Celebrity Makeup Artist Sue Devitt Gives Beauty Tips for Brides and Other "Red Carpet" Events!
Bridal time is here and if you are getting married soon, you need to make sure you have your make-up scheme ready and already purchased. If you haven’t done that (and that’s a real possibility) this post from Sue Devitt , celebrity make-up artist (and a really nice person)
with a phenomenal line– Sue Devitt Studio — will be the key.
If you have an important occasion coming up — birthdays, anniversaries, vacation, reunion or whatever the case might be, the beauty breakdown from Devitt will be extemely helpful!
From Sue Devitt:
Brides are becoming more comfortable with the idea of a little shimmer. It’s a subtle and soft way to maintain a glowing look. One easy way to do it is with a white hued eye shadow, like our E-Z Eye Roller Ball Eye Shadow in Hydra.
It adds just a subtle hint of shimmer, but its’ not overpowering or too young. Plus, it’s easy to touch up, which is always a big advantage.
A big thing for brides? Brows. Eyebrows are often neglected or forgotten about- but they are one of the most important and prominent features on the face. They truly frame your face, so you want to make sure they are well-groomed and defined. More and more brides are learning that an eyebrow pencil can really help polish their look. Use a sharpened eyebrow pencil in a color suited for you to feather in color. This way brows won’t get lost in photographs.
Another bridal trend is décolletage. Women are noticing that sweeping a hint of warm bronze or color with a bronzing pressed powder on their neck and chest adds just a hint of sexy shimmer and color. Dont’ forget to keep color consistent and apply the bronzer to your face as well as cheeks, nose, forehead. I adore our Beausoleil Light Reflecting Bronzer.
It adds a beautiful shade of bronze to the body and face, with a very subtle shimmer.
Kissable lips are key for the wedding day. For a while, matte lipstick was the route to go, for its long lasting quality. Now, brides are learning that certain shades of matte can look dated and old- not to mention, not very kissable. More brides are layering on a gloss over their lipsticks for a juicier looking mouth bursting with color.
On your wedding day, foundation is of utmost importance! It is essential for flawless skin on your big day. Since you’ll be taking pictures that literally last a lifetime, it’s important the skin looks amazing. Foundation formulation depends on the season and age of the bride. Younger brides and destination brides should try a lightweight, oil free foundation, like 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation
. Women with older skin need a bit more coverage, so my Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation is a better fit.
For the eyes, I would steer clear of trendy colors. You don’t want to look back on the best day of your life and say ‘what was I thinking?’ Use classic colors, colors you feel good in, that accentuate your eye color. Shades of antique lilac, soft pink and cream look amazing on the eyes and they add a romantic touch.
I like using a sheer ivory or white under the brow bone as a highlighter. The eye base should have a soft pink color. The complementary color should be the lilac and a light silver, which adds a touch of glamour. If you’re more comfortable with earth tones, you could go that route as well, with shimmering shades of taupe and cappuccino. (Sue Devitt Silky Matte Eye Shadow and Silky Sheen Eye Shadow are ideal for achieving a subtle, romantic wedding day look)
Don’t forget water-proof mascara– tears are inevitable and you don’t want black streaks running down your face in your pictures. Add at least 2-3 coats of black mascara to pump up the volume of your lashes, and really use the brush to get the color from roots to tips. Multiple coats will leave your eyes looking full and flirty.
For cheeks, try a pretty wash of pinky-plum color. Silky Blush in Belize is perfect for a rosy glow on your wedding day. A little trick I use on all of my celebrity clients: apply blush high on the apples of your cheeks for an instant face-lift.
As for the big day essentials to tote in your purse or stash with your new husband: pressed powder, lipstick and gloss of choice. You’ll be beautiful from the vows through the last dance.
Sue Devitt works with a slew of celebrities for all the big events. Her make-up line is phenomenally successful and it’s the real deal. It’s great to use. Her line is a fave of mine and I love the eye intensifier pencils. Each time she comes out with a new product or collection it’s worth trying out!!
Thank you to Sue Devitt for the bridal (and special event) beauty tips.Follow her guidelines and you will have a picture perfect day!
Barneys, Ulta, Ulta.com carry the Sue Devitt Studio line as well as Sue Devitt Studio’s website.