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Do It Yourself Vampire Bridal Makeup MUD
Hello brides and friends! It's so good to be back with you after a long work week on location!
Below is a short photo tutorial of how to do a simple Elvira inspired vampire bride look. For those weddings that will be gothic in nature, this is an easy and affordable do it yourself bridal makeup look. Enjoy and congratulations! If you have questions on how to do grooms makeup for the vampire wedding please email.
Vampire bridal makeup using Makeup Designory Autumn palette
In the first photo everything that is in the Makeup Designory bag is going to be applied!
The next photo is the foundations and primer products that I used.
Vampire brides remember that the key to great gothic makeup is going to be great skin! You need to have
Note on the hair: I did a simple teasing on the crown of my head for volume that would be similiar to Movie Macabre hostess Elvira. I sectioned off the sides and pin curled ( gotta get the pinup in there somewhere!) the sides and then made some Rivendale like braids in the front for a mix of texture in the hair design. To even out my skin tone and get a matte white appearance I have applied Koh Gen Do green color corrector all over my face and in a full coverage layer.
My foundation is Dermablend Smooth Indulgene in Light Beige. I picked the Dermablend brand because I need a full coverage foundation to whiten my complexion and also if it's going to last through a ceremony and reception Dermablend is a good choice for longevity.
I start my easy vampire bridal eyemakeup with the Makeup Designory black eyeliner. I make a thick cat eye line on top, all the way under the eye and through the waterline.
I use the same pencil for shaping a bold eyebrow. I will later go over the black eyeliner in my brows with the dark brown shadow that my left ring finger in the photo is pointing to. Why? Because I want a bold look but not one that appears kabuki'ish. The photo shows the silver can of ERA Classified Face highlighter spray. I put it through the Tzone area of my face.
I use a large domed eyeshadow brush to apply the beige shimmer shadow over the corner of the nose/tear duct area and a loose sweep of the color under the eyebrow. I want some highlight but not in a disco'y fashion. Just enough to brighten the eye.
Next I use a medium eyeshadow brush to work the rich purple brown Makeup Designory shadow through the crease of my eye. In the photo you can see a bold stripe on the right eye ( left in the photo) -please notice that it looks like a comma in shape with the corner of the nose being like a head and the tail sweeps through the crease and flares a bit at the edge of the eye. Now blend like crazy because blending is the secret of great makeup! Here's a short recap for the vampire bridal makeup eyes:
1. black eyeliner
2. light shimmer on brow/tear duct
3. rich deep tone in comma shape through crease
How easy is that! I apply the rose petal sheer pink blush in a C pattern around the eyes and at the top of the cheek bone. I'm not focusing on making a deep kidney bean shaped contour pattern in my cheek hollows because in my opinion the look is dated and reminds me of Vincent Price. ( love him, God rest his soul) I'm creating a fresh take on vampire bridal makeup here!
For the lips: to stay modern I am using a deep brown purple sheer gloss that will coordinate with the crease shadow and lining my lips with a nude lip liner from N.Y.C. cosmetics. I think the vampire bridal makeup mouth needs to be bold for photos but functional for kissing and caking at the reception.
Now for the fun part! I apply two coats of the
new Maybelline Falsies mascara which for buying on a roll back with a coupon at Walmart only set me back $4! It's worth it-I'm not ready to switch from my favorite L'Oreal Voluminous but I like it enough to use it here. I bought a $4 pair of black feather eyelashes to add drama to the look. It's your vampire bridal makeup, so it's up to you if you want to use traditional false eyelashes or funky ones . I highly recommend using a set of false eyelashes in your wedding photo because they photograph amazing!
Hope you enjoyed this short vampire / gothic bridal makeup tutorial! For questions on a coordinating vampire groom makeup please contact me! Perhaps Corey will make a second appearance for a video tutorial? Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!