Selecting the Bridesmaids
Behind every bride there is a support system – a devoted team of family and friends who make sure their lead up to the big day goes without a hitch. Therefore, it is important to pick people you can count on to be there for you. Your wedding is about you – so do not hesitate to pick people who you truly love and value. After all, that’s what you need by your side at your wedding, apart from the groom, of course! So when choosing your retinue, some things you may want to consider may be:
· Are they grown adults, teenagers/small children or both?
· Should you include infants?
· Are they going to be curvy or slim and petite?
· Is the married friend/sister going to be a part?
· Is anyone going to be pregnant?
· Should the skin colour of your bridesmaids be the same?
· Short or long-haired? Or a mix?
· Are they taller or shorter than you?
Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses/sarees for your girls can be a tough decision – but it can also be a tonne of fun! While everyone will have their own opinion, it’s your day; so you have the ultimate say in choosing dresses or sarees that match your theme and your bridal dress. But a crucial factor to bear in mind is how well their attire is accepted in terms of the cultural setting of the wedding. However those deep necklines and thigh high slits may seem sexy, they may not be appropriate to be worn if the ceremony is to be held on religious grounds. Consider a two-way outfit that can be modest for such places and later can be removed for the reception and party.
Also, remember – the colour of your bridesmaids’ attire sets the colour scheme of your wedding. So it’s important that you pick hues that you love as well as go for something that’s in season while it also suits the overall theme of your wedding.
While you ensure the bridesmaids’ clothes have a touch of your whole theme, it also must complement your total attire – and you don’t want a mismatch in style there. For e.g., it would be an utter disaster for you to be in Kandyan saree and have your maids in dresses! They should also look catchy for the amazing photographs that are sure to create memories in the future. In a nutshell, consider the style of your bridal gown, be mindful of outfit color(s) and skin tones, as well the dress styles and body types of your bridal party.
Best Fabrics and Colour Combos
Be aware of dress color and skin tones. Keep in mind that trending colors such as blush and champagne do not look good on everyone; so considering how each of your ‘maids is going to look and feel in the dress is actually really important. Choose fabrics that drape well and compliment the style of the design.
Traditional pastels are the most popular nowadays. When we say pastel – it’s usually a baby pink dress that pops up in our mind. But wait – it’s more than that now! Hues of neutral pastels are the perfect pick for day time weddings with soft coloured decorations. Baby blue, lilac and lemon yellow or even pale pink may be just your pick. However, remember that these colours do not fit ones with pale skin. For an elegant and bold look, darker shades are here for the win. Chocolate brown, burgundy, navy blue, charcoal grey or even dark green are among the darker shades you may pick. Another among bridesmaids’ favourites are shining metallics – whether it is for simple accessories like metallic shoes and details or even the complete dress – gold, silver, bronze and pink are some of the flattering colours you may consider. Gold and bronze work are best for day time functions while silver is best for monsoon weddings.
Styling & Accessorizing
Styling bridesmaids depend on their individual style and preference. Their face shape and texture of hair have to be taken into consideration as well. Matching the perfect jewellery totally depends on the style of dress and the bride’s preference. Simple and elegant pieces will never go out of style. Statement pieces are also quite trendy for certain outfits. Flowers, too, can be incorporated into the maids’ overall look and they are generally selected according to the overall style or to match the flowers in the bouquet. Rose buds, baby’s breath and smaller types of flowers are generally used.
Choosing the Best Hairstyles
Before you pick on the best hairstyle for your bridesmaids, there are two main factors to be considered. These are:
· Should all the bridesmaids have the same hairstyle?
· Should the bridesmaids’ hairstyles match the bride’s?
However, here are some suggestions that may help you. If your wedding is more formal, a sleek high bun with a crystal hair accessory or slim Alice band would be a perfect style for the bridesmaids. For a semi-formal wedding, a romantic French twist with loose, curly tendrils framing the bridesmaids’ face would work well. For a more casual wedding, try pinning back loose curls into a half up-do and weaving in some fresh flowers to match the bride’s bouquet.
