Wedding-makeup

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

Hair and Makeup Mistakes To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Memories may not last forever, but photographs certainly do – so it’s good to make the best impression possible by testing your hair and makeup before the big day. Follow our special style advice to avoid these common hair and makeup mistakes.

Makeup

1. Trial your makeup

If you don’t plan on doing your own makeup – it is crucial to book a trial run. This will determine how the products sit on your face, and which colours work with your skin type. Your makeup artist will be your saviour on your big day, so let them know the look that you want to achieve and if it’s actually possible!

2. Stay true to yourself

Don’t go all-out and recreate the exact same look that you saw on somebody else. Keep true to your own personal style and create something which you’ll be happy to look back on in 20 years time.

3. To tan, or not to tan?

That is the big question! Most women choose not to fake tan their face along with their body. Choose a colour which will complement your skin tone (and your makeup). It is best to arrive at your makeup trial with the fake tan already on the rest of your body -this will make it easy for the makeup artist to match the colour.

4. Go waterproof

Nobody likes panda eyes, do they? Choose makeup products which won’t budge on your big day. Waterproof lip liner, lipstick and mascara are must-haves (think of all the crying!).

5. Touch-up kit

Keep a small selection of products in an easily accessible place so you can constantly touch-up your makeup throughout the duration of the wedding. A lipstick, blending brush and face blotting wipes are some of the best products you can use.

Hair

1. No fresh locks

If you’re planning to create some loose curls on your hair, don’t wash it the day of your wedding. This will cause hair to drop, and look flat and lifeless. Work with 1-2 day hair since this has enough natural oils for the hairstyle to stay intact without dropping.

2. Bring ideas

Don’t turn up empty handed to your hair consultation – this is a big no-no! Bring along a variety of different hairstyles and work with your hairdresser to create something which you’re both happy with. Bridal magazines, Pinterest and Instagram are all a great source of hairspiration.

3. Try extensions

If your hair is very short and thin, it’s a good idea to think about hair extensions for your wedding day. Mirco beads are the best option because they look the most natural, and can be disguised under a lovely hairstyle.

4. Don’t dramatically change your hair colour

It is best not to dye your hair blonde before the lead-up to your wedding – not only is it difficult to maintain, but will also damage your ends due to large amounts of peroxide and ammonia.

5. Flattering hairstyles

Somebody please think about the dress! Don’t forget to factor in the style of the dress when creating that perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. Strapless dresses look amazing with hair styled up or down, so take this into consideration as well.

Image via Top Inspired

September 11, 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

Get The Look: Lea Michele’s Glowing Makeup

Lea Michele simply glowed at yesterday’s ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, pairing slicked back hair with radiant cheeks and a your-lips-but-better nude lip. Such a pretty look for summer parties and weddings. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis created the look.

Face
Melanie started with L’Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup in Sun Beige. For Lea’s radiant cheeks, she applied L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Nude Lift.

Eyes
Lea’s clean eye makeup only needed a slick of eyeliner and layers of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara to elongate and curl Lea’s long lashes.

Lips
Melanie applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Eternally Nude for Lea’s perfectly nude lips – the perfect lip stain for summer tan skin.

Are you a fan of Lea Michele’s glowing makeup?

October 23, 2013

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