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What’s the best make-up look for a bride?
The golden rule is that less is more when it comes to wedding day make-up. Your wedding is not the time for a make-over - your husband expects to see you on the day, not a woman he doesn’t recognise. It’s about creating a soft, classic look. On the day you want a make-up look that will really last, there’s no point in creating this beautiful face if 45 minutes later your make-up is sliding off. The key here is to use intelligent products that really work, primers are fantastic and if you’re not sure what will work best for your skin, seek professional advice.
When should a bride start her skin preparations?
You need to really plan out your skin care routine in the weeks leading up to your wedding. There’s no point in slapping on a facemask the night before and hoping for the best. You need to start working on a good skin routine at least two months before, exfoliating and hydrating your skin- really looking after it. You don’t want to be covered with concealer when you walk down the aisle.
Caroline’s step by step make-up class for brides
Start with your complexion, it’s important to create a good base that you can build upon. Use a primer to start with, followed by a great foundation for glowing skin. There’s a foundation out there to suit every skin type, so there’s no excuse for not finding your perfect match.
Don’t have too many sunbeds and avoid spray tans on the face. It’s much better to warm your face with products than artificially darkening the skin.
For longevity you can’t beat stains. Follow up with a light layer of powder to set the base, making sure you choose a fine, translucent, talcum free product that won’t cake.
Now it’s time to blend in some colours - pink and rose shades for an innocent look, bronze tones for warmth and definition.
Your eyes are next, they should be fresh and feminine, and it’s about applying a light wash of colour rather than a thick layer. Avoid hard lines, choose a shadow with a slight shimmer - tawny browns and soft pinks are great. Follow with waterproof mascara. Be wary of eyeliner, especially on the inside eye, it will smudge if you get tearful. Instead use it to add a little definition to the outer corner of the eye and stay away from the tear duct.
Big Day Look
Special offers for bride’s 2013. Contact Caroline Bourke, makeup artist, who is based in Douglas. Caroline can travel on the morning of wedding and there are gift vouchers available for Christmas for makeovers, teeth whitening, make-up and photoshoots and makeup master classes.
Check out Carolines new website carolinebourke.ie. Contact Caroline for gift ideas or enquiries on 086-1941447.