Photographs with your Dream Team
Creating the ultimate bridal retinue can be really tricky, but once this is all sorted the best part is yet to arrive! The photographs of course! On your big day, you want photographs of everything, and that includes the crazy, fun shots with your girls! Shot with your champagne are among the most trending captures nowadays. You could even try the super cool shot of carrying out the modern trend of selfie-taking. No wedding is complete without a selfie so why not let it sneak in to the memories as well? But following the common trend has never been our advice – so why not try to capture some extraordinary shots that portray the unique bond your share among your girls?Read More
The idea and exhilaration of hair colouring crosses every bride’s mind when the big day is looming on her calendar. Naturally you want to look your best and start thinking about your outfit, hair and makeup. Often a big event is a time when your hair colour gets a refresh, either to update the existing shade or to even try out the new hair colour you’ve been thinking about for a while. While this is all exciting, there are some haircolour issues that can cause havoc, such as your colour turning out wrong or your brand new shade fading before anyone even gets to see it. It must be remembered that you must make sure that you are not allergic to any colour and do a skin test before any colour is applied .
To avoid such issues, and ensure your colour and hair will look its best on the wedding day, let’s talk to Ramani Fernando to find out the best guideline to avoid such dilemmas…
Why must you choose to colour your hair?
The reasons for change of hair colour could vary with individual’s choices, but basically it is when one feels a change is necessary. It could be to enhance your look, cover greys, adding highlights, give a boost to dull hair, expressing yourself and also to follow hair fashion trends. A hairstyle always looks great with highlights as with movement the colour will shows well.
When should you try out a colour?
As I mentioned before it is when you feel change is necessary. But if you are a bride, then at least a month or two before so she can settle into it and also it will give time for any change if necessary.
Temporary Hair Colour:
If you’re colouring with a temporary hair colour that will only last a few hair washes then colour, do it a few days before the event. The colour chosen should either be the same colour as your current hair colour and used to refresh your look, or a colour that will enhance your look.
Semi-Permanent Hair Colour:
A semi-permanent hair colour is one that is without Ammonia. Here again a skin test should be done. While I don’t recommend doing hair colour at home, if you have to use a semi permanent colour at home, read instructions in the pack very carefully before you attempt. Semi colour also washes out quickly depending on the colour choice and quality of the hair dye. A salon colour should last well enough for you have your colour done a few weeks before the event and have it settle into a nice shade. If you’re colouring your hair at home then you may want to colour closer to the event and a few days before is recommended since you would want to get used to the colour. Make sure the colour is one you’re comfortable with.
Permanent Hair Colour:
If you’re using permanent hair colour, then have your hair done either a few weeks beforehand so that it has time to settle and keep it fresh with colour protection hair styling products; or a few days before the event if you want a really freshly coloured look. If you’re colouring right before the event then don’t use this time to branch out with an extreme new hair colour or try to attempt any tricky colour jobs at home, as any hair disasters will need time to be corrected.
When it comes to adding highlights to your look get them done at least two weeks ahead of the event. That way you can get used to your highlights, the ‘just done’ streaky look will fade a little and you’ll also have the chance to add more highlight touches if need be.
If your hair colour requires a root touch-up then get this done one week before. I do not recommend that you do root touching up at home before the event. A professional would make sure that only the new growth is coloured, minimizing any long term damage, and at the same time refreshing the old colour on your hair. This will ensure your hair colour is even and looks refreshed all over.
The Best Colours for the Sri Lankan Skin-tones
Very Fair & Fair: Most colours from blonde to honey shades, copper and the red tones are suitable.
Tan: Honey shades, Brown tones, Red tones
Dark: I would go for honey tones.
Very Dark: Again honey tones are recommended.
However it is always best to have hair colouring done by a professional and to discuss the colour choice with the colourist before deciding on the colour. There are some broad guidelines that must be considered when choosing a colour, although there are no hard and fast rules. It must be also borne in mind that you must have the personality and also the confidence that you could carry off the colour that you choose.Read More
How Social Media is Affecting Today’s Marriage
Are you the couple that goes out to dinner, takes a selfie, upload it on Facebook and then spends the rest of the evening glued to your phone to check up on how many likes you get or read the comments? Do you put up pictures of your gifts from the loved one, fake a smile for a profile picture, check in to places you don’t even visit just to make the ex jealous? Chances are that once you are married, you both will end up sharing the same bed and nothing more! There is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snap Chat and many more social media to help you connect – but the bitter truth is that we are connected via technology but disconnected in life. How is this infectious trend affecting today’s marriage? Let’s find out from qualified marriage counselor, Nalini Karunaratne, the side effects of being cyber-connected…
The success of a marriage is totally dependent on the degree that you are able to connect with each other – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The physical connection alone does not make a good marriage, although this is the most emphasized and focused upon today. There is ample evidence of many cases where, even though physical intimacy may not be possible – due to some tragic or unforeseen circumstances – the marriage continues successfully due to the other connections that still exist.
