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Makeup Tips for the Beautiful Bride to be By Rachel Gallenberger of Effortless Elegance Every bride deserves to look and feel effervescent on her special day. There will be family, friends, and photographers capturing her every move with their cameras. So this is where the importance of a makeup artist comes in. The makeup artist is there to insure that the bride looks stunning and does so by implementing the proper makeup and application process. Every woman is beautiful and the makeup artist is there to enhance the unique loveliness that the bride already possesses. Here are some helpful tips to insure that the bride remains flawless throughout one of the most important day of her life.

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1. Primers Primers are applied prior to makeup application and are a gel-like substance, light-weight, and have a satin texture once applied on the skin. There are primers for the eyes and primers for foundation. Eye primer ensures that your eye shadow lasts all day and looks wonderful on you. Foundation primer is to smooth and conceal the fine lines on one’s face and evens out skin texture. It also ensures that your foundation will not slide off your face and helps your makeup last longer throughout the day.

2. Concealer Concealer helps with hiding dark circles, age spots, and various small blemishes. It evens out skin tone and will help to give that flawless look on your wedding day.

3. Foundation Whether you decide on airbrush or traditional liquid foundation, foundation creates a uniform color that evens out skin ton and hides flaws. Be sure to blend out into the ears, down the neck, and be mindful of the décolletage area because you do not want to potentially stain your dress. Foundation and concealer are some of the most important facets to looking flawless throughout the day when you are being photographed.

4. Waterproof Mascara Select waterproof mascara because it lasts longer and will be able to withstand your tears of joy.

5. Define your eyebrows Shade and shape your eyebrows. Your eyebrows frame your eyes and they will look better for photographs.
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6. Eyeliner Eyeliner emphasizes the natural shape of your eyes and accentuates the lash line. Make sure to invest in long-lasting waterproof eyeliner to withstand tears of joy.

7. Blush Blush will help liven up your face and add a pop of color to your cheeks.

8. Contour Contouring helps to slim the face, chisel the cheeks, and create a strong jawline. Contour the top of your forehead, the hollows of your cheekbones, jawline, and the sides of your nose.

9. Highlighting Highlighting key areas will give you a glowing look and will emphasize specific areas of your face to help create angles by capturing the light. Choose a highlighter that has various pearl shades in it and apply to your temples, along your cheekbones, the inner corner of your eyes, the dip of your cupid’s bow, on your brow bone, and the center of your nose.

10. Oil Blotting Sheets Carry some in your clutch for when you need to quickly blot not rub the oil from your face to help prevent shine. Generally oil is most prominent on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.

11. Lipstick Choose a color that is 2-3 shades bolder than what you would normally wear if you wish to stand out. Shades in the nudes, pinks, and reds family are best when selecting a lipstick for your wedding. Every woman can wear red, it is classic, and the best color if you want a vintage look. Pinks and nudes are best when you want a more natural look.

12. Skip Lip Gloss if… If you plan to wear a veil, forgo the lip gloss because your veil will stick to it.

13. Do not experiment Your big day is not the time to be experimental with your makeup. You want to emphasize your natural beauty and highlight your key facial attributes. Do not choose your wedding as the day you want to wear a new lip color you have never tried or an edgy eye shadow that looked fierce in an editorial. Make sure to hold a makeup consultation before your wedding day. A makeup consultation is tailored to your needs and wants and is a test run to see how your makeup will look before your big day. That way you can decide on how natural or dramatic you want your makeup to be.

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