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Feb 20, 201708:00 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

Prep Work

Heat-proof skin for a flawless glow on your Big Day

Preparation is key when it comes to a protecting your makeup from the effect of New Orleans’ humidity. Follow our smart guide on how to prepare your skin for a flawless look no matter what the mercury reads.


Dust translucent powder on top of the primer to set it and then apply lip liner and lipstick with a brush. M.A.C. Blot Powder Pressed




Apply a lip primer by smiling and letting the primer fill in any micro-gaps. Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer

Hydration is important for even make-up application but use a mattifying moisturizer to lock in moisture without shine. Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Soft Cream

Tap concealer around the lip line to stop the color from running and set the whole look with the translucent powder. Lancome Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Spritz your look with a hydrating, setting spray for long-lasting perfection. Clarins Fix’ Make-Up

Keep blotting papers with you, repeated application of powder will clog pores and create a caked look. Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese beauty papers

Apply a light, illuminating primer to the whole face to create a healthy glow. Victoria Beckham Morning Aura Illuminating Crème

Gently exfoliate your face and lips to clear up any dead skin. This will help skincare products absorb into your skin and your makeup will go on more smoothly and adhere better. Hydro Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Polish & Plump Peel Two-Step System

Stash the Hansderma SkinCool Ice Roller in your bridesmaid’s bag. Store it in the freezer the night before and pass it over your wrists and temples for instant cooling.

Sweep a grease-absorbing toner along the T-zone to prevent oiliness later in the day. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner

Don’t forget to prime your to your eyelashes, it will help the mascara stay on the lashes as well as building fullness. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer Mascara


This article appears in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of New Orleans Bride

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Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings


“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.




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