BRIDAL BEAUTY: Be your own makeup artist!

Friday, June 06, 2008

If you want to tighten your purse strings a little bit for your wedding makeup, follow this tips to help you become your own makeup artist on your wedding day!


A beautiful wedding day look starts with the right cleanser and moisturizer for your skin's needs; follow with a great hydrating cream for your eye area. Allow 5-10 minutes for the moisturizers to get fully absorbed by your skin.

Lighten undereye circles with a creamy concealer and even out your skin tone with a foundation that matches your skin in natural light. Set with loose powder for a polished look that lasts, and yet gives you that dewy and supple look.

Warm up your skin by sweeping on a bronzer powder with a bronzing brush. If your skin is exceptionally fair, skip the bronzer.

Define your eyebrows using a product that you are already used to that's toned to your hair color. If you have a product to set your eyebrows, add a thin layer just enough to keep your eyebrow hairs in place the entire night.

Use a white colored eyeshadow as an all over shadow base and highlighter on brow bone; choose BONE or VANILLA for darker skin (Like Angie here). Apply medium eyeshadow shades like sable, old rose, or taupe on your lid (from lash line to crease). If you want a more dramatic look, add shimmer shadow on top of your entire eye area in champagne or beige.

For a long-lasting eye liner, line your eyes with an ultra-thin brush by wetting the tip and dipping it in charcoal, navy, or dark brown eyeshadow. Brush your lashes to brush off excess powder and other products before curling your lashes and finishing with 2 coats of mascara.

Dust blush on the apples of your cheeks, blending up towards the hairline, then downwards to soften. Add a pop of brighter blush in the same color family just on the apples of the cheeks. For a pretty glow, dust on shimmer. There are a lot of brands now that offer shimmer brick compacts.

Brighten your normal lip shade with a neutral shade of pencil, and apply a bright color on top! In Angie's case, I used a bright peach-orange color to match with the apricot blush I applied on her cheeks. Blot and re-apply. To make your lipstick really last, repeat this step 2-3 times. Finish with gloss for added shine.

Hair and Makeup: Sabs Hernandez for Lancôme Paris
Photographer: Filrobes
Model: Angie Sandel
Accessories by: OLEIC

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