Bridal Makeup

Megan is a fully trained hair stylist and is our wedding and special event manager. Call Megan at 480-707-2950

 

Some Tips for Bridal Makeup

 

THINK ABOUT CLIMATE

If your wedding is going to be in a warmer climate, use as  oil-free products as possible — primer, moisturizer, foundation, etc. — and keeping oil-free blotting sheets on hand.

SPIKE UP YOUR MAKE UP

A general rule for brides, “The camera will fade you out in pictures. Put on a little extra makeup since the camera and lights will tone down your makeup.”

USE A PRIMER

You want to make sure you cleanse and moisturize your skin before you start applying makeup. Then, after you moisturize and before you put on your foundation, there’s a really important step — primer. It will make your makeup go on smoother and last longer. You’re going to have a long day ahead of you, and you want your makeup to last you all day and all night.”

APPLY FOUNDATION WITH A SPONGE OR BRUSH

Foundations generally work best when applied with a sponge or brush ; never your fingers. The less you can touch your face, the better.  If you use a sponge, apply by stippling the sponge, not swiping it across the skin. This gives a more natural look, and blends more evenly into your skin.

EYE SHADOW PRIMER

If you’ll use an eye shadow primer, you’ll enjoy smudge-free makeup, a must if  you wear all white.

CREAM BLUSH LOOKS MORE NATURAL

It goes on sheer and looks healthy and fresh. If you want more staying power, try layering a powder blush on top of it.

SEE WHERE TO PLACE YOUR BLUSH JUST BY SMILING!

When you smile, the apple of your cheek pops out. Place your blush right there and blend into your temple — this will make it look like you’re naturally flushing.

AN EYEBROW PENCIL IS A MUST-HAVE

Use an brow pencil to fill in your eyebrow. It frames your eye and completes the look. A tip for finding the right color for your eyebrow pencil: Always go a shade or two lighter than your own natural eyebrow color.

EYE-ENHANCING TECHNIQUES

Use a darker shadow on the outside of eyes, lighter and brighter as you work in so you don’t block out your eyes. This will make them look big, bright, and beautiful

WIDE-AWAKE EYES

A shimmer powder in the inner corners of your eyes before taking any photos makes a huge difference — it really will give you eyes that look bright and awake. Use a brush with a smaller head to get right into the inner corners of the eyes.

CURL YOUR LASHES CORRECTLY

Curl at the root of the lash, at the middle, and at the tip. Don’t clamp down hard with the curler, just squeeze lightly.