All Eyes On You
- It really is a good idea to try and use a professional makeup artist. They will know what will work best for your face. They also carry products that will help your make-up last all day. The last thing a bride wants to do on her wedding day is re-apply her eye make-up. That being said, we all know that we're trying to save as much as possible in this economy. If you decide to fore-go the make-up artist, at least visit a make-up counter. A specialist can help you obtain the right products for your very special day and often times will show you how to apply it!
- If you are going to do your own make-up for your wedding day, do your eyes first! This is one of the best lessons I've learned as a make-up artist. Eye Shadow tends to fall onto the face as you apply it. If your have your foundation on already you'll have to clean-up whatever has fallen onto your face. If you apply your eye make-up first, then apply the foundation, you will be actually eliminating a step and saving yourself some time.
- If I were to recommend any products for your wedding day, there are a few that I think are absolutely essential. First is a powder. If you want your foundation to last all day, then you will need to apply powder throughout the day as necessary. I recommend a Blot Powder which is not really meant to add color, but to just take away shine from the face. This is also great for pictures. The others are definitely your lip products. Whether you use lipstick, gloss, liner or all three, you will definitely need to apply this throughout the day. You'll be celebrating and kissing lots of folks on that day so keep the lip products handy!
- I'm sure this goes without saying but: WATERPROOF MASCARA! Even if you're not the crying type, you never know what's going to happen when you walk down that aisle. I've seen some of the strongest brides lose it on the way down that aisle so you never know. Better to be safe than sorry on this one. In fact, try to go as waterproof as possible. There are also liners that you can purchase that are also waterproof.
- If you're going to do lashes; practice, practice, practice! These are not easy to apply on yourself so try applying them over and over. First fit the lash to your eye and cut off any excess. Put a thin line of glue directly onto the lash. One of the best things that you can do before applying your lash is to wait a minute or so for the glue to get tacky. If you don't wait, then the lash will slide all over and it will be harder to place. Try to get as close to the lash line as possible. Also, put eyeliner right at your lash line so that it will be harder to see the lash strip. I like to do this before and after application. Either liquid or gel work best (remember, waterproof!). You may feel funny if you are not used to wearing lashes, but you should get used to them if a few minutes.
- Try and stay away from to much shimmer and frost. This does not bode well for pictures. A little on the eyes and a bit at the top of the cheekbone (this looks awesome) and you should be good to go!
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