If you were to ask me as a makeup artist what is your most common request, I would have to say aside from I don’t want to look like clown, or I just don’t want blue eye shadow, and I do not want red lipstick. Oh and one more, I don’t want to look like you can peel my foundation off! (I really hear this stuff!) The top thing my brides want is to just look natural.
This is always my response, makeup is suppose to be used as a tool to enhance your natural beauty, not cover you up! When I look at you I want to see how beautiful you are, not how much makeup you have on. This pretty much instantly puts them at ease and I gain their trust. Unfortunately too many of us have had bad experiences and this has poisoned our mindset. I am hear to say, when it’s applied correctly it will bring out your best features, and distract the ones you don’t want to focus on.
For those of you reading this and wondering what the current makeup trends are, I do keep track of the current makeup trends, and I do see bridal makeup trends as well.
I think the most popular trend I am seeing to kick off this wedding season is an updated vintage look. Think Marilyn Monroe, but softer. The heavy liquid liner has been substituted with a smudged liner, and If you are one who doesn’t like red, I am seeing a lots of corals and fun spring pinks instead. Also purple eye shadows are really big right now. This trend is most flattering on girls with green or brown eyes. And the airbrush makeup trend that started last year, is back and even more popular this year. It’s an amazing product, it goes on as a mist, by letting each layer dry in between you start to build a very natural, flawless look. It’s oil free, paraben free, and will last for a minimum of 24 hours, that is if you don’t wash your face. Which I don’t recommend.
So to sum it up, makeup is a great tool to work with you to enhance your natural features, and tones. Strike a balance with enough for pictures, while still looking natural. And most important blue eye shadow hasn’t been a trend since the 70’s and 80’s so we should all be able to breath a sigh of relief!