Best Wedding Make-up

I’ve done a few wedding makeup jobs in my time, as a makeup enthusiast its one of my favorite things to do. Before I did my first makeup job for a friend’s wedding, I made sure to get some sound advice from makeup artists on the best wedding makeup tips for the most beautiful bridal makeup.

Tip 1:

Less is not necessarily more, but bridal makeup does have to be a bit heavier than every day makeup simply because it needs to photograph well. This doesn’t mean that you go overboard and slap it all over your face, but knowing where to put the ‘more’ is the key:

  • Eyes – use “light-catching” eye-shadow (frosty colors are best) at the brow-bone arch, the centre of the eye-lid and the corner of the eye. This will create an optical illusion that the eye is fuller, wider and more defined.
  • Lips – another optical illusion for a pouty lip is the use the same highlight for the eyes in the centre of the lips. Simply press the shadow with a finger into the lipstick – this will not add color, but it will catch the light. You can also contour the lips by using a slightly darker tone in the corners of the mouth which will accentuate the pouty look.

Tip 2:

The best wedding makeup tip I’ve ever come across is to use an airbrush makeup foundation. There are major benefits from airbrushing which really have to be seen to be believed. Not only is the coverage supreme, but the products are really long lasting. Your makeup won’t budge throughout the entire wedding, reception or that one on one time with the new hubby! (Every bride’s dream) Contouring can also be done very easily with an airbrush and it often looks much more realistic than when done manually.

Tip 3:

Steer clear of red lips. Not only do neutral and pink colors look more subtle, but red lips are more likely to kiss-off and smudge. They can also make teeth look yellow. (gasp) The one thing I know is that brides want to look like the best version of themselves and they don’t want to have so much makeup on that they look like a complete stranger. You certainly don’t want to have to spend an hour taking off loads of caked-on makeup on your wedding night. For more wedding makeup tips and secrets take a look at the link below.

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Selecting Your Wedding Hairstyle

As a bride you definitely want to look your best and all eyes will be on you all through the day. To look gorgeous from head to toe is a must and your hair is one of those things you should take seriously besides choosing a great looking gown. There are long lists of best bridal hairstyles and remembering a few things can help you make the right decision with your wedding hairstyles.

Match the hair with the gown

This is one of the most important things if you do not want to end up looking as though your hair is competing with the gown. Striking a match between the two is what you should focus on. If you have a modern chi dress, select a sleek blow out or hold your hair back. For a gown that has a country look or peasant dresses and high waist frocks choose curls for your hair and you can add tiny flowers to complete the curly look. Dramatic up dos on the other hand can turn out great for big ball gown type of dresses. Whatever you choose should match with the type of dress you have selected. The tip here is to choose your dress first before then finding the perfect hairstyle.

The length of your hair matters

This is something most brides forget even though it is very important. Some styles are best for long hair while others are more suitable for short hair. Wedding hairstyles for short hair are more popular, but you can also rock your wedding with amazing wedding hairstyles for long hair. For short locks, a mini barrette and a pixie make very good chic and simple wedding looks but the choices are numerous. For longer locks, buns, barrettes and petals are some amazing ideas. Your hairdresser can come in handy in giving you choices depending on the length of your hair. Fashion magazines can also be helpful sources for any length of hair.

Remember the veil

Apart from making sure that your wedding hairstyle matches with the dress, also remember the veil and how suitable the hairstyle is going to be for your veil. If you have chosen a style whose charm is lost under the veil, you can consider wearing fascinators which are back and trending. There are also fancy short bridal hats that can be worn but make sure that you choose the veil before you go for the hairstyle to keep limits at bay.

Understand your hair type

This is very important because even the simplest hairstyles look great on particular hair types. Very short hair or hair that is very fine can be tricky to work with but there are styles that best suit this kind of hair. Same goes for curly hair, which can be tricky to straighten and make skinny. Know which hairstyles your hair will hold without problems. You should actually consider booking a trial with your hairdresser to help make a great choice beforehand.

There are lots of easy wedding hairstyles and a good hairdresser should be able to help you make a good decision. Not all wedding hairstyles will look great on you so try several before settling for the best.

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Choosing Your Wedding Shoes

Women have a strange relationship with their shoes. On a gloomy day, give the woman a pair of sexy high heels and all her blues will vanish into thin air! Since shoes can have such an impact on a woman’s psyche, she should think ten times when buying a pair for the happiest day of her life i.e. her wedding day. Everything, right from look to color to feel of the wedding shoes has to be perfect. The shoes should be such that they enhance the beauty of her dress and at the same time, make her so comfortable that she can truly enjoy her special day!

Tips for Selecting Your Wedding Shoe

Fashion and style, if you thought that these are the only two criteria for choosing wedding shoes, think again! You would need a whole lot of common sense to go with it, when selecting your wedding shoes. So, here is tip number one for selecting the perfect bridal shoe, look at the wedding venue and the weather in which the wedding is taking place. For instance, if it’s an outdoor wedding in the summers, strappy sandals would be a good choice and that too minus the pencil heels, as they might dig into the ground, making you uncomfortable while walking! On the other hand, if the wedding is in winters, closed shoes, which protect your feet from the cold, will be the ideal choice. Peep toes are one option that can go in any weather.

