Bridal-makeup

Classic Bridal Makeup Ideas

Aside from the dress, deciding on that final makeup look is a difficult choice for all brides. Whether you want something glamourous like Kim Kardashian, traditional like Kate Middleton or a combination of the two, we have paired up with Make Up Store to bring you five key makeup looks for every bride.

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Glossy lips

Big, glossy lips are a must-have since they are so quick and easy to achieve with the power of makeup! Line your lips with a natural liner, defining the curves of your mouth. Use a white liner to create the illusion of depth in the centre of your lips, then lock it in with a lip gloss.

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Natural eyeshadow

For the eyes, go for a natural look which will photograph beautifully and never go out of style. To start off, remember to prime your eyelids (especially if they’re on the oily side), then layer the eyeshadow with a flat-brush. Define the crease with a slightly darker shade, then take a champagne shade to illuminate the inner corner.

Classic Bridal Makeup Ideas

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Shimmery eyeshadow

To make any eye colour pop, use a shimmery shade which is so easy and effortless to apply. You can use it to define your inner corner, apply it directly on the bottom waterline to give the illusion of bigger eyes, or use in-conjunction with a setting spray for a creamy finish.

Classic Bridal Makeup Ideas

Microshadow in Champagne

Matte lips

For perfectly matte lips, a pink shade is flattering for photos and suits all skin tones. Moisturise your lips beforehand to remove any excess skin, then follow-up with a lip liner the same shade as your lips. Once that is complete, apply the lipstick with a lip brush and dab off the excess. To mattify this look for photos, apply a tissue over the lips and seal with a translucent powder.

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July 11, 2015

5 Celebrity Bridal Makeup Looks

We love being inspired by some of our favourite celebrities on a good day, but especially when it comes to weddings. This week we’re focusing on bridal makeup from the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton and a few other celebrities who continue to inspire brides around the world.

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Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a relatively natural look for her wedding day, with the emphasis on her cheeks and brows. Use a pomade for a pronounced brow, or even a pencil to fill in any of those gaps or sparse hairs.

5 Celebrity Bridal Makeup Looks

Ivanka Trump

For more of a sun-kissed look, Ivanka Trump chose to play-up her features with peach and coppery tones. An illuminator will create the illusion of light on the face, especially when applied onto the cheekbones, brow bone, nose and chin.

5 Celebrity Bridal Makeup Looks

Hilary Duff

If you’re planning to wear your hair up or slicked-back, why not try some of Hilary Duff’s makeup for her nuptials to Mike Comrie. Make sure to blend the foundation onto your ears, neck, and chest so there are no white patches in your wedding photos!

5 Celebrity Bridal Makeup Looks

Kim Kardashian

For Kim’s wedding to Kris Humphries, she chose a stunning look with an emphasis on glossy lips and a contoured cheek. Sculpt the face by using a shade slightly darker than your natural skin-tone, then make sure to blend, blend, blend!

5 Celebrity Bridal Makeup Looks

Poppy Delevingne

Older sister Poppy went for a sultry look for her summer wedding in London. For the eyelids, use a light reflecting eyeshadow to emphasise green or blue eyes. You can also lightly dust it over your cheekbones for an instant highlighting shade.

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Images via Complete Wedding, Jennie Fresa, Nicole Deanne, Fashion Kid, Instagram

June 12, 2015

8 Wedding Makeup Mistakes To Avoid

Are you planning to do your own makeup for your wedding? Bridal makeup should look natural and never too heavy – especially for those crucial wedding photos! So, to ensure you achieve a flawless base on your big day, here is a list of common makeup mistakes to avoid:

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1. DO: Prime

Always use a primer to create a flawless base for your makeup. This is crucial if you have dry or oily skin which is hard to manage at the best of times.

2. DON’T: Try something new

Your wedding day isn’t the best time to try a new product which might react badly to your skin. Stick to what you know and use products which will complement your skin type and texture.

3. DO: Book a trial

If you’re getting your makeup done by a professional, book in a trial a few weeks before your wedding. This is crucial since the makeup artist will try a few different looks on your skin, and also so you can determine which one is best for your wedding day.

