High-Definition Wedding Makeup Tips and Tricks | Expert Advice
High-Definition Wedding Makeup Tips and Tricks
One area we have slightly neglected here at Bride Club ME is bridal beauty, but that’s about to change. Today, we introduce you to our latest expert panel member, Natasha Zaki of Glossymakeup.com. Natasha is a professional makeup artist, blogger and beauty guru. She is the former assistant to one of the most influential makeup artists in the world, Pat Mcgrath.
Natasha is now based between London and Dubai and is BCME’s official bridal beauty expert, bringing our readers lots of top bridal beauty trends and skincare tips to help you feel extra beautiful on your big day! Enough from us, over to you Natasha …
Hello ladies, I am delighted to kick start my first bridal beauty post by bringing you my top essential tips for creating flawless HD (high-definition) makeup on your special day. While I always recommend hiring a professional makeup artist, some of you will have chosen to do your own makeup. This feature is for you! Alternatively, you lovely ladies can use these HD tips for any special occasion.
When HD makeup first came onto the beauty market, it was an exciting movement, enhancing the way makeup looks on film and camera! Today, I want to offer you tips on how to achieve flawless HD makeup results on your wedding day, by using the products you already have and, of course, HD makeup. HD makeup is not just about the actual products – it is also very much about the application and how you layer your products. For example, if you use super-soft brushes, they can help create an HD makeup effect.
Creating a flawless HD-ready foundation is the most important step in ensuring your complexion looks great on your big day. Choosing the right primer for your skin type is a big factor. If you have oily/combination skin, for example, I recommend three types of primers:
• Benefit Porefessional
• Smashbox Photofinish
• Shu Uemura BB Perfector
After moisturising your skin, be sure to add primer. Now for the foundation … We all want our skin to match perfectly, so test your foundation on your chest. The skin on your face should match your chest (most artists on makeup counters try to test your chin, but this is an incorrect method of testing).
Next, take your foundation brush and swipe a sample of it on your chest area. If it blends well, it is the right colour for you. Also check if you have a pink undertone or yellow undertone to your skin. Once you have your foundation selected, get a very soft foundation brush and a damp beauty blender and work your foundation into the skin.
Loose powders are essential to help create a flawless and semi-matte look. If you want to contour, it is important to remember to do so with a creamy darker colour before you set your foundation (if you put cream on top of powder, it will separate).
Here are some foundations and powders I recommend for HD results:
• D&G Perfect Matte Foundation
• Armani Maestro Foundation
• Makeup Forever Loose HD Powder
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette
I hope my first post has given you some food for thought when it comes to your wedding makeup and I look forward to bringing you lots more bridal beauty tips, tricks and advice very soon.
xX Natasha Xx
Thanks Natasha! Watch out for more contributions from our bridal beauty expert every month, here on Bride Club ME. You can read more about Natasha at www.glossymakeup.com.