Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bridal Make up Dos and Don'ts

A wedding is a lifelong memory affair, and the bride is the star of the occasion. Every detail of her should be well-organized, from her wedding gown to her make ups. To achieve a look that receive many compliments, you need to remember the followings.

-Stick to a classic look. Avoid trends, as they will very soon look dated in pictures.
-Use a bronzing powder to warm your skin tone.
-Use a natural bristle brush, lightly apply color to the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit: forehead, cheeks and the bridge of the nose. If needed, apply a light dusting on your neck and chest for even all-over color.
-Give your foundation staying powder by using a gel foundation primer before you apply your makeup. Add a light dusting of loose powder to prevent any unwanted shine.
-Select more golden-toned bases and concealers - these translate better for photography whether on video or in pictures.
-Use more natural, lighter and "cleaner" colors. These flattering shades will not look washed out and the contrast will not be too great with your dress. Your natural radiance should be on display, not bright color. These more muted tones work best, not only for you, but for the wedding party as well.

-Do waxing or facials right before the wedding. The bride should give her face five days off before the big event!
-Encourage any 'make-up surprises' on your special day. Schedule a make-up consultation for yourself at least four weeks before the wedding for a trial run.
-Bring in a photo of your dress to the "trial" make-up. The makeup artist should take cues from your it understated and sophisticated, classic in the "Cinderella" tradition, or chic and sensuous?
-Over-correct or over-camouflage under eye circles. If the concealer is too light, it's the only thing you will see in the photos.
-Use a traditional talc-based powder foundation. After touch-ups, it can oxidize and darken on the face, which can result in a "dirty" look as the day goes on.

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