With wedding season quickly approaching, preparing to be a wedding guest for that day can be busy. From booking travel accommodations to nailing the perfect gift off the registry, you deserve an effortless beauty look that screams, “I woke up like this!” So we put together the ultimate wedding guest beauty guide with go-to beauty tips for the next wedding you’ll attend. Whether you’re rocking a solo celebration or dancing your way through six, these beauty tricks will have you looking like a superstar. Here are ten tips to make you feel confident as you celebrate love.
1.Select an outfit that makes you feel confident
Choose an outfit that suits the wedding’s dress code, whether it’s formal, semi-formal, or casual. Avoid wearing white or any shade that closely resembles the bride’s dress to avoid any confusion or upstaging. Properly plan undergarments, footwear, and other accessories that will make you feel great, comfortable, and confident.
2. Keep up with your skincare routine
Prioritize a good skincare routine leading up to the wedding. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize your face daily. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and use a hydrating mask once a week to keep your skin glowing.
3. Get radiant skin with body care
Book your waxing or sugaring appointments for hair removal in advance to prevent redness or irritation of the skin. Exfoliate a day or two before the wedding and apply your favorite body moisturizer for radiant skin. For a more dewy look, add body oil, however, apply hours before dressing in your outfit to avoid it transferring to clothes.
4. Prime your skin for a flawless complexion
When attending an outdoor wedding in the summer months or plan to show off your best dance moves, priming your skin is essential. Apply a primer to create a smooth canvas for your makeup. Use a foundation that matches your skin tone and apply it evenly. Conceal any blemishes or dark circles, and set your foundation with a light dusting of translucent powder and spray setting spray for a long-lasting finish.
5. Apply sunscreen for sun protection
For outdoor weddings that will be in the sun, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen to your face and body. The weather can be unpredictable and you’ll want to avoid any sun irritation so you can focus on the newlyweds and having fun with friends and family!
6. Make your eyes pop
Define your eyes with neutral or soft shades of eyeshadow that complement your eye color. Use a lengthening or volumizing mascara to make your lashes pop. Fill in your eyebrows with a shade that matches your hair color to frame your face or make an appointment with your brow specialist for a brow tint.
7. Get glowy with blush and bronzer
Apply a natural-looking blush to the apples of your cheeks for a touch of color. Elevate your look by using a bronzer to contour your cheekbones, jawline, and temples subtly for a more sculpted look and adding a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones.
8. Find the perfect hairstyle
Choose a hairstyle that suits the wedding’s formality and your personal style. Whether you prefer a curly updo, a half-up, or wearing your hair down, ensure it stays in place throughout the day. When going to your hairstylist, request extra hair spray for hold or serum to prevent frizz.
9. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure
We know booking that mani/pedi is the ultimate self care session, but don’t forget to squeeze that appointment before the wedding you’re attending. It’s a subtle way to finish your look. Choose a nail color that compliments your outfit and opt for a classic or neutral shade for a timeless look.
10. Pack light to freshen up
Be sure to pack a few essentials to touch up your makeup throughout the night. Grab your lip product, setting powder, and blotting papers to refresh your makeup. As long as you properly primed your look, you won’t need too much for a quick refresh. Don’t forget to add a hair scrunchie or bobby pins for your hair!