(Closed) Tanning before makeup trial & wedding

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
246 posts
Helper bee

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
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

(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 # 6
3238 posts
Sugar bee

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
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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.

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