Most brides-to-be wish to be considered natural beauties. Even the most fortunate women, a little lipstick goes a long way. There are a few secret strategies to achieving a “naturally” glowing look – letting you use a touch of cosmetics to highlight the best features, instead of hiding flaws. First, coordinate a great skin routine at the beginning of the engagement. Take it easy on cigarettes, caffeine, and cocktails, and drink plenty of H20. Treat yourself to monthly facials with a pro. For true retexturing, consult with an esthetician about glycolic or lactic peels or a microdermabrasion series. The Diamond Peel micro-exfoliation treatment at Mari’s Skin Care Salon painlessly erases dead skin, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven tone. Skin is left incredibly soft, smooth, and radiant.
A gentle exfoliant, daily SPF, and rich night cream maintain gorgeous skin between salon visits. The more you can relax at the salon a week before the wedding, the less hectic the actual day. A flawlessly arched brow is an instant eye lift. After a sugar wax shaping, your esthetician can tint brows to compliment your tresses. Lash tinting allows for smudgeless beauty during happy tears. Perming can give lashes a chemical curl for a few weeks, too, or clusters of faux lashes cane artfully applied for celebrity-worthy glam.
With poreless skin, perfect arches, and lush lashes, wedding day is a breeze. A tinted moisturizer and a kiss-proof lipstick are enough. Add a bit of tint to enhance the bridal blush and a spritz of lovely perfume.
How can you keep the color on your kisser and off the groom? Try a long-lasting lip stain. First, define your lips with a neutral pencil. Both MAC’s Spice Liner and Lancome’s Bronzelle Le Lipstique with built-in brush are universally flattering. Using a liquid stain, like Benefit’s popular Benetint, “paint” your lips rosy. The result is a berry-bitten pout that’s sexy, natural, and kiss-proof.
For flawless skin on the big day, look to Mother Nature. Mineralogy Pure Mineral Pigments loose powder foundations provide an impeccable finish. The lightweight foundations minimize flaws and shine and stays put through the last dance. Tints can be custom mixed from cool alabaster to dark cocoa to perfectly match the bride.
Indulge in a new fragrance as part of your makeover. Look for your favorite notes in the new bottle – so you still smell like you – but choose something that allows you to have a unique association with the special day. For a classic scent, Estee Lauder’s Beautiful is a romantic mix of rose, mandarin, lily, muget, and sandalwood. For modern luxury, Tom Ford’s Youth Dew summons sexy black roses, chocolate, and spice.
Both bride and groom can be camera-ready with fabulous smiles. Imagecare Dental offers both the at-home Nite White ACP and the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System. With 27 days of nighttime tray-wear, Nite White brightens even heavily discolored teeth. For the busy bride, a specially designed Zoom light can take teeth six to ten shades brighter in about an hour.