4. DON’T: Contour

Self-contouring is never really a great option, especially if you don’t have the correct tools or techniques. If you are going to contour, use a light hand and carefully accentuate the cheekbones with a slightly dark, matte bronzer. Leave the concealing and highlighting to the professionals for this one.

5. DO: Wear lipgloss

Lipgloss is typically easier to maintain since it’s so quick and easy to apply – even without a mirror! Matte, shimmery, or even long-lasting lip colours can bleed on the lips and need to be re-applied with care every few hours.

6. DON’T: Wear SPF

Any type of foundation with SPF is going to create a white caste in your wedding photos – this is just a fact of life. To avoid this, use a blotting powder to decrease the shine, or simply take your wedding photos at the beginning of the day.

7. DO: Stay natural

A natural makeup look is a safe option since you know it will suit your skin tone. Anything too dramatic will look rather out of place in your wedding photos and might not match the look of the bridesmaids.

8. DON’T: Fake tan

While it might seem tempting, you should skip the fake tan on your wedding day. Not only can it stain your dress, but it isn’t a good combination for the warmer weather. If you do want a natural glow, use a body shimmer on your decolletage, arms and legs.

Image via Fashion Edits

May 19, 2015

5 Versatile Makeup Looks For Brides

Deciding on that final makeup look for the big day doesn’t need to be difficult, especially if you the type of look you want.

Whether you’re interested in something classic, modern or even glam, we have five main looks below which are sure to suit all brides.

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Glam

A glam makeup look is characterised by a strong contour, pronounced brows, and lots of lashes. This is a fun makeup look especially if you want to play-up your features, and have some fun creating a look which translates to camera. Don’t forget to finish off with a nude lip before heading out the door.

5 Versatile Makeup Looks For Brides

Old Hollywood

Use colour to your advantage with a bright, matte lip for your wedding day. Since the lips are probably the main part of your makeup look, keep everything else muted down. A clean, fresh makeup base is a must-have so don’t forget to use a good primer to avoid an oily t-zone.

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Natural

Although most brides prefer layers of makeup on their wedding day, go for something a little less high-maintenance to show off your natural beauty.

A light, powder foundation is a great option since it still lets your freckles show through in the wedding photos. Finish off the look with a cute pink blush on the cheeks.

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Smokey eye

Who can resist a smokey eye at the best of times? This classic look was worn by Kim Kardashian on her wedding day, and is a classic look for brides.

Since the eye makeup can be quite heavy, keep everything else toned down and make sure to use liquid products. They melt seamlessly into the skin, and can be easily touched-up for photos.

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Metallics

For a natural look with a twist, why not try metallic eye makeup? It’s ideal for brides with green and blue eye colours, and is so quick and easy to achieve if you’re on a budget.

If you do suffer from oily eyelids, use a primer in conjunction with a cream eyeshadow, and remember to set your makeup with a translucent powder.

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Images via Kissable Complexions, Cosmopolitan, Fashion Style Mag, Mod Wedding, Tumblr

May 11, 2015

Heat-Proof Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Allow your makeup to really last the distance on your wedding day by using trusted products which will keep skin looking fresh all day and night.

Rather than testing a new foundation or blush, book a makeup trial a few weeks ahead of your wedding, to see how the products interact with your skin, and if they last all day.

Below are some trusted products used by makeup artists to create a heat-proof makeup look for the modern bride.

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Primer

Prep your face with a light, translucent primer which will create a smooth base for foundation. Apply onto cleansed skin, on places your skin would release a lot of oil during the day. Wait for it to set completely before applying eye creams, or foundation.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, $69

Blemish concealer

Use a green concealer to cancel out any red undertones in the skin, and balance the colour of hyper pigmentation on the cheeks, chin, and forehead. Dab with your fingers or a flat concealer brush for best results.

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NYX Cosmetics Concealer Jar, $5

Foundation

It is important to use a foundation which is suited to your skin tone (whether that is oily, combination, acne-prone, or dry), and colour-matched to the rest of your body. If you’re planning to fake tan on your wedding day, make sure your foundation matches the colour of your neck!

