Meghan Markle’s Bridal Makeup

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If you like fairy tales, unconventional love stories, and timeless beauty, then you were probably amongst the other 29 million viewers tuning in to watch #TheRoyalWedding of Prince Henry Charles Albert David to Rachel Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19. To those that think rising as early as 4 a.m. American time just to gawk at the likes of British royalty is absurd, let me assure you that The British did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, the event turned out to be quite enlightening and entertaining.

I could literally write about all of the things that I found fascinating about the wedding from the classy British toppers to the dapper British digs. However, there’s only one major detail that needs to be discussed for the purpose of this blog that cannot be ignored or downplayed. That detail is the absolute flawlessness of the bride’s simple bridal makeup. If anyone missed the memo about less being more, then please refer to The Duchess of Sussex; she got it right.

Now it doesn’t hurt to point out that she is naturally, strikingly beautiful. Likewise, her natural wedding day glow didn’t make it any less so. In my amateur opinion, her makeup was not just perfect for a royal wedding, but any wedding. Personally, I think her bridal makeup would be a good reference for any bride trying to achieve a more natural beauty look.

How does one achieve this look so effortlessly displayed by Royals? By focusing on these key focal points, these tips can help you create a more natural bridal look like Meghan’s.

1) Instead of choosing a heavy foundation, you might choose a tinted moisturizer or foundation stick which isn’t as heavy on the skin. The goal is to have your makeup look weightless, not packed on or caked.
2) The cheeks should be two shades darker than the natural skin tone and not rosy or pink. The key is to create a cheeky effect without looking cheesy. Dark, but soft and subtle colors on the cheeks achieve this look.
3) Meghan has beautiful amber-colored eyes so her eyeliner was lightly tinted with brown eyeliner or you can achieve this look with gray, but not black. Brown or gray give a more natural look without making the eyes look too dark or defined. Again, softness is the goal here. Brown actually works well with darker skin, also.
4) The eyebrows are lightly penciled with light brown, not black or dark brown due to the fairness of her skin. A darker color would create a less natural effect. By making the eyebrows brown but not too dark, the color actually shapes her eyes giving her a more dramatic look.
5) Finally, a soft pale pink on the lips creates the perfect hint of color without too much.

Boom! There you have it! This is how a princess was created!

By following all five of these steps, you can achieve the Meghan Markle bridal look and look as naturally beautiful as she did on her wedding day! What are your bridal tips to help achieve that beautiful, natural glow?

Top Five Reasons You have More Facebook Lurkers Than Likers

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You ever wonder how you have 1500 Facebook friends, but you never hear a peep from half of them?  Then you post an amazing topic and leave it up for a week, but only 100 likes and barely any comments! What about the great pics you posted from the beach? Wait, I lost weight for those suckers just so I could post! Still, nothing!  

I have finally learned that no matter how great your posts and your pics are, there are still numerous people on your Facebook friends list that will never like or comment on your posts.  These people are habitual lurkers and they are happy as such.  They get on just to scroll through timelines, but you never know they’re there until they mention your post topics or pics in general conversation some where.  That’s how you know that these individuals are watching, but they are NEVER going to say anything.  There isn’t much you can do about it.  However, I have compiled a list of the main types of lurkers and the real reasons why they lurk.  Here goes:

 

1) Some FB friends are just nosey.  They don’t want you to know it, though.  They live for the drama, the break ups, the make ups, the gossip, and secret groups.  If it weren’t for Facebook, they would never know anything about anyone.  However, they must appear like they don’t care.  Don’t let them fool you.  They know everyone in their friends list and they can tell you their every move….if they post it on Facebook!

2) Some of your FB friends are afraid to appear stupid.  These are the friends with whom I sympathize.  Intelligent rants aren’t their strong suit.  Therefore, silence is their friend.  There is nothing you can do about it unless you want to go back and educate them.  Spelling might be a problem for them, as well.  They are probably a bit grammatically challenged, but it’s just safer to remain quiet.  Thus, they lurk.

3) Some of your exes are afraid of what their current spouses or significant others’ will say.  They are watching, too, you know? Your ex wants to comment on those throwback pictures you posted, but they can’t.  They know if they do, they will catch all kinds of crap from their significant other who peruses their page faithfully just to see if any exes are posting anything inappropriate.  They know ALL about you! To try to keep the peace, your ex just can’t! That’s why they have their friends do it! It’s called Ex-gate! You can’t win against ex-lurkers. Just cross them off your like list.  Not a bad idea to delete them just to keep the drama at a minimum. 

4) Some just lack confidence. They weren’t popular in school and they rarely talk to people now.  They still have a problem with their extreme shyness.  They want to connect, but they haven’t yet learned how. Wait on it! They might come around.

5) Some of your FB friends are groupies and not fans.  The case of groupie-gate is serious! Haters are real and they follow you on Facebook.  They don’t care anything about you, your life, or your struggle, but they follow you so they can witness firsthand.  Then, go back and discuss with their friends.  I call them groupies and not fans because don’t love the people they stalk; they just need something to talk about.  Facebook groupies aren’t any different.  No sense in deleting them either because they will just go to their friends page and lurk from there.  I kind of like my groupies because I make sure I give them plenty to discuss.  Never a dull moment on my page.

This is how you handle the above group of Facebook friends: accept them.  They might not be worth a good debate in a post, but they sure make your friends list look good. They aren’t a complete wash.  Revel in it.