March 19, 2014 Wedding Makeup

Bridal Beauty: Rustic Country Look

Close your eyes and picture your wedding day — if images of open fields, streaming sunlight and dreamy lilies filled your head, you may have a rustic country ceremony in your future. We teamed up with Wedding Salon, a leading bridal expo and trade show company, to create a soft, romantic beauty look that’s perfect for the rustic country bride. “Think barns and farm tables, with decorative string lights,” says Wedding Salon CEO Tatiana Byron when describing the scenery of a rustic country wedding. With this in mind, professional makeup artist Emma Willis helped us create a dreamy look that’s perfect for the bride who will always choose fresh flowers over jewels. 

rustic country beauty look
1. Flawless Base: Create a smooth base for your look by using a light-reflecting face primer like Giorgio Armani Light Makeup Master Primer before applying foundation. Then, bring your cheekbones to light with a peachy-keen blush — Willis used Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting.

2. Copper Shadow:
Sweep a shimmery copper shadow like Urban Decay Easy Baked over your entire lid and along your lash line.

3. Add Dimension:
To add dimension and give a touch of sultriness, apply a brown eye shadow into the center of your eyelid and blend out. Willis used Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow in Improper Copper.

4. Liner and Lips:
Finish off your look with a swipe of dark brown eyeliner along your upper and lower lash line (Willis used The Body Shop Carbon Eye Definer in Brown). Then, add a tint of color to your lips with a pink lip gloss like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Rosy Demeanor.  

Would you wear this look on your wedding day? Do you consider yourself a rustic country bride or more of a traditional bride
? Click here to see when the next Wedding Salon show will be near you!  

Makeup Artist: Emma Willis for Contour Fossa

Photographer: Joshua M Shelton Photography
Model: Lily Berlina

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