so fresh and so clean, clean

My best friend is getting married in 2 weeks and I am doing her makeup. Duh! Now, Eva is a gorgeous girl all on her own. Long brown hair, big green eyes, and a perfect silhouette. Her personality is quirky and fun. She's enough on her own that she doesn't need a ton of makeup to bring her out. So when I asked what she wanted for her wedding day words like "illuminating, radiant, and not matte" were used. She sent me a picture of Leighton Meester that illustrated the type of finish she was looking for.
Eva is having an outdoor wedding, in a garden with a relatively simple dress. Her colors are dark plums and greens. So a very fresh atomosphere. Her makeup should also reflect that and I'm glad she chose this picture of Leighton as a base. In order to get a light, dewy looking skin, you have to do several things. You can either use a foundation or not.

If you choose not to: Use a good moistuizer all over. Then use a highlighter across the cheek bones. Place a creamy concealor where needed. Use bronzer as cheek color, one with only a smidge of shimmer, on your apples sweeping lightly back toward yoru temple. Keep the rest of your makeup light as well.

If you decide you need more coverage and would like a foundation: Add a sheer highlighter such as Fluid Sheer to your foundation. Apply as normal. Use bronzer as cheek color, one with only a smidge of shimmer, on your apples sweeping back toward your temple.

Now you saw I mentioned Fluid Sheer. It's great. Fluid Sheer is a product that can be worn alone or mixed in with foundation. It is a liquid filled with tiny little illuminators that really give your skin a radiance beyond belief. Now dont' be intimidated by all the shade options! I recommend sticking with Porcelain or Golden Sand for starters. Porcelain gives you a radiance as if you are lit from within. Golden Sand is more of a light sunkissed glow. Once you feel confident, you can brave the other amazing colors. Armani actually has these in sample sizes to test out.

So appearing kissed by the morning dew is not only beautiful, but easy to achieve! Can't wait to show you pictures from Eva's wedding!

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