Wedding Day Glow
Wedding day makeup is all about a natural flush and romantic gaze, no matter the season. Look at this Christian Dior Fall 2012 runway beauty look — it’s perfect wedding makeup, no? We agree. The makeup artist behind this look used a palette of pearly vanilla, pale fawn, rosy pale pink and nude to evoke a youthful, serene makeup look. We want to wear this makeup to our wedding — and we’re not even engaged! This look, while perfect for the bride or wedding party, can work for guests too and complements every skintone.
Do’s And Don’ts For The Day
Summer weddings can draw on a more bronzed, dewy makeup look, while an autumn wedding day calls for a shine-free, flushed face like the Dior look here. Though some autumn brides opt for deeper tones on lips and eyes, we think overdoing the dark makeup is a no-no ofor any wedding. To achieve a perfect balance between a natural look in person and a photo-ready face, go for this soft, subtle, feature-enhancing makeup.
How To Get It
If you’ll be having your makeup done for the big day simply bring us along to your appointment on your smart phone. If you’re doing your makeup yourself, here’s how to copy this easy makeup look. First, you must use a photo ready primer like this Revlon version before you apply any foundation or powder. For lucky flawless ladies, opt for primer and sheer mineral powder atop an otherwise nude face. Lightly dust Dior Rosy Glow blush from cheekbones to temples upwards for the illusion of naturally rosy cheeks and defined cheekbones. Eyes rely on only two shades, so use this bareMinerals duo — it’s perfect! (And the colour is called “The Promise”. Hello!) Cover lids right up to brow bone with the pale vanilla shade, followed by a soft, fluffy application of the fawn shade into crease and softly curved outwards. Using an angle brush, apply this shade under lower lashline. Lips call for a kiss-the-bride pout in a smoochable, matte nude hue. We love this h.wood.beauty Semi Matte shade for a subtle wash of matte colour. Finally- Dior inspired looks are never complete (actually, no makeup look is) without lush Diorshow mascara in chestnut or black.
Shop The Look: Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer, $13, Ulta
Shop The Look: bareMinerals Duo in the Promise, $20, Sephora
Shop The Look: h.wood.beauty Semi Matte Lipstick In Toni, $20, dermstore.com
Shop The Look: Diorshow Mascara, $25, Nordstrom
Shop The Look: Dior Rosy Glow Blush, $45, Saks Fifth Avenue
[Photos via Style.com]