On your big day, the last thing you want to leave to the last minute is your makeup or hair style choices for the day. The main reason being that you want to feel comfortable in your own skin and if you are left with a style that ‘just isnt you’, you will feel it like never before. So here are my super 10 questions to ask your bridal makeup artist, some of them may be obvious but you wouldn’t believe how any people don’t think how important the obvious questions can be…
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Deep set eyes can be tricky to work with as they tend to be quite big in size, so the trick is really about brightening up the eye area to bring it forward but not so much that it enlarges the eye. Find out how to do this below:
- Shape a heavy brow in order to open up the eye area.
- If you have very dark brows it may be a good idea to lighten them slightly to bring the eyes forward.
- Apply a light reflective shade to the lower lid.
- Apply your medium tone shade just above the socket line and blend using a big fluffy brush.
- Apply the darkest shade along the outer third of the upper and lower lashline and blend using a small pencil brush.
- Highlight the brow bone.
- Apply mascara, concentrate the second coat on the outer portion of the upper lashes to create volume.
I hear so many clients, friends and family members asking me about their small eyes and asking me any helpful hints and tips that will open them up, making them look bigger. If this is also you, the good news is it’s actually very simple to achieve a doe eyed look, just by following these steps:
- Get rid of those heavy brows – in order for the eye to look more open you must create space around the eye. To do this ensure you have the correct brow shape for you, find out which one yours is here >>
- It may be a good idea to lighten your brows slightly if they are very dark, not too much as you may still prefer them to blend in wit your hair.
- Always, always curl your eyelashes.
- Eyeshadows that are pale in colour should be placed all over the eyelid, to make the darkest shades very easy to blend.
- Try using medium tones colours for your natural skin tone as this will really help to open up the eye. You can build this up in the outer v or crease line and blend up and out towards to temple.
- Use eyeliner to your advantage by applying a dark liner or shadow along your upper lash line and extended outwards along the outer corner of the eye. Pair this with extending the lower lash line in a lighter shade, also in an upwards and outwards motion.
- Highlight the brow bone and the inner eye in the same light shade.
- Use a champagne shade eyeliner in the lower water line of your eye to add definition and the illusion of space.
- Apply mascara, concentrating the second coat to the upper and outer section of lashes to create a cat eye look.
Prominent eyes can be tricky to work with for many, especially beginners as it can be difficult to find a balance between defining the eyes but not enhancing the size. Lucky for you though if you follow my tips listed below, you should be able to strike that perfect balance! Let me know if these tips worked for you?
- Use a medium toned shade for your skin and apply this on the outer corner of your eyelid, close to the lash line and blend up towards the brow bone.
- Apply a dark shade close to the upper lash line and blend upwards to create a subtle smokey eye look that will define the eyes but won’t take the rest of the face.
- The lower lashline should also be defined to balance out the definition from the upper lash line.
- Highlight just below the arch of the eyebrow, not the full brow bone.
- Use a dark eyeliner within the lower waterline to help make the eyes look less prominent.
- Apply a single coat of mascara to define the eyelashes.
Close set eyes is something that a lot of people I know struggle with makeup application techniques as they don’t want their eyes to appear smaller or closer together. By following these simple & easy hints it will ensure that this doesn’t happen…
- Keep the inner corners of the eyebrows as natural as possible.
- Highlight the inner eye.
- Use lightest colours towards the inner eye.
- Medium and darkest tones to be used on the outer portion of the eyes to sweep the eyes outwards & create the elision of the eyes being further apart.
- Highlight the brow bone.
- Curl the lashes, especially at the outer corner to lift them.
- Apply mascara, with more emphasis at the corners to lift the eyes.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again… makeup is a minefield when first starting out! Hopefully the tips I provide you with today will help you to get a good grip on makeup and application techniques.
- If you are a beginner – don’t over colour the eyes this may be too distracting if you haven’t got your blending techniques down just yet. Once you’ve mastered them of course, go as crazy as you like!
- Avoid harsh edges unless those harsh edges are intended!
- There is a shade of every single colour that will suit you! It’s just about finding the right shade & undertone. Be careful with pink as many shades can make your eyes look sore, pick carefully!
- If you are of a more mature age and are worried about fine lines/wrinkles, avoid shiny or cream based products as these tend to settle into the areas we would rather them not!
- Do blend your makeup tones – always make sure that your makeup products you have chosen for the day work in synergy with each other. If they don’t this can result in a harsh look and as if the makeup wasn’t intentional!