makeup matters

Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life, so getting the details just right is a must. Your wedding day isn’t the time to attempt a new look – you want to feel comfortable in your own skin. To ensure you’re happy with your final look, give yourself plenty of time to get hair and makeup ready and follow these tips!

Here we show three looks that range from simple and clean to a little more glamorous yet bridal appropriate.

Flawless finish: Start a skincare regimen at least six months before your wedding day. If you don’t already have one, visit a dermatologist who will help get you on track.

Skin savers: Purchase products that work with your skin, not against it. Harsh scrubs or cleansers will only make sensitive skin break out more, while mild cleansers won’t effectively clean oily skin.

Sun safety: Wear sunscreen every day. Seeking a moisturizer with built-in SPF (15 or higher) is a foolproof way to make sure you incorporate it into your daily routine. Skip SPF the day of your wedding! SPF reflects light and will make your face photograph much lighter the rest of your body.

ABCs of skin care: Don’t forget that healthy skin doesn’t only come from cleansers and moisturizers. Eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep.

Hands-on care: Starting weekly manicures at least two months prior to your wedding will give you the healthiest nails possible. Apply cuticle oil and moisturizer regularly at home.

Smile bright: Visit your dentist for professional whitening treatments or use whitening toothpaste and a do-it-yourself bleaching kit at home.

Wax pretty: Schedule final waxing appointments a week or two before your big day. If you’ve never had your eyebrows shaped, start two months in advance to perfect the look.

Look 1-Simply Fresh: Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 – natural beige; Concealer: Lancôme Maquicomplet in Medium Bisque; Powder: BareMinerals Hydrating Mineral Veil; Bronzer: Nars Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Casino; Blush: BareMinerals Blush in Sorbet and Lancôme Blush Subtil in Miel Glacé; Eye Shadow: Chantecaille Iridescent Eye Shade in Quartz, Rose Gold and Lilac Rose; Lancôme Color Design in Couture; Mascara: Armani; Lips: Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening.

Look 2-Soft and Romantic: Skin Care: Crème de la Mer all over skin; Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 – natural beige; Concealer: Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer in Beige under the eyes; Powder: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent applied with a velour puff; Bronzer: Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte framing the face and in hollows of cheeks; Blush: M.A.C. Powder Blush in Springsheen; Eyes: NARS Single Eyeshadow in Cyprus on the lid, Smashbox Eye Shadow in Walnut in the crease, M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Vanilla on the brow bone and M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Carbon along lower lash line, extended out past the eye; Eyeliner: (On upper lid) Make Up For Ever Eyeliner Waterproof in Black, winged out past natural eye shape; Brows: Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil in Sand; Lips: NARS LipGloss in Belize.

Look 3-Glamorous: Blush: Rosie Jane Cheek Gloss in Rose; Eye Shadow: Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky; Eyes: Eyeliner M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Smolder, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink; Brows: Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil; Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash® Mascara in Black; Lashes: Shu Uemura False Eyelashes; Lips: Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Fantastic Plum.


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