As a bride I was more stressed about my makeup than my hair or even my dress (I can't believe that was 7 years ago today!). I did my own makeup, and while I wanted to be beautiful, I also did not want to look at pictures of myself in 15 years and cringe.
That means I wanted what most brides do: A classic look that was me but better, long lasting and would look good in pictures.
Luckily makeup artist and brow/lash expert Juliana Landis has some great tips to help achieve that stunning look on such the special day. Juliana is based at the Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills, where she does make-up, eyebrow shaping and eyelash extensions services. After looking at her site I can honestly say that I wish I had known about her when I still lived in the LA area, the Beverly Hills Lashes look amazing!
• Creating a flawless base that doesn’t look heavy or caked on is essential. To do this, Landis believes a good primer is essential. Stay away from shimmer as it doesn’t always photograph well and stick with a matte bronzer. To avoid unwanted shine, Landis likes to use a yellow toned translucent powder concentrating on the forehead, nose and cheek area. The most important step in creating a beautiful blushing bride is – blush! A critical step to avoid looking washed out in photographs.
• Eyes should be as natural as possible to create a classic and timeless look that will remain in style for years to come. Juliana Landis likes to use a beige color all over the entire lid, with a taupe color in the crease and a sweep of peach across the lid. This color combination will give the appearance of a no makeup look. Eyes should be lined with a soft brown pencil, and if needed, individual lashes can be applied to add drama. Make sure to use waterproof glue, or better yet – have semi permanent lashes applied by a professional. These will stay put through the wedding day tears all the way through to the end of your honeymoon.
• To ensure long lasting lip color, Landis suggests using a lip liner a few shades darker than your natural skin tone and fill in with lipstick applied with a lip brush. This technique will hold much better than lip gloss.
• For at the alter emergencies, the Maid of Honor can keep a rescue kit with concealer, lipstick and tissue.