The Beauty Box: Happy Birthday, Pippa!
BEAUTY is in the eye of the… bride, of course! Bridal makeup and beauty might seem like such a small part of your special day, but planning a pre-wedding bridal beauty regime and booking the correct make-up artist is of the utmost importance, if you want to be a flawless bride like Pippa Middleton. We share her secrets to the bridal beauty no-no’s and getting camera-ready for the big day!
The most important part of make-up application is to ensure that the foundation matches the skin perfectly. Using a foundation brush, apply the foundation in downward strokes to ensure an even and flawless look.
Apply powder all over the face to set the make-up – this will ensure that you stay picture-ready the entire night! Highlight and Contour In order to accentuate beautiful features apply a lighter shade foundation on the bridge of the nose, forehead, under the eyes (in a square shape), chin and just above the eyebrow using a smaller foundation brush. It is very important to blend this in perfectly. Contour the face by using a darker shadow (two shades darker than foundation), under the cheek bone, jawline and hairline.
To create deep seductive eyes, use a dark colour in the crease and blend a darker colour into the corner. Using a small angled brush, apply the same colours under the eye. Add some copper and gold to the lid and the inner corners of the eyes. To highlight the brow, apply a highlighter just below the eyebrow on the brow bone. Frame the eye by applying a cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lid and extending the upper lid to create a ‘cat’s eye’. To intensify the eyes, use a pencil liner on the inner lower lid and on the upper lid and smudge.
Cheek To Cheek
Add some colour by applying a very natural colour to the cheeks, starting from the middle of the ear and moving towards the nose. Finish off with a little glimmer on the cheek bone and above the lip line.
Fill in the eyebrows using a soft brown eye shadow with a small brush.
Finish the look by applying a natural lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss. The choice between lip gloss and lipstick is a personal one. A lipstick is more high maintenance, but sometimes the colour payoff is worth it. Using lip gloss with a neutral lip liner, apply this pretty pink for the perfect wedding day pucker.