Bridal Beauty: 20 Great Makeup Tips

Waterproof It

Choose a mascara that’s waterproof; it lasts longer and withstands tears. If you really don’t like the look or feel, use one coat of regular mascara, then follow up with a light coat of waterproof mascara.

On the Line

Charcoal, navy, or mahogany are your best options for eyeliner. Black or brown may look too severe, especially if your wedding will be held during the daytime and/or outdoors.

Lighten Up

Use a white shadow as a highlighter on your brow bone if you have light skin; a warmer light peach or vanilla shade will suit deeper complexions.

Give Them Shape

Do contour your eyes, but avoid using color that’s too dense (it can detract from your eyes themselves).

Shade Your Brows

Define your brows with a pencil or shadow that matches your hair color.

Get the Red Out

Pop an eye drop if your eyes look red or tired, but stick with a brand you’ve used before to avoid unwelcome surprises (irritation or worse!).

Sweet Cheeks

Don’t forget your blush! A pop of color on your cheeks is like an instant facelift. For fairer skin, a pink tone will work; those with deeper skin tones can choose a rosier hue.

Zap a Zit

If you have a blemish or breakout just before your wedding day, keep your hands away from your face — the spot will heal more neatly if you leave it alone. In the case of a sudden monstrous pimple, see your dermatologist and ask for an cortisone injection that will shrink it instantly. 

Blend, Blend, Blend

Blend well all over, especially at the corners of your eyes, since cameras pick up visible makeup lines. 

Get a Good View

For your makeup application, natural light is best. If possible, set up an application table near a window. If there’s no natural light available, use a superbright lamp — halogens work best. 

Sit Up

If you’re getting ready at a hotel, ask for a high bar stool so you can be at eye level with your makeup artist. If you can’t get a stool, simply prop yourself up on pillows. 

Even It Out

Use bronzing powder on your chest and neck if you need to even out your skin tone — it will make your skin more luminous and ensure that your face doesn’t look too different from your body.

 Watch That Gown

Don’t, however, use foundation on your decolletage — it can stain your dress.

 Carry Protection

Use a moisturizer that includes SPF 30 or higher, especially if you are getting married outdoors! You may be getting more sun than you think you are, and you will definitely look pinker in pictures.

 Brighten Up

Choose a lip color that’s a bit bright. Pale nude or brown lip hues can make you appear washed out in photos, particularly since you’ll be wearing white. If you normally wear a neutral hue, wear it as your base with a pink or rose color on top. If you normally wear dark lipstick, use that as your base and apply a lighter sheer pink on top to give you a lift.

 Keep It With You

Even if you mix various lip colors when applying your makeup, be sure to have one great lipstick to carry with you for touchups. 

Greet ‘Em With a Grin

You can have the softest lips and the perfect lipstick, but if your teeth are yellow, you won’t want to flash a smile. There are lots of safe, reliable over-the-counter teeth-whitening systems, which all whiten teeth by a few shades. 

Prepare the Area

When you’re getting your hair styled, a low counter with a mirror — like a vanity table — will work best. Check to see that your chair has a low back, so your wedding hair stylist will have easy access to your head. And make sure there are electrical outlets nearby for appliances such as hair dryers, curling irons, and electric rollers. For extra insurance, bring a few extension cords.

 Turn On the Heat

If your wedding is early, or if time is of the essence, plug in your rollers, curling iron, or straightening iron before your stylist arrives to save time.

Refresh Your Tresses

Head to a local spa and have a professional scalp massage (which not only feels good, but stimulates the hair follicles and adds body) and deep conditioning treatment the week before your wedding

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The Importance Of Cosmetics And Make Up

Make up has been around foe several centuries already. Among the more notable people to wear these beauty enhancers are the Egyptians. In fact the first known historical record of using cosmetics to enhance beauty or parts of the face and body was in Egypt during the First Dynasty around the years 3100 – 2907 BC. Make up back then was just the simple eye coloring that is reminiscent of most Egyptians paintings where the eyes are colored with kohl and other elements and substances. During that time, Egyptians were also very much aware of the effects of the harsh sun on their skin and they already have a sort of lotion to keep their skin moisturized and supple.

Make up eventually evolved from the Egyptian kohl to the French rouge, which was used to make the lips red and the cheeks blush. Today, make up plays a vital role for both men and women everywhere. There are many products that are produced to be organic or hypoallergenic in order to meet the demands of the many cosmetics users.

Uses Of Make Up

Most people use make up to enhance and beautify. This is usually the most common use of make up there is and the most prevalent. Other uses of make up include covering up scars and deformities that can be debilitating. Although it is of the same purpose as a beauty aid, this use helps build up the self esteem and confidence of an individual.

Make up is also need in certain jobs and professions mostly centered in the show business industry. Being under harsh lights and the constant glare of camera flashes has prompted many show business personalities to arm themselves with make up instead of appearing in unfavorable conditions and disappointing their fans. Since their appearance is one of their most valuable assets, they must make every endeavor to appear as the fans want them to appear.

Other use of make up that has just recently surfaced is as sun protection. Many manufacturers of beauty products and cosmetics have accommodated the need of most people to protect themselves and their skin from the rays of the sun. This is a great development because before, sun protection and make up were quite difficult to blend together.

Today cosmetics play a great role in everyday life and the industry generates several billion dollars in products and income. It has become an everyday tool to make men and women more presentable.

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How often should you wash your make-up brushes?

It’s important to wash your make-up brushes regularly as they harbour dirt and bacteria that can cause spots. I recommend washing them every week.

Cleaning make-up brushes can be done in two ways: you can use an instant brush cleanser for a quick cleanse, or if you want to give them a really thorough clean, wash them with shampoo and leave to dry overnight.

Make sure that you don’t get any water on the handle or the ferrule of the brush (the ferrule is the part that holds the brush fibres to the handle) – this will damage the brush fibres and make your brush moult.

MAC(opens in a new window) and Estee Lauder(opens in a new window) both do instant brush cleansers and you’ll only need a small amount for each brush. Pour some cleanser into a ramekin or petri dish and dip each brush gently into the solution.

Alternatively, put some mild shampoo or washing up liquid in the palm of your hand, and swirl the brush into it. Then rinse clean under running water. I like to give big powder brushes a quick condition after shampooing, to leave them really soft, but you don’t need to do this for all your brushes.

Gently swirl the brush onto a clean tea towel or hand towel to wipe off excess water. Whilst the brush is damp, reshape it and place it to dry on the edge of a table.

 

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