Showing posts with label Wedding Makeup Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wedding Makeup Tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How to Make Your Wedding Makeup Last

Wedding Makeup Last

How to Make Your Wedding Makeup Last
This is so incredibly important, especially if you want to showcase your beautiful face all day long as the glowing bride to be, which I know you all do! When it comes down to your wedding day, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so it is worth it to book a high quality and professional makeup artist that will travel to your location. If you don't have that luxury, and you are having a do-it-yourself wedding makeup application, there are a few simple tricks that you can do to make sure that your wedding makeup will last all day long.

Start with a primer to make sure that your foundation will completely adhere to your skin for a longer period of time. A primer also works well to even out your pores, and make your skin look flawless, as it should be on your wedding day.

From that point, use a color correcting concealer to neutralize your under eye circles and any blemishes that you may have. This is a heavier concealer that will work well to give you a matte finish and eliminate any dark colors that may show up in your wedding photography later on.

After that, apply your foundation, and I recommend using a mineral makeup powdered foundation because it will last longer. It also has the benefit of allowing you to buff on a single coat to see how heavy the application is so that you don't overdo it and have your make up look cakey and mask-like. Be sure to start out lightly with your foundation and powder application because if you do apply too much, then you may sweat or overproduce oil so that your makeup will run. I also do recommend using a mineral makeup blush pigment because this does work to last longer without smudging.

To make your lip color last all day long, you will need to start by applying with a complementary lip pencil. This is something that should look natural and not stand out, and it works to keep your lip color from bleeding. You can then use a lip brush to apply your lip color, and cover it with a nude gloss. The best thing to do is to give your maid of honor a nude lip color to carry with her all day long for quick and natural touch ups. Often times, if you use the color stay lipsticks, they definitely won't come off, but they will start to look cracked and dry by the end of the day. It is worth it to reapply with a nice, light lip color that is flattering to your makeup application.
Also, make sure that you apply a primer to your eye area to keep your eye makeup in place and looking fresh all day or night long. It will help your look to consider false eyelashes, in either lash buds or a half lashes, because they work to make your eyes stand out easily and beautifully.

With these simple tips, you will be on the way to a flawless wedding makeup application that will last throughout your ceremony and as you begin your honeymoon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How To Do Your Wedding Makeup

How To Do Your Wedding Makeup

It's traditional for brides to look for makeup artists to do their makeup; however, if you don't have money to hire an artist or you are uncomfortable when your makeup is done by someone else, you don't have to worry. This is because you can apply makeup by yourself.
To effectively do this you need to follow the following steps:

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Step 1: Prepare the skin
Here you need to use an eye cream and face primer. The eye cream helps you to easily apply the under eye concealer while the primer helps you to improve you skin's texture for foundation application.

Step 2: Do your eyes
Before anything, you need to prepare your lids using a lid primer. Here you should apply a tight line color at the root of the lashes using an eyeliner sealer and stiff brush. For ideal results, you should ensure that the eye shadow that you use is pigment rich. To catch any falling eye shadow, you should use small amounts of powder.

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Step 3: Do your cheeks
Here you need to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and then blend upward along your cheekbones. For ideal results, you should apply bronzer to the high plains of your face such as the jaw line and under the cheekbones. To give your cheekbones a chisel look you should apply light colored powder under the bronzer and blend.

Step 4: Do your lips
For a perfect look you need to do your lips. For a natural look, you should apply lip stain then finish with gloss. To mute the color of the stain as desired, you should add light color gloss. You should be cautious and avoid adding too much light color gloss.

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Step 5: Do the lashes
If you don't have long eye lashes, you should consider applying false lashes. The good side with false lashes is that they aid in popping your eyes which is great for pictures. For a natural look, you should go for individual lashes.

