Wedding Day Makeup By Dior
July 21, 2011
We've been sneak peeking it for weeks, but it's time to finally unveil the Dior goodness that we've been working on. Together we've come up with three picture perfect bridal beauty looks that we'll be unveiling over the next month, complete with step-by-step instructions and a buying guide for you to take to the Dior counter. Oh and did we mention that yours truly got to play model for each of the looks? I know. Best Job Ever.

The icing on the cake? YOU have the opportunity to WIN a professional wedding day makeup application by Dior and a feature on Style Me Pretty. Click here to learn more and register!

Step One: The first essential step to any beautiful makeup look is to treat the skin. Since Abby is young and has a naturally beautiful complexion, Dior Makeup Artist Tina Safonova prepped the skin with One Essential which detoxifies the skin and enhances the skincare benefits of your current skincare regimen by up to 400%.

She then followed with Hydra Life Serum, Sorbet Crème, and Eye Crème and applied Diorskin Nude Foundation in shade 020 with a Foundation Brush to the entire face to even the complexion. To cover discoloration or darkness under the eyes, she applied Diorskin Nude Concealer in shade 002 with a Concealer Brush. To set the look and reduce shine from a humid climate, she applied Diorskin Nude Powder in shade 020.

To create a dewy look perfect for the beach, Tina mixed Skinflash in shade 001 with the lighter shades of Diorskin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond with a Cheek Brush and applied to the eye contour. For an extra touch of color, Tina applied the pink shade of Harmonie Blush in shade 001 to the apples of the cheeks.

Step Two: To create a natural yet polished look, Tina primed the lid with Skinflash in shade 001. Priming is essential for wedding day makeup because it helps hold the shadow for the entire day.

She then applied Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Incognito. She applied the beige shade (top left of the palette) by pressing the shadow softly onto the lid with small yet firm strokes. To open and brighten the eye, Tina applied the pink shade (middle of the palette) to the corner of the eye. To add a touch of romance, she mixed the brown and grey shades (bottom right and left of the palette) and blended them into the crease. To highlight the eye, Tina applied the shimmering white shade (top right of the palette) directly under the brows for a hint of shimmer that photographs beautifully. To naturally fill in the brows, Tina applied Diorshow Browstyler in Universal Brown with short, soft strokes.

To add a bit of intensity, Tina softly outlined the lashes with Dior Waterproof Eyeliner in Intense Brown. Be sure to keep the liner close to the lash line and apply softly in between the lashes. Tina smudged the bottom liner with her ring finger to soften the look. For the finishing touch, Tina applied Diorshow Lash Maximizer as a primer which also thickens and lengthens the lashes and then two coats of award winning Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in Chestnut.

Step Three: For a picture perfect smile, Tina lined Abby's lips with Dior Lip Liner in Caramel. For staying power, she used the liner to shade lips but left the middle untouched. Leaving the middle open creates a full lip effect.

Tina then used a sponge eyeshadow applicator to press Dior Addict Lipstick in Baby Rose # 561 into the lips. This technique helps with staying power and keeps color on the lips through an entire night of kisses and sips. To finish, Tina applied Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Pink Trench # 257 to the center of the lips and blotted slightly.

So there you have it. The perfect seaside look. To recreate the look for your special day click here to download the step-by-step instructions and a buying guide, for you to take to your Dior Beauty counter.

Even better….register to WIN a professional wedding day makeup application by Dior and a feature on Style Me Pretty. Click here to learn more and register!

Also stay tuned for Dior’s upcoming Rustic Elegance and Modern Glam bridal beauty looks that will be featured exclusively on Style Me Pretty later this month.