Choose formulas which melt seamlessly into the skin, and don’t require too much touching up throughout the day.

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Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $42

Under-eye concealer

Once your foundation has set, use a lighter concealer to cover any bags or veins around the eyes. A cream formula is the easiest to use since it melts into the skin, and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all.

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Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $49

Eyeshadow

If your eyelids are on the oily side, use a cream shadow stick which will keep your makeup in place. Apply a base shade all over the lid, and dab some powder over the top (make sure it’s free of SPF since this can make your eyes look shiny, and breakdown the makeup).

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By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow, $56

Mascara

Use a water-resistant mascara which won’t transfer on your lids, and is designed to stay on for hours on end. Apply from root to tip, and wiggle the mascara from side to side for best results.

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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, $34

Blush

A lightweight, liquid blush is the best formula for maintaining your makeup since it is packed with jojoba and essential oils to nourish the skin. Apply a small pea-sized amount on the apples of your cheeks, and blend well with a stippling brush.

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Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher, $30

Image via Lucky Magazine

January 3, 2015

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Choosing special makeup which lasts the distance at your wedding isn’t just a choice, it’s the only option you need! This means you’ll require less touch-up on your big day, and makeup will look better rather than caking on translucent setting powder, or fixing up creases on your eyes and lips.

Before embarking on your makeup journey, test out products on your skin to see how they interact with your natural oils.

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Primer

Don’t forget to apply a primer to freshly cleansed and toned skin. This miracle product acts as a protective barrier between your skin and the foundation, making it stay on for longer and avoid the chances of blocked pores.

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, $49

Foundation

A long-lasting foundation is the most important part of a bridal makeup routine. Choose a colour which is natural, and matches your skin tone in the best possible way. If you’re wearing a fake tan on your wedding, choose a shade which will compliment your new colour, without looking too blotchy or artificial.

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Graftobian HD Foundation Pots, $22.90

Blush

Creating a natural glow on your cheeks is made easy by using a cheek stain. While powder formulas have the tendency to wipe away due to heat and sweat, a stain or stick will blend in with the natural texture of your skin and stay on for hours.

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, $52

Eye primer

A primer for the eyes in just as important as the face. Prep your eyes carefully by using a primer which is lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy on your eyelid. Wait until it has set completely before applying a base coat of eyeshadow.

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $32.90

Eyeshadow

If your eyelids are on the oily side, it’s better to use a cream eyeshadow since it’ll last longer on your eyes. Powdered eyeshadows have the tendency to create a build-up of oil, and crease around the entire eyelid area. To avoid this from occurring, use a powder to set your eyeshadow before leaving for the chapel!

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadow, $48+

Mascara

Keep your eyelashes from creasing (especially if you’re prone to shedding a tear or two), and use a waterproof mascara. Curl your lashes, then apply just a few coats to really frame your eyes. For the best application, run the wand from root to tip.

Long-Lasting Bridal Makeup

Dior ‘Diorshow’ Waterproof Mascara, $52

Image via Style Me Pretty

November 15, 2014

Drew Barrymore’s Wedding Makeup Tips

Confused about what kind of makeup look you should go with for your upcoming nuptials? Drew Barrymore has one fantastic makeup tip: don’t go crazy!

“That day is so surreal and important and long-lasting for people, I think the biggest mistake you can make is to overdo it,” she said at her Flower Beauty spring launch in New York this week.

“Look like yourself on your wedding day — don’t go with crazy spiral curls and some heavy foundation and look back at that picture and be like, ‘Whoa, that doesn’t look like me.’ It should be you but the most enhanced, beautiful natural version of yourself.”

And if you’re thinking of trying out a bold new look, the mom-to-be has a few words of caution. “I appreciate some women who are like, ‘I really want to change my hair color for that day,’ but it’s not the time to play around. If you are thinking of doing something bold like a nail, pick a shade that has powders and grays and neutrals in it so it tones down the ‘cuckoo factor.’ I think wedding days and ‘cuckoo factor’ are not a good combination.”

Wise words! The actress, who married Will Kopelman in 2012, chose a simple look for her wedding day.

