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Onto the eyes! With bridal makeup it is important that your eye makeup is not too overpowering or dramatic. Your aim should be to look like a better version of your every day self! You will have your photos as memories forever- you don't want to look back years from now and think "Ugh! My makeup is SO 2013!". I always recommend a classic vs. "trendy" look. The most popular bridal eye makeup request is the brown smoky eye. This can be achieved using several shades of brown (dark/medium brown, light brown, and taupe). A vanilla colored eye shadow with a bit of shimmer is used to accentuate the brow bone and I also apply a barely there pink as the base color for this look. These colors can all be found at your area store but if you have a bit extra to spend Urban Decay makes a fabulous eye shadow set, Naked Palette which includes all the colors you need for the brown smoky eye and more! (Urban Decay products can be purchased through their website or in-store at your local Sephora). To go along with the shadow you also will need eye shadow primer. This can be hit or miss in drug stores and you may need to purchase this at a makeup counter. Wal-Mart sells Hard Candy eye primer for a very affordable price. While many may choose to skip this I feel it is an essential, as it keeps your eye makeup in place and allows a better application. With all the tears at a wedding I would not skip over this product!
With so many mascara options at the drug stores, which brand should you chose? For wedding makeup, make sure you use black mascara. The contrast will make your eye pop more than a brown shade of mascara would. The shade of eyeliner you use is a personal preference. While women have been using black eyeliner for decades, some feel it's a bit too bold and prefer a dark brown liner. Since Maybeline introduced Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner to the market, I have used it on almost all of my brides. This eyeliner comes in a small pot with a brush, allowing the color to effortlessly glide on. With 24-hour staying power you won't have to take bathroom breaks to re-apply!
Your wedding is the one-day you want to make sure you aren't applying makeup with your fingers! I highly suggest investing in a good set of makeup brushes. The fact they are soft, all natural and cruelty free products are an added bonus! I also highly recommend purchasing an eyelash curler. They are inexpensive yet do wonders for your lashes!
STEP TWO: The Application
Before you begin applying your makeup you want to make sure you have a large mirror and are in a well-lit area with as much natural light as possible. This allows you to see how your makeup will look on your wedding day. Artificial lighting can be tricky and completely change the appearance and shade of makeup causing you to over or under apply. Make sure you have a fresh, cleansed face with a bit of moisturizer. Make sure your moisturizer does not contain SPF, as SPF combined with the flash of a camera can cause a "whiteish glow" in photographs.
If you are using a primer, apply this first to all areas of your face and neck. After your primer has dried, it's on to the foundation! How you apply foundation is up to you- while on clients I usually use a sponge or brush when I apply foundation to myself I usually use my fingers. I find that my natural body heat helps the foundation go on smoother and allows me easier coverage in hard to get places such as corner of eyes. You want to make sure you apply foundation not only on your face, but down your neck as well. This will guarantee there are no subtle color differences between your face and neck (we've all seen photos of celebrities where we ponder why their face appears a totally different color than their neck!) A camera's flash can make this color difference seem much, much worse and we want to prevent that. Make sure foundation is rubbed well. If you have any pesky blemishes or dark spots under your eye apply a concealer, or spot apply a foundation in a shade lighter than what you are using for the rest of your face.
Now it's time to curl your eyelashes! While this can seem a daunting task to those who have never used a curler before, practice makes perfect. While looking in the mirror with eyes open, open the curler and lightly clamp down on your top lashes as close to your eyelid as you can get without pinching yourself. When you are sure you have just eyelashes - no eyelid! - in your curler press down harder. I generally hold it in position for 30 seconds to get the maximum curl possible! After you have curled both lashes apply eye primer. Take a small dab on your finger and rub into eyelid and above to brow bone (anywhere you will be applying shadow). Allow to dry.
STEP THREE: Creating the Perfect Smokey Eye
Applying eye makeup can be the most time consuming - and tricky - step. While there are literally thousands of ways to apply eye makeup I am going to go over the steps to the top bridal look, the brown smoky eye. If you are a visual learner I highly recommend checking out video tutorials on the subject. There are great videos all over the web demonstrating the steps to similar looks. Do a quick web or You Tube video search. After you get a feel on how to do the makeup you can take the steps below and apply.
- Apply your base. As mentioned above I prefer to use a VERY light pink shadow (so light pink it's almost white). Using an eye shadow brush, dip into your shadow and apply over the entire lid, and above your crease.
- Using a taupe colored shadow on your brush sweep the color from the middle of lid, slightly past the outwards corner of your eye and slightly above your crease. This is laying the foundation for the rest of the colors and is going to create a shadow. No other brown color should go further past your crease than the taupe.
- Using a medium brown, apply in (almost) the same place as the taupe, however do not extend as far up into the crease or as far out as the taupe. Using a blending brush from your set blend the colors together at the crease to create a smooth transition.
- If desired, use a slightly darker shade of brown to create more contrast. Place color similar to where you placed the medium brown but not as far up to the crease or as far out. (With each of the colors we are transitioning- from past the crease (taupe), to at the crease (medium brown) to slightly below (darker brown) giving the eye color dimension. Blend.
- Using the vanilla shimmer shade, apply with brush on brow bone and under eye brow. Allow to slightly touch where the taupe extends past the crease. Blend.
- Touch up any needed areas. At this point I often take the light pink and mix it with the vanilla and blend it into the inner corner of the eye and up to the brow bone.
STEP FOUR: Mascara and Eye Liner
After you apply your eye shadow it's time to finish the look with eyeliner and mascara. Apply liner to the top lid. Lightly extend it further than normal into a slight "wing" past the ending of your upper lid to add to the smoky eye effect. If desired apply to lower water line or lid. (NOTE: Applying liner to the lower water line and lower lid closes off the eye and makes the eye appear slightly smaller. If you have a smaller eye you may prefer to skip this step and just line the upper lid. Another "trick" is instead of black or brown liner; apply white eyeliner to the lower water line to give the illusion of a larger eye!) Apply your mascara to the upper and lower lashes. An added coat (or two!) can really help extend the appearance of long, luscious lashes.
STEP FIVE: Cheeks and Lips
Using large, fluffy blush brush apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and slightly extend diagonally upwards if desired. To find your "apples", smile! The round, mound-like part of your face that perks up when you smile is the location blush should be applied. Finally, apply your lipstick and a gloss.