Post # 1
The person who is doing my airbrush make up for the wedding says she always recommends people get a face wax (cheek, chin, lip) before the wedding. I hardly have any hair as it is but she said the make up goes on best when the skin is perfectly smooth. Anybody hear of this or ever have a face wax? I am worried about breaking out or irritating my skin! Thanks!
Post # 3
I am a pro MUA and have been doing airbrush makeup for a long time. I do not think that facial hair will effect your airbrush makeup in a negative way – unless you have dark or a lot of facial fuzz – however you said that you don’t. So, I would say that you don’t need to wax.
I would simply recommend to exfoliate your skin the night before your wedding to make sure you get any dry dull dead skin cells of the surface of your face.
Other then that, I think you should be fine, without waxing.
p.s. Have you done a trial run with your MUA yet?
Post # 4
I was going to say that you could always do a "trial wax" along with your "trial make up" run. That way you could see how your skin will react to the waxing before the big day.
Post # 5
Ditto pp’s advice for a trial run with your makeup artist. It will help you and your MUA figure out color palettes, if you want fake lashes, heaviness of application, as well as, how the airbrushing feels on your skin, prior to your wedding day.
We did airbrushed foundation for myself, MOB, MOG and all the bridesmaids. I was told to exfoliate, but having no facial hair, waxing wasn’t even mentioned as something to be aware of.
One of my bridesmaids is Italian and her makeup came out just as flawless as everyone else’s.
Post # 6
If you do a facial wax, definitely do a trial several weeks before to see if you react…and get the final wax at least a couple days before. It is not uncommon to have a reaction, and you don’t want red puffy skin for the big day.
Post # 7
If you’re worried about a reaction from waxing, you could always shave off any fuzzies from your face. It wouldn’t last for weeks like waxing, but it would be just the same for the day-of.