A red lip is a daring choice for any bride however alot of winter weddings do call for it, especially when there is snow involved! Plus as you can see the bride above went for a vintage feel with a very vintage inspired hair style (which I'd only do if that was my own personal style) sharp brows and simple gel liner on the eyes. Here the lipstick is a brownish red though I'd be tempted to go slightly brighter for a more modern look as snow does bounce upwards lighting the face up and therefore washing out makeup slightly. The only thing I would of done differently here is made sure the face matched the neck as the face will show the cold making you look slightly whiter than you actually are.
For winter weddings I'd go for a slightly darker than normal brown smokey eye or like above with statement lips and winged out liner.
If you are planning an Asian wedding your options are endless so go for the shades you love the most!
This like the first set of images is all about being laid back with a nice vintage vibe to it and a theme colour of coral. The bride here has gone for a strong coral blush and a light coral lip to co-ordinate with her shoes and coral rose hair clip. This is a very pretty look however I'd be tempted to say it is abit to much of just one colour and the blush in particular is abit too strong. Though this does show how you can incorporate a colour theme into your wedding makeup with ease.
Creating a Mood board
Once you have alot of decisions in place - What flowers you are going to have, the bridesmaids dresses, the location, the colour theme etc it's a good time to create a mood board of swatches and pictures to give you a better idea of how you want your makeup to be on the day. If after creating the mood board you still don't have a clear idea of the types of shades you want then opting for a typical bridal look could be a good option. So a nice soft brown smokey eye, light peachy pink lips and a soft flush of a blusher of your choice. Of course this isn't for everyone and you may not want to go for vanilla/brown eye shadows so have a look at different beauty counters at there eye shadows quads to give you an idea of the type of shades that will complement each other and what you like the most.
In the next post I will be looking more at eye shadows shades & textures, application, mascara and of course how different finishes/products photograph.
Would also love to know from any brides-to-be what eye shadows shades they are thinking of wearing!
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