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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Hued

By Alphonse Wiebelt
Posted: May 23, 2007, from the June 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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       Intensify. Amplify her lashes. Lashes can easily disappear in pictures once the flash of a camera goes off. A light shadowed eyelid


A professional application will last three times longer than a daily application due to the proper preparation of the skin and application techniques. However, there are a few items that the bride should have on hand throughout the occasion for quick touch-ups.

  • Compact
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Lip definer

 Suggest that she purchase her touch-up items to ensure that each and every photo looks as beautiful as the first.

and eye liner is key in exaggerating the lashes. Charcoal and navy eye liners will brighten the whites of the eyes and add depth to the base of the lash line. Black eye liner will give a more dramatic look.
        Keep eye liner tight and close to the root of the eyelashes, and line from where lashes begin to where they end. Deepen and kick up the outer corners to create a slight winged effect, which will widen and open the eyes in pictures.
        Curl and apply two coats of black mascara starting at the base of the lash line, working up to the tips. An extra coat on the outer corner lashes will turn the eyes upward. For a more dramatic effect, apply a few individual false lashes at the outer corners and center of the eyes using black false eyelash glue.

       Define. Blush the apples of her cheeks with a soft pink blush, and define her mouth. Take the natural lip color and intensify it. Pink to berry lip colors work best. Red lip color looks beautiful for the more dramatic bride. Be careful of dark shades, as they can look hard in pictures and can make the mouth look small. Brown shades can make the bride look tired, orange can make the teeth look yellow, and pale shades can look washed-out.
        Line the lips first with a lip liner, and then blend color over the lips. Press color into the lips using the side of a firm lip brush to stain. Blot with tissue and dust a sheer application of powder to set the color. Re-apply a second coat to complete the application. Save an application of lip gloss for just before the reception, and recommend air-kissing in the receiving line.

Kiss the bride
      With the last eyelash darkened and the final sweep of lip gloss applied, the bride will now be prepared to walk down the aisle with a classically beautiful look accentuated by her flawless makeup. Using these tips, tricks and guidelines, you can not only bring out the bride’s true beauty, but also help the events of the day flow smoothly and aid in making the bride’s wedding day as beautiful as her wedding makeup.