RHIA ON TWP | Getting Shimmer Appropriate for Your Wedding Day

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It’s definitely your time to shine on the Big Day, but we want to make sure it’s done right. A little strategically placed shimmer is good, but too much shine can translate into the not-so-coveted sweaty look on camera.

For the face, play it safe and use flat matte powders to set foundation and blot away shine. Pay particular attention to more oil-prone areas like the T-zone and the cheeks. It’s best to avoid using face powders that have shimmer in them – camera flashes can catch you on the wrong angle and may not always be so flattering! A matte look will always photograph better.

For highlighting, avoid using glitter products; the larger light-reflecting particles can be a bit much for wedding photography. It’s definitely ok to use some shimmer eyeshadows on the eyelids, but use it sparingly. Apply shimmer atop the browbones and on the inner corner of the eyes for a fresh look that’s not overdone. To add dimension and enhance other prominent areas of the face (i.e. the bridge of the nose, atop the cheekbones and the browbone area above the eyebrow) use cream highlighters (like YSL’s Touche Eclat) or a shade of concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone colour. Be sure to blend well for a flawless finish that’s camera and wedding day ready!!

More make-up tips to come!

Rhia Amio, Toronto Make-up Artist

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