Post # 1
Bees- I am getting my makeup trial done at the end of June and my wedding is August 6. I originally wasn’t going to start tanning until the end of June (I don’t do spray tans so that’s not an option) but then I realized I probably need to be just as tan for my trial run so the makeup artist can correctly match my color. BUT I don’t want to be super dark for my wedding. Should I tan for a few weeks leading up to my trial, and then take a few weeks off before going back to the tanning salon for my wedding tan? I’m not sure what the best way is to do it. TYIA!
Post # 2
My wedding was in August. I tanned when I could that summer – (not to excess) – a little on weekends. Then 3 days before the wedding, I got a spray tan – it looked perfect!!!
I highly recommend the spray tan 3 days prior – you will obviously be showered and clean by then – and I felt the tan really made me look better in photos! I did the spray tan booth – so easy – and you can go in nude without needing anyone to spray you!
Post # 3
I would tan prior to make up so you get a better vision of what you want to look like on your day.
I know you say spray tan isn’t an option for you, but even with a natural tan, a spray tan can give you that extra “glow” on your big day!
Post # 4
(besides all the issues with tanning beds that you dont want to hear) You should be able to tan just enough to keep at the level you want. So get to the level, and maybe only go once a week or twice a week for a few minutes to keep the tan the same.
Also, a good MUA will be able to match your skin tone the day of. It’s unlikely that you’ll be the exact same colour, but they usually blend it well enough so it’s seamless. So tanning for your trial is probably not super necessary.
Post # 5
fourtylove: Thanks I’ll definitely consider it 😀
usnavyfiance: Thanks! it would be helpful to have a better vision of what it’ll actually look like.
scissorgirl: I know tanning is terrible I haven’t done it since high school, and this will be the last time! but thanks!! I thought the same about the make up artist but people keep telling me that I need to be close to the same color as I will be on my wedding day so I kinda got spooked. Thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 6
I tanned before the wedding, but mostly because we went to Tahiti for our honeymoon, and we didn’t want to fry when we got there. I just moved up one shade of make up for my trial, and it worked out fine. I was pretty careful watching my tan progress though, and did a sun tattoo so I could watch how far away from my normal color I am. I didn’t have any issues, make up blended quite well…
I also don’t use bronzers or amplifiers when I tan though.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2016 - Blue Devil Golf Club
My makeup artist came to my trial with many brands of foundation in different shades in tow and she said she will have them all with her the day of my wedding, I would guess that your makeup artist will do the same, so I wouldnt worry too much about it 🙂 just maybe let her know in advance that you plan on being a little darker for the wedding.