This week we have something a little different here for you on the Lisa Rose Bridal blog… a post all about bridal makeup. As with everything wedding, the look you choose for your makeup on your big day will be forever eternalised through hundreds of photographs & videos, so will need to be absolutely en pointe.
You may or may not already know of our very own Kyla, but she is rather talented in this particular field (as well as being a fabulously talented bridal consultant!) so we thought we would pass this space over to her this week to share her top tips. Over to you Kyla …
Hi I’m Kyla. Some of you may know me already if you have been into Lisa Rose. I have been working as a Bridal Consultant here now for the past four years. My passion for this is immense. I get an amazing sense of accomplishment when I help a girl find her dream wedding gown. What you may not know however, is that I am also an IMA qualified Make Up Artist. The fact that I can team the two together is brilliant. To be able to help a girl find her wedding gown and then be with her on the wedding day and make her up, is such a satisfying achievement. Helping someone look great is a wonderful feeling.
To bride’s of Lisa Rose, I offer exclusive discounted rates and have a constant stream of offers available. I work alongside the amazing girls at Capellis Hair salon and between us we can get you completely wedding ready. I am also a fully qualified lash and nail technician. Offering individual lash extensions and lash lifts. Not only can I help you with your makeup and lashes I can give your nails a pampering. I work with both gel and acrylics offering overlays or extensions.
Lisa has asked me to share a few tips that may help you with your look for your big day, whether you are putting this into the hands of a makeup artist or creating the look yourself.
1: Makeup for you
Firstly decide on your look. Don’t follow trends or be too different. You must feel confident so try not to go for a complete change as this could cause worry on the build up.
2: Less is not more when it comes to bridal makeup
For ladies that tend to wear very little makeup if any at all, more is required than on your everyday look to show up in the pictures. The lighting and cameras can tone you down.
3: Makeup trials are a must
Trials are a TOTAL must. You need to practice the look beforehand and take pictures once completed. If you can look good on an iPhone you will look great under a photographers lens. Also if you are employing a Makeup Artist, you must feel confident in their work and trust them completely. Trials are a great way of getting to know them and building a relationship.
4: Choose your trial wear wisely
When having a trial, wear a top that is similar in colour to your gown – particularly for ladies wearing white or ivory. The tones can look different against everyday clothes than they can against a light gown.
5: Don’t be polite!
Don’t be afraid to speak out – If you are unsure of anything on your trial say it. The artist would rather know and be able to alter the look. One simple change can make you a lot happier.
For example my recent client was unsure on the finished look as her chosen lip colour felt to heavy. We then toned this down and it gave her the natural glowing look she had wanted. The emphasis then moved from her lips to her sparkly eyes.
6: Preparation is key
Prep your skin before the wedding day. Getting a good skin care range is essential in building a fabulous base. If you prep your skin properly it will give you a much better look. This does not need to be an expense. Try out a few brands and talk to the counter staff if you are unsure on what would work well for you.
A fantastic cream is Embryolisse Lait-Crème. It acts a a 6 in 1 multi-tasker: primer, moisturiser, make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream, and a baby-care product. It is a great price and available at Boots stores. This will become your new best friend.
7: Primer is a must
Using a primer and colour correctors gives you a blank canvas to then work on. Reduce redness, brighten dullness or cover those dark patches. This will help to build a more flawless look.
8: Allow time for lash trials
If considering lash enhancement, ensure you trial this beforehand – around a month or so before the big day. You must always patch test the glue 48 hours before application. The last thing you want is a reaction and to be left with sore, red, puffy eyes. The most popular lashes at the moment are individual lashes, they last longer and can be kept on for your honeymoon. They give you a softer natural look. You can also consider cluster lashes or strip lashes. These can be more dramatic if you want a bolder eye.
9: Take aways
(Not of the food variety!) If having a makeup artist create your look ask them to get you a lipstick too, as this will need to be topped up throughout the day. Most artists will offer this to you as an option at the trial.
10: The finishing touch
Always set your makeup, a finishing powder and fixing spray is what will hold your look until the party has finished.
My email address is email@example.com and I can also be contacted at Lisa Rose on 01217066060
A few of my favourite, must have items are …
- Laura Mercier Translucent finishing powder
- Laura Mercier brightening powder
- Chanel SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL
- Nars sheer glow foundation
And some of my favourite brands include Kiko, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel. Dior and Bobi Brown, Mac and Anastacia Beverley Hills.
Kyla, thank you so much for sharing your 10 top tips for bridal makeup. You have definitely opened our eyes to some fantastic wedding makeup tips as well as a few we’ll be able to take on board for every day use too!