Matte Makeup: Kacia and Andrew’s Wedding

Every girl grows up with a love of glitter, as we age it becomes more subtle. Shimmer can look great in certain circumstances. (See Monique Lhuillier’s models at Bridal Fashion Week). At a wedding with all of the flash photography, mattes usually end up looking better.

Make Up For Your Day‘s talented artist and stylist Regan and Thuy were on the scene for hair and makeup to ensure that our beautiful bride Kacia looked her best. Kacia looked stunning with a matte brown smokey eye, a matte apricot blush and matte mauve lips. The photos (courtesy of Jagg Photography) look absolutely amazing. Shimmers are usually seen in more of a nighttime setting, like a night club or runways, whereas mattes look better when you are under natural sunlight or at work under fluorescent lights. 
You do not want to find yourself at work, and especially not in your wedding photos looking like Cameron Diaz below {though we love her and most all of her other styled looks}. The highlights on her forehead, cheeks, nose, lips and chin make her look greasy in the daylight and in flash photography. This is why opting for mattes is a great option. 
With the holidays in tow, here are some great ideas if you are in the market for some mattes!
Now don’t be fooled by the shocking red hue of Nars blush in Exhibit A. Although it looks scary from here, with a light hand this is one of the most flattering flushed looks on almost any skin tone. Not all Nars blushes are matte, but if you are looking for a universally suited, quality blush – look no further! (Available at Sephora).  You can also find beautiful natural hues in Bobbi Brown matte blushes as well as Laura Mercier.

This life-changing product is Tarte’s Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Most bronzers have a subtle shimmer, but the summer months are behind us and as we head into the winter months, never underestimate how handy a matte bronzer can be for your makeup bag. This bronzer does not look muddy or orange and stays all day! (Available at Sephora). 
The Lorac Pro palette is a great eyeshadow palette for mattes. Most of the other palettes have more shimmery options and the matte colors aren’t for everyday wear. In this palette the top row is all mattes and the bottom row features the shimmery colors. There is a great range here with hues that will look good with every eye color and skin tone. (Available at Sephora).
Thank you to Kacia and Andrew for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!
To see more photos of weddings that we have done, check out our Facebook page! 

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