In general, the simpler and smaller the wedding, the more natural the makeup should be. The same can be said for a day wedding where the bright daylight will reveal heavy makeup.
If you and those around you are used to seeing you in the same makeup day in and day out, try something a little different. It doesn’t have to be drastic, but subtle changes can make a lot of difference.
Do not overboard or get carried away with too many changes and experiments. At the end of the day, you still want to look like you!
Stop using any medication or skin treatment before the wedding.
Make sure your skin is well moisturized before the wedding.
the liquid eyeliner creates a bolder effect, as the color is the richer and the line is more precise. when applying liquid liner, it is best done as close as possible to the mirror, as control is essential in application. Haul the eyelid taut and outwards, and draw a line close to your lash line. If you wish to go thicker, simply repeat the same movement above the original line and so forth.
Another trick to start with a thin line and get thicker as you go across then thinner to the outer corner and then upwards a bit, creating a feline appearance to the eye. The effect can be dramatic and will create a whole new shape to the eye. It can give you a retro look.
If you want the eye to look raised and more open, draw a thin line across the upper lid, stopping just before the lash line ends. Then take the line upwards into a gentle curve. If you want your eyes to appear larger, simply follow the shape of your eye, and then continue with a small line just beyond the lashes.
Blush enhances and compliments ones natural skin tone; and can give you different types of looks if applied correctly.
A Natural Look
Apply peach, coral and pink shades of blush to the apple of the cheeks to create a flushed and healthy glow. Of course go for the color that best suits your skin color.
To create and enhance cheekbones, apply blusher just under the cheekbones using a natural skin-tone color only. If suitable, go a shade or two darker to really sculpt and define, keeping in mind that the darker you go the more important it is to blend the lines together.
A few tricks: If you apply and blend upwards toward the hairline, this will elongate the face. If you blend downwards towards the jaw line, this will make the face appear thinner. Ultimately, the shape of your face will determine what looks best in terms of application.
Play with the color of blush and its application as much as you like to create a truly personal look, looking like your favorite star. However, it is important not to go overboard with colors and quantity.
By Hala Ajam.
“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.