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Natural, glowy, feminine. Neutral, soft pink & peach. I love your “light pink-coral lip, a soft peach blush, and a mixture of matte and pearl golden brown shadows on the eyes”

i totally agree…and that’s what i did for my own wedding…dark eyes and bold (up the amp) lips…it went with the dress, and it went with me, so why not? so much for neutral/natural…

Miss Kitty! You are totally right! Did a wedding makeup this past weekend and the bride wanted to incorporate green in her eye make up with the classic smokey… I was hesitant at first but she was sure about it and in the end the result was beautiful and totally her!

Light pink coral cheeks, neutral-brown eyes, pink lips, and feathery lashes!!!!! 🙂 I ADORE bridal looks!!!!! 🙂

Christine, your answer for this sounds perfect! That’s exactly what I would say.

And not overdone looking hair!! I can’t stand that hair that LOOKS like its got a can of hairspray in holding the god-damn curls up!

But thats just my personal taste!

I’m thinking the same as you, Christine, subtle but fresh, so a nice pinkish blush and lipgloss, and muted browns and taupes on the eyes. I’m getting married in July so I’m currently on the lookout for products! 🙂

I feel that any makeup could be bridal makeup! I don’t like the stereotype image of the bride always having to look like a fresh, milky white virgin with blonde hair and rose bud colored lips and cheeks.
But then again, I love bold looks!

I agree. A bridal look should be a more perfected and polished version of the bride’s style. Not everyone has to wear the cookie cutter stereotypical bridal look. If the bride likes wearing bright red lipstick then that’s fine, it’s who she is! If the bride is a natural hippie person then she could do without any makeup! Everyone’s style is different so a bridal look should express who the bride is and not someone else.

Makeup that enhances the bride’s natural beauty. For most brides these are soft colors that are noticable but not so much at the same time. For others it’s bolder makeup, maybe the classical red lipstick. It all depends on their personality.
Oh, and anything to make the makeup more longlasting, waterproof mascara, e/s primers and the such.

I done a few brides – mostly they want a soft, natural look. I’ve used Chanel eyeshadow quad in Spices several times, usually with a soft pink cheek and satin finish lip colours, nothing too bold.
Though I did a smoky gold eye on my sister in law with a deep tawny lip (Estee Laude Pure Color in Hot Kiss I think) and more dramatic sparkly silver eye makeup on my best friend when she got married.

i don’t think of a specific look.
sometimes i want to wear light and soft makeup and sometimes im thinking of sexy and smoky cat eyes.

we will see, i found the right man, but I’m not even engaged now.

Wedding makeup has to be timeless. You will have to look at the photos for many years. My wedding makeup was very subtle, and suitable for my dress. MAC yoghurt e/s with MAC scene e/s in crease. On the lips I had a discontinued lipproduct from MAC – Rainbow I believe it was called.

Unfortunately I’n now divorced. But if ever I had to get married again, I’d still wear some very discrete makeup

generally,colors that flatters the bride & make her glow.

specifically, i would say lightly define the crease with brown eyeshadow,beige color all over the lid that mimics her skin but better,waterproof mascara. for cheeks,a glowy pink-peach blush & neutral pink or rosy lipstick.

Christine, I’ve noticed you use Korres & Kiehls tinted moisterizer. Which one do you prefer or recommend? Also is Kiehls TM liquidy/runny like the Korres TM? Thanks! 🙂

I want something that would make me look naturally flawless and photographs well. I wouldn’t do anything trendy, only neutrals! I saw a bride once that looked like she had a butterfly on the back of her eye, and her fake lashes had diamonds on it!! It did not photography well at all.

REALLY soft neutral shades or sometimes a little purple or green. Also, really well blended. more on the matte side. Dark brown lash line. Soft looking skin with a nice pink or peach blush and a soft lip shade that just defines or enhances your natural lip color.

of course though there are so many different ways to wear bridal makeup and so many different traditions within cultures.

I think that your wedding makeup should complement your face shape and colouring. You should try for a more romantic look, with less sharp edges and a slightly softer palette, but don’t go for a too soft look if you require strong, high contrast colors.

Having been a bride 3 and a half weeks ago myself, I can tell you what my makeup artist used on me.

First off… Mattifier, followed by primer, concealer, custom blended foundation and powder. For eyes she used MAC shadows in Haux, Mulch, and Shroom. Black eyeliner, false lashes, curled them of course! WATERPROOF MASCARA.

Blush by MAC in Mocha. Lipstick and Lipglass in Viva Glam VI.

Overall, rosey neutrals with well defined eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Something soft but yet stands out. I like shimmery cool neutrals best. Or matte but a good base to make it stand out. And soft shimmery lips like a champagne color.

I consider bridal makeup to be something soft, pretty, and most of all innocent; hence the white dress. When I was a MUA at Chanel I did a consult with a young bride. We decided on a lovely look using neutrals and golds (it was a traditional Chinese wedding and she planned on changing her dress several times during the ceremony). On the day of the actual wedding I did her makeup as she had asked me to previously. Then she wanted me to add lavender so I did. Then she asked me for dark purple smoky eyes and dark brown lips. I told her to do it herself and she did. Still got paid for the makeover, though 🙂

I am getting marry soon and I am actually thinking of doing darker smokey eyes since it’s an evening reception. Thinking gray and purple. Pinkish coral blush to warm up my complexion a bit and nude lips.

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