We were wired to connect. Neuroscience has discovered that our brain’s very design makes it sociable, inexorably drawn into an intimate brain-to-brain linkup whenever we engage with another person. The growing interest and popularity of the various social networks that are in use today like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and so on, give people the feeling that they are very connected. However, these connections are with people who are not visibly present and this in turn creates an increasing disconnection with the family who is immediately present. So you become present and connected with the world but absent with the family. Gradually, without you even being aware of it, people who are outside become of greater interest and importance than the family who is present with you in the home.
Today’s marriage environment which comprises generally of working couples, may go to bed with their respective smart phones, deciding to browse through their respective social networks and even go through their emails before falling off to sleep. This means they can become connected with all but not to each other. No time is shared with bedtime chats that can be made to be pleasurable, relaxing and connecting. Some couples even forfeit the pleasure of watching a movie at home together. Each person prefers to watch the movie of his or her choice on their individual IT devices. By doing so, they may lose the opportunity to discuss and share opinions and views on the movie which may further improve the mental connection, but this is not even considered of much importance. Going out for a meal or travelling together are good opportunities to connect and bond with each other in amicable conversation but an IT device can intrude and obstruct such connections. The interest and addiction to the use of social networks can rob you of precious time that could be gainfully spent on connecting with each other and family if one is not careful.
In the globalized world of today, social networks help you to connect with friends with whom you have lost contact with, finding them and reconnecting. You can share pictures of get-to-gathers with absentees. You can exchange items of news, encouraging quotes, and keep connected and enlarge your circle of friends as you go along. But the privacy of your marriage relationship should not be jeopardized by what you may reveal on a social network. The beauty, sanctity and tenderness of that connection should always be kept private. Making it public, even by inference will not enhance it and may even endanger it. A beautiful bouquet of roses, or an expensive and loving gift you may receive from your spouse, is meant to strengthen the connection with each other and as such, requires the privacy it deserves. Putting a picture of it on your social network can encourage feelings of self-pity, competition and even lead to a conflict among others who view it. The marriage connection can be damaged when people are unable to differentiate between what should be kept private and what should be shared, that there is an invasion of privacy.
In our speeded up and busy world of today, your interest in constantly checking and browsing through your social network, can become an addiction that can rob you of precious time that could be gainfully spent on connecting with each other and family. Social network connections are beneficial in helping to build connections but should be used with wisdom and discretion as they could prove disastrous if used vindictively or carelessly.
You could perhaps use this check list to examine yourself.
1. Are you using valuable spare time engrossed in social networking?
2. Do you find IT communication more convenient than personal communication even when it is possible?
3. Because of your interest in IT devices, do you tend to ignore signals that your spouse and family need you?
4. Do you ignore the realization that your appetite for the IT connection is increasing?
If you should feel convicted of your usage, you should check yourself before it becomes too late. Resist the temptation to make public, tender moments in your private life. Share incidents, views and quotes that help to build family relationships. Be connected with your friends and others outside your home but maintain your family boundaries. Don’t encourage or indulge in encroachments! Building and strengthening your marriage connection is a lifetime job, and one cannot be too complacent at any stage. The family unit is under constant attack today and what appears to be a connection can turn into a disconnection.Read More
Honey, your parents should pay for that”, says the bride-to-be. “No, I’ve heard the bride’s family pays for that”, says the groom-to-be. Before this conversation end up in an argument – Stop! It is pretty confusing when you are trying to figure out who is going to pay for what. And in Sri Lanka, the two parties generally discuss and share the wedding expenses on a mutual understanding. But to avoid any misunderstandings and complications, it is good to know who actually has to pay for what. Here’s a guideline for you to go through and avoid a fight before the wedding.
