Making her FLAWLESS
Jody-Anne Lawrence, Lifestyle Reporter
Brides are queens and princesses for the day, and they want to look perfect on this, a most important day.
When it comes to bridal make-up, every bride wants to look flawless, so it's best to put this responsibility in the hands of a professional.
Make-up artist Paul March is no stranger to doing bridal make-up. He is well aware of all the emotions the bride is experiencing, and he likes being her therapist - the one who calms her and gets her ready for that picture-perfect moment.
When it comes to the bride March's method of choice is airbrushing. He always airbrushes his brides for a clean, spotless, durable look that will last throughout the day.
"It (airbrushing) gives them a flawless, long-lasting look. It also has her stand out from the bridesmaids. I use a setting spray with the airbrushing so that it seals the make-up, which allows her make-up to be tears resistant,"explains March.
When it comes to what her look will be, he works with the bride's preference - a more natural look or a show-stopping one. He notes that most bride's choose a balanced combination of both looks. While they want to look glamorous, they also want to look as natural as possible, and finding that middle ground is not always easy, but he always attains it as he wants his clients to look their best. Looking her best is something that a bride must accomplish on her day.
Here are a few tips from March that brides can employ to ensure that they are flawless on their wedding day:
Get a facial at least one and a half weeks before. You have to give your face some time to heal before applying the make-up, and if you do it less than a week before the big day, that may not be adequate.
Get your brows done two days before. Sometimes, you might be doing threading or waxing, which might cause some irritation or swelling, you would like this to cool down before applying make-up.
Try to get some rest. This cannot be emphasised enough. You definitely do not want any bags or circles under your eyes on your wedding day.
Drink a lot of water so your skin is hydrated and has its own natural glow.
For the wedding day, it is recommended that brides opt for lip stains. This will last longer than traditional lipstick although reapplying might be inevitable after all the kissing and eating.
Make-up artist: Paul March