The kind of wedding that you have planned is an important criteria in determining your wedding shoes too. For instance, if you have planned a beach wedding or are having a casual affair, flip flops, which today are available in plethora of designs and colors, will suit your wedding dress. On the other hand, if you are having a formal wedding, at the church or at a banquet, go in for classy, elegant, high-heeled shoes or sandals.

Next, consider your wedding gown. Here, one very important tip is that when you are deciding on your wedding gown, take a pair of shoes which have the same heel lengths as the shoes that you plan to wear at the wedding. This will unsure that the shoes fit in nicely with the wedding dress. Secondly, when you set out for shoe shopping, carry a sample of your wedding gown fabric with you, so that the shoe color matches exactly with your wedding dress color. Remember, all white shades are not the same! Another thing to look for is the kind of embellishments that are there on the gown. If the gown is too lacy or has a lot of embroidery, crystals, etc. on it, go in for plain looking (yet smart) shoes, to even out the effect. However, if the wedding gown is slightly simple, go for fancy shoes with embellishments, to spice up the overall look!

Last, but not the least, choose the material of the shoes carefully. If you want a different kind of look, go in for leather shoes. If you want to look all feminine, get shoes made in fabrics such as silk, velvet, satin and lace. When choosing the fabric, see to it that it complements your wedding gown. The material of the hemlines will help you decide the fabric of your shoes. For instance, if the hemlines have lace on them, shoes made from the same would gel with it. On the other hand, if the wedding dress is made from a soft, shiny material, satin shoes would look more appealing.

Here’s hoping that with these tips, you will have a pair, which will make you feel desirable, happy and sexy, on the most special day of your life. One last tip before I sign off – walk in your wedding shoes a couple of times, before your wedding. This will ensure that you get used to them and there are no surprises or glitches on the D day!

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How to Decorate Your Wedding Shoes

A few years back, the last thing on a bride’s mind, when planning her wedding, used to be her wedding shoes. Reason being that most brides opted for full-length wedding gowns, which concealed the footwear and hence, brides did not want to pay attention to something that no one could actually see! However, this trend is fast changing now, considering that so many brides today are opting for unconventional dresses which end at the knee, and flip flops, flat slippers, etc. instead of pumps, stilettos, and slingbacks, as footwear! Today’s brides are also very different in their thinking and want to wear and look the best on the most special day of their life, whether someone else notices or not! That’s why, lots of brides today are curious to know about ways to decorate their wedding shoes, so that they can brighten up and enhance the beauty of the otherwise very dull-looking, white shoes.

Pearls, Beads, Rhinestones, Lace…
The simplest thing that you can do is to add a few faux pearls or rhinestones or a delicate lace to them. For this, all you have to do is to get hot glue, put it on the area of the shoe where you want to add these embellishments and then stick them on. Choose amongst pearls, rhinestones, beads or lace, depending upon the wedding dress. If the dress has lace, use the same on the shoe. If the dress is a bit plain, add some rhinestones to up the glamor quotient. If you do not want to go over the top with embellishments, simply stick some beads to the shoe heels and give them an interesting twist!

Ribbons…
Add some colorful ribbons to your shoes. If your dress is knee or calf length, you can add the ribbons to your shoes, take them up to your lower leg and then tie attractive knots with them in the front, for everyone to see!

Painted Designs…
Want to attract the attention of all the invitees to your feet? Simply have a few unique designs painted on your white shoes in some bright color! You can either get it done by a friend who is good at painting or you can do it yourself by using stencils. Paint designs that are so you – fairies, butterflies, stars, paint anything or any symbol close to your heart!

Feathers…
Add feathers in different colors to your shoes. Stick a few in the front and some at the back, near the heel. The feathers can make the shoe look heavy, so consider this embellishment for a winter wedding or for a traditional wedding at the church.

Clip-on Accessories…
These days, there are clip-on accessories available, which are especially designed to enhance the look of wedding shoes. These accessories can be added to the straps of your shoes, to the toes and near the heel as well. You have a wide variety of designs and shapes in clip-on accessories to choose from. Flowers, hearts, stars – choose any shape and make your shoes attractive.

Silk Flowers…
Get a few flowers stitched in silk fabric and stick them on your shoes. Choose the same flowers as those you have selected for your wedding bouquet. Or get the flowers stitched in the same fabric color as is used in most of your wedding decorations. Stick these flowers on your wedding shoes, to lend them an airy, natural and spring feel.

Apart from decorating your wedding shoes, you should also choose the perfect one. So, when selecting shoes for your wedding, see to it that they are comfortable and weather/venue appropriate. For instance, do not go in for high-heeled shoes for a beach wedding as they will make you feel very uncomfortable. Also, once you have selected and decorated your wedding shoes, walk in them for a few days in your house, to get comfortable. This will ensure that you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, without any worries, in your beautiful shoes!