We’ve said before that wedding day make-up can make or break an outfit, leading to photos you would sooner destroy than frame for your mantle.
And don’t just take our word for it, after all how many episodes of Don’t Tell the Bride have shown the bride panicking over her make over?
While some of you may opt to visit a professional make-up artist, others will prefer to stick to their original looks. For the latter we’ve got some top tips for you from Jemma Kidd, world famous makeup artist and recent bride, who has provided some simple solutions to ensure obtaining the perfect look is a piece of cake.
Jemma’s tip one. Key Considerations
Every woman wants to be beautiful on her wedding day, both in person and in the photos. As result, it is critical to look stunning but still natural and like yourself – you don’t want to look dated in a few years.
Jemma’s tip two. Flawless Foundation
The key to successful long-lasting makeup is to spend time preparing the skin in advance and creating a flawless base. Beware of powder (it can age you) or foundation in the wrong shade (it will look flat and grey in photos). Stick to mineral foundations that give a soft natural finish and will last through the ceremony and reception. Alternatively, use a liquid or cream foundation and set with a fine dusting of light-reflecting translucent powder.
Jemma’s tip three: Blushing Bride
To obtain a dewy finish, be sure to moisturize thoroughly and let the moisturizer sink in completely before putting on any makeup. Use a touch of pinky-cream illuminating cream to highlight the top of the cheekbones. Then, dust the central cross of the face with translucent powder. Finally, for a natural flush, apply a blend of soft peach and sandy beige powder blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend along the cheekbones.
Jemma’s tip four: Enchanting Eyes
A neutral palette works well with any skin tone and is the most straightforward option for beautiful and foolproof wedding make up – now is not the time to be experimenting with glitter and bold colored liners! First pat a little concealer over the eyelids to neutralize any redness. Draw a fine line of dark brown eye pencil around the eyes, keeping to the roots of the lashes. Draw along the inner rim of the eyes with a flesh-toned eye pencil for a brightening effect. Apply a wash of cream shadow over the entire lid up to the browbone. Add a touch of darker mocha eyeshadow at the outer corner of the eye, blending it well into the socket crease. Blend a little shimmering beige eyeshadow over the lower part of the lid. Curl the lashes and apply water resistant lengthening dark brown mascara that will stay put through any tears shed during the ceremony.
Jemma’s tip five: Loveable Lips
Outline the lips with a neutral pinky-beige pencil and fill in the whole lip area. Then use a sheer lipstick or non-sticky soft rose lipgloss. Be sure to give an extra lipstick or gloss to your maid of honor as all of the kissing wears the color quickly off. Finish with a smile as you head down the aisle.