On the most photographed day of your life...you want to shine like a star...and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world!
I've done wedding makeup for years...and the look I'm going to show you, that I did on my friend Bethanie...is the look that every woman requests:
a nude shimmery eye that is smokey at the same time....at first I thought, "you can't do a nude, shimmery eye...and a smokey eye...they are two different looks...then I started doing this look I created... "Bombshell Bride" or "Knock-Out Prom" makeup look!
It's a glammed up look, so you will feel like you are the most beautiful woman in the world...yet not like you have drag make-up on (don't get me wrong, I love some drag makeup skills, just not for your wedding day or prom)...ha ha ha
Make-Up for photos is always a little more done up than on a normal day. WHY?
In photos, cameras and certain lighting will accentuate any redness, discoloration, or uneven-ness in your skin.
*Also, photographic lighting or flashes, will really wash you out, making any color, blush, eyeshadow, etc....look much lighter, or non-existent...like you didn't even put anything on.
So , not every day, but for special events like this...you can apply a little more foundation and concealer than normal...and watch how perfect you'll look in pictures!
MAKE-UP TRICK:TO MAKE YOUR MAKEUP STAY LOOKING PERFECT YOU NEED TO USE AN AMAZING FINISHING SPRAY.
FINISHING SPRAYS WILL.... keep your make-up perfectly in place for hours and hours...and will also make your entire makeup application waterproof (cry-proof is important on wedding day!
MY FAVORITE MAKE-UP SETTING or FINISHING SPRAYS:
Model-In-A-Bottle: this stuff is serious business....your make-up won't go anywhere with this stuff on! Won InStyle's best beauty buy approval!
SKINDINAVIA BRIDAL MAKE-UP SPRAY: give you 16 hours of water-resistant, shine free protection, and fights excessive shine. 2010 Brides' Magazine Beauty Award Winner
Here's what I used for the look below:
FOUNDATION: L'Oreal Tru Match (it's my fav drugstore brand foundation)
CONCEALER: Cover FX
POWDER: Cover FX Setting FX Translucent Loose Finishing Powder
CREAM HIGHLIGHT: Shell or Pearl Cream Highlight Color from MAC
POWDER HIGHLIGHT: Silver Dusk Highlight Powder from MAC
BLUSH: Well Dressed from MAC
EYES: Urban Decay Glide-On Eyeshadow Pencil in MIDNIGHT COWBOY
EYESHADOWS: (all from MAC) Naked Lunch (light golden-pearl), PEN N' PINK (light pink) , SCENE (light purple-ish grey), PRINT (dark grey), CARBON (black)
EYELINER: SMOLDER from MAC (blackest eyeliner)
BROWS: I used OMEGA (great for blondes, or I CORK for redheads or brunettes, and I use ESPRESSO for my dark hair)
LIPLINER: Naked and Wicked from Urban Decay
LIPSTICK: (just to highlight) MYTH from MAC
LIP HIGHLIGHT: I dabbed pink eyeshadow over the highlight in Sphynx from the Urban Decay VOL 2 Book Of Shadows, but you could use Cherry from UD, or any light pink frosty shadow
MASCARA: Big Fatty Mascara from Urban Decay
FALSE LASHES: TEASE lashes from URBAN DECAY or any demi-lash or wispie lashes are great! My favorite are individual lashes because they look so natural!
Now here's the video to show you how!
have fun and I hope I made you feel a lil' prettier today...
"the most beautiful woman's beauty can be felt in the dark, for her beauty is what you feel in your heart...not just what the eye sees".....huge love, kandee