How to do wedding makeup the modern way, using mostly Chanel makeup
The most common request I get from brides-to-be is ” make me look naturally beautiful, with glowing skin.” To achieve this, I start with a wonderful skin care regimen that creates a flawless base for their make-up. I usually use Chanel’s Hydramax serum since I get tons of it from work, ,but it is a wonderful hydrating serum that instantly seeps into the skin and plumps it up (amazing for dehydrated skin). I then use a primer and a long lasting light reflective base, such as Chanel’s “Le Blanc de Chanel” , which helps to minimize redness, even out skin tone, and add some luminescence as well.
After prepping the skin like so, I begin doing the eye makeup (yes, I add the foundation and concealer at the end. It’s sort of my “tah dah” moment, and easier since eyeshadow and liner can smudge and fall down on to the skin). For the eyes, I like to use 3 monochromatic type colors in the brown family, and start with the lightest shade all over the lid to brow bone, medium shade on the lid, and darkest shade (usually chocolate brown or taupe color) in the crease to add depth and definition to the eyes. My favorite eyeshadow palettes to use for a natural look are by Chanel and they are: Winter Nights, Demure, and Prelude. I then pair soft-defined eyes with long, fluttery, natural haired eyelashes. I use Laura Mercier’s or MAC.
For blush, I like to stick to a rosey pink cheek or a peachy pink one, depending on your skin tone. I like Bobbi Brown’s Rouge Pots. This is a nice balance between the softness of the eyes, and a kissable color to the lips.
For the skin ( the most important part, in my opinion), I use a range of different foundations depending on your skin type. However, I love the natural finish of Chanel’s Vitalumier Aqua. It is oil-free, but contains hyaluronic acid which is a water molecule that helps smooth out lines and wrinkles while also making your skin feel and look hydrated all day long. I apply Laura Mercier’s secret camouflage concealer under the eyes, and on any redness, acne, or discoloration. I finish everything off with a translucent loose powder and spritz your skin with a hydrating, herbal toner which sets the make-up and keeps it looking fresh and youthful for your big day!
Hope this helps anyone who is doing their own makeup on their wedding day. Please feel free to ask any questions if necessary;)
Have a wonderful day!