How to look your best at your son’s wedding- Makeup for mother of the groom or bride

By Celina Mahoney

While the main focus is always on the bride at a wedding, we understand just how important it is for all guests to look and feel fabulous. As the mother of the groom, you will be greeting guests as well as appearing in photos that are intended to last a lifetime. It is important you feel confident putting your best face forward! Here at Beautifinda, we have compiled a number of tips and tricks to help you achieve your perfect look on this special day.

Our number one tip is to get inspired! Look through online galleries of the ‘best mother of the groom looks’, as well as search for the top makeup artists who specialise weddings and special events. Collect some images that you like and have them ready when you book your appointment. If you don’t go in with a set idea, your MUA will create a look that may not be your style. Having a clear idea of what you want is the most important decision.

Leading on from this, we recommend you book a professional makeup artist and hair stylist instead of attempting it yourself. Weddings are often rushed and can be filled with emotion. The last thing you want to worry about is making sure your eyeshadow is properly blended and your hair isn’t going to fall! Plus, when photography is involved, it is important to get a professional touch- too little makeup will make you look washed out, while too much can look cakey! Using a professional makeup artist will mean you can sit back and relax on the day without any unnecessary pressure. Beautifinda has the best range of mobile makeup artists that you can browse and book online to help you get inspired and take the stress out of the day.

Once you have found the best makeup artist for you, it can be a good idea to book a trial. Take in the images you have collected and clearly explain what you are hoping to achieve. Don’t be afraid to speak up- the whole point of a trial is to ensure you are 100% happy on the day. Tell your MUA if you want to tweak the colours slightly, or if the finish is too matte/too dewy for you. That way you’ll be able to enjoy the process on the day knowing you’ll be pleased with the end result.

Once you have found beauty professionals, booked your top mobile makeup artist and completed a trial, the final recommendation comes down to personal preparation! Make sure you’re following a regular skincare regime to ensure you achieve the best base on the day. Fine lines and aging skin can be exacerbated by makeup, so ensuring your skin is properly hydrated is a vital step in looking your best! This also shows from the inside out, so make sure you are drinking plenty of water in the days and weeks leading up to the wedding.

And finally- enjoy this special occasion with your family! You’ve put in the research and will look and feel your best so its time to smile and have fun.

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