Looking For A Fresh & Natural Look For Your Wedding? Then let your natural beauty take center stage. There is a whole new world of cosmetics and tools available now that make bridal make-up look like real skin and not artificial.
An ultra natural, fresh bridal make up look is only possible if the skin glows and all features are balanced. It’s all about enhancing the eyes, skin, lips without drastically changing how they naturally look. Here’s a few bridal makeup tips on how to achieve these delicate and beautiful looks:
I always recommend that brides get a microdermabrasion facial because the tiny crystals gently, yet effectively buff away outer layers of the skin. If you have acne scarring, fine lines and other skin imperfections your bridal complexion will benefit dramatically from this type of facial treatment. Bonus; the intense moisturizing effect insures a baby soft glow. Here is what I love and highly recommend if you would like a microdermabrasion routine in the comfort of your own home. Like the professional products, these products are also engineered with finely polished corundum crystals to resurface and reactivate that bridal healthy glow. These treatments offer vitamins and antioxidants to help promote healthy cell metabolism and turnover and are a great addition to your gorgeous bridal skin countdown.
My top recommendations are:
The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel by Philosophy not only exfoliates the skin, it delivers vitamin C and peptides to the skin. It deeply rejuvenates, resurfaces and replenishes the skin at the same time.
Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System – Pre-dosed puffs deliver the perfect degree of gentle exfoliation with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers. Massaging micro-vibrations boost surface cell turnover for firmer, softer, more luminous skin. Visible results in just 1 use.
The most flattering way to brighten the face is by creating the illusion of higher cheekbones. You can do this by adding a subtle and dewy sheen of light. All you need to do is blend a touch of highlighter on the high points of the cheekbones and other parts of the face where light might naturally fall. Use a fiber optic foundation brush and buff small amounts of highlighter, then apply your base on top again, buffing into the skin in small circular motions, continue with concealer/corrector, set base with a translucent powder.
If contouring is done right it should be your own little secret, not an indication that you spent hours in front of the mirror buffing and blending before leaving for the ceremony. For precise sculpting, choose a contouring stick or cream palette that has a lightweight, blendable formula in 1-2 shades darker than your own skin-tone. Find the natural hollows of cheeks by creating a dramatic puckered face. Follow your natural hollows and blend well with a sponge from hairline to just before apple of cheeks.
You’ll want to choose makeup shades that already exist in your complexion. For example, choose a lipstick shade that will enhance your natural lip color. Rosy shades with a bit of brown tend to mimic your own lip color. For blush, choose textures that look like real skin, (for example, a satin texture, which is not too shimmery or too matte). As far as eyes, search for natural palettes that come with light, medium and dark matte and shimmer shadows. The subtlety of color is key when choosing your eye-shadows. Remember it’s crucial for the neutral shades that you chose to complement your skin tone in order achieve the most natural look possible. –
What’s In My Kit?
In order to create these natural looks for yourself, here are the cosmetics and products that are highly recommended and loved by me – Bridal Makeovers By Aradia:
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Artist Palette Volume 1 – Nudes
The palette contains eye shadow shades in Pearl, Taupe Gray, Onyx, Pink Ivory, Taupe Platinum, Pink Granite, Golden Beige, Iced Brown and Celestial Eart. Perfect for brides! The texture of these shadows is smooth and buttery – excellent pigmentation, too.
To expertly define and sculpt a bride’s features I really like Anastasia Beverly Hills Nudes Contour Cream Kit – Anastasia’s shades are highly blendable.You can choose the kit that matches your skintone) from Light, Fair, Medium to Deep
I love NARS Multiples and I especially love the Illuminator for it’s multifunctional capabilities to give bridal skin a refreshed luminosity. May favorite is Copacabana – a glistening pearl that is dazzling.
ABOUT BRIDAL MAKEOVERS BY ARADIA
As a professional bridal makeup artist I capture and design what makes you shine through my artistry. My primary goal is to give my brides an experience that makes them feel proud to be their natural self. I want my brides to walk down the aisle feeling beautiful, confident and joyous. Bridal makeup is an essential part of the wedding planning process and designing the perfect look for your wedding day is my number one priority.
Love how fresh and dazzling these models looks? How wonderful would it be to a true artist come over to help you design your signature wedding look? Contact me today and let me show you how I can create your own unique version of this natural look, so that you can look amazing for your big day.
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