As a makeup artist for over a decade working with a brides, I mast say:
“Makeup was invented to hide imperfections and to accentuate the beautiful angles and features on the face that you were born with”.
As a bridal makeup artist, I consider myself quite good at this task. I accomplish this using makeup that is usually found in tones that resemble human skin or rich bronzers. I use blushes and highlighters that will make your skin glow and reflect the light in just the right way.
Embrace your face, dear brides. The editorial makeup that might be appropriate for the cover of Vogue does not always translate well into real life.
For a wedding makeup, I suggest a more realistic “eye look” that will allow you to feel comfortable while still making you look good. I say “Let’s create a look that shows off your eye color and makes you look like a better version of yourself.
After 17 years as a bridal makeup artist, I can tell as soon as you sit in my chair, if you can handle a lot of makeup or not. But at least once a day non-makeup wearing bride will sit down and look me straight in the face and say “I think I would like a smoky eye. At the same time,begging me, not make them look like a clown. I would suggest “Let’s create a look that shows off your eye color and makes you look like a better version of yourself.
Those of you who think you are doing a great contouring job, I have some unfortunate news. We can see it from a mile away. We don’t see you and say, “Wow — those cheekbones that she was born with are amazing!” We say, “Wow, her flesh is hidden underneath 20 layers of foundation and banana powder
For bridal makeup,I would highly reccomend considering an airbrush foundation verses traditional makeup. It will give you deep beautiful bronze in the hollow of your cheek and a radiant sheen on the high point of your cheekbone. Best of all it will feel light and look natural. I will contour your face, but I will do it the way I was taught by some of the very best makeup artists on the planet. You will look like a bombshell bride,with hydrated glowing skin and makeup that makes your blue eyes pop and your cheekbones glow. You are simply a better version of yourself, and you will walk down the isle with your head held high,ready for your wedding day.
I Hope this was helpful and see you all soon at my studio: Elena Southcott @ Key West Wedding Hair & Makeup Artistry.