The Royal Wedding and Bridal Makeup With Lips Stains

The Royal Wedding and Bridal Makeup With Lips Stains

I was glued to the TV last Friday night along with billions of other people in order to catch a glimpse of the new bride (Kate Middleton) in her wedding dress.  I was wondering what she would do with her hair and what her makeup would be like…..the dress was no surprise…Alexander McQueen.

Her hair i thought was pretty….but ordinary and her makeup was really ordinary, I mean she could have looked like that going shopping in my book – She’s marrying a Prince…HELLO!

Where is the glamour?

Where is the WOW factor?

Where is the Sparkle!

But just in case you want to look like her on your wedding day…here is how it was done.  Her hair was done by her usual hairdressers (of 10 years) and looked tonged – on a large size tong, with teasing at the crown, a slight asymmetrical part with the sides pulled back and pinned under the veil.

I’ve heard a very strong glamour that she did her own makeup.  And this is what it looked like: a pretty rosy cheek done with a pink blush on the apple of the cheek, with a light pink glossy lip.  Her eye makeup was a black liner mixed with a grey shadow and a beige eye shadow blended in.  Eyeliner was also used under the eye and gently smudged.  Start with a good foundation and top it off with lots of mascara and hey presto – I’m a princess!

Lip Stains are another form of Lipstick of bridal, the difference with them is that they are actually staining bridal lips rather than sitting on top of them, unlike a lipstick or gloss.  Most lip stains will leave your lips feeling a bit dryer than a lipstick – they are mostly a Matt finish.  Lip stains can also be really long wearing, as they get into the skin, a bit like when you stained your lips as a kid with ice poles or dollies.

I’ve had a few requests to use them this week from clients because they really dislike feeling that they have anything on their lips; or they may be getting married and don’t want to leave a trail of lipstick behind them. So I have been looking into them and this is what i have come up with.

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