The Groom’s Expenses:
- Bride’s engagement and wedding rings
- His wedding attire
- Marriage license
- Officiates fee
- Gifts for the bride, best man, groomsmen, ring bearer, and ushers
The Bride’s Expenses:
- Invitations and postage
- Her wedding attire
- Her honeymoon lingerie
- Groom’s wedding ring
- Gifts for the groom, maid of honor, bridesmaids, flower girls
Groom’s Family’s Expenses:
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Accommodations for his out-of-town attendants
- Reception alcohol
- Bouquets for bride, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and corsages for mothers, grandmothers, and flower girls
- Boutonnieres for groom, best man, groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, ushers, and ring bearer
- Honeymoon, including transportation
Bride’s Family’s Expenses:
- Wedding consultant’s fee
- Limousine, carriage, etc. to transport wedding party
- Guest book and pen
- Reception cost
- Ceremony cost
- Photography and Videography cost
- Floral appointments and centerpieces
- Accommodations for out-of-town attendants
Maid of Honor’s & Bridesmaids’ Expenses:
- Her wedding attire
- Travel cost
- Shower and wedding gift
- Bridal shower
Best Man’s & Groomsmen’s Expenses:
- His wedding attire
- Wedding gift
- Travel cost
- Bachelor party
Wedding jitters got you eating more chocolates and sweets? Yes, pimples commonly pop up on wedding day because you tend to eat more sweetmeats and oily food. Added to this are lack of exercise and inadequate sleep. If you see a pimple on your D-day, don’t panic. Keep the area cool by applying ice. Coolness subdues the bacteria in the pimple. Also, during makeup, avoid applying oily foundation on your pimple.
Late night celebrations coupled with alcohol, and inadequate sleep are the main causes of puffy eyes. A simple remedy is to use frozen teaspoons on the lids. Put two teaspoons in the freezer for around half an hour. Place them on your eyes in such a way that the concave part touches the eyes. Repeat it a few times until the puffiness recedes.
This is another beauty emergency, which is caused because of lack of sleep. So, it is suggested that never compromise with your sleep. You can place ice packs on your eyes for 2 minutes. You can also use, frozen cucumber slices or cold teabags on your eyes to get rid of the problem. Then, massage the under-eye area with moisturizer. And you can also use a good concealer to cover your dark circles.
Oh no! This one is a bummer! Chipped nails are very common during weddings. Fear not! You can always go in for a full artificial or acrylic nail or use acrylic only to fill in the chipped part! So, your manicurist got you covered on this one!
Smudged Eye Makeup
Ah! Nothing quite like the water works ruining your perfectly done liner! Weddings make you emotional and you might find your eyes welling up. And a few tears might run down your cheeks and along with them, your mascara and kohl. The only preventive measure for this problem is to use waterproof kohl, eyeliner and mascara. Do not compromise on this matter.
DO NOT press a tissue against your eye to wipe the tears. And DO NOT wipe! Simply make a triangular shape with the tissue and dip in the pointed edge to the inner corner of the eye to soak up the tears. You may blink a few times for better absorption. It is also a good idea to keep a makeup pouch handy with her friend who can help you with touch up.Read More
Normally wedged between the father of the bride speech and the best man speech, the groom’s speech definitely needs to stand out! But having said that, your speech should portray you and your personality – otherwise, chances are your guests will be inclined to think you copied someone else’s speech or printed it off the Internet!
For most grooms, this may well be their first experience of public speaking and being faced with a sea of familiar faces can actually make the task all-the-more daunting. It may not come naturally in front of a room of assembled friends and family, but try to speak from your heart. And if you forget absolutely everything on the day itself – including your notes – just remember to be genuine, honest and cheery. But this is probably the most important speech you will ever give, so please do justice to the gravitas of this big day.
TIPS TO REMEMBER:
You are NOT a Comedian!
The groom’s speech isn’t an opportunity for a 10-minute comedy stand-up routine, so try to balance your hilarious one-liners with a good dollop of sincerity.
Focus on the Bride
Although you’ll want to reference the best man and poke a bit of fun at him, remember what your wedding is about – your relationship with your bride, not your best mate, so less of the banter and more of the love, please!
Say ‘My Wife’
Early on, drop in ‘my wife and I’. It will always receive a warm cheer and will help set your nerves at rest before the speech.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell her in front of a large collection of your friends and family, so make the most of it and make her feel amazing.
Keep it Clean
Make sure you don’t use bad language or distasteful content. Anything that could cause offense should be edited out.
Keep the Structure Simple.
All you really need is an intro (welcoming the guests), a boatload of thank yous, some humor-and-heart anecdotes about how you met your wife, and then a closing about how much you love her. That’s it!
Make Eye Contact
The more sincere elements of your groom’s speech will be more powerful if, when you’re talking about your wife, you actually make eye contact with her, and with the others you are thanking too.
