Create the Look: Pride and Prejudice Inspired Classic Bridal Makeup
Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austin was set in the turn of the 19th century, a time where subtlety was the key to beauty. Only the more well off could afford cosmetics so the look that I have created is soft and neutral; designed to simply enhance your natural beauty whilst looking effortless and elegant.
Soft shading and neutral tones are the palette of choice when creating this look; your aim is to simply highlight your natural beauty by enhancing your best features.
A light flush to the cheeks has always considered to be very feminine and attractive. On fair skin especially this looks beautiful and is traditional with the demure English Rose complexion that was so coveted during the era when Pride and Prejudice was set. A matte, pink toned blusher will do the job beautifully.
Heavy lipstick was not a look that was favoured among ladies until much later and lips were often left bare, however, prominant and full looking lips have always been a symbol of femininity and using a lip stain allows you to create a long lasting colour (perfect for bridal makeup!) that emphasizes lips without being heavy. The object being to give a little enhancement whilst still looking natural.
To add strength to such a neutral look, bold brows were very fashionable and would be simply shaped and tidied rather than plucked or waxed. A shade slightly darker than the natural brow colour would be used lightly to make the brow stand out and frame the face.
As for popular hairstyles, during that period, it was the height of fashion to sweep hair into an updo, full of furls and volume whilst leaving a few strands loose to frame the face. These would be curled into tight ringlets along with the rest of the hair. Fresh flowers made a readily available hair accessory and were often used to add interest to hairstyles.
Natural beauty and purity are key to this look and make you look every bit the blushing bride.
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