Here you should apply the individual lashes to the lash line alternating sizes then complete the look by applying a thin black liner on top in order to hide the roots of lashes.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Practical Wedding Makeup Tips

Wedding makeup is not as easy as it looks like. This is actually one of the most difficult, not to mention demanding makeup, a makeup artist will ever encounter. Learn how to create a perfect and beautiful bridal makeup with these helpful makeup tips.

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Photogenic Wedding Makeup
A wedding will not be complete without pictures. Expect tons of pictures to be taken so make sure that the bride's and groom's makeup is not only flawless but photogenic as well. To make the bride's lips more obvious in pictures, top her lipstick with a gloss. Sparkly makeup looks beautiful in person but avoid using too much glittery powders as they will show up as ugly white specks in photographs. Remember, sparkly makeup is also a no-no makeup for mature women. It will just end up emphasizing their wrinkles. Don't forget to apply the blush --- a hint of color on the cheeks always looks good in pictures.

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Long-Lasting Wedding Makeup
Wedding celebrations may last all day long so make sure that the makeup will not disappear or fade before the wedding celebration ends. Applying a makeup primer is a must if you want to achieve a long-lasting makeup. Makeup primers are known to absorb oil --- allowing the makeup to look fresh all day long. Setting the foundation with a finishing powder helps the makeup stay on all day. Loose powders with oil-absorbing minerals work best in setting the makeup. To make the lipstick last longer, apply a thin layer of powder on the lips first before applying the lipstick. Blot gently the first layer of lipstick then apply the second layer of lipstick. Do this until the desired shade of lipstick is achieved.

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Waterproof Wedding Makeup
Sweat and tears are always anticipated on weddings. A tearful bride is not an unusual sight during wedding ceremonies so make sure that the makeup you'll be using on the bride is waterproof like waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Make sure that your eyeliner is smudge proof too. We don't want the bride to have some hideous raccoon eyes on her very special day.
As long as you arm yourself with the right wedding makeup tips, achieving that perfect wedding makeup will be as easy as pie.


Friday, July 18, 2014

The Best Wedding Makeup Tips

Some women possess natural beauty while others are less fortunate. However, a great difference can be made during the wedding day. Brides should look their best whether they have dark skin or fair skin, fat or thin, and tall or short. The wrong makeup can make you look too mature but with the best wedding makeup tips, you are sure to look your best on your big event.

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On this special day, you have to look like a super model. Your make up should stay on the whole day and since photos are taken from different angles, you should look natural and beautiful. Brides and grooms usually spend a lot of time in choosing the wedding ring, flowers, hairstyle, and dresses but makeup is often overlooked. It would be best to hire a makeup artist instead of doing it yourself. Schedule for an appointment and the before the big event, applying the complete makeup can be tested out.

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Remember that the makeup should go well with your wedding dress. On the consultation, you have to bring pictures of the makeup colors that you want and a copy of your wedding dress. You can also ask the artist about the appropriate colors that will suit your style and skin tone. Oftentimes, the experts know what' best but if you're not comfortable with the colors, tell the artist so that it can be adjusted or changed. Arrange for the makeup rehearsal so that the right looks can be achieved.

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Some women prefer the use of makeup with minerals and since you're going to have the makeup all day long, it pays to use the ones with safer ingredients. Learn from the experience of other brides who looked like ghosts during their wedding. Adequate preparation should be observed and with the use of the wedding makeup tips, you will surely look your best.

Hiring a professional is the best option but this may entail additional cost on your part. Still, if you want to look flawless all day long and you want your groom to fall in love with you even more, get a makeup artist and follow the wedding makeup tips.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wedding Day Makeup Tips and Advice

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. You want to look and feel the beautiful, radiant bride with your makeup enhancing your natural beauty. Your every blush, smile and kiss will be recorded on film so your bridal makeup needs to be picture perfect and look flawless all through your big day. This guide to wedding makeup will take the stress out planning your wedding makeup.
Wedding makeup advice: Prepare your skin for your wedding day

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Unfortunately many women wait until they are only a few months away from their wedding day before they even begin to give any thought to skin care. Start early and take care of your skin now. You will need to work out your skin type to help you establish a proper skin care regime. This, combined with good eating habits, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and regular exercise will ensure that your skin will be radiant on your big day.