“I tried to do a dark lip on my own wedding day, and I just wasn’t feeling it. I went very natural. It took me 10 minutes to do my hair and I wore very little makeup, and I’m glad I did. I’m all for bold, but I just find that’s not the day for it.”

April 7, 2014

How To Do Your Own Wedding Makeup

Your wedding is going to be a day that you remember for the rest of your life. If you’ve been tossing up between doing your own wedding makeup or hiring a makeup artist, trust us – you can DIY your bridal beauty!

Not only will it save you money, but no one knows your face better than you. If you love the idea of classic, natural bridal makeup, just follow our makeup tips and product recommendations to help you do your wedding makeup yourself.

Remember, the idea behind a natural bridal makeup look is “less is more. Think dewy skin, softly defined eyes and rosy lips.

Face
After you have thoroughly washed your face and applied a primer, use a foundation brush to apply tinted moisturiser, erasing any dark circles or blemishes with concealer.

We love: Chanel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer, small enough to carry around in your bridal makeup kit, yet it covers blemishes and other dark spots beautifully.

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Use a large fluffy brush to sweep bronzer over your cheekbones, temples and hairline for a healthy, natural glow. Finish with a pop of natural rose cream blush, which lasts longer than powder blush, on the apples of the cheeks.
We love: Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick, the perfect compact of different bronze shades with just enough micro-shimmer to give you skin a pretty radiance.

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Eyes
Go easy on the eye makeup. In between the tears and tearing up the dance floor, your eyes are going to get quite the workout on your wedding day, and you don’t want raccoon eyes by the time you get to the photo booth.

Brush a soft taupe over the lid, and line the outer edge of the upper and lower lash line in a natural eye liner colour like chocolate or olive. Smudge the liner into the shadow so there are no visible lines. Press a slightly darker shadow into the crease: think sandy gold, or a shimmery mocha. Top with two coats of waterproof mascara on the upper lash line only.
We love: YSL Volume Efft Faux Cils Mascara gives you va-va-voom lashes that look amazing in photos.

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Lips
For your lips, apply a your-lips-but-better lip colour that accentuates your lips, rather than overwhelms it with colour.
We love: MAC Creme d’Nude or Hue Lipsticks, universally-flattering nude lipsticks with just enough sheen to make your lips look full and kissable.

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What are your favourite bridal makeup products? 

February 26, 2014

Makeup Tips: Do Your Own Wedding Makeup

Your wedding is going to be a day that you remember for the rest of your life. If you’ve been tossing up between doing your own wedding makeup or hiring a makeup artist, trust us – you can DIY your bridal beauty!

Not only will it save you money, but no one knows your face better than you. If you love the idea of classic, natural bridal makeup, just follow our makeup tips and product recommendations to help you do your wedding makeup yourself.

Remember, the idea behind a natural bridal makeup look is “less is more. Think dewy skin, softly defined eyes and rosy lips.

Face
After you have thoroughly washed your face and applied a primer, use a foundation brush to apply tinted moisturiser, erasing any dark circles or blemishes with concealer.

We love: Chanel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer, small enough to carry around in your bridal makeup kit, yet it covers blemishes and other dark spots beautifully.

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Use a large fluffy brush to sweep bronzer over your cheekbones, temples and hairline for a healthy, natural glow. Finish with a pop of natural rose cream blush, which lasts longer than powder blush, on the apples of the cheeks.
We love: Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick, the perfect compact of different bronze shades with just enough micro-shimmer to give you skin a pretty radiance.

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Eyes
Go easy on the eye makeup. In between the tears and tearing up the dance floor, your eyes are going to get quite the workout on your wedding day, and you don’t want raccoon eyes by the time you get to the photo booth.

Brush a soft taupe over the lid, and line the outer edge of the upper and lower lash line in a natural eye liner colour like chocolate or olive. Smudge the liner into the shadow so there are no visible lines. Press a slightly darker shadow into the crease: think sandy gold, or a shimmery mocha. Top with two coats of waterproof mascara on the upper lash line only.
We love: YSL Volume Efft Faux Cils Mascara gives you va-va-voom lashes that look amazing in photos.

