How Is Bridal Makeup Different From A Corporate Or Commercial Look?

Bridal makeup is fun, personal and DIFFERENT.

It’s true! Everything from the way we approach the job to the makeup itself is different when working on a wedding.

Photography Credit:  Sarah Der Photography

Photography Credit: Sarah Der Photography

THE APPROACH

When working with a bride, all that matters is what she likes/dislikes. Some brides like a dramatic look while others don’t like much makeup at all. So, we take the time to understand each bride’s personal style and vision during her trial. We also take into consideration the cut, style and color of her dress. This helps us to ensure the makeup style flows with her entire look.

As you can imagine our approach is extremely different when working with a commercial or corporate client. Instead of talking to the talent in our chair, we go straight to the company that hired us to understand the image / message they’d like us to propel.

THE MAKEUP

The makeup we use during our commercial and/or corporate photoshoots creates a more natural look and has a flat/matt finish and texture to it.

Photography Credit:  Doug Levy

Photography Credit: Doug Levy

While bridal makeup is often more colorful, playful and glamorous.

Photography Credit:  DreamLove Wedding Photography

Photography Credit: DreamLove Wedding Photography

We love working with brides and we love to give them the extra shimmer and highlight that speaks to the celebration at hand! After all, it’s one of the most important days in a bride’s life and we want to make sure she looks GREAT!

Makeup That Looks Great In Photos AND In Person

There’s a fine line between making someone look good in person and making them look good on film. However, a great makeup artist will be able to balance the two!

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

It all starts with the foundation! Foundation is an important product to use when appearing on film or camera. It evens out your skin tone, smooths your over all texture and covers up any flaws or blemishes that you may have.

A full application of foundation looks great in photos and film but if you’re someone who doesn’t wear makeup often then you may think it looks a bit heavy or unnatural in person. If that’s the case, then we recommend a technique called Spotting Foundation.

Spotting Foundation means you only apply makeup to the parts of your face that are discolored or blemished. Then you blend the foundation into your natural skin tone so your face looks even. This technique will leave you feeling like yourself when you look in the mirror AND it'll make you look balanced, fresh and clean when you appear on camera.

Makeup Before and After

Once the foundation is in place we’d add some soft contouring and highlighting!

The camera loves structure and without it your face will look flat behind the lens. So, we recommend some SOFT contouring and highlighting. It won’t be very noticeable in person but it will enhance your natural bone structure and make you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Sadie Dayton Photography

Photography Credit: Sadie Dayton Photography

Finally, it’s time for the eyes!

When it comes to your eyes we recommend keeping everything really close to your eyeline. We love using natural tones on the upper and lower lid while keeping the deeper tones in a tight line along the lash line. Then we smudge it out to create a look that will make your eyes pop on camera while remaining soft and subtle in person.

Maryelle Artistry @cynthiayongesa after Photo