FASHION

Bridal Makeup Moments

The day you have been dreaming about is just around the corner and you have been busy checking things off your bridal checklist. You have secured the picture-perfect venue for the ceremony and reception, found the perfect wedding dress, selected the colors, and even managed to find bridesmaid dresses that they can wear again. Check, check, and check! Now, it is on to makeup. Here is where the real challenge comes in. Not only does your makeup need to stand the test of time but it also has to stand up to the Florida heat and humidity. That means no melting, no raccoon eyes, and no wearing off so that you photograph flawlessly.

On your wedding day you want to be the most beautiful, radiant version of yourself. We turned to the experts at Belk and the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for a little guidance on just how to achieve this. By now most of us know that a Bobbi Bown makeup artist guided the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, on her flawless wedding day makeup. So, if it is good enough for a Duchess then it is good enough for us! Here are a few simple steps to help you achieve your most beautiful self.

Step 1  

Prepping the skin well is essential. Start with Vitamin Enriched Face Base, a moisturizer plus primer that leaves your skin feeling hydrated but not greasy. And do not neglect the under eye area. The Hydrating Eye Cream is quick absorbing that leaves the under eye area looking smooth and refreshed.

Step 2

Next, you will want to apply Corrector from the Creamy Concealer Kit to your delicate under eye area. Make sure to set with the accompanying powder. This will correct any discoloration that you might have ensure that you look rested and bright eyed on your special day.

Step 3

You will also want your skin to stay looking fresh throughout the wedding and reception, which means you need a long wearing foundation.  Buff Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 onto the skin for a natural, matte finish that is weightless and delivers 16 hours of wear. Available in 42 shades, you will be sure to find a perfect match! Apply setting powder just to seal everything in.

Step 4 

Now that you have an even canvas to work with, it is time to add some dimension back to the skin. Start by dusting the Matte Bronzer onto the skin to warm up the complexion and give you that sun-kissed look. Then, apply Blush in the shade Pale Pink to your cheeks. Do not let this bright color intimidate you- it gives a natural, in love flush to complexions of all tones. Finish off the complexion by applying Highlighter Powder in Pink Glow to your cheekbones for a subtle glow.

Step 5

The eyebrows frame your face so do not neglect them. Fill in any sparse areas with the Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil and the set the brows in place with Waterproof Brow Shaper.

Step 6

The eyes are the real focus of any wedding look. Start by sweeping a gentle wash of color of Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in a neutral color like Champagne or Beige. Then, add more depth to the crease by blending in a matte Eye Shadow in a shade like Taupe. Every bride wants to sparkle, so gently press in a metallic shadow like the Luxe Eye Shadow in Moonstone.

Further define your eyes by applying Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink or Black Ink. Then apply two coats of No Smudge Mascara to your lashes. This beautiful mascara promises to lengthen the look of your lashes with no smudging, clumping, or flaking no matter how many tears you shed!

Step 7

Now for a final touch to your wedding day look, line your lips with a Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in a neutral shade like Ballet Pink and swipe on a semi-matte Lip Color in a subtle shade like Sandwash Pink. Or go with a modern look and select a classic red lip like Luxe Lip Color in Retro Red. Either way, you cannot go wrong.

Your wedding day is such a special moment in your life so take time to enjoy every aspect. Bobbi Brown believes that “on your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful.” Come visit the Bobbi Brown counter at Belk and let the experts help you achieve your dream wedding look.

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