Bobbi Brown’s Secret for Fabulous Wedding Makeup

It’s your wedding day. After months of planning, dress modifications and picking out the ideal honeymoon spot, you’re finally ready to walk down the aisle and say “I do.” Or are you?

Many brides opt to try out the latest in makeup trends or runway looks on their wedding day. After all, you only get married once so why not go for it right? Wrong. According to Bobbi Brown, makeup artist and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, “bridal makeup is not the time to experiment or try a new trend.”

When interviewed about what blushing brides should keep in mind about their makeup, Bobbi reiterates that on her special day, a woman’s wedding makeup should reflect her at her prettiest.

Below, Bobbi shares her secrets to ensuring fabulous wedding makeup for any blushing bride to be:

  • Neutral and pale lip colors look washed out in photographs, so choose a lipstick that’s one to two shades brighter than what you normally wear. Pinks, roses and plums are great choices for brides.
  • For a pretty flush that lasts, use two shades of Blush. First, apply a neutral shade on the apples of cheeks, blending up into the hairline, then downwards to soften. Then apply a brighter shade just on the apples of cheeks.
  • After applying all your eye makeup, finish with a highlighter shade on the brow bone to make eyes pop. Rub your finger in a light matte shade and pat lightly on the outer corner of the Brow bone.
  • If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a dusting of Bronzing Powder.
  • Set concealer and foundation with Sheer Finish Loose Powder to make them longer-lasting and to ensure that skin looks matte in pictures.
  • Flash photography emphasizes pink tones, so be sure to even out skin with a yellow-toned foundation. Start around the nose and mouth where there’s redness, then blend out to therest of the face.
  • To make Lip Color last longer, line and fill in lips with Lip Pencil before applying your lipstick.
  • Use a water-resistant liner that can withstand tears; try Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner applied with the Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush. If you prefer to line with shadow, make it longer-lasting by applying it with a slightly damp Eye Liner Brush. Finish with a water resistant mascara like Lash Glamour.
  • Carry a touch-up kit with concealer, pressed powder, lipstick or gloss, lip liner, tissues, mints, and a mini sewing kit (for emergency clothing fixes like a dropped hem or popped button).
  • Have Fun!

Your wedding day is your time to shine and your bridal makeup should help you do just that! For more on bridal makeup, check out Bobbi Brown’s newest collection: Bobbi Brown Bridal.

Exclusive interview via email 7-20-2011

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