Red lips is a fashion favourite for a few seasons now but still it catches the eye and those who wear it commands attention and respect.
Be careful though of what shade of red to wear. According to the Colour Coding undertones I teach people that if you are a warm undertone do wear an orange red. If you are a cool undertone wear a cherry or wine red.
For myself, I absolutely looove the red lips trend!
Make-up is an essential aspect of any woman as it makes one look polished, more professional and it empowers one in the working as well as social environment.
Just as fashion in clothing change from one season to the next, so fashion in make-up is continually changing – one year it is the rage to look pale and the next year the wheel turns and skins become flushed with pink cheeks. Eye make-up changes, lipstick colours change from season to season and it can be quite confusing. The bottom line is – the choice is yours. Let suitability be your key word. The occasion, your personality, your age, your likes and dislikes are all important considerations.
The most important rule is: Don’t go without make-up if you are looking towards an upgraded image because you will look better groomed, more glamorous and have more credibility for whatever opportunities your day may offer you.
Colour coding and wardrobe planning empowers you to command more respect in any environment by looking well dressed and well groomed every day. Knowing that you look your best will lead to more self confidence and in the end a better you!
So few of us realize the profound impact of colour in our lives. Two people with similar qualifications and experience can go for the same interview. Who will get the job? The one who looked the part and wore the colour that said he/she is confident and self-assured about himself/herself.
How? We as Image Consultants determine your undertone of the skin to find out if you have a warm (yellow) or cool (blue) undertone. This can ONLY be done by using more or less 50 coloured fabrics and it can not be seen by the human eye. After the session you will either be a Winter (blue undertone), a Summer (blue undertone), an Autumn (yellow undertone), or a Spring (yellow undertone).
Why? By wearing the right colours it will make you appear younger, wrinkles and marks recede into the background and a natural blush forms on the cheeks. A healthier look is created. It is also economic and time saving because you buy only the right colours which suit you and you notice the correct colours in the shop very quickly.
This is an investment in you future because you stay your season for life and it is more permanent than a face-lift!
It is so important to wear the right colours on your face, as the correct make-up colours smooth and clarify your complexion, minimise lines, hide shadows and dark circles, add harmony to your overall look and bring your whole face including your eyes, to life. If you have not been colour coded and you are unsure as to whether you are Cool or Warm, choose colours that you like or that will go with the outfit you are wearing but do consider investing in yourself by contacting a colour coding consultant in order to be colour analysed.
Don’t forget your décolleté if your dress shows it. A little amount of soft shimmer gives the final touch to your look.
Remember that some foundations and/or powders look different in pictures, since they reflect light differently. If possible, get your makeup checked and photographed with a flash before the big day. Also, blend your foundation down the neck some to make sure your face does not look different from the rest of your body.
If you’re getting any facial treatments, make sure to get them several days before the wedding day. Sometimes skin can look irritated for the next couple of days after treatments, and you don’t need that kind of surprise!
Get your brows plucked and shaped (possibly even dyed) before the wedding day. If you pluck them on your wedding day, your brows may look red, swollen and irritated.
If you’re going to wear contact lenses on your wedding day, put the lenses on before applying your makeup.
Try not to stress too much (easier said than done, I know!). Stress may cause impurities on your skin. If you have some impurities, do not pick at them as it makes them worse! Also, put a clean pillowcase on every night and drink plenty of water (avoid sugars, excess milk, and carbonated beverages). Your body and skin reflects what you eat, so get plenty of veggies and fruits.
Even though wedding makeup is usually very simple and neutral, it’s one of the hardest makeup looks to create, since it has to be PERFECT. After all, it is your big day!
Makeup should last all day, through all the crying, hugging, kissing, eating and dancing. You’ll probably want to get your mascara waterproof, lips to be kiss proof, and your skin makeup to be bombproof.
Your goal is to bring out your best features- not to prove how well you apply your makeup. So keep it simple but pretty. Sometimes less is more.
If you’re going get your makeup done by a professional makeup artist, be sure to tell him/her what you want from your makeup. If you want something bolder, or some specific color, you should be able to get it. It is after all YOUR day, and you’re the one who gets to decide how your makeup looks.