Makeup tips for the blushing bride |

Makeup tips for the blushing bride

You’re getting married, people will be looking at you all day.

Relax, you’re gonna be beautiful.

Makeup can hide flaws, accentuate the positive and give you a glamorous makeover. Take your time ” they won’t start without you ” and use techniques that will photograph well. And the makeup should stand up for several hours.

Makeup artists around the region say coverage is everything when it comes to wedding makeup. With foundations and bases, it is important to use as much coverage as possible so you don’t look pale or blemished in the wedding photographs.

Find a makeup artist you trust, or who comes highly recommended by people you trust, and get a consultation well before your wedding day. You can play with colors, make a mess, make a mistake and try different looks without the pressure of a group of people waiting to watch you get married.

And try to grab a photograph of yourself wearing the makeup. Hopefully, you’ll be looking at your wedding photographs for the rest of your life and you’ll want to look your best.

Though you may want to rely on a professional to apply your wedding makeup, you can achieve similar results by studying tips from professionals and a little practicing.

Try these simple steps:

Cake foundations give a smooth, matte finish that prevents the skin from looking shiny and oily. Some can be applied using a dry sponge instead of a damp one and many contain powder particles, so that you only need to apply a face powder on top if you have very oily skin. Liquid foundation produces a more lightweight finish than the cake variety and tends to be easier to use on dry skin. However, some people find it harder to apply; the trick is not to overload the sponge, which creates a streaky, unnatural effect. To finish, always brush over with a translucent powder to help the foundation stay in place longer.

They may seem like the last thing that you would want to put on your face, but liquid color correctors can hide a multitude of flaws. They work by using opposing colors to counteract specific complexion problems. For example, green will tone down redness; blue will make a flushed complexion look paler; white will help cover up dark under-eye circles and improve dullness and purple will give an olive complexion a healthier glow.

A subtle sweep of blusher will lift the cheekbones and enhance your face. It is applied after foundation, although if you have clear skin you could wear it on its own. Blusher must be blended perfectly to ensure there are no harsh edges. Using a good brush will make it easier. Choose color carefully: The right shade will make you look healthy, while the wrong one will drain color from your face.

Dark and dramatic, light and pearly, frosted and fresh ” a wide variety of effects can be achieved with eyeshadows. However, the general rule is to use four different-colored shadows; a neutral-toned base, a main color, a darker shade for emphasizing and a lighter shade for highlighting. It is also important to use a magnifying mirror so you can see exactly what you are doing, and to keep a good range of different-sized brushes and applicators on hand.

Lipstick adds the finishing touch to makeup. It should help unite the other colors you have used and really bring your face to life. However, if it is applied incorrectly, it will look clumsy and unsubtle. The answer is to use a lip liner to give lips a neat, defined edge and to build up color using a lip brush.

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