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Sell Bella's Wedding Makeup Look

By: Kevin James Bennett
Posted: March 30, 2012, from the April 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
To conceal the blemishes on the model, a common sight among stressed-out brides, a flawless finish makeup, blemish concealer and mineral powder were used. Makeup: Clarice Loiacono, Clarice’s Creating Beautiful Looks, Wheaton, IL; Model: Annamarie Jordan,

To conceal the blemishes on the model, a common sight among stressed-out brides, a flawless finish makeup, blemish concealer and mineral powder were used. Makeup: Clarice Loiacono, Clarice’s Creating Beautiful Looks, Wheaton, IL; Model: Annamarie Jordan, Wheaton, IL; and Photographer: Steve Jones

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Step 5: The eye should then be softly defined and smudged. A powder kohl pencil will work great for this. Holding the pencil tip parallel to the lash line (not point in), begin drawing the line from where the inner lashes start, and graduate from thin to a thicker line as you reach the outer corner of the eyelid. This gives the eye a slight upward tilt, and keeps it looking fresh and open.

Step 6: Take a small eye shadow brush and diffuse the line by blending and smudging the liner into the lashes and blurring the hard edge. Now, using the same brush, set the liner with a matte taupe eye shadow. Use the same eye shadow to line the lower lashes three-quarters of the way in from the outside corner. Don’t go all the way to the inside corner in order to keep the eye open.

Step 7: The eyebrows must be groomed and filled in softly. Use an eye shadow that matches the client’s hair color and mix it with a little hard hair wax or brow wax to color and groom brows in one step.

Step 8: Apply two coats of black mascara to the upper lashes, combing through them to remove clumps and separate lashes between coats. Don’t apply mascara on the lower lashes unless your client has light or blond lashes. If that’s the case, wipe the mascara wand off with a tissue, and use what’s left on the bristles to “dye” the light lashes without adding volume.

Step 9: Cheeks must look naturally flushed, and the only way to get this effect is with a mauve/rose-toned blush. It has to look like blood (which is a deep violet color before exposed to oxygen) has flooded the area and is seen through flesh tone. Use a cream/gel blush and blend it into the skin with a foundation brush that still has a slight residue of foundation on it. It tempers the color and makes it look very realistic.