You got it right! Prettifying other people is the answer!
I haven't posted much on AMW makeovers for quite some time as I've been caught up with a very busy schedule so I had to wait for July to post one of my June brides!
Skin type: Combination (normal and dry)
The bride didn't go through any trial makeover with me so the day of her wedding was the first time I met her. Once I saw her, I can't help but compliment her nice skin and all of a sudden, I have a "look" in mind which I'm glad came out the exact way as I've imagined!
I was aiming for soft looking brows, very light, neutral eye makeup, soft pink cheeks and lips! The bride exclaimed that she had her pre-nup shoot done in China and this was how her makeup looks like. For me, it was a huge compliment as I've always been a fan of pre-nup/bridal makeup done in China! I've seen albums after albums and have always wanted to re-create a fresh, vibrant, no makeup-yet blooming kind of look!
The bride felt a bit uncomfortable with false lashes on but after a couple of minutes, she finally got the hang of it! I appreciated the fact that she took my advise and wore a pair as it made a huge difference not only in person, but also on photos!
She's got great smile, don't you agree?
Mother of the Bride
Skin type: Normal with dry patches
Even without uttering a word for makeup requests, at the back of my head, I know what moms are aiming for especially on the day of their daughters/sons' wedding!
Natural and fresh minus the cake-y look. Of course, the younger looking, the better! Who wouldn't want to look younger than their real age right? I know my mom would! *laughs*
Lucky her, the mother of the bride have a very young-looking skin, it was a bit tricky on my part to find a matching foundation on her as she has some red pigmentation at the center of her face. I had to mix and foundations several times before finding the right one! I also had to correct the redness by applying green colored corrector prior to foundation application. Just in case you wonder, I used CK Foundation on her mixing my lightest and darkest shade to create a personalized shade for her.
For the rest of the makeup, I steered away from shimmery powders but went for eye shadows with a tiny bit of sheen to make her overall look more youthful. I concentrated on applying the eyeshadow at the outer corners to "lift" her eyes creating youthful vibe!
I finished off with a peachy pink colored blush and to be honest, I forgot the exact shade of lipstick used as we tried various colors before she finally picked the one she likes! So I guess it's a mix of this and that shade! :)
Mother of the Bride
Au natural and glowing!
Sister of the Bride 1
Skin type: Oily
Request: Natural makeup with falsies!The eldest sister of the bride also have good skin. After a bit of chit chat and interview, we were able to come into a conclusion that she has acidic skin. I'm glad I did her makeup a bit earlier as I get to glance at her skin every now and then checking on her foundation.
Note: For acidic skin, some foundations may turn dark or orange.
So far, I picked the right shade of foundation (2 shades lighter) as the end result was foundation matched in heaven.
A very light, pinky peach shade of blush and lip color was used as "natural makeup" is the trend of this family :)
Sister of Bride 1 final look
Check out the gorgeous smile!
Sister of Bride 2
Skin: Combination (Normal/Oily)
The second sister is actually a friend/ex-colleague of mine, she was the one who booked my services even without trial and I haven't seen her for more than 10 years! It was nice catching up with her while I do her makeup.
For her makeup, I didn't have a hard time picking a foundation shade as she doesn't need much coverage, I used a light foundation from Paul & Joe and focused a bit on her eye makeup, creating more "depth" to her eyes. I also thickened her brows a tiny bit using a shade lighter than her hair color so it'll show up a more natural and sweet.
Sister of the Bride 2 final look
I love her curls! Suits her well!
Hair done by : Kim Tan Rodriguez
Photos by my loving husband Keith Tiu!
Which among the 4 is your favorite?