Beauty Fix: How to do your own wedding hair and makeup, the best nail polish for brides and a clever way to add “something blue” to your beauty routine on the big day!
I’m doing my own makeup for our engagement photo shoot, and want to keep the look natural. Any tricks I should consider?
An engagement shoot is less formal than your actual wedding day, so focus on your skin rather than a dramatic eye or lip. The night before, apply a nice night cream so you wake up with a hydrated, dewy complexion that looks refreshed and won’t demand much makeup. When it’s time to apply your foundation, do so in a circular motion all over your face and neck using a stippling brush, a tool made of both synthetic and natural bristles (often with white tips) that works really well at giving an airbrushed-like finish. I’m a fan of the Pro Stippling Brush by Sephora Collection ($35, sephora.com) and Tarte‘s Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush ($32, sephora.com). Keep everything else simple—try a double coating of mascara and a lip stain slightly darker than your natural lips with clear gloss over top. And don’t be too heavy-handed on the blush: lots of kisses for the camera are certain to give your cheeks a natural flush.
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