{Beauty Panel} Tips on Wedding Make-up Application

Makeup application for weddings is slightly different compared to your everyday makeup. The wedding day, whether it’s your special day or someone else’s close to you, is a busy and long-filled day. Whether you are getting your makeup done by an artist or DIYing it yourself, here are some tips to ensure you get the best wearing power from your look:

  • Take care of your skin leading up to the wedding day: drink lots of water, exfoliate, tone and moisturize.
  • For hot spring/summer wedding days, to ensure your foundation doesn’t melt off your face, apply a face primer, like Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer. Not only does this act as a great base for a smoother foundation application, it keeps the oils in for a long lasting finish.
  • To avoid eye shadow from creasing due to the oils and heat, apply an eyelid primer to your eyes, Urban Decay Primer Potion. This increases the staying power of your eye shadow as well as makes the colours more vibrant.
  • Stay away from too much shimmer on the eyes, face, and lips. It’s not flattering in photos.
  • If you know you will get teary-eyed throughout the event, waterproof products are the way to go. Try using Make Up For Ever Waterfproof Cream Eyeshadow in “Aqua Black” as your eyeliner and L’Oréal Waterproof Volumunious mascara to pump up your lashes.
  • To avoid applying your lipstick too many times throughout the day, fill your lips in with lip liner to use as the lipstick base, L’Oreal Colour Riche Anti-Feathering Lip Liner. Apply a matte lipstick over it to increase the wear, Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate. Remember to moisturize your lips before applying the lip products; this will help prevent your lips from drying out.
  • To keep your makeup looking fresh all day, set it with a setting spray, Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray.
  • If you have an excellent makeup application, all you need to pop in your clutch is a lipstick and blotting sheets, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets for minimal touch-ups throughout the day!
  • Remember, your makeup should only be an enhanced version of yourself. You want to look and feel beautiful and still look like YOU! 

 {Products used}: 

  • Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation “#155” 
  • Lise Watier Portfolio Correctors in “Light”
  • Make Up For Ever HD Powder
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in “Eden” 
  • Shiseido Silky Eyeshadow Quad in “Q10 Desert Winds” 
  • Stila Smoky Eye Palette in “Black Shadow” 
  • Make Up For Ever Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow in “Aqua Black” 
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in “Black” 
  • Smashbox Eyebeam Double-ended Brightener
  • Ardell False Lashes in “#128” 
  • DUO Lash Adhesive Waterproof 
  • L’Oreal Waterproof Voluminous Mascara 
  • Benefit Bronzer in “Hoola” 
  • M.A.C Blush in “Dainty” 
  • Estée Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder 
  • EOS Lip Balm
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Anti-Feathering Lip Liner in “All About Pink” 
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in “102”

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{Beauty Panel} Who is your Celebrity Hair + Make-up Inspiration?

A celebrity I always look to for hair and make-up inspiration is Eva Longoria. Whenever I want a fresh ‘do, I tend to Google her name, save the photo on my phone and then show the hair dresser.

One of my favourite hairstyles of hers is when she wears her hair down and curled:

 [Photo Credit: www.people.com]

 
My hair is thick and layered and with the right tools and technique I’ve been able to recreate her look many times over. When I’m in a rush, I use both a hot roller set and a curling iron. A hot roller set is so quick and easy to use and the curling iron gives me more curl control.

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Side part your hair and separate the front section of your hair on both your left and right side. (We will be curling this section with a curling iron later on.)
  2. Take a hot roller set and apply the rollers in different directions (some outwards away from the face and others downwards). Ensure that what you do on one side, you do on the other in order to keep the curls symmetrical.
  3. For this look, I prefer loose curls so the jumbo and super jumbo sized rollers do the trick! Because my hair is medium in length, I tend to just use the jumbo rollers. The super jumbo rollers do not give me as much of a curl for this look.
  4. Once the rollers have cooled off, take them out.
  5. Take your curling iron (1” – 1.5”) and curl the two front sections you kept aside. Curl your hair away from your face as it opens up your face and neck giving it a more flattering look.
  6. Once this is all done, get your favourite hairspray and spray away!
  7. To loosen up the curls, gently and lightly pull some of the curls straight. I don’t run my fingers through my hair because I don’t want to create more volume — my hair is already pretty thick! And there you have it, Eva Longoria-inspired curls!

 Not only does Eva’s hair styles inspire me, but her bronzed, natural makeup is also a look I like to emulate. Here’s a few quick makeup tips:

  • Some people have told me that they are afraid their eyes would look tired with this look because of the brown tones. To brighten up, use an off-white pencil (more natural than white) and rim the inner lower lash line. Also, a few coats of mascara will really help open up the eyes.
  •  To deepen up a bronzy, natural eye look, take a black eye shadow and apply a bit of it on the outer corner of the eyes and gently blend up.
  • If you are limited on products, take your matte bronzer and apply it to the hallows of your cheeks and then sweep it onto the crease of your eyes. This will help warm up those beautiful eyes. 

 

{Products used}: 

.Hair.

  • Conair Xtreme Heat Jumbo and Super Jumbo Rollers
  • Palladium Ceramic by Jilbère de Paris
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnette Satin Hairspray
 .Make-up.
  • Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in “Medium” 
  • Cover FX Matte Fx in “Medium” 
  • M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish “Sunny by Nature” 
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Twice Baked” 
  • Stila Smokey Eye Palette in “Black” 
  • Nars Eyeshadow Duo in “Surabaya” 
  • M.A.C Fluidline eyeliner in “Blacktrack” 
  • Physicians Formula Eye Booster in “Ultra Black” 
  • Annabelle Expandable Mascara
  • M.A.C Lipliner in “Dune” 
  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in “Golden Splendor”

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    {Beauty Panel} 90s Beauty Make-up is Back! What 90s make-up trend would you try?

    When I think of 1990s makeup, I think of Brenda Walsh from the original 90210, Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell, and Daisy (Neve Campbell) from Catwalk— all beautiful women! (Did I just reveal my age?) This week’s inspiration is a bit of Brenda and Daisy mixed together: sexy and sultry with a blend of grunge.

    What makes this look? Soft smoky brown eyes and deep red wine lips.

    Part of the 1990s beauty trend this season is a focus on the lower lash line. So grab your favourite neutral eye shadow palette—one of my favourites is the Wet ‘n Wild Comfort Zone palette. It’s very pigmented and super affordable!

    After you apply eye shadow on your lids:

    1. Take a dark brown eye shadow with an eye liner brush and apply it to your lower lash line. Concentrate the colour closest to your lash line and then blend down diffusing the colour.

    2. Take a lighter brown eye shadow and apply it slightly under your lower lash line. This will help achieve the gradient smoky affect, going from dark to light.

    3. To keep this ’90s look modern, add a lighter colour on the inner corner of your eye to brighten up the look.

    4. Apply your favourite mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

    If you want to go a step further with the 1990s beauty trend, add a wine-coloured lipstick. This was definitely a staple in Brenda Walsh’s purse!

    {Products used}

     

     

    • Nars Firming Foundation in “Syracuse” 
    • CoverFX Matte Powder 
    • M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in “Dark”
    • Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Pencil in “22E”
    • Wet ‘n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
    • Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in “72 Brown” 
    • Annabelle Expandable Mascara
    • Elizabeth Arden Shadow “Fawn 02” 
    • M.A.C Lipstick in “Destined”

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