There is phrase or a quote that says “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” So for your very special day, event or wedding choosing the right makeup completion is no easy task. Especially giving the pressures that one single and isolated day has to come close to being perfect.
When it comes to makeup it’s important to revisit where it originated from and how it has evolved over the course of history. The use of applying cosmetics to the face dates as far back as the ancient civilization of Egypt. An infographic published on the community platform for data visualization and infographics, Visual. Ly, the first application of makeup was the use of Unguent to keep skin hydrated. So this has been around for 6000 years.
Let’s reflect for a minute and ask what do we want most, for example, from our wedding day pictures? That after the ceremony is over the pictures come close to what we envisioned them to be. In an Inquirer post there are some strategies and tips you can apply to accomplish beautiful photogenic bridal pictures.
Once a specific date has been chosen, it’s a countdown from that point on. So is there a streamline process for using and applying makeup for everyone? The answer is going to be no since the facial features from one person to the next are going to be naturally different, so there is not per say one cosmetic set or ingredient that will yield the perfect looking face for everybody.
In the above mentioned Inquirer post three different women were featured and what were their concerns for their respective weddings. They were the following real-life brides to be:
- Nica Hechanova, 32-years-old
- Roxanne Tadique, 28-years-old
- Cheska Nolasco, 29-years-old
All three ladies had separate worries about certain aspects of their face. So what to do if you are not a handy and versatile person with makeup? It is pretty much a no brainer. What you should do is to seek the aid of a professional makeup artist who knows how to highlight our best looking beauty features.
It is not uncommon to research makeup schools, perhaps take a short course or contact a professional that happens to work there. After all we want to be sure of what is the theme of the wedding and how are we going to look our very bestes.
“On the day of the wedding I want the bride to be looking amazing and stunning after applying her desired layer of makeup. I know for a fact that every bride will get stressed, worried and anxious about finding the superb look,” Said Anneke La Grange, Lead Makeup Artists. “What I have done wedding after wedding over the years is to pay close attention to detail, give brides thoughtful touch of flair and most of all give them what they really want.”
Cosmetic market growth and opportunities
So what is the global market share for cosmetics? Is it a dozen million or hundreds of millions? It is a billion dollar industry. Cosmetics, personal care products that enhance and beautify your appearance, is expected to grow to $390.07 billion by 2020, according to Visual.ly.
The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) is 3.7 percent during 2015 to 2020. The categories to continue commercially growing in terms of revenue are listed in descending order:
1. Skin and sun care
2. Hair care
3. Makeup and color
The continents behind this large growth in cosmetics are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA.
The reasons behind the usage of cosmetics are linked to society, culture, traditions, trends, and others. It has also been suggested in recent studies there is a correlation between using makeup and trust. According to the International Business Times, when makeup is worn people may trust and you more.
Regardless of whether it is a bunch of chemicals spread across the face they add a layer of presence and personality to person´s face.
When it comes to using makeup it goes without saying it should be used to enhance people´s appearance. Regardless of the lipstick, eyeshadow, lotions, powders, highlighters, sticks or just any other utilize them with a balance. In other words, use makeup that helps boost your appearance and makes you seem more competent, bold and confident. Furthermore, makeup has to do more than just your attractiveness. It should highlight your traits and bring forth pure natural beauty.
On special occasions like weddings find the right professional and the appropriate beauty products that are true to your persona. After all the event centers upon you and your significant other. It’s about creating and capturing your very own film, your fairy tale story.
In the words of Drew Barrymore “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect happiness”.