Posts Tagged ‘wedding beauty tips’

Brides should remember to treat their hands before the ceremony

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Brides should remember to treat their hands before the ceremonyWhile brides-to-be often focus on their gown, hair and makeup before their upcoming nuptials, few may take time to think about an extremely important feature – their hands! Women who are about to say ‘I do’ may want to treat themselves to a manicure – as soon as rings are exchanged, guests will be glancing at your hands all night.

To keep your skin soft, apply a rich hand cream each day, in the weeks leading up to the ceremony. Ladies who desire a more advanced moisturizing treatment can use special gloves designed to provide intensive hydration. Borghese Spa Mani Moisture Restoring Gloves feature a blend of oils and vitamins to help rehydrate and rejuvenate skin.

When selecting a nail polish, opt for a light hue. “Under no circumstances should you have color on your hands,” Ji Baek, owner of New York City’s Rescue Beauty Lounge spas, told Allure. Lippmann Collection offers a great set of sheer, light nail lacquers, aptly named The Princess Bride Collection.

However, ladies who love candy-colored nail polish can opt for a bright pedicure. “If you want to show your wild side, put color on your toenails,” Baek suggested, “but not too bright there, either – a nice dark pink or classic red.”ADNFCR-3538-ID-19915604-ADNFCR

Carrie Underwood used Too Faced products on her wedding day

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Carrie Underwood used Too Faced products on her wedding dayEarlier this month, the beautiful Carrie Underwood wed her beau, Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher, in a Monique Lhuillier gown and jeweled tiara. While the blushing bride radiated happiness, it looks like she turned to products from Too Faced to enhance her wedding day glow.

“Usually on award shows, we really vamp it up, and Carrie looks beautiful but [for the wedding, we] toned down a little bit. We just took it down a notch,” Underwood’s makeup artist, Melissa Schleicher, told People magazine.

To emphasize the country crooner’s gorgeous gaze, Schleicher used Too Faced’s Natural Eye Kit. “It’s amazing. It has all the colors you need. And I wet it to get that shimmery look and to get the golds to pop out and it makes it stay put,” she added.

For a picture perfect smile, Schleicher painted Underwood’s lips with the brand’s super-shine lip gloss, Glamour Gloss in Barely Legal, a soft marshmallow pink. The high-pigmented formula also hydrates and plumps lips, ensuring that Underwood had the perfect pout for her first legally married kiss with Fisher.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19902337-ADNFCR

Foundation Techniques for Bridal Makeup

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

On your big day makeup application is essential—you will be in the spotlight, after all and it’s critical that your bridal makeup is flawless.

To begin, start from the bottom and make sure that your foundation provides an even starting point for the rest of your makeup to be built upon.

If foundation ordinarily makes your skin feel thick and oily, then you’re not using the right kind (the longer-lasting foundations are heavier as are the foundations that transform into powders so avoid these). In fact, you can pretty much avoid almost all foundations and stick to cream cover-ups and correction sticks for skin irritations and dark circles. Apply these and blend them by massaging them into the skin.

After applying a light foundation or some type of cover-up to the problem areas apply a thin coat of loose powder with a clean brush. A loose powder is delicate and translucent so it won’t give you a “cakey” appearance. In addition, loose powder is easy to brush off any excess powder will blend easily and reduce shine. Only apply colors that don’t look overdone and thick and pick shades that closely match your skin hue.