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Wedding makeup tip: Beware facials !
Unless you have facials on a regular basis DO NOT get one the week before your wedding day. Facials can pull impurities to the surface, and you do not want to break out the week of your wedding. To also help avoid blotches and blemishes do not make any major changes in your skin care routine during the few weeks before your wedding. The weeks before your wedding is not the time to experiment with your skin care. If you regularly get facials have your last regular facial a good week before the wedding.

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Wedding makeup tip: Pimples and acne.
If you do have a breakout, do not pick. Do not do anything that can irritate or redden or enlarge the problem. Use pure Aloe Vera to treat any bumps or breakouts. It is a wonderful healer.

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Wedding makeup tip: Keep away from too much sun.
Don't get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.

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Wedding makeup advice: Use a professional makeup artist or do it yourself ?
If you are confident in applying your own makeup there is no reason you can't do your own wedding makeup. If you are not so confident with your makeup abilities your wedding makeup is not the time to experiment - you want to look your absolute best on the day and your wedding photos will be your lifetime mementos of your special day. If you are unsure of your makeup abilities, or just want the peace of mind of not having to worry about your makeup, use a professional.

Either way read on - I'm sure you will find the following tips and advice useful.
Wedding makeup advice: Things to consider when planning your wedding makeup.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bridal Makeup Tips - Finding Perfect Wedding Lipstick and Big, Beautiful Eyes

Step One: Proper Bridal Lipstick Application

Applying lipstick can be far from easy, especially when redder shades are involved, running the risk of "bleeding". To avoid this, it is important to line the outer area of the puckers, then colour the lips completely with the liner color before properly applying any lipstick. This provide a handy guideline, helping you keep the lipstick within the proper boundaries. The liner-coloured layer underneath will also help your lips retain colour for much longer, even as the outer lipstick begins to wear off.

A strong red shade can be a great way to distract attention away from eyes, which could be a particularly good idea if you've had a sleepless night before the big day!

To make your lips seem more full, simply add a little gloss to their centre. It's as simple as that. You now have lips that will look gorgeous all throughout your wedding day!

Step Two: The Best Make Up for Bigger, More Beautiful Eyes

Now it's time to balance out your new-look lips with some amazing bridal eyes. The good news: there is no eye shape or type that isn't brilliantly suited to the smokey eye look!

It's well worth investing in lighter colours: brighter, shimmering eyeshadow shades, plus some white eyeliner. This will attract more light and attention, making them seem larger and more awake.

While it may be tempting to choose a waterproof brand (especially if it's an outdoor wedding with uncertain weather). This could, however, do more harm than good. Waterproof eye make up will not stick to the inner eyelid, meaning the effect will diminish over the course of the day. (Just make sure you arm a bridesmaid with an umbrella to protect you from mother nature if necessary!)

Be sure to use an even lighter colour underneath your eye and on the inside third to make your eyes even "larger".

For the opposite effect, black eye liner will make your eyes appear darker and smaller. You may prefer this "smokey effect". Indeed, you may find going dark suits you better. Allow yourself plenty of time to experiment and ask for a variety of feedback in the weeks and months beforehand.

Miscellaneous Tips

  • If you would rather people notice your eyes than your lips, wear a paler lipstick shade.
  • If you have dark blue circles under your eyes, this can be covered up using a concealer. Try a yellow-based shade, or mauve if the skin is more pale brown.
  • To make your eyes appear more open, line the inner eye with a creamy white pencil.
  • To give your eyes a seductive cat-like look, line them with black.
  • If you're wearing black, it's hard to go wrong with deep violet smokey eye tones.
  • Metallic tones are great to add a little more colour. Just add a little bit of gold, blue or bright lavender to the inner corner of each eyelid.
  • Smokey eyes don't have to be dark. Bronzed, jewelled or even green colours can have the same (or even better) effect.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Your Wedding Make Up

Always have a Make up and hair trial before the wedding day.

