Bridal Beauty Tips
By Carla Menendez
Looking your best is very important on your special day – especially your make-up and your face. There will be many pictures taken throughout the event and you’ll want to stay flawless through the whole celebration.
Start off with Matthew’s book, Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings ($35 www.amazon.com) the perfect solution for not only brides, but for anyone looking to plan a party. Matthews has been featured in New York Weddings, O Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living.
Don’t let the rehearsal dinner wreck havoc on your eyes. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye ($36 www. kiehls.com) is your perfect solution. It only takes one drop and you will have younger looking eyes by morning.
Before you apply your foundation prime with a great face primer like Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer ($56 www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)
Keep your eye shadows on for 24 hours with MAC Prep+ Prime Eye ($17 www.maccosmetics.com)
Plump up your lashes with MAC Prep + Prime Lash ($15) This will help your Mascara last longer.
Prevent your lips from feathering and bleeding with Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion ($20 www.urbandecay.com)
After you prime, you have created the perfect long lasting canvas to start working on your make-up.
Beauty companies are making technology advances in foundation that match your skin color. I particularly favor MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 ($32 www.maccosmetics.com). MAC uses translucent pigments to create a personalized finish in a medium, demi matte coverage.
NARS Concealer ($22 www.narscosmetics.com) is a lightweight, creamy texture enriched with Vitamin E for crease-resistant coverage that stays in place all day.
Hourglass Cosmetics’ Film Noir Lash Lacquer ($28 www.Sephora.com) densely coats your lashes with this paint brush, adding a glossy, patent-leather shine over mascara and a sultry black shade to your lashes.
When using Lipstick for extra comfort and long lasting staying power, try Estee Lauder Pure ColorLong Lasting Lipstick ($24 www. esteelauder.com)
Another alternative to making your make-up stay in place, spray Skindinavia Bridal Make-up Finish ($29 www.skindinavia.com) on your face. It is paraben-free and oil-free so it controls shine.