Aug 10, 2016

How to Get Wedding Day Ready


Brides often ask me what they should do to get wedding day ready (besides hiring a hair and makeup artist)  and over the years I have found several tips that never fail to make a bride look flawless. From a makeup artists perspective this will only enhance your makeup application and give you a flawless look in your photos.

1. Treat Your Teeth 
If your smile needs a little pick me up  Crest White Strips Professional Effects are the way to go.  I've tried many over the years and the professional effects line has by far given me the quickest and best results. Whether you have coffee and wine stains or something more intense these will give you a camera ready smile. If you're pressed for time try the Crest 3D White Strips 1 Hour Express for equally amazing results.

2. Sculpt Your Brows
 I cannot express the importance of having groomed brows. They frame your face and make a huge difference in makeup application.  If my brides or bridal parties have unruly brows I will quickly groom them but many artists don't and sometimes time doesn't allow for it.  Eye-shadow on top of  overgrowth will only enhance the hair. The best time to have a brow sculpting is two weeks before your wedding day, if you have re-growth just tweeze it. Brow sculpting is one of my favorite services  to provide at the East Side Wellness Center 

3. Get Glowing Skin
I can't offer blanket advice because everyone's skin type is different but there are a few things that work for most people.  My favorite new thing is taking Omega 3 supplements. There are many benefits to this including healthy hair & skin, reduced acne, increased energy and even weight loss read more here. Furthermore,  I recommend that every bride is cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing with professional products that are specific to their skin type. Exfoliation is key to getting off the dead surface layer of skin cells  and will provide you with a smooth canvas for your makeup application. I am a HUGE fan of Skin Script professional skin care which  I use on all my clients.  If you can't afford regular facials, scheduling a skin analysis is a great way to get on a regimen that suits your needs. Many times it is surprisingly more affordable than than a trip to Sephora or even the drugstore.



4. Get Toned 
I generally think it's bad advice to become consumed with weight loss during wedding planning. Instead I recommend buying a pair of 5 lb weights and aim to work out those arms a few times a week. If you are already have a fitness routine all the better, but for those who struggle to make it a priority a short arm workout is totally doable and most people will get results within a few weeks! This is the one part of your  body that will likely be exposed so why not get it in its best shape. If you can find the time a jog or walk is a great way to release stress from all your planning!

5. Get Bronzed 
I'm a huge advocate of wearing sunscreen and do not recommend excessive sun exposure but what I can recommend is getting a spray tan two to three days prior to your wedding.  You don't want to do it any closer to your big day as it can effect your makeup application. If you prefer rockin your porcelain skin I say go for it both looks are equally beautiful.

My last piece of advice is to relax and enjoy the day, nothing is more beautiful than a happy bride!

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