Today is day 2 of our interview about Bridal Makeup with Brittany Nicole Makeup.
Holly Ann: Does the brides "favorite look" always turn out the same the picture?
Brittany Nicole: Not exactly. The bride does not look like the girl in the photo. The bride is a different canvas. The eye shape or eye color is different, the face shape is different; and the girl in the photo may have blonde hair and the bride is a brunette. My job as a makeup artist is to use that photograph as inspiration to create a unique look for the bride and emulate the look she would like.
Holly Ann: How do you decide what look is best for someone with brown eyes vs. blue eyes?
Brittany Nicole: The eye shadow shades I choose are important. For brown eyes I use warm, neutral tones. Metallic eyeshadows are perfect for brown eyes, it give it a nice pop against the warmer tones. For blue eyes, I use golds, copper, bronze and brown eyeshadows. These shades draw you directly to the brides eye color.
Holly Ann: Should I use false lashes if I never wear them normally?
Brittany Nicole: Absolutely! False eyelashes add a little more drama to the eye makeup. False eyelashes also photograph very well and make the eyes appear more prominent. Brides who don't normally wear false lashes, I recommend them choosing lashes that are "natural", these types of lashes add more length and definition but still look like they could be your eyelashes.
Holly Ann: How is having your makeup done professionally different than doing it yourself?
Brittany Nicole: A professional makeup artist has the technique and knowledge for the complete look the brides desires. We know what's best for your eye shape, eye color, face shape and skin tone.