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A Chit Chat with Arabia Weddings: Makeup Artist Patricia Bauducko

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A Chit Chat with Arabia Weddings: Makeup Artist Patricia Bauducko

We have recently met with Brazilian makeup artist Patricia Bauducko who recently moved to Jordan and had a chat with her. We simply love how professional her work is. We asked her a few questions about makeup trends; here is what she had to say:

  • What are the makeup trends and colors for Spring/Summer 2012?

Less is more! Smokey eyes and red lips were the look for winter. As for Spring and Summer, your skin is ready for a nice glow that will make you look fabulous in your dress. Your face should look very neat, but natural. Bright and colorful is the way to go this summer, making sure you extenuate the eyes and lips.

According to some stylists and makeup specialists for Spring/Summer this year, makeup should be light - almost invisible. The highlighted part of the face are the lips with lipstick, lip gloss and lip contours are well defined. Porcelain skin and some faded shadow on the eyes and cheekbones. The face is smooth, bright but not sparkly.

Nude makeup: We add a touch of color on the lips, the best option is opaque. For the darker skin colored bride, pink is a great option. Blondes and lighter skin colored brides should try bright orange colors, as it can look hotter. Cherry, Nude, Tangerine, and Pomegranate are also great colors this season.

*TIP: "Warm colors also serve to contrast with the lights of cameras, which tend to have a blue light."

Bright hues are popular for summer. But don't use many colors at once.

*TIP: "It is always very important to blend your makeup until you can no longer see the shading."

  • How should a bride prepare her skin for her wedding makeup?

A bride should always look fresh and radiant. In order to have natural makeup, there are simple universal rules to follow:

Avoid getting wrinkles by staying away from stress; perhaps some natural remedies can help you in that area.

But if the lines are already there, it is best to seek a dermatologist in advance.

Makeup helps, but sometimes, it is not enough to hide the signs of fatigue. The famous cosmetics instant tensor effect will give you results in a few minutes and eliminate wrinkles. But its action lasts 6 to 8 hours, only the time of the ceremony.

  • What makeup advice can you give to every bride-to-be?

It is not about one simple piece of advice. I believe it is a series of small details that make the difference.

If you can afford it, a monthly facial cleansing can be a great help to your skin.

If you have bags under your eyes, make a cold compress on the spot. Simply put tea bags in the freezer the night before, remove them the next day and put them over your eyes for 10-15 minutes.

The worst nightmare of any bride is to wake up the morning of the big day and discover with horror an imperfection on her face! The first thing to remember is: Do not squeeze or it will get worse! Place an ice cube on a napkin then press for 5 minutes; this will help reduce redness and inflammation. Then with a cotton swab apply a drop of toner to combat bacteria and cover everything very carefully with some makeup!

If the makeup literally begins to melt due to the heat, you can go to the bathroom and gently press with a handkerchief on your nose, forehead and cheeks, or wherever you usually sweat more. Ask your mother or a friend to bring the powder compact and retouch your T-zone, forehead, nose and chin, and the problem will be solved in less than a minute!

Eyelashes must be perfectly in order, side by side and not lumpy. Before applying false eyelashes, turn them with the eyelash curler, then apply mascara to the lashes and then paste (put the glue on the tape and never directly on the eye itself).

  • How does bridal makeup differ from makeup for other occasions?

"Makeup is related to the woman's personality, more than fashion colors or hair color." Makeup interprets the soul of the bride and can make it special.

Your skin deserves special attention, more than colors. However, it is extremely important that the bride makes sure the color harmonizes with the time chosen for the ceremony. For the celebrations that happen in the morning, the makeup for the bride should be light and delicate. If the celebration will take place outdoors, the less products on the face, the better. In weddings scheduled for the afternoon, vivid colors are now considered more appropriate. Weddings performed during the night ask for a bit of extra charm and refinement.

Remember, they are only tendencies, and your wedding is your big day, you should choose wedding makeup you like, regardless of the season or year!