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Wedding Makeup Base Dos and Don’ts

Think you look deathly ill when you go out sans makeup? Choosing the right liquid foundation is possibly the most difficult beauty hurdle to jump over.

 

You’ve got the guy, the dress and the flowers - all perfect, of course - but don’t overlook the one detail that will make yours a picture-perfect wedding: your face.

You’ve got the guy, the dress and the flowers – all perfect, of course – but don’t overlook the one detail that will make yours a picture-perfect wedding: your face.

 

Jealous of those 15-year-old fashion models with absolutely flawless skin? Well, it’s not impossible to fake the fresh face. Focus on a foundation that has a brightening agent to give you that perfect pick-me-up.

 

The makeup you wear every day is probably not the best choice for your walk down the aisle.

The makeup you wear every day is probably not the best choice for your walk down the aisle.

 

You spend so much money on your photography, so you want to love the way you look in your pictures.  Depending on your skin type, you want more of a matte finish if you have an oilier skin and a radiant finish for a drier skin. The most important part of photography is the finish to the skin. You want the face to look flawless.

For example: If under-eye circles are not concealed properly, the eyes will get lost in the photo. So before taking your vows, take a look at our list of makeup dos and don’ts to keep you the fairest of them all on your special day.

 

Custom-blending is especially important when it comes to brides and their foundation.

Custom-blending is especially important when it comes to brides and their foundation.

 

DO slough off any dead, dry skin with a gentle daily scrub – or monthly microdermabrasion treatments – to enable foundation to go on smoothly.

DO use a primer under your foundation. Most decent makeup brands will have a primer in their makeup range. A primer will help to smooth out your skin, tone down uneven patches and redness and most importantly, it will make the foundation or makeup you put on last all day. Most primers have a silica base to them which means they soften and smooth the surface of the skin, allowing foundation and makeup to sit on top without looking like it’s settling in your pores.

DON’T apply your concealer before your foundation.  Most bridal clients I know tend to do their concealer before foundation. But think about it, once you have applied the corrective product under the eye or on any problem areas, then you go over with either (hopefully) a brush or (more commonly) your hands, you wipe away all your concealing work! Do the skin first then use a small blending brush to apply the concealer where needed. You can use your finger to “tap” the product in to blend it and this way your coverage is going to last and look more professional

DO consider lighting when applying makeup. And not only good lighting but natural light – daylight for applying daytime makeup. When your foundation or powder is the wrong color, everyone notices. Except maybe you. To master a natural look, you need the right colors, consistencies, and lighting.

DO keep your skin looking dewy and fresh by using a tinted moisturizer or moisture-balanced makeup. Foundations with yellow undertones work best with flash photography.

DON’T get carried away with shimmer highlighters or light-refractive makeup. In photos your shimmer can easily turn into an unflattering and highly reflective shine.

DO use a bronzing powder to warm your skin tone. Using a natural bristle brush, lightly apply color to the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit: forehead, cheeks and the bridge of the nose. If needed, apply a light dusting on your neck and chest for even all-over color, but do this before you put on your dress.

DON’T get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.

DO give your foundation staying powder by using a gel foundation primer before you apply your makeup. Add a light dusting of loose powder to prevent any unwanted shine.

DON’T Over-Powder with a heavy pressed powder to set your foundation. Too much powder can leave your skin looking chalky and lifeless in your wedding photos. Powder can dull the skin and look very cakey.  Stick to either translucent powders.Apply with a large fluffy brush and “press” the product on as opposed to wiping it on in big circular motions. Also only powder where it is needed – if you want a “glowy” makeup, just apply powder to the T-Zone (forehead nose and chin). The powder does set the makeup but you don’t want to take away all the nice work of the foundation! Texture in skin is normal. It’s nice to see parts of the skin with a glow and other parts matte.

If all of this seems likes it’s just too much,  remember your makeup bag is very unlike a pro’s kit. Professional makeup artists know what products to use, where to use them and in what intensity to ensure you look good face to face, as well as in your pictures. We use a wide range of products from vastly different lines to achieve a flawless look. Most products are waterproof and many are suitable for HD film/TV, that means they will last throughout your entire day while still looking and feeling incredibly natural. Your wedding or portrait session is your mini celebrity moment and you should look and feel as amazing as those stars. Hiring a pro makeup artist is one way to guarantee that!

 

Behind every beautiful movie star or model, there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure they look great in every picture that is taken.

Behind every beautiful movie star or model, there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure they look great in every picture that is taken.

 

About Aradia

I am a professional makeup artist; passionate about all things “beauty”.  As self-professed beauty fiend I’ve been fascinated with makeup since I was a young child. The endless colors, textures and mediums are fascinating to me.I started this blog as a way to share my work, experiences, product reviews and tips with you. It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. I am not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, I am also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process from detailed wedding day timelines to working with you to create a stunning makeup style that will transcend time.I look forward to hearing all of your comments and suggestions, and I hope you enjoy my blog… Welcome!

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Posted in Beauty and Beauty Tips and Bridal Makeup and Makeup Tips and Skin by adminbm333 on June 17th, 2013 at 12:34 am.

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