Sunday, January 13, 2013

Make-Up Tips From Bobbi Brown

Brides! Take a note from make-up expert Bobbi Brown!

Bobbi tweeted during the Golden Globes tonight:  "Lighting is everything and can be nothing. Watch out red carpet makeup artists." What she means is that lighting can either ENHANCE your look or BREAK it. 

This is why it is important to do make-up trials leading up to the big day. This way you and your make-up artist can perfect your look!

Take some advice from Bobbi and her book Bobbi Brown: Makeup Manual...

Bridal make-up should be special... [it] must be long lasting, look amazing in photographs, and be timeless,” she said.  

This can also be true at your wedding. With the constant flash of the camera, you are going to want to look flawless on your big day, not flawed. 


* Do a consultation and run-through of the your specific look(s) before the wedding day. “Reserve a an appointment for about four to six weeks prior to the wedding day to design and practice the look.”

* Color 
“Bridal makeup needs to have enough color to compensate for the whiteness of the dress.” (But don’t go crazy) “Start by making sure the skin looks even and smooth, and then add color to give cheeks and lips a glow. Finish with eyes that are defined but not overdone.”

* Time
“To avoid feeing rushed, allow forty-five minutes to an hour for makeup application on the wedding day.”

*Apply in natural light
“If possible, set up your makeup station near a window, or use a super bright lamp.” This will ensure you do not miss any spots, and do not end up looking like a clown with pounds of makeup on.

* Use moisturizer
“Use a moisturizer that will prepare the skin for makeup. Avoid sunblocks and sunscreens that can give a ‘flash off’ to makeup. They reflect too much light under flash photography, resulting in an overexposed shot.”

* Emphasize the eyes
“By brighting any darkness under them with corrector and concealer.” 

* Pink tones
“Flash photography emphasizes pink tones, so be sure to even out the skin with a yellow-toned foundation. Start around the nose and mouth, where there’s redness, and then blend out to the rest of the face.”

* Bright lip color
“Neutral, brown and pale lip colors look washed out in photographs, so choose a lipstick that’s one or two shades brighter than what you normally wear… Pinks, roses, and plums are great choices for brides.”

For more make-up ideas and help visit Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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