POSTPONED FROM A PEAK SPRING/SUMMER TO AN OFF-PEAK AUTUMN/WINTER DATE? DON'T FEEL BLUE... THE MAKEUP ADVANTAGES!
Stronger colours work beautifully in Autumn/ Winter. Summer brides may feel they should stick to a traditional, natural look with pastels and nude/pink tones, in keeping with the classic colour schemes for that time of year. However, off-peak brides can take advance of the richer colours usually associated- burgundy's, coppers, reds, plums and golds, perfect if you are looking to have a stronger makeup, or something different to a typical classical bridal look!
Don't get me wrong- natural colours still work great too, you just have more options!
For brides who love sparkle, the artificial lighting, used more frequently in off-peak weddings, works brilliantly with this type of makeup too, bringing out glitters and sparkles much better than natural light.
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Wedding mornings in the Summer months can be stifling, particularly if you happen to pick a day with temperatures in the high 20s/early 30s! Especially when a little nervousness or tension is added to the mix, I have seen many brides wishing their day wasn't quite so hot and humid!! Autumn/Winter weddings provide a much more pleasant temperature for getting ready in, with no fans or air-con needed! :)
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DURING THE DAY
Hot temperatures can be a challenge to both makeup artists and hairdressers alike. Brides wearing their hair down may find curls drop quicker, or they get hot at the nape of their neck. Makeup on a very hot day can be prone to movement or shine, especially on an oily skin, so pressed powder may need to be applied frequently if a matt look is desired.
Sun protection may also be needed, which can bring it's own challenges with regard to photography.
Autumn/Winter brides need not worry, with cooler temperatures- maintaining hair and makeup is a breeze!
Olegs Samsonovs Photography
I love working on Autumn/Winter weddings and as you can see there are so many makeup advantages at this time of year!
I am sooooo looking forward my busiest off-peak season yet, and working with all my Autumn/Winter brides, to create a stunning look, suited both to them, and their day as a whole.
Author - Helen Lee Makeup artist