12th January, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Your wedding day is the perfect time to dress up and look your best. Sometimes it can be daunting to find the right shades to maximize your features and coloring, but have no fear, if you’re a blonde, we’re going to give you a little help.
Once you’ve understood how make up works, it becomes much easier to complete your look and really turn heads as you walk down the aisle.
When picking your eye shadow, avoid trying to match it to your attire, and if you’re going to be a traditional bride with a white wedding, then you’re hardly going to pick white eye shadow, are you?
Your eye and hair color should be the main focus when choosing the right palette for you, and for blondes with blue eyes picking colors of violet, lavender or brown are ideal. Varying shades of brown are also great for blondes with dark eyes. Avoid black eyeliner if you have blue eyes and blonde hair, the contrast is far too strong and vampy. Opt for brown or grey eyeliner for subtle definition. Black mascara on the other hand is great to really draw attention to your eyes.
Lipstick really does help to make a definition, and for blondes with sultry dark eyes, red really makes a statement. If you have blue eyes though, then you should use a lighter category of colors. Try using beige and pinks, these will also go well with blue eyes, or if you want to be daring with a darker palette, then mauves, plum and reddish-browns are a safe bet.
Using blush really depends on your skin tone, but chances are you’re on the fair side if you’ve got blonde hair and blue eyes. So like the lipstick shade, lighter colors such as pink, light bronze and peach are a good bet. Also, use blush on key areas of your face, such as your nose, forehead and anywhere where the bones protrude to give you a smooth and even look.
Foundation again, really depends on your skin tone. Pick a good foundation based on the fairness of your skin and the undertones you have. Are you more pink or blue in the hues of your complexion? Getting to know your skin will help you to pick out the right base for you.
The most important thing about make up is to keep it subtle. Emphasize your features, not your make up!
13th July, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
If you are Hispanic or Latina, and you want your wedding day makeup to be over-the-top gorgeous, use the following tips to make that happen. Think J Lo and Penelope Cruz.
Your foundation should definitely have yellow undertones to blend into your skin. If you don’t have a color you are comfortable with already, go to a department store beauty counter and ask for a consultation and demonstration. And remember…less is more. The purpose is not to create a mask.
Concealer should be applied sparingly if there is any hint of dark circles under your eyes. On dark and olive skin, these circles can appear almost black or bluish. Not good for pictures, right?
For some reason, many Hispanic women tend to pluck their brows into nothingness. Don’t! Natural brows-not too thin or too thick, but natural is always best. Start letting them grow out now if you have none.
When it comes to eye shadow, you have a lot of choices. Since most Hispanic or Latino women have brown eyes, you will most likely want to go with a base of tan, followed by chocolate brown and for a bit of a dramatic flair, a dusting of gold. Or if you are wanting something bold, brown eyes can never go wrong with deep purple shadow.
Black eyeliner and mascara-Waterproof only.
Depending on your particular taste, bold lips (try a few different shades of plum, pink or even red to see which one is right for you) finished off with a clear gloss to give your lips that irresistible, kissable shine.
Your wedding day isn’t the time to try out a completely new look, so don’t go overboard. If you want to do a little more than you usually do in regards to your makeup for your wedding, then take the time a few weeks prior to the big day to practice so you won’t be fumbling on the big day.
28th June, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
The Right Makeup for Brides with Dark Complexions and Dark Eyes…….
By the time your wedding day arrives you probably have a pretty good idea of what colors look good on you when it comes to eye shadow and lipstick. But just in case you are one of those girls who don’t bother with much more than mascara and lip gloss on a daily basis but want to step it up a notch for your wedding, here are a few tips on how to be a more polished and glamorous you-not Chuckles that clown in drag.
- Foundation is meant to even out the color and tone of your skin-not paint on a new one. If your skin is very dark, you might need to select a shade lighter than your actual skin. Use a light, oil-free product that glides on effortlessly. And remember that less is more. A little goes a long way.
- Brows are meant to be left in their natural state-not plucked away and then painted on. Just neaten them up and let them follow their natural line. If you need to, fill in the spaces by smudging with a brow pencil the same color as your brows.
- Cream blush is best for all skin types and colors. Cream goes on more evenly, stays in place and doesn’t fade. Darker complexions generally do better with peaches and corals. Apply sparingly and blend well. Remember…Chuckles lives under the big top.
- Eye shadow colors most suitable are browns and tans as well as copper and gold tones. A great way to make your eyes appear brighter and larger is to apply a bit of gold shadow on the inside corners of your eyes. If a bit more color is what you have in mind, pinks also work well on people with dark skin. And since this is a special occasion, a light dusting of shimmer on your just under the brow will give you a bit of extra glow. Be careful, though, too much glitter reflects off the flash of the photographer’s camera.
- Eyeliner and mascara should be black and WATERPROOF. Liner is applied in a fine line on both upper and lower lash lines and mascara applied to curled lashes; a layer of lengthening and a layer of lash-thickening to top lashes and a single layer of lengthening to the lower lashes.
- Glossy, kissable lips in reds, burgundies or coffee colors look best. Be sure to line your lips to avoid ‘bleeding’ and do a double take in the mirror just before you go to meet your groom to make sure your teeth aren’t wearing any of it.
- Finish off with a blotting paper. Loose powder is optional, but when applied lightly, sets everything in place.