Let’s start with the basics:
- There’s nothing called brightening your skin color or darkening it with foundation. There’s only a foundation that is exactly the same color as your skin. Even if you’re a bride, yes, that’s right, even if you’re a bride. Unless you want to look like a gothic bride, your foundation should not be lighter than your skin tone. Because if that happens, you will need to change the color of any bare skin you have showing from your dress or else you will have multicolored skin. In case you want to look tanned, go ahead and use a bronzer in specific areas only. Areas where the light naturally hits your face, like your forehead, your nose and your cheekbones.
- Your concealer should only hide dark circles or any other blemishes and scars. Yes it is supposed to be one or two shades brighter than your natural skin tone but that’s because you apply it on a naturally dark area. So it has to be light enough so that when you cover any discoloration, the end result is the same as your skin tone. Not lighter and definitely not darker. You might need to mix your concealer with your same-skin color foundation to get that natural tone.
- Powder is not supposed to show on your face. We apply that only to eliminate any shine caused by different products on the face and to set the make-up and give it that matte look. So, you’re not supposed to look like you’re loaded with powder and specifically on a day like your wedding day. It is not attractive at all. Your skin looks dried out and you add years to your real age.
- Dark Lip liners are definitely a No No. I’m referring here to that old trend that emerged in the nineties when women used to line their lips with a pencil that is more than one shade darker than their lip color. Your lip color is not supposed to appear to the naked eye. It is only to define the lips for precise lip color application. That’s it. We use it for bridal make-up to help make the lip color stay longer by going through the whole lip with the lip color. Coz the lip pencil precisely has thicker texture than the lip color which helps make it stay longer.