I'm back with another Bridal Trial makeover. I had the chance to work off another former bride referral - the best form of advertising. My bride came to me with several pictures of makeup she liked, and interestingly enough we didn't really choose any of them. As a bride, it's important to use pictures as inspiration, but to pick a look that suits your own features and personality best.
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Most of my bride's inspiration pics contained dark, heavier eyes and contoured cheeks. She was concerned that she could not wear smokey eyes because of her dark undereye circles - this is a myth! With the power of corrector and concealer, we virtually erased her dark undereye circles and it was no longer an issue.
For foundation I'll sometimes do traditional foundation one one side of the face and airbrush on the other to see which the bride prefers. In this case, Temptu S/B foundation looked amazing on the bride, shade #6 was a perfect match! After the trial, I always tell the bride to go home and see how long the look lasts and really think about if that's what they'd like. The bride took my advice and decided that she would actually like to switch it up and go for a lighter eye in the same color family but a deeper ruby lip as per traditional Indian Brides. I was completely open to this because I could tell this look would suit the bride's personality more.
It's important to keep communication open with the bride to make sure that you're not surprised the day of. Changes are easy to make as long as you're an artist who is open to constructive criticism - makeup is so easy to switch up that I'd much rather have an honest bride telling me she'd like to make a change than an upset bride who never told me anything.
Here's What I Used (All MAC Unless otherwise mentioned):
Temptu S/B airbrush foundation shade #6
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer - mix of medium and dark
Shadester Sculpting Powder
Light Flush MSF
bare canvas paint
brown down e/s
rice paper e/s
Red Cherry #747s lashes
Spiked Brow Pencil and Embark e/s on brows
spice lip pencil
I plan on doing another session with this bride to do her second look and engagement pictures, stay tuned!
Atlanta Makeup Artist