MAKE-UP FOR WEDDINGS
Make-up tips for the Mother-of-the-Bride or the mature Bride
By Debbie Jean
Creator of www.realwomenmakeup.com
Bridal Make-Up Tips
By Debbie Jean of realwomenmakeup.com
As a mature woman you may be feeling the pressure to look younger on the wedding day. It's important to remember it's totally OK to look your age!
Looking your age is not a problem as long as your goal is to look fresh, healthy and modern.
Give yourself an extra boost of confidence by updating your make-up look.
Accept the way you look NOW, forget about how you used to look, or who you want to look like - focus on making the most of yourself and the out come will be successful.
- Avoid applying heavy, pasty foundation it will enhance the fine lines on your face. Liquid foundations work best.
- Apply a foundation primer before you begin with your foundation application. Primers provide a smooth surface for a blended application of foundation. The base that primers provide also reduces the appearance of more texture that a mature skin has.
- Concealer is used to freshen your eye surface. With age, the skin over the eye area and under the eyes starts to look tired and turns either a pink shade or a few shades darker than the rest of the face. Go here to read more about concealer
- Wear a loose powder over your foundation rather than a compact powder. Loose powder reduces the shine on the skin. Shine attracts light to the lines on your face and this illuminates them. A matte face is a fresher younger looking face. Do not use compact powder because they provide a heavy layer to the skin and you will look older.
- Use waterproof mascara and apply the heaviest layers to your top eye lashes for as much lifting illusion as possible.
- If your face no longer holds much colour, use a peachy or pinkie blusher on the apple of your cheeks to 'lift life' and colour onto your face. You can also use a brighter lipstick shade.
- If you have small lips, go brighter or lighter rather than darker. Darker will make your lips look smaller and your face look hard.
- Harmonize your make-up shades by mixing warm shades together and cool shades together. For example, you should not mix a pinky lipstick shade with a peachy or warm brown eye shadow shade. Opposites only look good on your skin with a funky make-up application.
- Never wear one shade of eye shadow from your eyelashes up to your eyebrows. You need to use light and dark shades in the correct place to create a more youthful appearance around the eyes. If you visit my make-up website and order your own personal make-up analysis - I will provide you with video clips to watch and a printable eye shadow application chart that is best suited to your eyes.
- Using matte eye shadows through the crease of your eyes creates a better illusion on maturing eyes. Shimmery eye shadow draws attention to fine lines on the eyes. If there is any puffiness - it will also be exaggerated by using shimmer through the crease of the eyes.
- On younger eyes, fashionable colours and trendy applications look fun, but on ageing eyes, very colourful shadows or high shine shadows look out of place and make the eyes look older.
Don't hide behind your make-up. Wedding guests should see you before they see your make-up.
Your on-line make-up artist.
To read more information on bridal hair styles visit Debbie’s make-up website http://www.realwomenmakeup.com you will find detailed notes and images on wedding hair and make-up.
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