15 Jun 2009

Timelessly elegant Bridal Makeup


Since many women requested this look, here is my rendition of a classic, elegant and understated bridal look, perfect for a spring/summer wedding! Make sure to check out my Foundation Basics video to help you select the right foundation for your special day and learn all about foundation application, concealer, blush placement and contouring with my other tutorial. I hope this is helpful for you. Please note the foundation I personally have on in this tutorial would not be bridal-appropriate as it contains sunscreen.

Highlighting with shimmery products should be avoided or kept to an absolute minimum for bridal photography, which is why I skipped it all together here. You could highlight with a matte product in a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone.


Face:
Revlon Colorstay foundation in Ivory, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Raspberry, Nars Desire blush, Ben Nye Neutral Set translucent powder

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC e/s in Jest, All That Glitters, Neutral Pink, and Dazzlelight, Ben Nye Toast e/s, 42-piece double stack palette from eBay for the brown and black eyeshadows, black gel eyeliner (generic), L'Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara, Quo eyelashes, Max Factor kohl pencil in Natural Glaze, Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Hazel, Margaret Astor clear brow gel to set brows in place

Lips:
Rimmel lipliner in Addiction, MAC Angel lipstick, MAC Slicked Pink Lipgelee

39 comments:

  1. Wow! You look STUNNING!! I love love love this look! It's so classic but with a little modern twist! BRAVO!

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  2. Anonymous8:46 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous , your makeup is stunning
    thanks a lot!

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  3. Anonymous8:55 pm

    Another gorgeous look! Really, really beautiful. Great job.

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  4. Anonymous9:05 pm

    this is a gorgeous look, probably one of my favorite bridal looks.

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  5. Anonymous9:17 pm

    Beautiful!
    Thank you a lot, I love this look :] I'd actually also wear this to other special occasions :)
    And my compliments in general, you're doing such a good job with everything, yay for you ^^

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  6. Its so beautiful! I specially loved the lips and blush! Amazing as always.

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  7. Anonymous9:30 pm

    Hair tutorial! Hair tutorial! :D

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  8. This is so beautiful! It's absolutely perfect for brides.

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  9. Anonymous10:14 pm

    you are stunnningg

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  10. Sooo beautiful! The shades suit your eye color, too.

    PS: What lashes are you using here? And... are they different? It's driving me nuts, but the left eye looks different from the right.

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  11. You are truly beautyful. :)

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  12. That's a really beautiful look. I love the way that your green eyes pop.

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  13. OMG! I love neutral colors and this is def my most favorite!!!

    If you're feeling a little playful come drop for Monday Matters at www.mrszeus.blogspot.com

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  14. hehe, I saw you spoke kajal in germany... Sometime me too I change the pronounced, Im brazilian and i speak english and germany too. I like so much your tutorials. Thnks a lot.

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  15. I love this look!
    and your hair is so gorgeous!!! <3

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  16. That really is a gorgeous look

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  17. Anonymous5:09 am

    Gorgeous! I love the eyeshadows, it looks very feminine and elegant.

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  18. A big round of applause! Hair and Makeup - exquisite. You look simply stunning and many brides to be will absolutely long for this look! Thank you Julia!

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  19. love it love it love it!!!
    please do more bridal looks, i'd love to see one or two with the coastal scents neutral palette or the new warm one!!
    xxoo

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  20. Totally amazing your skin looks so good!x x

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  21. I'll be doing makeup for my friend who is getting married in October. I was wondering if I send you her picture could you recommend something for the style of eye she has?

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  22. I can honestly say that this is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL bridal looks I've EVER seen. BRILLIANT! If I ever get married, I would really want to have this look on me.

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  23. Anonymous5:33 am

    loved it!
    ... just a quetion though, why is a sunscreen foundation not appropriate for a wedding?

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  24. beautiful look- I love the eyes! I know a lot of MUAs stay away from sunscreens for photography (@ Anon: some ingredients in sunscreen reflect light and can make the skin appear white when a flash hits it) but I have used the Colorstay on shoots before and so far, it seems to photograph quite well- your pics look great!

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  25. This is a great look for you. You remind me of a princess in a fairy tale ;D.

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  26. Hay i'm another fan of yours and i was wanting to ask for a request and i was wondering, i am a cheer leader and we dont know what look we are going to do this year so i was wondering if you can try to make up an ideah for us, our colors are Blue,Gold,and Black our thing is lightning bolts, so i hope u will do it thanks :)and u are amazing!

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  27. Hay my name is kayden and i wanted to say that ur amazing, and so talented. i am a cheerleader and i was wondering if u could do a cheer look for my team, our colors are Blue,Gold, and Black. thanks and let me know :)

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  28. gorgeous! Love the look. Might going to experiment it for a bridesmaid look.

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  29. you look stunning! i wish you'd be my make up artist in my wedding! hehe.

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  30. Anonymous12:07 am

    Wow i love all your tutorials they are actually amazing! love watching them and then trying them out!!

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  31. I watched your tutorial and was practically in tears!! I finally found my makeup for my wedding and I can do it myself- with a bit of practice!
    Thank so so so much!!!
    10-10-10Bride

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  32. Anonymous2:51 am

    Please tell me the song playing in this video

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  33. Hi Julia. Quick question: What brush did you use to apply your gel liner? I'm looking for a really thin brush like it. Thank you!!

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  34. Kbjiara6:39 pm

    Hi Julia, this is the very inspiration I usted for my wedding this January and added bright cherry lips using the Just Bitten Cherry Tart (limited edition by Revlon)... I loved the look and my now husband adored it!!! He said that my eyes looked huge and enjoyed my red lips :o)

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  35. Nice!!! for my wedding this January I took the eyes of your "Timelessly Elegant Bride" and added bright cherry lips using the Just Bitten Cherry Tart (limited edition by Revlon)... I loved the look and my now husband adored it!!! He said that my eyes looked huge and enjoyed my red lips :o)

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  36. Sandy2:59 pm

    I have been practicing this look on myself for a couple months now for my wedding that will take place THIS saturday! i am very pleased with the look. I don't normally wear a lot of make up so i didn't want something that would make me look, not myself. this is very elegant, yet subtle. Love it.

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