Is your fall wedding fast approaching, and you haven’t figured out your lip game yet?
original image via bridalmakeovers.com
Check out these gorgeous options for luscious looking lips on your big day:
10 Fantastic Lipsticks For Fall Weddings
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coachella Coral. Charlotte’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks come in 10 modern and chic shades, and make your lips look absolutely luscious. This shade is perfect when your wedding has autumnal orange accents, but you don’t want a full orangey mouth. Corals are also wonderful against pinks when you don’t want a blue based shade, giving you a little color pop without being overwhelming.
A red mouth can be incredibly alluring. Winter reds have extra depth and magic. They can make your complexion look like it is glowing, can make your eye color spark, and are incredibly beautiful and sexy.
For your wedding day avoid glossy reds, opting instead for matte reds and longwear reds that your groom isn’t scared to kiss!
My favorite red lipstick at the moment is Charlotte Tilbury’s
Tuesday is Bridal Beauty day on the Corinna B’s World blog, and today I am pairing a hair story that is relevant to brides, mothers of brides – any one in the bridal party, and is equally relevant to those of us who are not in the wedding game too. It’s all about hair mistakes that age us unnecessarily.
1. Color Is The Ultimate Ager. This applies any which way you look at it, whether you have made a color error, or whether you are not coloring your hair when you should be. Un-colored hair can look flat and make your complexion look dull. Simply adding some warm highlights to frame the face can soften your features, warm up your skin and make you look younger.
Hot. Mess. Lindsay Lohan’s platinum hair is just awful
The two worst color offenders when it comes to adding years to your look are 1) blondes that are too pale, which washes out your skin tone, and 2) coloring your hair too dark. Black hair color and super dark hair color can sap the life out of your skin and make you look harsh.
Catherine Zeta Jones’ black hair is too harsh, and ages her lovely face
Blondes that are too pale are super aging, especially on anyone who is out of her 20’s. (in your 20’s it just looks like you don’t know any better). Too pale blonde also makes you look hard. A friend of mine’s too pale blonde wife recently celebrated her birthday, and I was stunned to find out that she’s not in her 60’s, but is actually in her mid 50’s. The combination of too much sun and borderline platinum blonde hair has her looking far older than she is.
2. An Out Of Date Cut. Your cut shouldn’t be identical to the one you wore 5 years ago. As your face ages your haircut needs to move with it, to bring out the best in your features. Adding a little balayage color around your face to maximize the shape of your new cut, and to compliment your skin tone can keep you looking youthful.
3. Not Trimming Regularly. Crunchy, split ends detract from your lovely face and can be really aging. A small trim every 6 to 8 weeks keeps your cut looking fresh, keeps the movement in your hairstyle, and keeps you looking youthful.
4. The Fringe And The Part.
Sophis Bush’s blunt bangs are too heavy for her face, accentuating the hollow under eye area
Two super quick fixes to update your ‘do are changing your fringe and/or moving your part. Again watch how the aging process is affecting your features, and use your bangs and your part to either soften your look, or to divert attention. For example if your eyes look heavy or tired, blunt bangs will accentuate the bags and the crows feet, whereas soft, side-swept bangs will minimize them. Regardless of your age
5. Wearing Your Hair Too Tight. Pulling your hair back too tightly accentuates every fine line and every flaw in your skin. It also accentuates any aging that is showing around the eye area. Instead try either not pulling all of your hair up, or soften the look by letting some soft wispy pieces fall around your face.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It is also one of the most photographed days of your life. Make sure that you can enjoy those pictures forever by avoiding the following 8 Bridal Beauty Blunders.
1. Getting Caught Up In Trends. Trends and fads come and go. The biggest look of the moment will be out of fashion in 3 months. Your wedding look should be timeless and beautiful, and not look dated next year, or in 10 years time.
2. Contouring And Highlighting Like A You Tuber. Following on from avoiding trends, understand that the excessive highlight and contour you see on you tube is perfect for drag queens, but can be an absolute nightmare for brides. Most wedding photography happens outdoors in natural light, which is the absolute worst light possible for an over-contoured face. Rather than making you look beautiful, heavy contour and highlight can make you look like a caricature of yourself. Save your big contour for nightclubs, where it’s perpetually dark, and everyone is drunk anyway!
3. Trying Something New. Your wedding day isn’t the day to try something new. Don’t break out a big red lip for the first time ever, or suddenly convert to an intense smokey eye or giant strip lash. Your groom needs to recognize you as you walk down the aisle. You need to look like your very best version of you, not like a stranger to him.
4. Skipping The Makeup Trial. The trial is not only important for setting up the look for the day, but it gives you a chance to observe the makeup artist, their skills, products, hygiene. It also gives you a chance to see if their energy matches yours. Some artists are technically brilliant but their energy is just toxic. You need to make sure the vendors who will be around you on your big day bring good energy and a pleasant vibe.
Bring pictures to your trial, both of makeup you love and makeup you hate. It’s the best way to make sure you are both on the same page.
5. Shimmer And Shine In The Wrong Places. I always advise scaling way back on the shimmer, or even skipping it altogether. Shimmer can translate to sparkle in sunlight, and look terribly wrong, especially high on the cheeks and under the brows. Glowing, dewy skin is lovely, but can make you look oily/sweaty in the wrong light, so don’t go overboard on the shine. Adding shine to the center forehead and along the bridge of the nose can be fabulous on a fashion shoot, where everything is controlled, but on a bride can often look like greasy skin. Avoid glitter completely.
6. Too Much Dark Drama On The Eyes. Black liner and black shadow are a no-no for brides. Black liner grabs the light and makes you look like you are squinting in all your pictures. If it doesn’t shut your eye down in the outdoor light it becomes the main focus on your face, and you see the liner before you see the girl. Opt for dark expresso browns and deep moody purples instead. They will give you the accent you are looking for without closing your eye down. Even if you can make black shadow look fabulous in the makeup chair, wedding makeup has to last 10 to 12 hours at least, and black shadow as it wears in can make you look heavy and tired under the eye, and can make your eyes look like they have sucked in to the back of your skull.
7. Lashes That Are Too Big. Back to the outdoor light – lashes can act like awnings hanging over your under eye, creating big shadows that make you look tired and haunted. They can also be too dense at the lash line, making you look squinty in your pictures. Be careful with strip lashes if you are not used to wearing them. Tears can weaken the glue in the inner corners of the lash, making them lift away and look crazy.
8. Foundation Mis-match. Your foundation needs to match your skin, not only in depth of color, but also in undertone. Your makeup artist needs to know if you are a cool tone or a warm tone, and needs to have a solid grasp on color theory, so that they can build you a perfect color. Once your perfect shade is created it needs to be applied in a sheer and even veil. Thick, chunky foundation looks awful, especially in the daylight. It should look like perfect flawless skin, not thick, opaque makeup. I just read on a Facebook pro makeup artist community page a post from someone bragging that they do 10 faces in 4 hours for weddings. That is only 24 minutes per person, which tells me some major steps are being missed, and my guess is the first missed step is going to be the creation of the perfect complexion.