Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding Make-Up - Get The Look

What a beautiful day & not even the syncs could have disagreed with the rest of the world when we say that the new Princess Catherine made a 'beautiful bride' indeed!
So after I recovered from the disappointment of not being offered the place as head make-up artist at today's celebrations, I hear on the grapevine that her Royal Highness herself did her own make-up after receiving a few lessons on the lead up to the big day. A brave step for any bride really, but particularly with the world's media scrutinising you! Anyway I have to say she did a magnificent job & I'm sure many a blushing bride to be will be using her look today as inspiration in finding that perfect 'glow'..
Here a few items to 'get the look'... Firstly the base, start with a good primer so opt for Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer as it glides onto the skin creating the perfect base to hold the make-up while evening out the skin tone, then to give that natural but flawless finish try Bobbi Brown's 'Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation'.
Next are the 'smokey eye's which really set off the glamorous edge to the over all look. A mixture of charcoal & taupes are used for this, try Mac's 'Satin Taupe' eyeshadow, a universal shade to suit everybody.
For that gorgeous glow to the complexion go for Mac Creme Blush in 'Ladyblush' then sweep over a powder blush to set off the colour, try Nars blush in 'Orgasm'.
Set the make-up with Mac Blot Powder which will hold everything in place while still keeping that natural look.
Finally the lips, use a natural pink tone with a hint of light beige, I would recommend Mac's 'Brave' with a little clear gloss over the top..

So all in all a look set for a Princess.. To finish, just a few pictures from earlier below to browse through, most definitely style history in the making....