During our lives, there are a few significant days that make us go far and beyond to make sure we have the best experience on that day. If our wedding day isn’t on the list, then we don’t know what should be!
Whether you are soon-to-be-wed, or you want to be ready for the big day when it comes, here’s everything you need to know to get your eyes in perfect shape for your day.
Prepping your eyes for the big day
Let’s be honest, there’s only so much that makeup can do. Our primary goal for using makeup is to accent and flaunt our best features, not to create a completely different person! After all, that’s all what your-natural-makeup-look trend is all about: to make you look the prettiest version of yourself naturally. That being said, your journey of getting the most adorable eye ready for your big day starts long before the day itself! There a lot of factors that come to play, and the routines you have for taking care of your eyes are of utmost importance. Let’s take it one step at a time, shall we?
Factors that could affect your eyes
In the busy routines of our everyday life, we often don’t notice the little things that could have a huge negative impact on our eyes in the long run. Some of these factors are:
Getting exposed to too much sunlight
While a little bit of sunlight is great for our bones, too much sunlight can affect more than just out skin tone. In fact, research has shown that too much exposure to sunlight can accelerate the onset of a serious eye condition, known as Cataract. Aside from that, it’s very exhausting for the eye to stay exposed to sunlight without any sort of protection from the beaming light and the harmful UV radiations. Wear sunglasses, save lives!
Looking at screens for too long
Ever lost track of time while watching a marathon of your favorite TV shows, or from looking too long at your phone… and when you finally came to, your eyes felt so fatigued? Long screen time, especially in dark rooms, can also have a negative impact on your eyes.
Wearing Your Contacts to Sleep
Come on, no matter how tired you are, sleeping in contacts is a no-no! That’s very dangerous for your eyes, as it might increase your chances of getting an eye infection. What’s even more serious, is that it could cause permanent damage to your eyes.
Your Makeup Routine
The quality of the eye makeup you use is a breaking point. Low-quality products will do more than just fail how stunning you should be looking, they can cause serious harm to your eyes. Another point is not fully cleansing your eye makeup and going to bed like that.
The fastest sure way into getting eye bags, black circles, red puffy-or-swollen eyes, dim and exhausted looking-and-feeling eyes… do we keep on going?
Eye-care routines for perfect eyes
We won’t get into how you shouldn’t be doing the factors we mentioned above, but we’ll give you some tips for enhancing your eyes to be fitting of your most special day!
Taking Care of Your Eyes
If you keep looking into the mirror and stare into dark circles, puffy eyes, or crow lines, some simple routine changes can help you overcome them. Starting from natural remedies and masks you’ll be able to find in dozens of DIY natural remedies online, there are other products that help you gently cleanse your skin and revitalize it. Some of the products you can use are eye serums, eye creams, and sunscreens. Another thing you have to keep in mind is to hydrate well! You can never underestimate the healing power that pure water has on our skin, eye-region, and preventing wrinkles generally.
Taking Care of Your Eyelashes
The long, heavy, mesmerizing eyelashes have always been associated with ancient goddesses and mermaids, but who said you’re any different? You can get just those full and fluffy lashes by incorporating Xlash eyelash serum into your routine. In around 4 to 8 weeks, you’ll enjoy feeling like an ancient goddess all ready to be wed! Using eyelash conditioners alongside the eyelash serum will also moisturize and soften your lashes, complementing the growth effect of the serum.
You’re probably watching your diet closely so you’ll look stunning in your wedding dress, but make sure you’re having a healthy diet! Don’t miss out on the necessary components of your eyes (and body) need the likes of lean protein, iron, vitamins, and biotin.
Getting Ready for the Wedding
Now that you’ve got your pre-wedding routine down, it’s the final countdown for the big day! So, how can you makeover your eyes to flaunt the best out of them, coming up with deliciously adorable and mesmerizing look, you ask? Here are some tips:
Research all of the looks you think will suit you best, or those you want to try, and save them for later reference. It doesn’t matter if you’ll be doing your own makeup yourself or getting help from a professional, you’ll still need the references.
Run a trial test a week or two before your wedding to try out the different looks, and find out the look.
To avoid any redness or swelling of your eyebrows on the wedding day, it’s better to get them done the day right before.
In case of wearing contacts, you should put them on before getting started with the makeup.
Start with the eyeshadow, and then start adding in the rest of your eye makeup. However, eyelash extensions and fake lashes should go first, if you’ll be using any.
Make sure the shades of your eyeshadow compliment the color of your dress! And if we’re discussing eyeshadows, there’s one very critical tip you need to keep in mind: which is blending it very well.
Speaking of eyeshadow, make sure you apply a primer first before adding in the eyeshadow. A primer will help keep the eyeshadow in place, especially if you’re using powders.
Don’t forget the concealer! While it’s a commonly known advice to go for a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your foundation, it’s actually better to use the same shade. Add in a light yellow tint afterwards to give your eyes a bright look.
At the end, make sure you’re not overdoing it. It’s okay to level-up the type of makeup you normally do, but you don’t want to be looking like a completely different person.
Preparing for your big day starts long before the day itself. We know you’re already busy with preparing for everything else to add more on your plate, but trust us, simple routine tweaks can take you a very long way. Once you figure out the way you want your eyes to look on your wedding day, all that remains is to create a checklist and stick to it, and soon enough it’ll become a habit. Now that you know you have a lot of work to do, let’s get started!