I recently picked the Zoeva Rose Gold palette back up and instantly remembered why I loved it. The colours are all pink based, so there is something for all skin tones and eye colours. This colour palette is especially great for creating soft golden and rose-pink makeup looks. So for today’s article I thought it would be perfect to create a quick wedding look that can work for brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests!
For the purpose of this article, I will focus mainly on the eye makeup. If you’re interested in tips on how to apply your foundation, click here. Most bridal looks tend to be simple and geared toward bringing natural features, concealing blemishes, and creating a natural glow. For lips, a natural pink toned shade works wonderfully, as long as it matches the skin tone you are working with.
The main feature of this look is the defined shimmery eye look, which you can easily achieve using just two eyeshadow and a black eyeliner.
First, I used the shade Luster to create a transition colour. This colour is perfect for most skin tones as it has a cool toned taupe colour payoff. How you apply your transition colour will depend on your eye shape. For my round eyes, the purpose was just to deposit a little bit of colour since I already have a well defined crease to work with. If you have hooded eyes, you can use a bit more eyeshadow to intensify the contrast and create a deeper shadow in your crease. Monolid eyes can follow the same techniques, but intensify the outer corner creating a horizontal V shape.
The second eyeshadow I used was Golden Rule, a shimmering gold pink colour that can be flattering on most eye colours. I applied this eyeshadow using a natural fiber flat shader brush that allows me to easily deposit and blend the colour without losing intensity and pigmentation. Thinks of the shimmery eye shadows in this palette as you would of the Colourpop SuperShock shadows for example, or any shimmering buttery texture; best applied using fingers, but cleaner application using natural fiber.
Eyeliner or no eyeliner?
The last step of this eye makeup is where your role in the wedding. Of course this is just makeup and there are no rules, and everyone should always wear the makeup they feel most comfortable with.
If you are the bride, you will probably be the most photographed person, so it’s important to have a solid eyeliner that will not smudge. For this reason I prefer applying a pigmented black eyeshadow instead of eyeliner, concentrating it along the natural lash line and flicking it slightly right where the lash line turns naturally. I also like to smoke out the black liner a little for brown eyes, but this step can be skipped especially if you have light colored eyes (picture below). I also like to apply a waterproof mascara in a true black shade. False eyelashes are also great, but honestly, most people can do with just a good curler and mascara.
Bridesmaids and wedding guests you can do a playful winged liner, a slightly smoked eyeshadow, or go completely bare and use some false eyelashes. The important thing is to make sure you are doing something you are comfortable with, and that will last the duration of the wedding ceremonies.
That’s it! I hope you found these quick tips and tricks somewhat helpful if you’re looking for inspiration for a bridal look! Thank you for reading, and until next time!
The Foundry girl.