I often say that I specialise in natural makeup, or that natural makeup is my preferred look. But what does that even mean? Natural makeup can have a pretty broad interpretation and when people ask for natural they can mean a range of things – From looking like they are not wearing makeup at all, to a heavier application using natural tones like browns and soft pinks.
When I refer to natural makeup, I mean that I like to keep my brides looking like themselves. I love to have real skin peeking through and for makeup to enhance your features, not to hide or disguise them. While I’m happy to colour correct and minimise imperfections, I don’t want to take away the things that make you, you!
I tend to prioritise comfort. Sure that long lasting lipstick may look great, but if it is going to feel dry and distract you on such an important day, the moisturizing formula will look just as good and keep you comfortable! Worried false lashes might irritate you? Let’s give them a trial, and if you don’t like them? There’s always mascara! Beauty doesn’t have to be pain. Looking good doesn’t have to come at a cost. Most importantly, makeup shouldn’t overshadow you, it should bring out your best!
To help my future brides get an idea of my makeup style, and to help you better decide what look is best for you, and exactly what you mean when you say ‘natural makeup’ I have broken some of my previous looks into categories that you can refer to when selecting the style that best suits you and your big day!
What? I just woke up like this? Wedding and stress, they go hand in hand. Unfortunately, so do stress and breakouts. Sometimes the look you want isn’t about adding things, but rather taking some things away. A no makeup look is great if all you want is to show your best self, minus a few pesky blemishes, or those under eye bags that have snuck up during the wedding prep. It’s also an excellent choice for younger members of the bridal party, who want to feel included and look great in photos, while still being age appropriate.
Minimal makeup is a go to of mothers of the bride/groom, and brides alike. It’s a great balance between no makeup, and getting dressed up and making the most of a special occasion. Weddings mean photos. A minimal makeup look means you look great in those photos, and in person, but you still look like yourself! It’s also a great opportunity to treat yourself or a loved one, without feeling uncomfortable or out of your depth.
Soft Glam Makeup
Want a bold lip, but to keep your eyes soft and dreamy? Maybe statement lashes paired with a lush nude lip? Soft glam is an excellent way to ramp up your style and add a sense of occasion! This is also an excellent option for bridesmaids, especially if you opt for a glam look yourself, and then a softer version of the same look for your girls!
Natural Glam Makeup
You only live once, right? There’s a good chance you only get married once too, so why not be brave? Glam doesn’t have to be over the top, nor does it have to mean bright colours, heavy contour and glitter (though if that’s what you love, go for it!). You can be glam, and still look like you! By using neutral tones like browns and blacks and accents of golds, silver, and blush pinks you can maintain a softer look, while having the full glam experience!