April 11, 2011

Celeb make-up looks - Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Jessica Hart - to steal

 Achieving a beautiful bridal look is easy when you know how. Our special guest blogger, Laura Curtis divulges some tricks-of-the-trade for looking picture perfect on your special day.

1. Avoid wearing too much foundation. Every bride wants to look flawless in their photos, but it is just as important to look fresh and gorgeous in person. Ask your make-up artist to use a full coverage, light-textured foundation, like Chantecaille Future Skin, and apply it sparingly. Set with a talc-free loose powder for longevity.

2. Give yourself a glow. Your happiness will radiate from within, but a highlighting powder will add an extra touch of luminosity. Apply it where the sun naturally hits your face. Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond produces a pretty bronze sheen.

3. Perm your eyelashes. Curled lashes do wonders for making eyes look bigger and giving a fresh-faced look. If your eyes are prone to sensitivity, stick to an eyelash curler. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is an industry favourite.

4. Have your eyebrows professionally shaped. And when I say “professionally”, I don’t mean settling for the local beauty salon. Go to an eyebrow specialist, who comes recommended from friends or online reviews. Some brow experts can charge up to AUS$60 (waxing, plucking, trimming and tinting included), but it is well worth it. Well-groomed brows frame the face.

5. Put together a touch-up kit for the big day. No matter how long-lasting your make-up claims to be, it will fade. Keep a lipstick, blush and pressed powder on hand throughout the day/night. By Terry Teint Terribly Compact Powder freshens up the complexion beautifully.

6. Find inspiration. You should feel like a movie star on your wedding day, so celebrity make-up looks are the ideal source for inspiration. Here are some of Bride Tasmania’s favourites...

Natalie Portman’s make-up is perfect for a low-maintenance bride who wants a simple and pretty look. Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush in Pink 16 will recreate her soft pink cheeks.
 If you would prefer a sexy, sultry vibe, Mila Kunis is a perfect example. Her bronze smoky eyes are soft but defined; her dewy skin and classic lips balance the look. Imitate with Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Mystic Eyes.
Jessica Hart’s fresh, youthful approach would be lovely for a summer wedding. Try Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia to emulate her gorgeous watermelon lip colour.
7. Have fun. Always remember that your wedding is about you – it is a celebration of you and your impending marriage. So don’t worry too much about the dos and don’ts. Just embrace your own style and you will feel as beautiful as can be.

Laura Curtis is a beauty writer and make-up artist. To see more of her writing and beauty advice, you can visit her blogs One April Morning and Pretty Poesy, and follow her on twitter (@laura_valerie).

1 comment:

  1. I love the pictures you chose! These are all beautiful looks that could be easily transferred to any bride. What a great post Laura! xxx