Guest post by Naples makeup artist Hope Henderson of www.hopeartistry.com:
The #1 thing I tell my bridal clients is that they should feel like themselves on their wedding day – just a more glamorous version. The idea of wedding makeup is not to try something new or to follow the latest trends. You want to look in the mirror and feel stunning, not wonder whether the groom will recognize you. If you have a makeup artist, tell them what you wear on a day-to-day basis so they have a good idea of where your comfort level is at.
Some tips of glamming it up:
- The first thing to fade away in photos is your skin. If you normally wear blush or bronzer, make sure you contour your cheekbones as well on your wedding day.Use a powder that is 1-2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. Trust me, it will make you look thinner and not washed out in photos!
- Fill in your eyebrows. Believe it or not your eyebrows are the most important feature on your face. They complete the look and bring everything together. You can use a powder or a pencil. NARS eyebrow pencil is water resistant so it?s long wearing and comes in 3 different shades!
- Don’t be afraid of false lashes! None of my clients are allowed to say no to lashes until they try them. Once they try them they are hooked! You don’t have to wear dramatic lashes, just long enough to emphasize your eyes. MAC #33′s are my favorite! ! !
Doing a trial run is always recommended so you can fine tune the look you are after and experiment with something you may not have tried before (like lashes). That way, on your wedding day, you know exactly what the results will be and have your glammed up look perfected!
Hope Henderson has been in the make-up industry for about seven years. She is based in Southwest Florida but is available for travel worldwide. She received extensive training during her time at MAC cosmetics. She is fully trained in all fields of makeup artistry including theatre, film and television, but specializes in beauty, bridal, airbrush and editorial print makeup. See samples of her work at www.hopeartistry.com.