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Wedding Day Makeup Tips

So you've got the perfect dress, the perfect shoes and everything is set. But wait a minute! You didn't forget about your face, didn't you? So what is the most important thing about your wedding day makeup? That is to look like yourself. Be the blushing bride that you truly are. You want to look your best without looking like you're trying way too hard. Okay, look at it this way, if your look is way too harsh because of too much, well, too much of everything just imagine yourself looking back at the photos and cringing at the very sight of you. You don't want that to happen, right? So make sure that, whatever look you go for, it brings out your natural beauty.

The best way to do this is practice before the big day. Practice makes perfect, and that applies to pretty much everything. Whether you're having your makeup done by a professional or if perhaps it's a D-I-Y case, practicing on your face beforehand would give you a better grasp of what works and what doesn't. Say you want to get it done at a salon, be sure to schedule a trial session with the makeup artist. This would give both of you time to talk about the look you want as well as try on a variety of colors. You probably would be to anxious to be able to relay to him or her the look that you want if you two were to meet on the day itself.

If you decide to just do things on your own, practice is key. It is referred to as wedding day makeup which means it is special and thus the extra preparation needed. Try various techniques as well as colors. A great tip is to visit your local beauty store and talk to the lady who assists people with the choosing. She would be able to help you pick out colors that would be right for you as well as show you the right way to use them. Practicing beforehand would make sure that you won't be fretting and panicking on your big day just because the colors don't match or they are too dark for the occasion. Preparation is key.

If you do decide to go DIY, here are a few tips that would help you perfect that natural "blushing bride" look.

For your face, make sure that the foundation you're using matches your skin tone perfectly. You would also want to ensure that it blends easily into your skin. Because let's face it, you've heard way too many stories of wedding day makeup disasters such as the foundation lines and the "cake face" when flash is used in photos. Look for a foundation that would work well with your skin type. If you have oily skin, you should use an oil-matte free foundation as this would help minimize the shine. If you have dry skin, look for a foundation that also doubles as a moisturizer to make sure that your skin looks soft and dewy the entire day.

Concealers are also a basic. I'm sure you won't get much sleep before the big day itself, so what better way to hide those dark circles than with a concealer! Just don't abuse it as you can draw more attention to your dark eye circles if you use way too much of it. A great tip to prevent this is to mix it together with a bit of your foundation before you apply it. That way you'll get flawless, clean look instead of the cakey and pasty one. Next step is to set your foundation with some loose powder.

Makeup tips to look your best when doing videos at you wedding: Biograph Studios

How The English "chemise" Evolved From French



When you think of a chemise you will often this of a classic smock type outfit that is worn underneath regular clothing to stop it from being damaged by oils and sweat emitted from the body throughout the day/evening. The chemise itself evolved from a mixture of French and Italian words.

The French word chemise stands for shirt but taking the word camisa from the Portuguese and mixing it with camicia from Italy the word chemise came to stand for much more than a shirt.

The chemise we know today slightly resembles the original shirts worn, however they are now made of more delicate materials such as satin and silk. They reveal a lot more than they originally did as women's lingerie became as sensual as practical. The modern day chemise is generally lose fitting, without sleeves and not fitted around the waist. The chemise traditionally doesn't have fastenings like other types of lingerie. It instead is stepped into or put over the head like a shirt without buttons. It's similar to the well-known 'babydoll' however the babydoll is usually a lot looser around the hips.

The first chemise which was created in the 1800s was not sleeveless. It had sleeves that came down to the elbows and was worn underneath corsets. It was first worn in Romania and known as a tunica and this is where the French inspiration is thought to have come from. Worn under the gowns of women men also wore a chemise under their clothing with their trousers and covered them up with robes.

The chemise was the only article of underwear worn by both men and women until the later part of the 18th century. Due to not having washing machines and other modern conveniences for drying clothing the chemise was the article of clothing that was most often washed as it was nearer to the skin than outerwear therefore became soiled a lot faster.

In the western world the chemise was worn not only as underwear but also on the outside as a lone standing outfit. It wasn't until the beginning of the 20th century that the chemise as underwear came back into fashion due to panties, slips, girdles and bras taking their place. The chemise worn by gentlemen became what we now know as the T shirt which some men still to this day wear as underwear. Through evolution the chemise also became the smock frock which labourers in England wore up until the 20th century. The name is still used to describe modern combat jackets in England, but in Belgium the term is used to describe the smoke vest.

Women of the house would usually create the chemise themselves at home from shapes cut from just one piece of cloth. This meant that very little of the cloth was wasted. The poorer women used rougher cloth to create theirs where as those more affluent could afford softer material including linen.

Although the chemise is now used to describe quite a few different types of underwear and outerwear today the inspiration from France is clear.

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