Senin, 31 Agustus 2009

Bridal Make-up

Are you someone that doesn’t usually bother with make-up and frightened of needing bridal make-up? Are you a bit of a tomboy who prefers the natural look of a quick wash, maybe some moisturiser and off to work in the mornings? And now you’re getting married and as the big day draws closer you realise that with the dress, the veil, the bouquet and all eyes on you, makeup is going to be an essential part of the look! Does this thought fill you with dread as you imagine turning up at the venue looking like Gwen Stefani, caked in make-up and unrecognisable to your poor groom!

Fear not, dear bride, make-up does not need to be this scary! Yes, for the sake of the photos and the overall look, makeup will be necessary but it can be applied very naturally, to enhance your best features, without feeling or looking heavy.

You will want your skin to glow on the day so some preparation will be required beforehand. Some months before the wedding, get into the habit of cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day. A monthly facial several months before will help to ensure that the skin looks fresh, clear and exfoliated. Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and soft rather than dry, rough and flaky.

On the day, prepare your skin with a primer. This might seem like a lot of fuss and bother but really isn’t difficult and will make sure that your complexion is evened out and that your foundation lasts longer. Apply a natural looking foundation lightly with a sponge. You will usually find that the centre of the face needs more attention. Next, use a translucent loose powder to set the foundation. This will stop you becoming hot and shiny looking as the sun comes out and the champagne flows!

Make sure you use an eye base underneath your eye shadow. Again, this might seem like yet another step but will ensure your eye shadow doesn’t need constant topping up but lasts all day. Use soft, natural colours on the eyes and maybe just a hint of colour with a liner to bring the eyes out and make them sparkle. Water proof mascara is a must as even the 'hardest' bride can get caught off guard at some point on her wedding day.

For your blusher use a shade that is subtle and looks as if you have just done some very gentle exercise. You will want to look healthy and glowing but not overdone.

Finally, for your lips apply a lip base to hold the lipstick in place. Next, outline the lips with a lip pencil and gently colour-in the entire lip. Apply a very natural shade of lipstick with a lip brush. Blot this coat and apply another, or a layer of clear gloss.

By now, you might have spent more time in the mirror than ever before but the results will be worth it. Although it may look like a lot of steps, a natural and blended look will be achieved.

To find out more about bridal make-up contact your local image consultant.

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