Blushing Bride


With make-up, you can easily achieve a radiant, flawless face for your wedding day, whether you want to go natural or glam, classic or modern.  Most women don’t have perfect complexions, and with the anxiousness surrounding a wedding, looking your best can be a challenge.  Finding the right colour depends on your skin type, condition, and colour.  If you’re blessed with flawless skin, or used to going au natural, a light, tinted moisturizer might provide all the coverage you need.

 To find the right shade, start by picking a shade that most closely matches your skin tone.  If you’re in between shades, try mixing two colours until you find the shade that works for you.  Yellow-based foundations work best on many skin types, because they neutralize any pink or red undertones in your skin. 

To help set eye make-up, avoid creasing, and keep eye shadow colour truer, use a silicone-based eye-shadow primer first.  When applying shadow, it’s important to take the size and shape of your eyes into consideration, as well as what look you want to achieve. 

Finish your make-up off with a highlighter shade on the brow bone to make the eyes really pop.  Go for a light matte shade, and pat onto the outer corner of the brow bone so subtly draw attention to this area of your face.

 For a natural, classic look, choose an eyeliner shade the same or similar to your eye-shadow colour, or grey, brown, or black.  Most importantly, don’t forget to curl your lashes and coat with mascara. This will open your eyes and make a huge difference.

 A personal fragrance should be a natural extension of your signature style.  To double the available body surface for testing, and follow your nose to pick up a fragrance you like. 

Choose a shade that resembles your natural lip colour, like nudes, pinks and light browns. The right lipstick is the finishing touch to your beautiful bridal look find the right shade, and your lips will be irresistible from. 

Choose just one feature to highlight, overdoing it on more than one can make you look overdone.  A great face will be heavier on the eyes and lighter on the lips, or lighter on the eyes and heavier on the lips.  Pick your favourite feature and let that guide you to a flawless face.

Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes.  If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place.  Emphasize your eyes by brightening any darkness under them with corrector and concealer.

Remember that bridal make-up needs to have enough colour to compensate for the whiteness of the dress.  There is a big difference between everyday clothes and a wedding dress, so there should be a difference in your make-up, too.  Start by making sure your skin looks even and smooth, and then add colour to your cheeks and lips to give them a glow.

Until next week.   Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

December 2014
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