Your wedding day is the day to look and feel, beautiful and radiant, remembering that all eyes are always on the bride. You will want to feel like a princess however you do not want to look overdone the idea is to feel and look natural.

Reasons to hire a professional make up artist may include that they have the skill to contour lines that will accentuate your features and the ability to have your face done without it melting or disappearing an hour into the wedding.

If you are doing your own make up ensure that you wear a matte and not a shiny foundation and make sure it is well blended. Blending is essential remember you are aiming for a smooth, unblemished finish, without shine. Use a concealer on spots and blemishes if necessary. Do not use blues and greens and pink and frosty colours this may make you appear tired. Do not use an eyeshadow the same colour as your eyes, the idea is to enhance your natural eye colour.

Stay away from using new products, you need to look natural therefore this is not the time to become inventive. Have your eyebrows tweezed or waxed and do not try any facial treatments at least 10 days before the wedding. The arch of your brow should line up with the outer circle of your eye colour. When defining your eyebrows use a pencil slightly darker than your natural colour.

Keep compact powder accessible for late and last photographic shots, you may need to touch up. Keep your lipstick handy, a trick is to put on one coat, take a sheet of a double ply tissue and place it over your lips and press your lips together over the tissue firmly. Thereby pressing the first coat of lipstick into the lines of your lips. Then place your second coat over the top. This assists with longer lasting lips.


The right light is essential and it must be as close as possible to the light you will be seen in. This means making up your face in natural light for daytime and an electric light for night time. Make sure that the light is not falling on your face in shadows

Conceal dark circles under the eyes and other darker patches on the face with a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone.

To take the colour out of a pimple use a concealer that is the same shade as your natural skin colour and dab it on to the spot.

To narrow a nose that is too broad at the bridge or base, draw two triangles of foundation about three shades deeper than your natural skin colour on either side of the wide area, blend into surrounding make up.
To straighten a nose that is slightly crooked, apply a darker foundation along the crooked side and a lighter one on the other side.


To find your starting point look straight at your self in the mirror and place blusher directly below each eyeball.

Make sure your blusher of choice blends well with your foundation colour
Remember it is easier to add than subtract colour start with just the lightest touch and build up until you get the depth you want.

For evenings intensify to one or two shades brighter with both Blusher and lip colour.
Your blushers and lip colours should compliment each other.


Before starting your eyes make sure your foundation is smooth, that you have camouflaged all dark rings and that there is no loose powder.

First Line the lids top and bottom, outside of the lashes use neutral and/ or smoky colours, the most natural are charcoal, brown and grey. Stop the line short of the inner corners of the eye to avoid a narrowing effect. If eyes are close set then keep to the outer halves of the lids only. Emphasise the natural contour of the eye at the crease with the same pencil.

Choose a tone of Eye Shadow that will blend well with your eye pencil blend down into the line and up into the crease. Build colour to intensify the effect, continue the colour out to the sides of the eyes.
Apply mascara in several thin coats to the underneath as well as the topside of your eyelashes. Brush to remove any excess, separating the lashes as you do.

Widen eyes set too close:
Shade a dark triangle across the outer corners of the upper eyelid.
Minimise the space between the eyes if they are wide set by blending a shadow across the inner halves of the upper lid and up towards the brow bone. Slant the shadow on the outer corners of the lower lid.

To make small eyes appear larger line the inside of the lids with a soft white pencil. Use a smoky grey or brown pencil underneath the lower lashes and finish off with Black mascara.

By lining the outer halves of upper and lower lids with a darkish pencil, widening the line as you go and then applying a lighter shadow over the pencil and smudging out you will create the appearance of bringing deep-set eyes forward.