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Lips
For your lips, apply a your-lips-but-better lip colour that accentuates your lips, rather than overwhelms it with colour.
We love: MAC Creme d’Nude or Hue Lipsticks, universally-flattering nude lipsticks with just enough sheen to make your lips look full and kissable.

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What are your favourite bridal makeup products? 

February 21, 2014

Makeup Tips: Pretty Bridal Makeup

Yes, you can do your own bridal makeup! Bobbi Brown shares her favourite products and tips for looking beautiful and radiant all day and for the all-important wedding photos.

Face
Wedding jitters keeping you up at night? We love Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit and Corrector to erase dark under-eye circles and help you look well-rested and bright-eyed on your big day.

After concealing, even out skin tone with Bobbi’s Foundation Stick. Bobbi’s best foundation tip? Flash photography emphasises pink tones, so use a yellow-toned foundation to balance it out.

Avoid looking shiny by setting concealer and foundation with Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. Not only does it extend the wear of your makeup, it ensures that skin looks polished in pictures.

Every bride looks extra radiant with a little bronzing powder, and Bobbi’s is one of our favourites. It’s a universally-flattering shade with zero orange. If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a light dusting of Bronzing Powder.

Cheeks
To truly be that blushing bride, Bobbi suggests using two shades of blush. First, a neutral shade, with a brighter “pop” shade applied just on the apples of the cheeks.
Get the look: Desert Pink (neutral shade) and Pale Pink (“pop” shade) Blush look great on most complexions.

Lips
You’ll be kissing a lot on your wedding day. Make lipstick and lip gloss last longer by lining and filling in lips with before applying colour.
Get the look: Pink Mauve Lip Liner.

Neutral and pale lip colours might look good day-to-day, but they look washed out in photographs, so choose brighter shades of pink, rose and plum to brighten up your face.
Get the look: Rich Lip Color SPF in Bikini Pink

Finish with a complimentary gloss to catch the light, and don’t forget to take it with you for touch-ups.
Get the look: Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Eyes
Cream eye shadow is brilliant for long wear, and we’re obsessed with Bobbi Brown’s award-winning Long-Wear Cream Shadow. It stays colour-true and crease-free all day.
Get the look: Sand Dollar Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Don’t let raccoon eyes ruin your photos. Whether you want a classic eye liner or a sexy cat eye flick, Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is your friend.
Get the look: Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

After applying all your eye makeup, finish with a light highlighter shade on the browbone to make eyes sparkle.
Get the look: Bone Eye Shadow

Don’t go overboard with mascara – 2-3 coats are all you need. Just make sure it’s waterproof and budge-proof.
Get the look: Black No Smudge Mascara

What’s your favourite bridal makeup look?

 

October 14, 2013

Q&A With Bridal Designer Henry Roth

We’re thrilled to chat with bridal designer Henry Roth about the latest bridal trends, flattering wedding gown styles for every body shape, and his secret bridal beauty tip to leave you radiant on your big day!

What are the biggest trends in bridal gowns for spring/summer brides?

The main trend for the Henry Roth collection is the return of the regal princess.  You are going to see ball gowns that are embroidered (Edwina) that really reflect old school in a new romantic way.  Also lace cut in contemporary shapes is really exciting so it’s not looking nanna, it’s much more about grand entrance statements that are fresh and contemporary with a nod to old school style (please see Endya, Ina/Diana).  For Michelle Roth Couture you will find striking simplicity (Odelia, Opal) with super clean lines uncluttered, unadorned and very nostalgic in the true sense of 40s glamour.

What about bridal accessories, like belts, veils and jewellery?

Interestingly enough veils are trending longer to floor length especially when it comes to accessorising sheaths or A line dresses (Kelsey).  Otherwise as far as accessories are concerned significant earrings make a striking statement (Abigail) really keeping the neckline clean for the additional drama of contrast.  Brides are continuing to have a love affair not just with their future husbands but also with beaded belts seen here with Deidre.

What are your best tips for finding the perfect gown for your shape?

