Posted by Cara Sullivan, Beauty Expert
I am so unbelievably excited to share this post with you! Mally Roncal is one of the most talented makeup artists in the world (she regularly beautifies the faces of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Angelina Jolie, to name a few), one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen, and one of the kindest people I have ever met—clearly, I consider myself very lucky to call her a friend. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when she agreed to take a few minutes out of her whirlwind schedule to indulge my most pressing bridal makeup questions. Here's our interview—enjoy!
The lovely Mally Roncal
Cara: What is your favorite look for brides right now?
Mally: Right now, it’s all about glowing gorgeous skin, softly defined eyes, natural pink blush, beautifully groomed brows, and baby pink lips.
C: How do you feel about wearing bold, colorful makeup on your wedding day?
M: I generally believe that you should always stick with soft, natural palettes on your wedding day. The last thing you want to do is look back on your wedding pictures with either a bright fuchsia lip or an aqua blue eye shadow and say “Oh my gosh, what was I thinking?!”
C: What is the number one makeup mistake brides make?
M: Not looking like themselves—either they get their makeup done and go way too far, or they don't wear enough! You don't want people to wonder who you are as you're walking down the aisle!
C: Is there anything that the average woman might not know about getting her makeup to look great in photos?
M: Yes—match your foundation with your throat, not your face. The skin on our faces is generally fairer than the skin on our necks. When we match makeup to our faces, especially in photos, we end up looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
C: How should wedding makeup differ from everyday makeup?
M: It shouldn’t differ that much from your everyday makeup (you want to look like yourself, after all!) except for the fact that it should be a little more polished and elegant. And you may want to add false eyelashes for extra drama.
C: What was your makeup like for your own wedding?