Lip pencil, Lip colour and lip-gloss will add the finishing touches.
Outline lips with a soft lip pencil; now fill in the mouth with your chosen lip shade.
Finish with a transparent gloss.

To make your upper or lower lips less full, line just inside your natural lip line with a line as close to your natural colour as possible, then fill in.

To make your whole mouth less prominent use two lipstick shades. Fill in the centre section of both lips with the darker tone of your chosen lip colour, apply the lighter one to either side and blend inwards.
To make your lips appear Full use a white pencil and draw a line just outside your natural lip line, then go over this line with lipstick and fill in the lips.

Looking gorgeous you will be confident and ready to go on time!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Makeup Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day

Makeup Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day

Walking down the aisle wearing your dazzling wedding dress and an impeccable radiant glow on your face, your wedding day is truly the most cherished moment of your life. Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding where every single thing, right from her dress, her accessories to her makeup is just flawless. However, amongst all other things, your bridal make up is the most important thing as you will be constantly recorded and photographed during your wedding. As a result, it gets essential that you look just flawless with your perfect make up for the big day. Here is a list of few important make up tips that you should closely follow for the perfect bridal look.

Makeup Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day

Revive your natural skin
It's very important to understand that make up only helps you highlight your looks better, while your real beauty comes from your naturally beautiful skin and features. Hence, it is extremely important that you start taking good care of your skin much before your wedding day. Good eating habits, drinking water, exercising, etc. all help in giving your skin a special glow from within.

One particular myth that most women follow is that facials before your wedding day give your skin a radiant look. Well, as per the facts, simply avoid having facials before your marriage day as they pull out the impurities of your skin on the surface which may cause certain blemishes or even break outs. Have a good facial about a week before your wedding day.

Makeup Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day

Makeup for day or night wedding
Don't try and experiment new things on your wedding day. In order to have the perfect look, hire a good reliable professional makeup artist who has previously helped you with your makeup on several occasions. Also, be very specific about your look depending on the time of the wedding. For night weddings, you should prefer a subtle, sophisticated make up while, for a day wedding, you can select a very natural makeup that finely highlights your looks.

Outdoor or indoor wedding
Lighting is another factor on which your make up usually depends. If you have an outdoor wedding with heavy lights, make sure that you make up is soft and natural as compared to an indoor wedding.

Makeup Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day

Color of your wedding dress
Another essential factor that you should surely consider while applying your wedding make up is the color contrast of your wedding dress. Your make up should compliment your wedding dress, highlighting its designs and colors. Select foundations, concealers, compact powders, etc. that merges with your skin color and type. However, it is your eyes and lips that will speak up for you on your wedding day, and so give considerable time for the proper make up of your eyes and lips.

So, have a great wedding day and look simply stunning with these simple but important makeup tips.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Glamorous Wedding Makeup

Your wedding is an opportunity to really shine. It is your chance to wear a gorgeous wedding gown and custom bridal jewelry. Even if your everyday style is fairly low-key, it can be a lot of fun to get really done up for your wedding. These are some tips on how to achieve glamorous wedding makeup that will make you feel flat out gorgeous.

Glamorous makeup begins with the perfect canvas. You want to achieve a flawless face before applying the color cosmetics. A glamor girl look is not intended to be very natural or understated, and the foundation used is typically a bit more full coverage with a slightly matte finish. Begin with a foundation primer to smooth out the surface of your skin, which gives a flawless look and helps makeup to last all day. Then use a foundation based on your skin type, such as a moisturizing formula for dry skin or an oil-free foundation for oily skin. Professional makeup artists often like to apply foundation using a wedge sponge or a brush, so you may wish to practice doing it that way if you plan to do your own wedding makeup at home. Dust on loose powder or used pressed powder to set the foundation.

