Fixing An Eye Makeup Mishap:
At Bella Angel, we recommend using a cotton swab and water to wipe away any stray eyeliner, or mascara. Wet the bulb of the swab or Q-tip™ with water and clean the area. We do not recommend a makeup remover; this may add oil to your face and take off too much makeup. You can also use a dry cotton swab or Q-tip™ to soften eye shadow.
Recommended Products: Mehron double point cotton swab applicator
“Slim” Your Face:
To make your face look slimmer (more narrow) you need to contour, that is, accentuate the naturally inward curves of your face. To contour, use your regular color foundation then make a “fish face” (lips extended) and suck in your cheeks. Next use a contour foundation at least two (2) shades darker then your other foundation and apply under the apples of your cheeks and blend up to the hairline horizontally. This will give the appearance of a thinner longer face. Make sure you blend in any harsh lines.
Recommended Products: Mac Studio Fix Fluid or Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX
Avoid A Wedding Day Breakout:
We recommend sticking to your regular skin regimen. Don’t try anything new, such as a new facial cleaner or moisturizer. Your skin could have a reaction to a new product introduced for the first time right before your wedding. Also, if you are going to get a facial, waxing or any other skin treatments, get them at least two (2) weeks prior to your wedding day.
Recommended Products: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash
Apply Perfect Foundation:
If you have generally good skin (that is, you are not prone to breakouts) and you usually do not usually wear a lot of makeup, the best choice would be a mineral foundation. This should be applied with a brush, but if you want or need more coverage it can be applied with a sponge.
Recommended Product: Mac Mineralize Foundation
Whiten Those Teeth:
If your teeth are not perfectly white or have some yellowing or other shading, a red lipstick will work great to give the appearance of whiter brighter teeth. Make sure the red you pick has a blue-base red or berry color. Orange-reds will not work– the red must be in the purple-red family. If you do have time to work on your teeth and can’t afford hundreds or thousands to have them professionally whitened by a dentist, over-the-counter white strips work great and chewing two (2) pieces of whitening of sugarless gum after every meal will help to clean your teeth and can also help whiten.
Recommended Products: Crest 3D White Strips and Trident White Gum
Apply Eye Shadow The Right Way:
To apply eye shadow properly, start with a large eye shadow brush and select a light color such as a white or beige color and apply all over the entire eye. Next, select a darker color for all over and use a contouring eye shadow brush to apply. Brush this color all over the bottom lid and in the crease of your eye and start from the outside of the crease line and work it inward. If you want the eye to really pop, take your light color and go over the brow bone below the eyebrow and highlight that area a bit more.
Recommended Product: Mac Pro Pallet Refill
Keep Your Lipstick On Your Lips:
Lipstick is made to come off especially on your wedding day. You will be eating, drinking and kissing. The best way to keep your lipstick in place is to use a base or a lip primer prior to applying your lipstick. You should apply your primer and let it set for a few minutes before applying your lipstick. Another option that works well is applying lip liner on the lip line then all over your lips before applying your lipstick. Keep your lips off of utensils and use a straw to drink.
Recommended Product: Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion
Make Mascara Run Proof:
This is simple– make sure you use waterproof mascara on your wedding day. Apply a coat to the top lashes then a coat on the bottom. When it dries, apply a second coat to the top lashes.
Recommended Product: L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
Prevent Under-Eye Circles:
This is also an easy one. Get at least eight (8) hours of sleep every night, drink plenty of water eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and take your vitamins. You should also wear a sunscreen everyday on your face.
Recommended Product: Neutrogena Sunblock Lotion Sensitive Skin with an SPF 30
Do The Perfect Pre-Reception Touch Up:
If you are having your makeup done on your big day by a professional makeup artist, your makeup should last all day and night, up to 16 hours. If you choose to do your own makeup, you will probably need to do touch-ups throughout the day and evening. We recommend carrying a powder compact and lipstick in your carrying purse. If you tend to get oily you may want to also carry blotting papers. These will remove the oil and leave the makeup.
Recommended Product: Mac Sheer Select Loose Powder and Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers
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