Nothing can be more dull or unoriginal than a groom’s speech that resembles a school register.
Find out who is speaking before you and make sure you’re not repeating what they’re planning to say.
When you’re done, practice more. Repeat. Keep practicing in the mirror until you can deliver it with confidence.
The Groom’s wedding speech is usually made on behalf of himself and his bride and uses the opportunity to personally thank the people involved in the wedding preparations. Another entertaining and sentimental part of the Groom’s speech is where you share your first encounter with your wife and how your life has changed because of it! You, the Groom, cannot forget anybody, as you will not be forgiven and you may also have to hear it for the rest of your dear life, if you do. So, here are the must-mentions for that all-important speech…
YOU MUST MENTION & THANK:
The Father of the Bride
Since your speech is followed the father of the bride speech, start of your speech by responding to what he said in his. Use a witty, but not over-the-top reply will set a nice tone for the rest of your speech. Plus, remember to thank him for all he’s done for the wedding, especially if you’ve gone the traditional route with the bride’s fam paying for the whole shebang.
The Bride’s Family
Now thank the rest of the bride’s family! Here you can tell all of your wedding guests about how they’ve helped you out with bringing this perfect day together, but also how they welcomed you into the family – chat about memories and let them know how special they’ve made you feel, and how special they are to you! It will mean a lot to them, trust us on this one!
Thank them for all they’ve done for you to be the man you are today. It is definitely a proud moment for them to see their little boy stand tall as man who is starting his own new life. You could mention a few anecdotes from your childhood to make your family members feel special. Thank them for helping you with the wedding nitty-gritties. And finally thank them once again for being a part of the best days of your life!
The Girl Squad! These are your wife’s VIPs! You can’t get away without mentioning these girls; otherwise you might have a squad of matching pink dresses on your case once the speeches are over. Plus, if your new wife isn’t making a speech, she’ll most definitely want you to make a thing of how great they’ve been – even the bad bridesmaids will have had their advantages at some time during the wedding planning! Also, make sure you tell them how beautiful they look, too!
And now, for your right hand men! Because choosing your groomsmen was probably one of your main tasks to do with the wedding, there’s a lot you can mention; from why you chose them, through to what these little elves have been doing to help your big day run smoothly. But try not to go all out on the private jokes, the embarrassing or ‘You had to be there’ moments from the stag do; it’s likely that most of your wedding guests weren’t ‘there’ so they just won’t get it.
The Best Man
After all, what would you be without your Wingman? The groom and the best man are usually inseparable during the highs and lows of wedding planning. The moment there’s any sign of bridezilla, the best man will know about it. He must definitely mean a lot to you. And because you’ve had so many memories, you’ll have a lot to talk about. But remember to chat to your best man about what’s in his speech – you don’t want him repeating things that you’ve said in yours.
Everyone Else Who Helped
The list of everyone did bits and bobs towards the big day might be endless, but give the main helpers a shout out! Maybe you made the most of a close friend’s baking skills for your wedding cake, or maybe your relative is a keen dress maker? Big features like that deserve to be appreciated, and if you really don’t have time to get through the list of all the helpers, a shout out to the vague ‘everyone else who helped’ will do, but remember to give them a little thank you when you see them.
Whilst they may not have contributed to the wedding planning process, your wedding guests deserve a bit of appreciation. Not only are they the people in your life that are worth inviting to celebrate your big day, they would have made an effort to be there. Some will have travelled a long way, most will have bought a new outfit, and almost all would have got you a special gift to congratulate you and your new wifey!
DO NOT FORGET THIS ONE! A toast to the bride in your wedding speech is pretty crucial, but we’re sure you already knew that. Here’s what you talk about – start off by saying how beautiful she looks, then the effort that she’s put in, how well she’s done it, and of course, how happy you are to be marrying her. But it’s not as simple as that! We’re not putting the words into your mouth – embellish it with a bit of nostalgia and sentimentality. Talking about the ‘little things’ about the bride will make it that extra bit special, for her and your guests.
FINALLY, RAISE YOUR GLASS! And last but least, raise your glass and toast the Bridesmaids and to your new wife!Read More
“We design and build style. Go your own way with courage, independence, passion and style. HMGO is an embodiment of all these qualities and has been so from the very beginning of its existence in 2012 and these are qualities cherished by our customers when they purchase our products”, said Founder of HMGO, Sri Lankan born Hema Gunawardana, who is in Sri Lanka to launch his global brand to the discerning and fashion conscious elite. Gunawardana who is in Sri Lanka with the HMGO team from Poland for the specific purpose of introducing their products to the Sri Lankan market as well as the region, was addressing a gathering at the introduction of his HMGO range of luxury Italian leather bags and accessories at the Hilton Colombo.
