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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bridal Makeup

You've got the dress, jewelry, shoes, hair, and man of your dreams, but often the makeup is the question mark you face as a bride when planning your wedding. Since photographs have the tendency to make people appear washed out, the makeup application has to be approached differently than your everyday look. But whether you prefer glamorous or au naturel, don't fear, there is help for you! Makeup artist Jessica Palmer brings you three fabulous looks with tips to achieve the perfect bridal glow!

Blushing Bride
“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural” -Calvin Klein

This look is very clean and classic. Simple makeup with a focus on complexion is a great go to look. Even when you are going for a "no-makeup look," makeup is involved!

-NARS Sheer Glow foundation is great for those of us (like myself!) who like the concept of evening out the complexion without feeling or looking cake-y.

-Blush is always a must! Without it, you will find yourself looking tired or washed out in photos. Try Posie Tint by Benefit. It's a pink cheek stain that mimics a natural flush. This is the best way to give your face some color if you don't want to worry about touching up!

C'est Romantique

Looking extra special yet still approachable is achieved here by using warm tones on the eyes.

-Try Sable or Honeylust eye shadows from MAC, a soft lip, and a bronzed complexion.

-Bronzers can be hard to find sometimes because more often than not they have large amounts of red in them. This of course is to mimic time in the sun. I don't know about you, but while I enjoy the warmth the sun brings to my skin tone, I try to avoid the red! Hoola by Benefit is a great neutral bronzer. Just don't use too much and remember to blend!

Retro Glam

The vintage look is big right now, but how can you pull it off? The key is to give it a modern edge and incorporate your own personality so that you don't look "period" or costume-y.

-A modern chocolate smoky eye with winged liner and a berry lip rather than the classic red keeps this look current and on trend. This is great for a formal or evening wedding.

-Dior Addict lipsticks are great for high impact color. They are long wearing but very creamy! Try #673 Neglige Pink if you're feeling daring!

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Patti Mustain said...

Lydia, this is awesome! So creatiave!

clippingimages said...

outstanding photography.......