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As a follow-up to this video on prepping skin for bridal beauty, Erica Davidson has put together another adorable tutorial on how to create the perfect wedding face sans a pricey makeup artist. (If you're not planning to walk down the aisle anytime soon, stick around because this bride's look is classic enough to rock during other fancy occasions, too.) Now, a few words from Davidson:
"Wedding makeup can absolutely be DIY—just be sure to do one or two practice runs to perfect the look you want. Keep in mind while you’re practicing in jeans and a t-shirt, that you’re going to be wearing a pretty dress with your hair done, so go a little bolder then you normally would. I like to concentrate more on the eyes then the mouth with brides, so I would shy away from bright or dark lip colors. Plus, you’re going to be too busy eating, drinking, talking and kissing to worry about running to the bathroom to fix your fading lipstick. When it comes to eyes, bronze shadows flatter every eye color and look really pretty for both day and night, which makes them great for weddings. I also love false, individual lashes on brides. Here’s a tip for applying your own: Lay a mirror on a table in front of you and look down into it. This will force your eyelids to close slightly, making it a lot easier to apply them on yourself. If putting them across your lid is too much for you, just add a few in the outer corners for a little less drama."
Beauty products and tools used in this video: NARS Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadow Palette, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof in Black, Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Ardell individual black lashes, Duo waterproof eyelash adhesive, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, Stila convertible color in Peony, MAC lip pencil in Subculture, MAC tinted lipglass in Lust, Laura Mercier loose setting powder in translucent, Smashbox powder brush #1, Stila precision crease brush #7, MAC tapered blending brush #224 and MAC small angle brush #263.
· Erica Davidson [Aim Artists]
· How to Prep Your Face for Wedding Makeup [Racked]
· How-To: Makeup Guru Erica Davidson's Colorful Cat-Eye [Racked]