Create the Perfect Wedding Look

Thursday, June 04, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos

The
key to creating a gorgeous look on your wedding day is to feel
comfortable and confident. When choosing your wedding makeup, select a
colour palette that suits your personal style, and highlight your best
features to let your natural beauty shine through. Our beauty experts
at Pür have chosen three elegant looks to help you look and feel your
best on the big day.

Pink LookPretty in Pink
This
dewy, fresh-faced look is a great option for a outdoor spring or summer
wedding. A flawless complexion is key for this look; to achieve it,
start with a foundation primer. This evens skin tone and creates a silky-smooth canvas for makeup application. Be sure to use a foundation
that matches your skin tone as closely as possible. A few weeks before
your wedding, head to a makeup counter and ask a professional to help
you select your perfect shade.

The blush you use should have blue-pink undertones and rich pigment (like Pressed Mineral Blush in Cherry Opal)
to give the cheeks that natural, rosy glow. Eye shadows in pastel and watercolor shades swept over the lids will give the eyes a subtle pop
of colour. Follow with a finishing powder like Pür Radiance,
(also know as the look of love in a compact!) and dust all over the
face for a bit of shimmer. To finish the look, keep lips sheer with
just a hint of colour and shine. A lip tint works best to complement
your pretty in pink look.

Hollywood LookHollywood Glamour
A
modern take on old Hollywood glam, this sophisticated look focuses on
bold, red lips. When selecting a lip colour, avoid shades that have
orange undertones as they can make teeth appear yellow. A true red with
blue undertones (such as Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Red Ruby) will pop and give you the look you’re going for.

Eyes
should be sultry, but softer than the classic red carpet Hollywood
look. Instead of traditional black eyeliner, try a deep brown shade
like Chocolate Mica
that will add definition without looking too harsh. On the lids, apply
a rich, golden-brown shadow and add highlights with an off-white hue
just under the brow. Sandstone and White Opal Pressed Mineral Shadows are perfect for this palette. Well-defined eyebrows finish off the eye; use a brow shaping wax and powder to sculpt and fill in your arches. A soft cheek with a sheer powder and little or no blush will round out the look.

All About Eyes LookAll About Eyes
Eyes
are the focal point of this vintage-inspired look where the end result
is a well-blended, light to dark effect. Gold, bronze and deep plum
shades (see Pür Minerals Champagne Citrine, Gold Dust and Plum Slate Pressed Mineral Shadows)
are ideal to achieve the look. Begin by applying a gold eye shadow to
the inner corner of the eye for a hint of sparkle, then graduate to the
deeper golden colour in the middle. In the outer corners, apply the
deep plum shade for a dramatic finish.

Apply a smudge-proof gel eyeliner
along the lash line and dust that same plum shadow over the liner to
soften the look on your lash line. Emphasize lashes with two coats of a
lengthening, thickening mascara,
and balance your dramatic eyes with natural colour on the lips and
cheeks. Lips can be matte or slightly shiny, but it’s best to stick
with a nude shade (like Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Sheer Citrine or Pout Plumping lip Gloss in Pearl Crème) so that your eyes really stand out.

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