Would You Go Bare-faced on Your Wedding Day?
When the #nomakeupselfie started to trend on Facebook both myself and Jess weren’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of everyone seeing us bare-faced. I never go anywhere completely makeup free although I don’t wear lots of heavy makeup either, I am a concealer and mascara girl most days, mainly because I like to give my skin a bit of breather and quite frankly I am too lazy to put it on when I am going to be sat at home in the office all day.
I wouldn’t call myself vain, I don’t spend hours in front of the mirror and I would only ever really wear heavy makeup if I were going on a night out or somewhere I knew I would be having my picture taken. I suppose that was what got me thinking about wearing make-up on your wedding day? I wondered if I would dare to bare all or would I opt for a full cover up?
As we have started to build up our repertoire of real weddings, I have to say I don’t think there has been once where we have shown a bride wearing no make-up. Not by choice, we just simply don’t seem to receive those sorts of submission? I wonder whether that is because brides see the other types of wedding we feature on our blog and think they will instantly be dismissed for not wearing makeup or whether there just aren’t that many brides who dare to bare, however it is something I would like to know the answer to?
I know a lot of people that don’t really wear makeup or like me they wear very little, however I have noticed once in their wedding gowns these same people are almost unrecognizable as they are appear in wedding photos with full faces of makeup? As we are a blog that embraces personality and individuality I wanted to explore that a little, I wanted to know what is it that makes us feel as though we should wear makeup on the one of the biggest days of lives, even if it isn’t who we really are?
Now I hate to sound cliche but unfortunately I think the media plays a huge part in what is considered as attractive nowadays, whether that be race, size, shape, looks, it all plays a part in how we view not only ourselves but others too. That is why I wanted to write this post today, to encourage women to consider going bare-faced on their wedding day if that is how they would feel most comfortable. Let us not conform to what we think we should do, instead do what we feel most comfortable.
I completely understand that for many of you that will be a terrifying prospect, I would be a hypocrite if I said I would be fine with it because being completely honest I wouldn’t. Not only do I find wearing makeup a confidence booster but I actually enjoy the times when I do wear it, I like to experiment with colours, styles and trends and so I would probably look at my wedding day as a change it up a bit, I suppose that is the creative side of me?
I guess the whole point of this post is to encourage others to be confident enough to do what makes you feel happy, if that means being completely make up free – DO IT! If it means wearing bright neon eyeshadow, crazy-ass eyelashes and electric blue lipstick – DO IT! Lets see more of you doing what makes you happy and in return Bespoke Bride will be here to support you!
Much Bespoke Love