You want to look fresh and dewy cheeked, but you also want your groom’s head to turn. Achieve both with this step-by-step makeup application guide from Lauren Luke, YouTube sensation and author of Lauren Luke Looks: 25 Celebrity and Everyday Makeup Tutorials.
1. Prime the eyelid all over to just above the crease with an ivory frosted primer. Using an eyeshadow brush, apply the pale lilac eyeshadow over the top of the primer.
-Ivory frosted primer
-Pale lilac frosted eyeshadow
-Grape-colored frosted eyeshadow
-Raspberry matte powder blush
-Matte peach lip liner
-Rosy-gold creamy lipstick
2. Use a blender brush to apply the grape-colored eyeshadow. Dab it onto the outer corner going out to the bone and work back along the crease, pushing the brush into the inner corner.
3. Smile, and use a fluffy brush to gently tease the raspberry powder onto the apple of the cheek. Flick the brush back and forth to blend well.
Then apply highlighting cream, starting from the outer eyebrow, down under the eye in the shape of a C, across to the center of the cheekbone. Blend the highlighter into the blush to create the dewy effect.
Tip: The dewy effect is created by a combination of raspberry matte powder blush and cream highlighter.
4. The lips. Start by drawing a Cupid’s bow with a matte peach lip liner. Make sure it is a good natural color so the line won’t look harsh. Outline the top and bottom lips and then fill in with the pencil (you will need something underneath the lipstick when you kiss the groom). Then apply a creamy rosy-gold lipstick. Finish with a touch of black mascara — to the top eyelashes only.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren Luke, author of Lauren Luke Looks: 25 Celebrity and Everyday Makeup Tutorials, is a 27-year-old single mom from England who is the poster child for the power of new media. Her homemade makeup tutorials showing viewers how to recreate celebrity looks became an Internet phenomenon.