Wedding pictures hold some of the happiest memories of a lifetime, so be sure you consider all the angles when preparing to be photographed on the big day.
Exfoliate and moisturize- Don’t forget that the most important step is good skincare for a clean, smooth base. Soft, supple skin will be the best canvas for any makeup to look great on.
Don’t go changing- Brides shouldn’t try new skincare products, or anything that may irritate skin during the wedding countdown. Don’t be tempted to get cosmetic treatments like a chemical peel too close to the date, especially if you haven’t experienced the procedure before. Laser resurfacing « heals within days and normal color returns within a few weeks- if that long » according to Dr. Edward Lack (Chicago dermatology).
Build from a solid foundation- Be sure that your foundation is the right color and formulation for your skin. Color correcting concealers are a much better choice than simply layering on more makeup.
Define eyes and brows- While its important to line and define eyes so they pop in wedding photos, keep in mind that dark shadow will make eyes recede and look smaller. For big bright eyes, highlight the inner corners and brow bone with light pink or pale gold shadow or crayon. Also, make sure brows are properly framing the face- everyone looks better and younger with defined brows. Fill the arches with powder or a solid pigment and blend well.
Skip the glitter- Radiance-enhancing or shimmery foundations make faces look too slick and shiny for photos, so if you must, keep the sheen only on cheekbones and the cupid’s bow for highlighting purposes. Always finish the t-zone with powder, and blot any oiliness as needed. The older you are, the more important it is to avoid shimmery eye makeup, as it tends to bring attention to fine lines.
Content provided by Sarah Logan on behalf of ASI (beauty school, NY). It offers aesthetics certification classes and specialized coursework in microdermabrasion certification and paramedical esthetics.блог продвижение сайта