Some brides-to-be who are sort of adept in make-up application may choose to do their own wedding makeup instead of hiring a professional hair and makeup artist. This can be a good way to save money but may turn out disastrous if the proper blend and combination of makeup colors is not achieved. Or if the cosmetics are not properly applied. So if you are one of those brides who plan on a DIY makeup, make sure to do enough practice before your wedding day and keep in mind these few guidelines.
The base is the most essential part of the makeup. This is held liable for most makeup gaffes. When selecting your foundation, pick a shade that is closest or best possible match to your skin tone. In addition, use good concealer and bronzer. You need to start the process by applying a creamy foundation to your face then seal it with a powdery one. Get your concealer and dab some on spots you want to hide. After two to three strokes, thy concealer shade should have already blended with the foundation. Afterwards wipe some more of the powder foundation on your ears, chest and neck to create a uniform color. With a foundation brush, work the foundation properly around your jaw line towards the neck. To accomplish an effect of glowing skin, use a tiny amount of the bronzer of the facial T-zone.
The next step in the makeup application is one that involves the cheek makeup. Remember that the blush should appear natural and so a proper shade (like pinky peach or rose) must be applied starting from the cheek's apple and towards the temple. Remove excess blush with a clean makeup sponge. For oily skin, powder blush is recommended while if the skin tends to be dry, then a cream blush would be good in providing a moist natural glow to the cheeks.
Next is the makeup for the eye. Hide your dark circles by lightly applying peachy pink eye shadow then daub a concealer over it. If you would like to use fake eyelashes, first apply a mascara on your eyelashes before placing it on your lashes. Once the fake lashes is in place, apply another mascara stroke. Soft shimmering shades must be used on the brow bones or nude shades for makeup. A bit darker shade is to be applied on the eye crease and must be blended well with the previously applied shade. Brown mascara can make the eye look tired so instead choose black or a navy blue. To enhance the eyes, apply a highlighter just below the brow bone (or on the eyelashes' center mixed with a shade of brown. Make sure too to use water proof makeup so it would not run off in case you can't help the tears from rolling. Shape the brows perfectly to achieve the most gorgeous eye makeup.
As for the lips, keep it moisturized days before the wedding. Select a shade that is complimentary to the rest of your makeup, outline your lips and fill your entire lips with your lip makeup. Don't forget to blot and even it out with a tissue, then apply some balm or primer before reapplying the lipstick. Apply some lip gloss afterwards.
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