Wedding Supplier Top Tips – Bridal Makeup

As a wedding planner, it is my job to source and recommend all other wedding suppliers to my couples. It is imperative that I pair the right suppliers to the right clients and ensure their style, aesthetic, values and vision are aligned. It is therefore incredibly important to me that I know suppliers well, so that I can confidently recommend the right people. Through working together on weddings, styled shoots and from connecting at events or online, I have built up a long list of talented suppliers from every area of the wedding industry who I trust implicitly to provide an exceptional service to my clients.

I know enough about each area to make the right recommendations, but I don’t pretend to be an expert in any other field. I thought, therefore, that it would be helpful to you to introduce some of my ‘go to’ supplier friends and let them share with you their top tips for their area of expertise.

Over the coming weeks I will be talking to photographers, florists, caterers, cake designers, event childcare providers and more. But this week, I have been talking to the lovely and incredibly talented London based makeup artist, Sylwia Kunysz. She shares with us below, her top tips for Brides and what they should be thinking about when it comes to their bridal look.

Over to Sylwia!

Top Tips from Sylwia Kunysz MUA

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning a wedding. There are a few more things to think about when it comes to YOUR wedding look!

Bride makeup

Here are my five top tips for brides to be when it comes to creating your dream look, and finding your makeup artist;


It’s never too early to look after your skin – try to develop a good skincare routine before your wedding. Once you develop a good routine – it will stay with you forever . If you don’t know where to start – ask professionals for advice.  A well hydrated, exfoliated, moisturised skin will be a great canvas for beautiful makeup.


Recommendation first – once you have your wedding date – ask your friend who’s wedding look was your favourite, then ask about the recommendation of the makeup artist. Or ask other wedding suppliers, such as; wedding planners, photographers, florists and caterers.

The wedding industry is very supportive, and the chances are that if you like one person’s style, there is a good chance they will recommend you, to someone with a similar work ethic and aesthetic.


Do not skip the trial – you would not skip the wedding dress fitting after all! The main reason for doing a makeup trial is to create the perfect look for your wedding day. To make it error free. It is also a chance to meet your makeup artist in person, and see if you click. It will be the person you will spend the blissful hours, before you go down the aisle. So you want it to be joyful and stress free.


Get inspired but be yourself; Instagram, Pinterest, Red carpet events – there are beauty looks everywhere to inspire you! And that’s great ! What you need to remember is that every one of those looks, has been created for an individual person with different face features than yours. Plus – we all are unique in a specific way, and so should be your wedding look.


Have a wow moment with your look! The wedding makeup should feel like your second skin, not like a mask. I don’t mean the amount of makeup, or the coverage of foundation. I want my brides to feel like they have just come back from their holiday, happy and relaxed and like the best version of themself!

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What does a makeup trial look like with me?

Expect a lot of questions to be asked as I try to be as detailed as possible, when it comes to creating the look you will be absolutely happy with.

It is always helpful to bring images of the looks that you like, that you feel inspired by. Checking the latest looks from some recent red carpet events. Such as film festivals or awards ceremonies, is always a good idea.

Celeb couple

It’s good to wear a plain white / off white top that will reflect the color on your face. To envision how your makeup will look against your wedding dress..

During the makeup trial we will discuss the style of makeup you like, what makeup do you wear on a daily basis and on special occasions?  We will have a look at images that you can be inspired by. The skincare routine will be one of the topics alongside the condition of your skin, and any concerns you may have with it. I am not a skincare specialist however, I could guide you the right direction, as well as advise a specialist to help you with your skin care.

The makeup trial takes up to 2h, during which we can perfect the look. If you were planning an evening look and would like to do it yourself  – we can extend the session, so I could show you the way to transform it from day to night.

After your trial, I will document the session by writing down products used, and take a couple of professional portraits. I always take notes and do a face chart, which is very helpful on the wedding day to recreate the look. Feedback after the trial is one of the most important parts for me – I want to be sure that my brides are 100% happy with the look.

The wedding day is your day, and it is all about you and your partner, and your love to be celebrated. I truly believe that every bride should feel the most beautiful version of herself, most desirable and spectacular on her big day. A timeless look will survive the passage of time, and you will always be able to look back at the pictures and feel the joy of your wedding day over and over again!

Close up of bridal makeup


Thank you so much to Sylwia for sharing her top tips.

Sylwia has recently launched a new service, offering ‘virtual’ makeup tutorials. I had the pleasure of attending one of her tutorials and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Sylwia has such a calm and kind nature, which instantly puts you at ease to feel more than comfortable being ‘on camera’ completely makeup free and with your hair up! I have been stuck in the same old skincare and makeup routine for too many years to count and it is definitely time I freshened up my routine! We talked through the products I currently use, what I do and don’t like and what I could be adding (and taking away) from my routine. Sylwia is great at working with what you have and for anything you don’t have, is able to make recommendations based on your skin type, age and the type of products you like to use.

I had no idea how much I still had to learn about skincare and makeup! I now feel more educated and aware of what to look out for when choosing products and the best way to use the products I have to create a fresh, natural daytime look, perfect for my age and skin type. Under her guidance and using the tips she gave me, the makeup I applied was fresh, natural and most importantly, lasted all day so I didn’t need to worry about re-applying or looking too ‘over made up’.

If you would like to have a virtual makeup tutorial, you can book directly through her website here.

I will be back next week with more wedding supplier top tips to help you on your wedding planning journey.

Find Sylwia at:

Website  | Instagram | Facebook


Photography Credits:

Ollie Denny

Voyteck Photography

Kristida Photography

Sylwia Kunysz


5 tips on bridal makeup