Looking good during childbirth
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MILWAUKEE - More and more women are now hiring makeup artists for their big day, the day they give birth.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Caitlin Morrall is expecting in just two months. She knows that on that big day, there will be a lot of photos. Photos, she says she will keep and cherish forever and pass on to her child. So it is important that she looks good and that her make up stays put.
Makeup artist, Nicole Heger with La Textura Makeup Artistry came to the TV station to show Caitlin just how it's done. Heger says the most important makeup to have is a primer.
"Just to get your skin ready," Heger explains. "It will give your make up staying power."
Nicole then applies foundation by putting circular dabs of product all over Caitlin's face. She blends for full coverage and adds a sheer powder to help soak up any shine.
"Hospital lights aren't the most flattering," Heger warns. "So I do recommend using a little bronzer."
Heger uses a coral blush; a color she says looks good on anyone and looks natural. Caitlin says on her labor day she does not want to look completely made up the way she looks on television. But she does want to have some makeup on, to help flatter her features. So Heger offers this advice, go with neutral colors.
She applies light browns and pinks to Cailtin's eyes, in an upward motion. Heger says this helps if your eyes appear smaller. Caitlin says when she smiles her eyes appear more squinty than normal. She says her face is filling out due to her pregnancy.
"And as far as lips go, U would just apply a moisturizer," Heger says.
Heger then finishes Caitlin's look with a finishing spray to make the makeup stick.
"So when you hear the horror stories of the 36 hour labor, it will all stay on?" asks Caitlin.
"Exactly. It will still be there," assures Heger.
Photos courtesy of Lullabye Photography