Wordlessly, she picks up a brush and begins to paint your face. You try to protest, “Shouldn’t we talk about it first?” She smiles in a condescending manner and shushes you with, “Trust me, Sweetie, you’ll love it!”
You try to sit still, your nervousness growing with every layer of product she applies……it seems to go on forever.
She grins, “All done!” and turns you to face the mirror. Shocked into silence, you stare at your reflection – can that possibly be you? You don’t recognize the face staring at you from the mirror. Oh, Dear Heaven.
Checking your watch, you realize there’s no time to wash it off and start over. And as the tears begin to fall, it sinks in – this is the face you’re stuck with for your wedding. This is the face your groom will stare at (just as shocked as you are) as you walk down the aisle. This is the face that will be in your photo album for the rest of your life.
WAKE UP! It’s just a nightmare, that’s all it is!
Now maybe I’m being dramatic, but as a bridal makeup artist I know the look a bride gives herself in the mirror when she truly is thrilled with how she looks. I call it “The Happy Girl Face”. And one crucial element of The Happy Girl Face is RELIEF. Yes, unmistakable deliverance from pent-up anxiety about what she’ll look like when I’m done. I’ve seen it countless times.
So without a doubt, I know that you, a Soon-To-Be Bride, are having The Bridal Makeup Nightmare and I want to free you from it! So I’ve created this blog with many resources, helpful tips and information to help you have a beautiful, stress-free bridal makeup experience.