Then it is on to the color. Since eyes and lips tend to make a statement in the glamorous look, keep cheek color light and subtle. Cream blush tends to have better staying power than powder; choose a sheer shade in a soft pink that matches the color of your natural flush. Dramatic eyes are always a part of glamorous makeup, although for the bride the smoky eye should be applied more delicately than you might for another occasion. You don't want to end up with "raccoon eyes" in the wedding photos, after all.

A good way to create a softer smoky eye is to use colors like plum or espresso rather than pure black or gray. Three shades of eyeshadow are used: a medium tone on the eyelid, a deep color in the crease, and a light highlighting color along the brow bone under the eyebrows. Opt for satin or matte formulas for the deeper two colors; a shimmery eyeshadow would be okay for the highlight color.

After the eyeshadow is done, it is time to finish off the dramatic eyes part of the glam bride beauty routine. Use a dark eyeliner along the lashline. If you want to go for maximum impact, choose a liquid liner or use a smudgy pencil for a more blended effect. Brides whose eyes are on the small side may find that it is best to use eyeliner only along the outer edges of the lashline; sometimes applying liner all the way in towards the corners can make the eyes appear more closed. Several coats of waterproof mascara will finish off your gorgeous eyes. For even more drama, apply false eyelashes; use the individual clusters rather than the full strips which can be too obviously fake.

The last step in achieving an ultra glamorous bridal look is lipstick. Classic red is the obvious choice, although for a summer wedding, you could opt for more of a medium coral shade. If you have color like pink or purple in your custom bridal jewelry, you could pull that shade into your lipstick hue (without matching it exactly, of course). Prep your lips before applying lipstick by sloughing off any dry skin, then apply a lip liner in the exact color of your lipstick. The key to lip liner is lining the entire lip, not just making a line around the outside border. This will help your lipstick to last, and you will avoid the ring around the lip look people sometimes get with lip liner. Apply a moisturizing lipstick, blot, and you will be ready to dazzle your groom!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Perfect Summer Wedding Makeup

Perfect Summer Wedding Makeup Ideas

In the weeks leading up to your big day it is essential to get good nights sleep, even though your mind is whirring with planning and excitement.

Drink your quota of water each day as this will help to ensure you have radiance and sparkling complexion as it will flush all the toxins from your body and skin.

Perfect Summer Wedding Makeup

Your usual skincare routine topped up with weekly face masks and if you can a facial (no closer to the wedding than 10/14 days, as occasionally this can cause a breakout of spots) will all help with that summer glow you would like to achieve. In the week before the wedding a trip to the beautician is a great time for eyebrow shaping and tinting if required.

If you are having your bridal makeup professionally applied it is a good idea to have a trial makeup appointment at least 4 weeks before the wedding. Here you can chat with your makeup artist to explain the look you are hoping to achieve

Perfect Summer Wedding Makeup

Consider - Do you normally wear a lot of heavy foundation? Do you like full coverage? Do you prefer a lighter more natural appearance? Do you like the colour of your foundation to give you a more tanned appearance or to be very close to your own colouring? It is important that the makeup artist uses a foundation that is compatible with the flash photography as your wedding photographer will no doubt be taking lots of flash enhanced photographs on the day. No bride wants to look at shinny images of her, ask the makeup artists to take photographs of you once the look is complete as then you can be sure it is the look for you. Eyes- Do you wear a lot of eyeliner? Are you normally in false lashes? Do you like a defined eye makeup or something more natural? Discuss with your makeup artist what you would like to achieve and the type of makeup you normally wear as you will not feel comfortable on the day if you opt for a look that is totally unnatural for yourself. It is a good idea to show your makeup artist pictures of yourself with makeup looks that you like.

Perfect Summer Wedding Makeup

Lips Cheeks and the other bits, the general rule of thumb is if you are going for lots of "its all about the eyes" eye makeup you would want to consider a lighter more natural lip colouring.

I would recommend you ask your makeup artist to apply contouring to your face as this effect really gives you the celebrity WOW factor.

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