All eyes may be on the bride, but that doesn’t mean you can slip off and fade into the background…
Mother of the bride plays a pivotal role and holds prime position in many of those wedding photos, so looking your best is top priority. Thankfully all you need to do is get to grips with the beauty basics and everyone will know exactly where the bride got her good looks.
The foundation of any beauty look is healthy radiant skin. Before the big day, exfoliate once a week and cleanse daily. For that youthful dewy glow, make sure your skin is well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturising regularly.
After cleansing, toning and moisturising begin your makeup application with a good primer that will keep everything in place throughout the day as well as smoothing and evening out your skin. Foundation should be light; either a tinted moisturiser or a liquid formula. Caking on the slap will only highlight any lines. Apply loose powder to set and prevent shine, but use sparingly.
If you have never used highlighter before, it is an essential beauty tool when it comes to lifting and emphasizing your facial features. Highlighters come in many forms – cream, powder and liquid. Applying to areas like your cheekbones, nose and jaw line can really enhance your natural beauty and make your Mother of the Bride look shine!
A thinning brow is a tell tale sign of aging so use a powder or wax to fill them in and define them subtly. Avoid pencils, as they tend to look harsh and unnatural. Sweep some highlighter underneath for an instant brow lift.
Use a concealer on your eyelid and just below your eyes as a base. Use matte eyeshadows in neutral colours as any shimmer will just draw attention to creases. Dab a very light colour in the inner corners of your eyes to open them up. Using eyelash curlers before mascara will also have a widening effect.
There are numerous ways to create the illusion of fuller lips. One is by using soft colours, rather than harsh tones. Put down the lip liner, as this will only thin your pout. Apply a lick of gloss in the centre of your bottom lip for a photo ready finish.
Eye, lip and cheek tones should all be in the same colour family. The chosen hue will differ for each MOB to suit your complexion but generally pink and rose tones will flatter mature skin. Cream blushers blended into the apples of your cheeks will bring moisture and definition to your face.