Even though you’re most likely paying a professional to do your makeup for your wedding, it’s helpful to be aware of the process and prepared to speak up about the type of look you want for your big day. That’s why we caught up with Dana Bartone, owner, stylist and makeup artist at the Dana Bartone and Co. Salon and Spa.
How can a bride stay in control of her final look when getting her makeup done for her wedding day? A bride can stay in control with one easy thing — communication. All brides should have a trial run with the actual artist who will be working with her on her big day. It is always easiest to arrive at a trial with a clean face so the artist has no pre-conceived notion about rights or wrongs with her look. The bride should also have images of any looks she is hoping for. Having one friend weigh in on her final look for confirmation may be helpful if she has a friend she trusts to be selfless and honest. If a bride is not completely satisfied, she most definitely needs to speak up and let the artist know what adjustments need to be made. Do not let it just be acceptable. She needs to love it!
What are the top five mistakes you see brides make with their wedding day makeup? Unprepared skin and lips for one — if it’s dry, flaky, not exfoliated or properly moisturized. Other mistakes are unmanaged eyebrows (not considering it as important as their hair or accessories because they feel they do a nice job themselves), wanting to look like someone completely different which I find has lead to discontent in retrospect and being too trendy with a look that doesn’t suit the overall aesthetic from head to toe.
What are some easy ways to steer clear of trends, but still make your bridal beauty look pop? I think any trend can be interpreted by the artist to make it timeless. What’s old can be new again and what’s new can transcend time — it’s all in their hands. Bringing out the best of each face to straddle that line is a delicate balance, but always doable.