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Here are some do-it-yourself tips that with practice will
ensure flawless beauty for any bride. Please allow 30 minutes for perfection.
Essential makeup supplies:
Loose or pressed powder
Three colors of eye shadow
Lip Sealer (if Available)
Preparing the skin properly BEFORE you apply makeup is key to
achieving the look you want.
Day of Skin Regimen:
- Begin with a lightweight moisturizer on your face and neck.
- Massage a small amount of eye cream at the sides of the eye.
- Use eye drops to remove any tiredness or redness, just one
drop in each eye will do.
Professional Tip: Cucumber slices can reduce puffiness.
Choosing the correct foundation for your skin should be done
prior to your wedding date.
- For normal skin, a liquid foundation applied and blended
with a sponge will give the most even coverage.
- For oily skin, use camouflage where necessary, setting with
loose powder and then powder foundation blended with a brush. If you need more
coverage add additional powder by patting with a dry sponge.
- For combination skin, use a water based foundation, also
blended with a dry sponge. More often than not, camouflage is required to
correct all skin imperfections that seem to arrive just before the big day. With
expert application of a full coverage camouflage product, applied with a nylon
brush, pressed with your finger and layered if necessary, will correct any
Under the eyes try to blend
towards the nose and downward. This technique gives you more coverage, using
less product. If your skin is more broken out than usual and you do not want to
look like you are wearing too much foundation, start with a small amount of
concealer, then liquid foundation, and then a touch more of camouflage - press
with your finger, and when all looks even and the color matches perfectly, set
with a small amount of loose powder on the flat side of the brush or press with
a dry sponge.
Apply leftover liquid
foundation, a touch of concealer or eyelid primer to the eyelids with your
finger. Blend this thin layer until the skin tone on the eyelid is perfectly
even. Use a light cream or peach eye shadow as your base shadow, blending in
long smooth strokes over the entire eyelid. This is the most neutral of colors
and looks great on any color eye. Adjust eyebrows if necessary with any angled
brush and match eye shadow to your natural color of eyebrow. Blend in short
upward strokes to fill in any spaces or accentuate your arch. Use a clean
mascara spool to feather your application and this will give the perfect
eyebrow. Using a small contoured brush, look straight ahead and blend a medium
tone color to your brow bone area. Start under the arch of your brow, blend in a
semi-circle motion, then slightly upward and outward. This will just give the
eye a larger look and define your eye shape.
Professional Tip: Using eye shadow that can be applied wet
for eyeliner will stay much longer than pencil on a hot day.
Using a thin liner brush, wet
with a small amount of water and form a paste-like consistency. Hold your eye at
the side as tight as possible and rest the brush right on the lashes from
outside in, slightly thicker to thin. Then you can apply some dry eye shadow
over. The bottom lash line can have no eyeliner, or just a small amount between
the lashes drawn in short strokes. Never apply solid heavy line on the bottom
If you have straight lashes or ones that grow downwards, use a
lash curler and curl your lashes (by holding them in for ten seconds) then
release by holding the curler closer to the middle than the ends.
Grab your lashes with the length of a waterproof mascara wand
and slide back and forth for lush lashes. For the bottom lashes, just tap at the
root so more attention is drawn upwards. The above instructions will give you a
natural long-lasting eye but you can certainly "glam it up" by looking at some
great fashion photographs and trying to copy the application.
Try not to use a lip liner that
is too dark, and choose a color that blends easily with your lipstick. This will
photograph much better. Lips should look creamy and not be too dark, too bright
or too light. Try a neutral lip color that brings out the color of your eyes.
Combining pinkish and brown colors are very flattering, or peachy pinks for the
Professional Tip: If your lips are naturally small, the
lighter the color the fuller the lips, and if your lips are too large, you could
camouflage the sides with a small amount of concealer and follow the shape just
on the natural line or just inside it with a deeper color ( but not too dark).
Rest your pinkie finger on your chin and draw a v-shape on the
top lip, a straighter line on the middle bottom lip and connect to the inside
corners. Use a lip brush to fill in the lipstick, blot and add more, then use
lip sealer if available. Touch up with gloss later in the evening when the mouth
becomes really dry from smiling and talking.
Begin with a neutral color and
then add some pink or peach based color (depending on what suits you), or just a
brownish tone if you tend to get really flushed. To apply, start at the hairline
by the middle of your ear, blend forward to the front of the cheek, and then
back to the hairline and upwards. Dust with some loose powder, and then apply a
touch more blush to the front of the cheek.
Professional Tip: If your skin needs a little more color,
add a touch of blush to the forehead, and then to the sides and top of your
nose. Use more of a curving stroke to recreate a sun kissed look.
And voila - your face is now ready for
your wedding day. Let the photos begin!
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