Let's talk bridal makeup! Bridal makeup is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. I enjoy the entire process from the initial inquiry, the trial, the wedding day, and everything in between. Every once in a while I will speak with a bride and she knows exactly what she wants, but this is quite rare. Most of the time brides will send me photos or their Pinterest board with many different looks they like, but are unsure of what will look best on them. Outside of those two situations I get one of two request the most ... "natural" makeup, and Kim Kardashian.
So let's first discuss "natural" bridal makeup (we will save the Kim Kardashian look for another post). A bride-to-be may say she doesn't wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis and doesn't want a "cakeface," or she may state she just wants to look like herself. There are also those of you who want "natural" makeup. So in all of these instances, a natural bridal look works best.
First, let's clear up something ... There is no such thing as natural makeup. As a professional and skilled makeup artist, I can give the appearance of someone not wearing makeup, but makeup is definitely still applied. Natural looking bridal makeup would not included things like a red lip, smokey eye, or contoured cheekbones.
Above is a photo of a beautiful bride I had the privilege of working with this past June, Corin. This is a wonderful example of natural looking bridal makeup. Corin is beautiful to begin with, so it was simply my job to enhance her features without distracting from them.
Regardless of your desired look for your wedding, I would be honored to work with you to create the bridal vision you desire :-)
Stay beautiful! ... Inside and out