Special events and important gatherings give us reason to want to look our best, shave years off our appearance, and show off our true style and fashion sense. As a mother of the bride (MOB) or mother of the groom (MOG), chances are you may want to look younger for your daughter’s or son’s wedding day. Did you know you can take a few years off your appearance with the right cosmetics?
Just as different clothing fashions can alter your look for a younger appearance, you can enjoy the same kinds of results by achieving a younger look with cosmetics on your child’s wedding day. Often, the bride’s mom and groom’s mom share a highly important role in their child’s wedding day, so if desired, a youthful appearance is often of the utmost importance.
If you want to take a few years off your appearance, read on for tips on how you can look younger on your child’s wedding day using cosmetics.
What are some ways the mother of the bride (MOB) and mother of the groom (MOG) can look younger or take years off with makeup?
If you are accustomed to using cosmetics in your daily routine, you might not even worry about the results you will achieve when using cosmetics to make you look younger for your child’s wedding day. Mother of the bride and mother of the groom can follow these tips from Makeup Artist Vanessa Elese and beauty expert Sonia Roselli, who owns Sonia Roselli Esthetique, in order to look younger with the right makeup products.
“Makeup is a wonderful tool in helping to enhance our features,” Elese says. “I truly believe less is more. Makeup is a lot like a gorgeous dress, you should be wearing it, instead of it wearing you.”
Makeup Tips for Younger Looking Eyes
When thinking of ways to make your eyes look more youthful, remember to make every effort to get a good sleep the night before your child’s wedding. Mother of the bride and mother of the groom have a lot of tasks and responsibilities (and likely, stress) on their plates, but their beautiful, youthful appearance is important for their child’s special day.
For more youthful looking eyes, consider these tips:
“After long hours of excitement, eyes can become a bit tired,” Elese says. “Ensure your eyes are aglow and mix a highlighter with your under eye concealer. Not only does it diffuse the lines and circles, but also defies: you look like you’ve had an instant eight hours of sleep.”
She recommends Smashbox’s Photo Op Under Eye Brightener.
“This sheer liquid, when delicately applied to your under eye, really awakens and tones the skin,” Elese says.
Makeup Tips for Younger Looking Skin and Cheeks
There are a variety of things you can do to enjoy younger looking skin. Unfortunately, some of those involve taking good care of your skin in your younger years, taking precautions in the sun, and so forth. Despite this, mother of the bride and mother of the groom can still try a variety of products and cosmetic tricks to lighten the load and enjoy a younger appearance for the wedding day festivities.
For younger looking skin and youthful cheeks, consider these tips:
“Skin as we age becomes a bit dryer, so our old tools can be updated, but using a cream or gel blush instead of just a powder formula,” Elese instructs. “I love Alison Raffaele’s ‘Inner Glow’. This water-based gel formula lasts, hydrates, and adds the perfect amount of hue with its translucent formula.”
Vanessa Elese recommends a cream blush, like Nar’s “Cream Blush,” which she says includes Vitamin E and hydrates with a sheer deposit of color. Her favorite shade is “Gueule de Nuit.”
“Try gingerly sweeping your favorite complementary powder blush over the gel/cream to add dimension and really look glamorous,” Elese suggests.
Sonia Roselli, owner of Sonia Roselli Esthetique, a makeup and skin studio in Chicago, suggests keeping frosty shimmers to a minimum or using sheer shimmers.
“Too much shimmer can show fine lines and wrinkles, but too matte can also look too much,” she says. “Go for products that have silicone in them. Also, keep the cheek color to a very soft pink. Almost a candy pink, if you will. That color works on almost all skin tones and looks very youthful.”
Makeup Tips for Youthful Looking Lips
For smoochable, sexy lips, moms of the bride and groom can take a few tips from the pros. Get a soft and kissable mouth, with plump, luscious lips by following a few tips on using cosmetics and beauty products to get youthful looking lips.
For young looking lips, consider these tips:
“Try a great lip plumping gloss over your favorite shade of lipstick,” Elese offers. “Bodyography has one of my favorites, ‘Lip Vapour.’ This formula plumps lips with a slight cinnamon burst taste that ignites the taste buds and easily absorbs and enhances the lips using your body’s own natural moisture which results in a lusciously full pout. This formula doesn’t sting and actually lasts!”
“For moms it is crucial to wear a cream lipstick or a gloss,” says Sonia Roselli, owner of Sonia Roselli Esthetique, a makeup and skin studio in Chicago. “Mattes are very aging, as are too dark a lip color. [Moms should] Go for one or two shades deeper of their natural lip tone for the freshest look but to pop in photos. Also keeping the lips very glossy will instantly take 10 years off.”
Remember, even if you opt to go easy on the cosmetics for a more natural look at your child’s wedding, you are as young as you feel. Enjoy the special day!
About the Experts:
Sonia Roselli owns Sonia Roselli Esthetique, a makeup and skin studio in Chicago. She caters to a large wedding business. For more information, visit online at www.soniaroselliweddings.com.
Vanessa Elese is a makeup artist whose primary clientele includes members of the media, fashion, entertainment, and arts industries. For more information, visit online at www.vanessaelese.com.