You don’t need a makeup artist to create a beautiful bridal look on your big day. With the right products, tools, and a little know-how—or a complimentary bridal beauty makeup session at your nearest Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counter—looking gorgeous for your trip down the aisle can be a piece of wedding cake.
Need a little extra how-to help? The matrimonial experts over at You & Your Wedding have launched Bridal Beauty School, a step-by-step video series featuring our very own UK-based Bobbi Brown Artist, Hannah Martin (she provided make-up artistry assistance to members of the bridal party for the Royal Wedding, lucky girl.)
Hannah’s first installment of four bridal how-to’s is Pretty Boho , a relaxed and ethereal look that’s chic, simple and soft so it’s perfect for summer brides.
Here’s what Hannah used:
Face: To give the bride-to-be a classic, clean Bobbi base, Hannah relied on BB Cream as a primer and spot-applied Foundation Stick on top. To keep the under eye area super-clean for the bride’s big day, Hannah first applied a bisque-colored Corrector, then used our yellow-toned Creamy Concealer Kit to brighten-up any lingering shadows.
Blush: With a Foundation Brush, Hannah blended Pot Rouge in Pink Powder atop the apples of the bride’s cheeks for a casual flush of color, making sure to add a little extra than usual as white and ivory wedding gowns can wash brides out in photos. Bobbi recommends using a “pop” of color on top of the first layer of blush for brides—Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick would do just the trick.
Lips: Hannah applied the same Pink Powder Pot Rouge to the bride’s lips using a Lip Brush for extra-polish, then took the edge off by patting the lips with her fingertips so it didn’t look too “lipsticky”.
Eye Shadow: Hannah chose a Brown Metal Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow as a soft, shimmery wash over the bride’s entire lower lid, blending it up into the crease using a Cream Shadow Brush. Next, Hannah dusted Cement Eye Shadow—a neutral shade—at the eyelid crease for subtle definition and standout depth.
Eyeliner: Using the Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, Hannah lines the top lash line with Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, then softens it by layering Espresso Eye Shadow on top since you never want anything looking too blunt for a boho look.
Mascara: Mascara is the best way to frame your eyes so Hannah applied a few more swipes of mascara to make the bride’s eyes look bright and fresh for photos. You can also apply two mascara formulas to achieve a truly megawatt look (Intensifying Long-Wear and Everything Mascara make an excellent pair). Just opt for waterproof formulas on your big day—for those inevitable tears of joy.
Want to be Bobbi’s Next Bridal Beauty?
Enter for the chance to be featured in Bobbi’s first-ever Bridal Book, out next Spring. Just click here and upload your bridal picture. You don’t need to be a bride to enter! Whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid or the flower girl, we want to see your photos.
Entry period ends on September 5th, 2012. After that, Bobbi will choose her 5 favorite entries. Then, it’s up to our fans to vote for their favorite. The entry with the most votes by 9/18 will win!