Do you have weddings to attend this summer? Or maybe YOU are getting married?!! Let’s talk about makeup and skincare then.
Makeup and skincare go together as a topic, or at least, they should. The skin is the canvas, and the healthier and smoother, the better you and your makeup will look.
What you do to prep your skin will depend on how much time you have, what you’re willing to do, and how much money you can factor in.
I’ve been doing skincare for a long time, and I can tell you, don’t decide at the last minute before your big event to get your first facial or peel ever. In case of an adverse response or the skin needing to purge, you want to give at least two weeks before your event if you will be trying new skin treatments or products. If you are at two weeks or less, don’t risk it, but do get the best quality makeup you can, and hire a reputable makeup artist, if at all possible. If not, girl, get on YouTube for some tutorials!
If you’ve got more time to work with, try treatments like the ultrasonic facial that won’t make you red, flaky, or sensitive. You still need to enjoy your summer, right?!!
The skincare product I’ve chosen to endorse is NeriumAD. Why? It’s the hardest working product I’ve found and it improves a multitude of complexion concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, brown spots, dull skin, and sagging. It’s a natural product that gives real results without over-processing your skin. I call it a facial in a bottle!
Being in skincare, and predominately advanced skincare in the med spa arena, I do have a preference for the highest quality products and ingredients. My makeup line of choice is Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, or Jane Iredale. First developed to be safe and compatible within a dermatology setting, Iredale is a full range, beautiful makeup line that looks fresh, pretty, and lasts all night. Blotting instead of wiping will leave your makeup on and only remove perspiration and oil production. Other than that, the only thing you should really ever need to touch up is your lips.
So your skin is looking good and you’ve picked out your venue, colors, decor, and your dress (assuming you’re the bride), and you’ve picked out your attire if you’re not the bride, now you can decide on a makeup look that will be a marriage (wah wah wah) of your own natural, personal style and the theme for the event. Keep in mind that most grooms prefer a little more of a natural look. But you and your makeup artist or your bffs are the only ones that need to know what exactly went into achieving that natural look!
Similar rules apply to wedding makeup as the rest of the time:
Bold eyes and lots of lashes paired with a nude lipstick/gloss.
Hey! There’s more than one way to get big lashes! Use Latisse or other lash growth serums, start a couple months ahead of time and grow your own! Getting lash extensions is another option. Or, use false lash strips or clusters. Experiment with lash extensions and false lashes at least a few weeks ahead of time to make sure you don’t have any allergies or sensitivities.
Even when choosing a nude lip look, I still recommend using a good lip liner and lip stain, topped off with lipstick or gloss.
Smoky eyes paired with a pink lip.
Experiment with the smoky eye. It’s a gorgeous look and is actually easy to do. Start with the deepest shade around the lash line, use slightly lighter but still deep color out to the crease line, and lighter, more skin toned up to the brow. Blend! Add highlite at brow bone and inner corners of eyes, and do your brows! You can’t have them fading into the background!
Help keep your pretty lips in place with lip stain first, then lipstick.
Fuller yet groomed eyebrows and retro eyeliner paired with bold lip color.
Brow stencils or a steady hand and an artful eye will go a long way here. Keep eyeshadow pretty classic, main shade not much deeper than your skin tone, deeper shade for crease and bottom lash line, and highlite shade. Practice a tight line along your upper lash line, keeping at the area where lashes grow out of your lid. Wing the liner out some at the outer edge.
Precise lip liner, a lip stain, and lipstick/gloss will help you keep your bold lip throughout your event.
Dewy skin and nude eyes paired with glossed up lips.
Good skincare is really paying off here! Add to that a dewy or luminous finish foundation or BB Cream. A cream blush will continue your glowing theme.
Line lips and use a lip stain/gloss combo. Keep a classic eye look with lighter/nude shades.