The wedding day is usually a culmination of dreams and visions collected over the years. In some cases, these images are simple and the transformation requires nothing more than a beautiful wedding dress. In other cases, they are more elaborate, with details such as hair and makeup.
Express your wishes, and how you see yourself on your wedding day. With an experienced team, working to create your look, translating your dream into reality can be made easy and far less stressful. I believe that a woman knows herself and knows what she wants. The day of her wedding is thus the moment to tell all her dreams come true.
The makeup artist should realize your dreams. Yet, you must be willing to listen to her advice to avoid drawing attention to less attractive features of your face on your wedding day. For example, if you have close-set eyes and want a smokey look, this will in fact make your eyes appear even closer and in some cases, almost cross-eyed. The makeup artist is always able to find a solution to give you the loom you want. Your aim is to look beautiful on your very special day, and the makeup artist is there to make sure you will.
Age, season and wedding theme, not to mention personality, should all be factored in when creating a specific look. Be sure to accentuate and cover imperfections where appropriate and highlight the areas where light naturally will hit such as the cheekbones and brow bones. This will make you look better in photos.
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Concealer by Hala Ajam
A concealer acts as a highlighter, attracting light as well as reflecting it. Choosing a concealer that is too light will result in ‘Raccoon Eyes’ if used to conceal dark circles. It can also cast an undesirable grayish tone over the skin.
I advise mixing a small amount of your foundation with the concealer to get the most accurate color match. It will ensure a natural look by blending seamlessly with your overall skin tone and prevent any distinct contrast in color, tone or texture.
Before by Hala Ajam
Types of concealer:
a- Liquid concealer: is best suited for light coverage and used on delicate areas of the face. It’s good for older people as it helps hide fine lines.
b- Stick concealer: can provide good coverage. It should be used sparingly and applied with a brush through small strokes, building up the coverage in thin layers. It can be used to cover tiny scars, blemishes and veins. Its best used in theaters and TV as the light can take away its thickness.
c- Camouflage offers a range of colors and has a thick and creamy texture. Its designed to cover larger scars and birth marks, or undesired tattoos. This product is found in professional makeup stores and in different colors.
As with any product applied to enhance the face, it’s important to remember that “Less is more”. In fact, too much foundation or concealer can make the face appear older and unnatural, especially when it has not been applied or blended with care. As I always say “Its not the product, but the way it’s applied”.
Hiding Dark circles
Concealer that is 2 shades lighter than your natural skin color should be used mixed with your foundation.
PRO TIP: Always use a yellow-based concealer. It comes in different shades.
Correction by Hala Ajam
By Hala Ajam.
“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.