Spring is wedding season! And whether you’re tying the knot yourself, or planning your outfit for your friend’s spring wedding, chances are you’re putting a lot of thought into and makeup for the day.
These four simple tried and tested looks will give you some excellent ideas of how to apply makeup for a special occasion.
Bold eyes, red lips
Who would have thought that red lipstick was suitable for a spring wedding? But we promise this is a look that works! Keep your eye makeup simple with a wash of neutral shadow, but add a sharply defined eyeliner wing using the precision Superliner liquid eyeliner pen. Add eyelash extensions for a touch of drama, or create a false lash effect with Paradise Primer Extatic and Paradise Extatic Waterproof Mascara.
Complete the look with a slick of L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Ink - this fantastic new matte liquid lipstick has just launched in South Africa!
Warm smoky eyes
in tones of bronze and brown is an elegant look for a wedding and is much softer than a black or charcoal smoky eye. The easiest way to achieve a smoky eye is to brush light colours over the whole lid and brow bone first, then build up with darker shades in your crease and at your lashline. Finish with dark eyeliner to pull the smoky eye together, and smudge the eyeliner for a blurred effect. Add and you’re good to go!
Tip: Apply smoky eye makeup first, then concealer afterwards. This allows you to clean up any eyeshadow fallout with concealer.
Get that goddess glow
Are you after in the gentle spring sunshine? You need a great foundation, and some highlighter to make the high points of your face glow with beauty! L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Liquid Foundation is an amazing matte foundation for oily skin that will keep your skin looking fresh for hours.
Radiance is achieved by highlighting your cheekbones, nose, brow bones and chin with a shimmery powder. We love Total Temptation Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette - a versatile collection of shadows, blush and highlighters in rose and warm bronze shades. Keep everything in place with a spritz of staying power in the form of Infallible Fixing Mist.
Pretty in pink
Shades of pink on your eyes, cheeks and lips are just the thing for spring event makeup. Before you apply foundation, use Mattifying Primer Base - a must-have in your makeup kit. It smooths your skin for easier makeup application and blending, and creates a soft matte finish.
We love the muted pink tones of Color Riche Les Ombres Palette in Rose Memories. Complete your pink spring makeup with a dusting of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, and Superstay 24 Liquid Lipstick in So Pearly Pink on .
Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist, you can learn to apply these and mix them up for all the weddings and garden parties on your calendar this spring. You’re guaranteed to look gorgeous and ready to step out into spring in no time!