missing out on your preferred date.

The Timeless Trend: Glowing, Sculpted Skin

In the ever-evolving world of makeup trends, one thing remains constant – glowing, sculpted skin steals the spotlight. While eyeshadows have taken a step back, lashes, liner, a fluffy natural brow, glossy lips, and hydrated skin are the stars of the show. Consider incorporating trends into your look, but lean towards classic and neutral tones for that formal, elevated version of yourself.


Trials and Research:

Quality artists often don't conduct trials before booking, as their focus is on providing undivided attention to their current booked brides. Research your artist by looking at their website, portfolio, and Instagram. Testimonials are gold. Once you've found 'the one,' book your trial 1 to 3 months before the wedding to fine-tune your look closer to the big day.

Ask the right Questions! Don't shy away from discussing timing. Many brides underestimate the time it takes for glam, and an early start is essential, especially if you're planning a first look. Consider securing an Airbnb or hotel for the getting ready process, as some venues won't let you in before a certain time..

Do's and Don'ts for Skin Prep:

Skin prep is a crucial step in achieving that bridal glow. Start by consulting a skin specialist (esthetician) early on to develop a personalized skincare routine and book facials well in advance. When it comes to tanning, avoid spraying your face and opt for a trial with your chosen tanning professional. Matching body and face tones is an art, and avoiding face tanning will prevent dryness and mismatched hues.

In conclusion, your wedding day is a celebration of love, and you deserve to look and feel your absolute best. By embracing these tips and working closely with your bridal makeup artist, you're sure to unveil a radiant and elegant version of yourself on this special day. Cheers to the journey ahead!


Vero Soliman

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