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My selection of nail colours for the wedding.

Initially I want to go for the usual French manicure for my wedding, instead I did my own nails. During first nail session before my studio shoot, the manicurist suggested a pearl white colour.The  strong lightings made my nails (colour) looked washed-out in the photos. So for your shoot, I suggest a deeper colour and not too glittery colour. On your actual wedding day, go for a colour that matches your gown. My morning gown was ivory and evening was a golden orange long-train gown. So I settled for Elegance (centre in photo), a shimmery peach colour which completed my soft and romantic look for day and night. img_1283

That’s the Bride!
The sister-in-law who thinks I am 18. Wahhh…
She requested for blue eye shadow because she was wearing blue and had blue nail polish. In order to prevent a dull look, I applied lime green with aqua blue to create blue-green which looks more refershing. To enhance her young skin and sparkling eyes, I applied only a light layer of blusher. Let there be at least 1 focus on the face and maximum 2. Her skin is rather fair, I had to rescue her pimpled face with concealer which I did pretty well.
To super hide her red pimples, I applied:
1. Concealer
2. Mint adjustor (green) for redness
3. Concealer
4. Pressed powder on pimples
5. Loose powder on whole face
6. Pressed powder (optional)

The mother-in-law

Women above 50 usually have darker skin because of the body’s oxidation process (aging). To brighten up the skin, you can either choose to mix white luminator with your normal foundation. I do not suggest those glitter base foundation because it gives an unnatural look for mature ladies. For very yellow skin, mix a bit of purple base with your foundation.
If you let me choose 3 items in their bags…
A must for mature ladies:
1. Eye liner
2. Eye Brow colour
3. Lip liner/Lipstick
No No… No lip gloss please!

Eye shadow – White shimmer, Silver, Pearly Plum (By 7pm the colours would look much lighter but I added an eye base to make it last longer). For droppy lids, sweep shadow up and outwards to lift the ends. A thin black liner and a Berry lipstick.
This is Auntie Michelle. She was wearing a purple top with a scoop neckline which made her jaw looked wider. The gown with a shorter neckline and high collar flattered her neck and faceshape after which I simply pulled the necklace shorter to balance the space between the chin and neckline. A few pieces of accessories were added to give her the rich tai tai look.

She picked the Gown from City Plaza at $280 and went to do her hair at her regular hairdresser. I would have given her a puffier crown because by evening time her hair would look flat.