Bridal Beauty and Make-UpIt is often said that all brides are beautiful. There is no reason to doubt the beauty that emanates from a blushing bride from without and within. Nonetheless, most brides spend a great deal of time and effort to focus on their personal appearance, in addition to other items that are synonymous with being the centre of attention on the special day. Typically, the modern bride has a long list of aesthetic aspects to consider and personal decisions to make regarding her hair and hairstyle, grooming of her hands and feet, fingernail and toenail varnish colours, and her very important bridal make-up, without which her breath-taking look is incomplete, in most cases.
Correcting, Enhancing, and EmphasisingUnless make-up is applied for stage, theatre, film, catwalk, high fashion, special effects, or avant-garde photographic purposes, cosmetic application is designed to enhance one’s appearance, playing down or visually correcting imperfections, enhancing one’s best facial features, and emphasising and drawing attention to naturally beautiful attributes. Few, if any, modern women feel at their best without make-up. Most would never attend a special occasion devoid of cosmetics, least of all on their wedding day. Make-up, applied to clean, healthy skin, adds additional dimensions to what may appear somewhat bland, au naturel.
Bridal Make-Up TipsHowever, bridal make-up is a speciality, which is why it is included in most of our excellent beauty courses at Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School in Parktown, Johannesburg. We are delighted to share a few essential bridal make-up tips with you.
- Bridal make-up should be subtle, never harsh or too heavy. These are factors, which could spoil your glowing radiance, especially in wedding photographs, where heavy application may appear as caked-on cosmetics. Keep make-up looking natural. Remember to blend below the jawline.
- Most wedding dresses are white, which has numerous undertones – icy, blue, grey, pink, or peachy hints. Ensure that bridal make-up complements the shade of white, or ivory, which you have selected, as well as your natural skin tone.
- Use concealer to disguise imperfections.
- Enhance eyes with eye make-up that brings out your eye colour, add a subtle blush to cheeks, and choose a pretty lip colour that is not too dark.
- Use good quality products that last and stay on your face. Have touch-up cosmetics handy, just in case…
- Whether doing your own bridal make-up, or relying on a professional make-up artist, do at least one trial run before the big day