You know what really says “I will love you for the rest of my life”? Blush, foundation, and just a hint of eyeliner.
At least that’s what awesome-weddings.com would have us believe. An online wedding resource center, Awesome Weddings writes authoritative articles on what brides and grooms should do to prepare for their weddings. Now it’s telling us that we shouldn’t walk down the aisle if we aren’t all dolled up:
Who said only brides could look stunning on their wedding day? With changing times, trends have also changed and nowadays it’s quite common to find men all dolled up for their special day. Weddings are extremely special and so every effort must be made to make them even more unique, memorable and beautiful. So if you are the groom-to-be and literally want to stand out on your big day, follow these tips on ‘how to get the perfect groom makeup’ and look as stunning as your gorgeous bride standing right next to you.
It then lists a series of tips: how to seek a professional, what style makeup to use, how much time to devote, and how to fix up the target areas of your face.
If you wear makeup on a daily basis, by all means, cake yourself in cosmetics. But if you’re not yet on board the guy-makeup bandwagon (and really, other than Steve Almond, who is?), the uniqueness of your wedding will not come down to whether you wear eye shadow. Plus, does your fiancé want you to look as stunning as she does? Do you want your respective families and friends to gaze from the pews and say, “Look at how their lipsticks match. They were meant to be together!”
Shave. Moisturize if you feel the need. Hell, even use a facial mask in the weeks preceding the big day. You want to look your best. (After all, a likely divorce is still three years away.) But a wedding isn’t a pageant. And if it is, it diminishes the meaning of a wedding. The male makeup marriage trend floats in the same stream as choreographed entrance dances and underwater exchanges of vows. Don’t do it. You’ll feel better about yourself in the morning, and your wife will still be the prettier one in the relationship.