You’ve already postponed as soon as, and now you are drastically attempting to chop down numbers to verify your wedding can go ahead in 2021. One factor you would possibly wish to think about to assist is doing your personal makeup. Sure, it isn’t superb (nobody can change a professional, proper?), however reaching your excellent wedding makeup could be simpler than you assume – particularly should you take your lead from Jamie Genevieve, make-up artist, beauty guru and founding father of Vieve.
Here, she speaks to GLAMOUR about every thing it is advisable to find out about doing your own wedding makeup and shares by no means seen earlier than images from her huge day.
“No one knows your face better than you”
“I find doing my makeup extremely therapeutic and no one knows my face better than me, so it made sense that I did it myself,” says Jamie. “Plus, focusing on makeup made me zone out and hugely helped with my nerves.”
“Take your time”
As a professional, Jamie is a dab-hand at speedy make-up software and will in all probability whip up a cover-worthy make-up look in a flash.
However, on her huge day, she made positive to go away sufficient time to benefit from the course of and calm down. “I took my time and spent about an hour and a half slowly piecing together my look. I accidentally got ready far too early out of excitement and was actually ready to walk down the aisle 4 hours before schedule!”
“Test your products’ longevity”
One of the most important worries about bridal make-up is that it will not final all through the day, or worse, it should smudge or streak the second you get a little bit teary-eyed. The finest solution to keep away from this occurring is to actually put your merchandise to the take a look at – together with making your self cry if mandatory.
“I did loads of tests beforehand and watched loads of YouTube videos I knew would make me cry to see if anything would move,” admits Jamie. “That is my #1 tip for anyone doing their own makeup; make sure you do at least two or three trials on yourself to find those perfect products for you.”
“Blush will be your secret weapon”
Before her marriage ceremony, Jamie by no means actually appreciated the ability of the proper blush. “I discovered my love for blush on my wedding day. Before then I had used it on my clients and knew the difference it made to complexions but for some reason I had never really used it in my own routine. When trialling different bridal looks on myself, I noticed my face was looking very one dimensional, nude and overall a little flat. It was definitely missing something! Blush really gave my skin a bounce and healthy glow and now I use it every single day. It can enhance eye colour, face shape, skin tones, everything.”
“Play with blush – it works in so many ways”
“Play with blush! I think it’s common to think that blush only belongs on the apples of the cheeks but there are no rules. I love playing with my blush application depending on how I want to look.”
“I used products from loads of different brands”
Jamie chosen her favorite merchandise from a variety of various magnificence manufacturers to compile her final marriage ceremony day make-up look. “On my pores and skin, I used Erborian Bamboo Matte Primer, Nars Natural Radiant Foundation and Creamy Concealer, Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer. Then to maintain every thing in place I used Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder and Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.”
While Jamie used a stupendous peach blush from Laura Mercier on the day, she was so in love with the transformative impact it had on her look, she formulated her personal vary of wearable blushes ready for use on all pores and skin tones. “I formulated Vieve Sunset Blush to be a creamy, finely-milled flush of colour that was buildable but never looked chalky. If I was doing my wedding all again I would definitely wear Sunset Blush in the shade Pesca, and loads of it! The colour builds up beautifully and the natural glow it gives is perfect for a bride.”
As for her eyes, Jamie chosen Urban Decay Perversion Liner, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Natasha Denona Neutral Eyeshadow Palette. “I additionally used Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow and their 24hr Brow Setter,” she provides.
For her lip make-up, she turned to Charlotte Tilbury. “I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Hot Gossip and Lipstick in Bitch Perfect,” she recollects. “Lip liner is an everyday staple for me – it’s the reason why I had to create a range of my own.”
Tempted? Find out extra about doing your own bridal makeup here.