Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bridal Beauty Eyes Checklist

When it comes to bridal beauty, "the eyes have it." Regardless of the kind of jewelry or veil you've chosen to wear, it's your eyes that are really going to POP in photographs. It makes sense if you think about it...those will cry with happiness when you say your vows. They'll light up with happiness when you see your new spouse. And they will speak volumes when you greet your guests.

There's a great bridal beauty checklist over at Smart Wedding Planning that outlines a whole lot of tips and tricks geared toward brides who want to use cosmetics wisely. Here are just a few things you can do to make sure your eyes are as gorgeous as they can possibly be:

  • Hire an experienced makeup artist who has worked with many brides through many weddings. Ask them to do a test run before the wedding.
  • Use OTC eye drops if your eyes look tired or red. A cold compress can help you beat puffiness.
  • Sleep well prior to the special day -- you'll look AND feel better.
  • Banish dark circles beneath your eyes with Vitamin K cream.
  • Apply an off-white matte eye shadow so that your lids will not appear too shiny or oily.
  • Especially at the eye corners, blend the eye shadow well as cameras highlight the makeup lines. You don't want your makeup to be too obvious!
  • Your brows should be well defined -- use a pencil that matches your hair color to fill in any sparse spots.
  • Apply a minimum of two layers of mascara after using an eyelash curler on both sides.

Remember that the fresh and natural look is still hot, so don't overdo it when applying your makeup. Instead of looking like Tammy Fae, you'll glow with that unique blush only brides have!

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