I’m pretty narrow minded when it comes to what a bride should look on her wedding day. I never went to a proper makeup school, and only took a few courses with Makeup4ever.
I earned my masters in make-up on bride faces.
I moved to Los Angeles to work as a makeup artist. My friend was already locked in as ”the bridal hair guy” and to help me out, he took me under his wing and sold me to his clients as the best make-up artist around.
Turned out the first job he booked me on was for a Persian wedding. At the time I had no idea what to expect. The first thing I learned was that the the ladies liked to wear makeup…and lots of it. Before the end of the month I was onto my third Persian wedding!
But when given a chance I would normally go for a classic Audrey Hepburn look: Black eye liner, with a strip of false lashes, soft cheeks, and a sheer red lip.
Whether you decide to go big or intimate there is one thing you should always keep in mind. You want to be happy and comfortable with how you look on your big day. You want to be able to share your photos with pride!
Here’s how to get the classic Audrey look:
Start with a soft foundation like La Mer’s foundation treatment. It gives a soft coverage and a nice matte finish. For those who are budget-minded try the Rimmel London Match perfection foundation, which also has a soft finish and a wide color range.
Continue with a light shadow on your whole eyelid using something like Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow and liner, in tattle tail, which has a light cream hue. It really doesn’t crease!
Follow that with Kat Von D’s tattoo eyeliner in Trooper Black. It’s water proof so when you’re up there about to marry your true love you can cry like a big baby and still look great! Following the outer lash line on the top lid and take it about three quarters, stop before you get to the inner corners. Same with the bottom. For some eyes you have to stop somewhere in the middle. Try both and see what you like best!
Curl your lashes and throw on your mascara NOW! I mean, before you put your lashes on Try Rimmel London 100% waterproof mascara, in Black Black. They really are the experts on mascara.
For lashes, I like the bold Ardell Demi 101’s. I almost always cut off about a quarter of the inner lash, unless you have the biggest eyes in the world they are just too long untrimmed.
For blush, please go to a Laura Mercier makeup counter and try their Second Skin cheek colors. Just thinking about them makes me want to cry, they are so pretty! If you are a white ghost like my friend Karen Elson you can wear their Barely Pink..Waaaaah I’m crying just thinking about how pretty you look now!
For darker complexions, try the Laura Mercier second skin cheek color Violet Orchid!
For the lips go red, either matte or sheer. I like the velvet matt pencils by NARS, for a light red tone go with the Dolce Vita. For a true red try Dragon Girl.
Now that you are so pretty stop looking at yourself in the mirror and go get married! TLA!
Blue eye shadow should only be used in celebration.
Try to avoid it when breaking up with your boy or girlfriend (unless you don’t care about them).
Avoid blue hues when confronting a friend about their bad behavior last night, or attending a loved one’s funeral.
Should be applied using the same technique one would use for a smokey eye. Generously apply on the lid and under the eye. Or, in the 1960’s fashion, apply on the eyelid and include a thick liquid black liner, cat-eye style above the lashes.
Some favorite blues:
Rimmel London Posh Peacock
YSL Riviera Blue