Thursday, June 16, 2011
Whether you're a wedding guest or the one saying I do, there are makeup Do's and Don'ts that must be followed. Wearing too much to a simple ceremony will leave people with the impression that you are trying too hard. But not wearing enough makeup to a formal wedding will leave you looking like the Miss Havisham homebody who never gets out.
With that, some guidelines:
The Laid-Back Wedding: If this is a casual affair, you can usually get away with more and showing individual style is accepted in this setting. So if you like to play with your make-up, now is the time! So bright colors, a poppy shade on the cheeks or lips, or a jewel-toned eyeliner are all fun, fresh options.
The Outdoor Affair: Invited to nuptials on the hottest day of the year? Be sure you have SPF and that your foundation won't get cakey. Go for a tinted moisturizer and brush a light powder on top to avoid a shiny face in the sunlight. Skip the lipstick. And to give your eyes a wide-eyed look, curl your lashes.
After Hours Soiree: A late, formal wedding involves dressing to the nines. Remove the day's make-up buildup and give your face a fresh glow. Apply a luminizer on the cheekbones and a facial highlighter on the brow. Create a dramatic eye with a fat eyeliner pencil and a thick coat of mascara. Or, if applying that much on your eyes is too much for you, keep your eyes neutral and play up the lips with a fun coral color.
Time-Crunched Commute: Just woke up from a "short nap" with only five minutes to get ready and a thirty minute drive? Jump in your car and go. At the first stop sign, sweep a bronzer on your cheeks. At the next red light, apply a rosy shade on your eyes. This will warm up and freshen your face. Hit your eyelashes with a curler at the next stop you make. It is quicker and less messy than trying to fumble around with mascara. Finally, while walking from your car, put on a tinted gloss or lip color.