It is important to remember that even if you want a more natural look for your wedding day that natural does not equal no makeup. In order to photograph your best, you need some coverage, contouring and definition to subtly enhance your features.
To recreate this natural looking wedding makeup from a recent bride, follow these easy steps below. All makeup used is by jane iredale.
1. On a clean, moisturized face, apply a thin layer of Absence primer over the entire face concentrating on the center of the face where you want to minimize pores and oil. It’s especially important for brides to wear a primer to help their makeup last all day long and help create the foundation for a flawless face. Don’t forget the eyelids!
2. Apply PurePressed Base in downward strokes to the entire face. This bride is wearing Warm Sienna. I like PurePressed Base for brides because it is a more matte formulation. It also feels completely weightless, so the bride can have full coverage without feeling like she is wearing a mask.
3. Spritz the face with Balance hydration spray to help set the makeup and conceal any fine lines.
4. Apply Active Light under-eye concealer. I like to wait and apply the concealer after the foundation because the foundation acts as a concealer as well. By applying it second, you need less product. Even if you don’t have any redness or darkness to conceal, Active Light will help brighten the eyes and create a soft focus look. She is wearing #2.
5. Next, to groomed eyebrows, apply PureBrow gel to the eyebrows. Eyebrows helps frame the face and shouldn’t be forgotten. I like to use this brow gel as opposed to a pencil because it’s so easy to apply and creates a softer look than a pencil. She is wearing Brunette.
6. For this bride’s amazing blue eyes, I chose the goBlue Eye Steppes kit. On the inner half of the eyelid I applied Rosy. On the outer half of the eyelid, I applied Taupe. On the brow bone and inner corner of the eye, I applied Oyster. Be sure to blend well. I lined the bottom lash line with Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow using my favorite brush, the Smudge Brush. I got the Angle Brow brush wet and dipped it into the Swiss Chocolate to line the upper lid as close to the lash line as I could get.
7. Next comes eyelashes! I recommend all brides wear false eyelashes or get eyelashes extensions for their big day. It makes such a huge difference in photos. I always use style 110 (any brand).
8. While the eyelashes are drying, it’s on to blush and lips. I typically like to use two shades of blush on a bride to create more dimension so that her face doesn’t photograph flat. On the cheekbones, I used PurePressed blush in Mocha and below that I used the shade Bronzer.
9. I then like to go back in with a bronzer and highlighter for added contouring, highlighting and depth. I applied Rose Dawn bronzer along the jawline as well as in the shape of #3 on each side of her face. To highlight, I love the In Touch Highlighter Complete to illuminate and lift the face. I like to apply it at the temples, down the bridge of the nose, above the lip to add a pout and on the cheekbones. Make sure to blend well.
11. Apply waterproof black mascara to both the upper and lower eyelashes.
12. Finish the look with a light dusting of Beyond Matte HD mattifying powder in Translucent. It is HDTV approved for a water-resistant, smooth, flawless appearance.
If you have any questions about this look, feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email!
Jamie Plack is a nationally trained and jane iredale certified makeup artist. She is also a part-time model and former wedding photographer, so she understands from both sides of the camera how to skillfully apply your makeup to photograph your best. Jamie loves to travel for bridal makeup. To inquire about availability, call 574-267-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.