Happy Wedding Wednesday, beauties! This past week, I perused the internet looking for famous brides to pin to my Pinterest board, and wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Whether you are newly engaged or daydreaming for the future, here are some bridal beauty looks you can consider.
THE FRESH-FACED BRIDE
This is the only “color” photo of Grace Kelly that I could find, but even through the grainy, vintage camera lens and her veil, you can see her flawless porcelain skin and berry-stained lips. Her makeup is minimal and her brows are natural and full. This is a gorgeous look to balance out an over-the-top royal style wedding gown. Complete your look with a lip stain like Hourglass’s Aura Sheer Lip Stain.
THE NATURALLY-GLOWING BRIDE
For those of you wanting a little more than the Fresh-Faced look, Naturally-Glowing is your next step.The makeup is all kept in neutral tones ranging from peach to brown with a soft, almost clear, glossy pout. Another signature for this look is the highlight on the tops of the cheekbones. Ivanka Trump went with a high-sheen liquid shimmer like Benefit’s High Beam, most likely applied heavily using a brush.
Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart’s Twilight character) has the same ethereal glow but kept it softer-focused by using a pressed shimmer powder like Candlelight by Too Faced.
THE SMOKY EYES BRIDE
This is the look I chose for my own big day. Smoky eyes are a great choice for evening and/or formal weddings. They stand up to photo lighting and give your face extra dimension. Carrie Underwood chose do to a smoky eye with purples, which really popped against her hazel-green eyes. Topped with black liner and lashes, this is the look for a bride with personality.
Tia Mowry also went smoky, but wisely chose to do gray instead of black. The grey really accentuates her beautiful dark eyes. Take note that both Carrie and Tia kept their lips a nude-pink to balance out their dramatic eye shadows.
THE RED LIPS BRIDE
This is for the bold, modern bride who wants an edgy, yet timeless look. Here are two very different examples. Elizabeth Taylor wore red lips on (one of?) her big days decades ago. If you take away the hair and dress, her makeup stands the test of time. The classic red lip never goes out of style!
Just ask Gwen Stefani. She doesn’t go out the front door without her signature red pout, now that’s commitment! If you do choose to go with the red lips for your big day, you must go with a waterproof, kiss-proof, non-smudgable product like Lime Crime’s Velvetine or Makeup For Ever’s Aqua Rouge.
Which one of these Celebrity Bride categories do you fall under?
Award season is here and for you, that means more red carpet makeup tutorials to try! This is my first red carpet look for 2013, and I chose to do Jessica Alba because her look can be worn on an every day basis, with a pop of that lovely tangerine lipstick. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I’m already crazy for orange lips, so this was a no brainer for me.
I recreated Jessica’s look using the Urban Decay Naked Basics eye shadow palette, which I use everyday anyway. Everyone NEEDS to go and buy it! So handy-dandy…watch the video below to see why.
Peep the 5 minute video below for the easy steps!
Hello again, winter beauties!
I came across this unique website called Borrowed Closet. Basically, you rent designer clothing, accessories and handbags for anything from weekend trips, girls’ night out or just for everyday wear. They carry a decent variety from top designers like BCBG, Alice + Olivia, Free People etc. This is the perfect site for the “Fashionista on a budget.”
While perusing what I wanted to rent, my mind, as usual, went right to makeup, and I started day dreaming about what makeup looks to do with each outfit. Scroll down to see what I came up with….
I’ve been obsessed with these black and nude mesh “illusion” dresses that literally give you an hourglass figure without a single workout or juice cleanse. This dress goes perfect with bold, black smoky eyes and nude lips, like Ms. Olsen’s below. The makeup is dramatic, however it incorporates the same colors as the dress, so it really works together.
This winter/spring sheer shirts and leather pants are everywhere. Keep the leather pants the main attraction by going with simple, glowy makeup like Megan Fox’s look below. The shimmer on the eyes, cheeks and lips keep the same theme as your shiny black leather pants while the natural eye shadows and gloss subdue the entire look.
Another trend that makes me smile these days are black and white stripes. They look good on everyone and pay homage to Beetlejuice, what’s not to love?! This striped jail break top goes great with bold red lips, like Camilla Belle’s below. It just makes such a COOL combination with the black and white. Notice that Camilla kept her eyes bare, just a touch of mascara and liner. She also kept her face makeup clean, no blush. This really draws people to her bright cherry red mouth. Okay, that’s it. I’m buying this top.
Happy hump day, friends.
Did anyone watch the American Music Awards this past weekend? Yeah, me either. I’m really starting to lose interest in watching three-hour long shows that are mostly filled with musical performances from bands I don’t care for and commercials. However, I do enjoy the fashion and glamour. I checked out what everyone wore to the show online and came up with my top four favorite makeups of the evening.
Is there any one in particular that you would like to see as a tutorial? Let me know in the comments below….
Wowza! This girl gets it right every single time. I love the smoldering eyes and lash strips that make her hazel eyes pop. Eyebrows filled softly with pencil to bring them forward and nude glossy lips make this a WIN.
I LIVE for this look. Doesn’t this photo look retouched (even though it’s not?) That’s how flawless her makeup is. I applaud her makeup artist for keeping her makeup soft with those fluffy top lashes and pink/purple duo on the eyes. Lining her inner rims with a nude pencil gives her a sweet look. Bronzing the cheeks and defining her lips with a natural pencil pulls this look together in a very un-Christina, refreshing way.
Gwen rocked her traditional red-lip-bold-liner combination which always looks amazing on her. I especially love the bold, ash-brown brows here. I just wish her foundation didn’t look so dry. A spritz of hydrating spray like MAC’s Fix + right before she walked down the carpet would have done the trick.
This look is sleek and oh-so-pretty. The grey eyeshadow in her crease is a great substitution for basic black and looks a lot cleaner against her deep dark brown eyes. Notice how clean the makeup on her lower lash line is. Let this be a lesson that you don’t have to smudge the lower lash line into a mirky mess to call it a smoky eye. The subdued lips work beautifully with the soft lips, keeping all the attention on her eyes.
How gorgeous did Nicki Minaj look at this year’s VMA Awards? I absolutely adore her in the “Barbie” theme. She just does it so well. This look is beautiful for a clubby night out or even for a glamourous Halloween look. I break it down for you in the video at the end of this blog.
Here’s my version:
SUCH a fun look, I didn’t want to take it off! Click below to watch the tutorial:
MAC eyeshadows in Electra and Shroom
Naked Palette eyeshadows in Dark Horse and Hustle
MAC liquid liner in Boot Black
MAC 3D Silver glitter
Aloe Vera (any brand)
Urban Decay eye primer in Eden
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe
NYX pink lip liner
MAC Saint Germaine Lipstick
Fuschia from the MUF Flash Palette
|Photo still of Miss Selena|