With regards to future plans, Gunawardana said that he will soon be launching a line of luxury sunglasses and jewellery, while the most exciting development is that he is working on a plant based leather and items manufactured from this novel and environmental friendly material are tipped to be on the market by August this year.
Seen here are Colombo’s elite who gathered at the launch on the 10th of February 2020 at the Hilton Colombo.Read More
You have to admit – none of us are going to look like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White, unless we get a little help! We all have our own little flaws that make us look less than perfect. But the good news is that there are special tips and techniques used by makeup experts to cover them up seemingly and that’s how all Hollywood and Bollywood stars appear like they were born with it! So why not use these little secrets on your wedding day to bring out the best in you?
What is corrective makeup?
Corrective makeup is a technique that makes use of light and dark shades and colors to highlight and contour our features, creating the illusion of better balance and proportion. For instance, you can use corrective techniques to make a narrow top lip appear to be fuller, and to work with unequal eyebrows to give them a more symmetrical appearance.
The term corrective makeup is sometimes confused with the term camouflage makeup, which is applied to conceal scars, hyper pigmented (darker) areas and other features that a bride wishes to hide. When working with corrective makeup, keep a few basic tips in mind:
Highlighting emphasizes a feature
Shadowing minimizes a feature, making it less noticeable
Blend, blend, blend your makeup to create a seamless transformation between corrected areas
Corrective Makeup You Need
Depending on the areas you plan to work with, you may need wider selections of makeup and supplies. A few include:
Lip lining pencils in dark, medium, light
A variety of foundation colors and shades
Concealers in light and darker shades
Light to dark eye shadows and eye liner pencils, including browns and grays
Makeup sponges; brushes and applicators
Corrective Makeup Techniques for the Eyes
Lengthen round eyes by extending shadow beyond the outer corners
Make close-set eyes appear farther apart by placing light shadow in the lids near the nose, and darker shadow on the outer edges of the lids
Use light, reflective colors in the crease to make deep set eyes emerge; use darker colors sparingly
Extend shadow ever so slightly beyond the side of each eye to make small eyes look larger
Make prominent eyes less noticeable by blending a medium to dark shadow over the most prominent part of the eyelid, and blending it upward towards the brow
Corrective Makeup Techniques for the Face
Round or Square Face: Blend a darker foundation on the outer edges of temples, then along the cheekbones and jawline. Use lighter foundation along the center of the face, from the forehead to the tip of your chin.
Narrow Face: Use a light foundation on the outer edges of your cheekbones.
Wide Jaw: Use a darker foundation below the cheekbones and alongside the jawline.
Receding Chin: Use a lighter foundation to highlight the chin.
Double Chin: Use a darker foundation to shade under the jawline and over the double chin.
To Get the Perfect Brow
Draw three imaginary lines:
A vertical line alongside the inner corner of the eye and side of nose (this is where the inner brow should end)
A vertical line on the outside edge of the iris (this is where the highest point of the arch should be)
A diagonal line starting at one corner of the nose and crossing the outer corner of the eye on the same side (line will extend past the brow to indicate where the brow should end)
Corrective Makeup Tips for Eyebrows
High arches make your face appear narrower, which could be a good thing for a round face, but not as desirable for a face that’s already very narrow. To adjust a high arch, remove extra hair from its top and fill-in under the eyebrow with pencil or shadow.
Add visual height to a low forehead by decreasing the arch.
Make your eyes appear farther apart by widening the distance between the brows and extending the brows slightly outward.
Corrective Makeup Techniques for Lips
Make a thin upper lip appear fuller by lining it with a lip lining pencil (stay on the outermost area of the lip — extending too far looks artificial) and then filling in with lip color; reverse the procedure for a thin lower lip
When both lips are thin, line both with a pencil (do not go far past the natural lip line) and fill in with light lipstick to make lips appear larger
Too-full lips: use a lip liner to draw a line just inside the natural lip line; fill in with soft colors, avoiding frosty or glossy lipsticks that attract attention
Drooping corners: line the lips, focusing on building up the corners; fill in with a soft colour.Read More