A great makeup makes such a huge difference – you look and feel fantastic and this is reflected on your wedding pictures. Makeup should be the last thing to worry over on your wedding day. Don’t try to transform yourself into a different person, simply enhance your beauty with makeup and make the real you look better. Makeup artist Anastasia (on the photo above, with a beautiful bride Kim, Anastasia also created the bridal makeup for Jessica – see the images below) has written a couple of really useful tips that make a really huge difference… have a look:

1) Remember, this is YOUR special day. Many brides want to please everyone on their wedding day and forget about themselves. This day should be about you and feeling the most beautiful you’ve ever been.

2) A trial is recommended 4-8 weeks before the wedding day, this really helps you decide how you should look on your wedding day. If you have sensitive skin, this is the best time to find out if you have an allergic reaction to some of the products.

3) Leave it to the professionals, because even though wedding makeup is usually very simple and neutral, it’s one of the hardest makeup looks to create, since it has to be PERFECT. Makeup should last all day, through all the crying, hugging, kissing, eating and dancing. You’ll probably want to get your mascara waterproof, lips to be kiss proof, and your skin makeup to be bombproof.

4) Get your brows plucked and shaped (possibly even dyed) before the wedding day. If you pluck them on your wedding day, your brows may look red, swollen and irritated.

5) If you’re going to wear contact lenses on your wedding day, put the lenses on before applying your makeup.

6) Try not to stress too much (easier said than done, I know!). Stress may cause impurities on your skin.

7) If you have some impurities, do not pick at them as it makes them worse!

8) Put a clean pillowcase on the night before your wedding.

9) Drink plenty of water to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

Thank you makeup artist Anastasia for the tips! If you want to find out more about her work, follow this link: MAKEUP BY ANASTASIA Make up first, then the wedding and then you might be famous and featured on a wedding blog.