Seven Steps to a Chic Bridal Make-up Look

25 Jan 2016

If you’re planning on going glam for the wedding day, glean some top tips for chic bridal make-up with this insider knowledge from the professionals

Are you one of those girls who can’t leave the house without a slick of mascara and lipstick? If so, natural wedding make-up probably won’t be your style. For a full coverage beauty look that still maintains an air of chic sophistication, Gina Kneifel, make-up artist to brides and celebrities at Your Wedding Your Look, shares her tops tips with Bride.

“For a more glamorous look it's important to understand how to enhance features like eyes and lips,” says Gina. “A chic look is open to be more adventurous and creative, so don't be afraid to try new things,” she adds.

1. Eyes
To enhance the eyes there are several options. First, use more eyeshadow to create a smoky look. Add darker tones and blend into creases. Add a shimmer of highlight on the brow bone and use black eyeliner on the upper and lower waterlines. Also you can use liquid liner to create cat-like flicks to add even more drama.

2. Lashes
False eyelashes are a must for a more chic look. I always customise and trim eyelashes for Darcey Bussell after I’ve checked the size. You can do this too by trimming the lashes on the outer corners with nail scissors. I usually cut off about four spaces for a glamorous but not over the top look. Then glue as normal.

Apply mascara on the natural and false lashes.

3. Liner
Occasionally I will put a line of glitter on the lash line to add some sparkle. A glitter liquid liner always works best.

4. Cheeks
Cheek colour can stay natural as we want to just emphasise the eyes and mouth.

5. Lips
For lips use a stronger colour and don't be afraid to try reds and plums. Use a natural tone lip liner first on the mouth to keep lipstick from bleeding. Deeper reds and pink colours are great to use for a chic look. Even if it's a pop of something bright like a coral it can look fab too. Try something first to get used to it.

6. Setting the make-up
After lip application a trick I use on Darcey is to lay one layer of tissue over her mouth and lightly brush translucent loose powder over the tissue to set the colour.

Set the whole face with powder and fixing spray.

7. Highlight
Even for a glamorous bridal look I wouldn't really contour as it may not look natural in the daylight. But still highlight.

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