My favourite topic:  Shapes 101.  I highly recommend using a specialist bridal retailer to find the right style for your shape.   You can’t beat personalised service, that’s what takes the pain of leaving stress and strain, issues and tissues out of the equation.

My tips for specific shapes are: Pear shapes should choose a style which accentuates the waist and softens the hip area, our classic Harley style is ideal.  V and sweetheart necklines (Kalea) are friends to big busted brides.  Petite brides should look for gowns like Helena that are fitted to the bodice with princess seams to elongate the body.

What is your favourite bridal makeup? Any must-have products?

I’m a big fan of old-school simply because you can’t beat the look and the effect.  To that end whatever you’re doing with the rest of your makeup I highly recommend not using a liquid liner but a chalk or pencil liner because that truly creates Hollywood glamour. Before your wedding day, consider what you eat, I’m not saying for weight purposes but because of your skin.

Make sure you have lots of hydration, protein in the form of almonds and I must admit if you can try and remember Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil which is not greasy and moisturises and balances your skin and is a bride’s best friend.

Another one of my secret tips is trying a natural yogurt face mask.  Go to your local supermarket and choose your favourite brand of natural yogurt with active cultures.  Apply a thin layer to your face using your hands, stay in a non humid room and don’t talk or laugh until it dries then use your hands and stand over a sink and rub the dried yogurt off your skin to exfoliate.  This is a great beauty tip and I am happy to hear from anyone and tells me what they think.

What are your favourite bridal hairstyles for spring/summer?

Overall the trend is not just about the gown but the overall styling which makes the final impact amplified.  What is trending is tousled hair, whether it’s an updo or a tousled chignon make sure it is not tight or over-coiffed, make sure it has a tousled wave through it.  You can use hair extensions not necessarily to lengthen but to volumise.

My own personal tip is to make sure you are doing hair trials ahead of time and that you have photos taken at this time so that you can see what other people will be seeing on your wedding day.

Catch Henry Roth in person this Saturday, 17 August at the Vision in White Parramatta Designer Day, 40 Macquarie St Parramatta.

August 15, 2013

Your Guide To Classic Makeup Styles

Makeup styles might change, but some looks will always be universally popular. We break down classic makeup styles for ever occasion, from evening makeup to bridal makeup.

The natural look
This makeup style is perfect for women who just want to cover a few blemishes and lightly enhance their natural features. Natural is always beautiful, so why transform the way you look? Simple enhancements for that ‘just you but better’ look include a dab of concealer under the eyes, clear lip gloss, a sweep of rosy blush, or one coat of mascara.

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Evening makeup
If you’re going out to a bar, club or dinner you’ll likely want to glam yourself up a bit more than you do in the day time. Take the challenge and try a bold and sexy makeup style for nighttime. We love a smokey eye with cherry or deep red lipstick like on Milla Jovovich, or softer eyes paired with a  vibrant coral lipstick.

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Bridal makeup
Bridal makeup is often soft and natural to compliment the beauty and sophistication of a bridal gown. Popular bridal looks include soft eye makeup, nude lips and a pop of cheek colour, which looks good on everybody, or a soft smokey eyes with a light rose lipstick. If you’re considering a less traditional look, try a bold lip – it looks amazing in photos!

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Anti ageing makeup
You can actually use makeup as an anti ageing tool. There are lots of makeup products on the markets that contain anti ageing ingredients that not only enhance your features but reduce the appearance of wrinkles and create a more balanced skin tone. Look for products like BB and CC creams that hide imperfections, ad radiance and bring out your natural beauty. Our favourite anti ageing beauty tip? Use a lip gloss over your lipstick (or alone) to make your lips like fuller and soften the fine lines around your mouth. And remember less is more with mature skin, so apply makeup with a lighter hand.

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Celebrity makeup
Celebrities are always on the cutting edge of makeup styles, and the red carpet is a great source of inspiration for new makeup looks. Look to celebrities with similar skin tones, hair or face shapes.

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Glowing, tanned skin
Tanned skin looks good on most people, giving you a natural radiance, but you can always fake an afternoon in the sun by using a tinted moisturiser, bronzer or fake tan products. Finish with a hint of luminiser to get your glow on.

July 19, 2013