Hello makeup-lovers and fellow spooks! :)
I got a mail from one of my readers, Nina, who is getting married soon. Congratulations! :D She asked me to suggest a look that is a little different from the usual brown, beige, gray bridal makeup looks that you always come across when researching the subject. Since she's wearing her red and white Iron fist shoes (aren't that incredibly cool!? :D ), I thought that a red and white look might be suitable. :)
I know that some of you are going to think this is way, way too edgy for a wedding makeup, but this is how I would do a different kind of wedding look. And if you don't like it as a wedding look you can always use it as something else. :)
So here's the look we're going to create! :)
Now that I think about it it's kind of an Asian bridal look with the cat eye and all. If you want to make it less dramatic you can simply skip the cat eye and just smudge some black kohl pencil into your lash line with a sharp brush, smoking it out a bit so that your lashes look fuller.
Step 1. When doing a wedding makeup or a prom makeup look, it is very important to use a good primer before putting on the eyeshadow. You want the makeup to last for a long time and if you're not using a primer you might risk creasing and that the makeup fades.
Step 2. Put the Jumbo pencil Milk by NYX on your lid and blend it out with your finger. Keep it below the crease! Set the pencil with a shimmery white. I've used Ice queen by Makeup Geek.
Step 3. Above and in the crease, apply a burgundy red eyeshadow. I've used Bitten by Makeup Geek. Also apply it on the lower lid. If you want a brighter red color, skip this step!
Step 4. On top of the burgundy eyeshadow apply a brighter red eyeshadow, such as Love+ by Sugarpill. This is only to make the shadow look more red and not so brown.
Step 5. In the outer part of the red shape, on both upper and lower lids, apply a very, very small amount of black, and blend it into the red so that there's a soft gradient.
Step 6. Now, apply a soft black eyeliner pencil to your waterline and in the outer part of your upper lash line.
Step 7. Blend the liner using an angled brush, such as the #266 by M.A.C.. Drag it outwards into a smooth cat eye. Set the pencil with black eyeshadow.
Step 8. Fill in your brows and highlight your brow bone with a matte white eyeshadow. Pop on some mascara and false eyelashes. Something that I (and many other makeup artists) think is important with bridal looks is to use false eyelashes made of real, human hair. Synthetic lashes will only look fake and they tend to reflect on photos. And you sure don't want that! The best lashes to use for weddings are definitely single lashes. Why? Because they look more natural and there will be no risk that they get loose in the inner corner, as strip lashes tend to do. So by using single lashes you don't have to worry about that. :)
Also, using a good eyelash glue is very important. I highly recommend Duo!
Step 9. For the lips I've simply used a wine red lip pencil and some clear lipgloss. (And for the record, I'm not naked on this picture I'm wearing a sleeveless top. :P ).
So that's my tutorial for a different kind of wedding makeup. Nina, hope you liked it and if not, please tell me and I'll do another one for you! :) It's an important day for you and I'm happy to help with the makeup if I can!
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Have a nice day everyone! :)