It's natural to want everything perfect on your wedding day. That's
why it's important to have your makeup look selected and perfected long
before the big day arrives. Take the time to call in the experts. Call
a local Beauty Consultant. The beauty of Beauty Consultants is that
they make house calls. Finding a beauty consultant near you is simple,
first check with your local salon, ask a friend, or check the internet
for beauty consultants in your area. Some charge a fee for their
consultative services, others only charge for products purchased. Mary
Kay Cosmetics is one such company whose Independent Consultants do not
typically charge for a consultation. The bride and her bridal party are
free to try out a skin care program and color look with no obligation.
Independent Beauty Consultants can easily be found via the internet on
the Mary Kay Corporate Website at www.MaryKay.com.
The next step after finding the right beauty professional is to
choose your color look in advance. Choosing your look is as important
as choosing your gown. Don't wait until the last minute to decide what
makeup look to wear for your portrait or your wedding day. Choose
products with a matte finish. Too much glitter and sparkle may
interfere with your portraits, leaving you looking shiny or sweaty.
Your complexion may be dewy, but we recommend a matte finish for your
bridal portrait. You may want to switch to a creme-to-powder
foundation, but if not, be sure to set your foundation with loose
powder. If you have extremely oily skin, you can apply Oil Mattifier
before your foundation.
By all means...don't forget about the condition of your skin! Start
a skin care program that will get your skin looking and feeling smooth,
soft and radiant for your big day. Do this well in advance for ultimate
results. I suggest you start at least six months prior. After all, if
your skin is not in its healthiest condition, no amount of makeup can
Define your eyes in smoky shades. Try eyeliner in a sable brown or
charcoal, and apply lightly along the upper and lower lashes. Be sure
to smudge and blend the eyeliner to keep your eyes looking soft and
pretty. For eye shadows, choose soft, neutral shades that enhance your
natural eye color - not compete with it. You want the attention to be
on your natural beauty not your make-up. Again, stick with eye shadows
with a matte finish.
Your cheeks should reveal a soft natural glow, dust a light pink to
the apples of your cheeks if your skin is fair, and choose a rose shade
if your skin is beige to bronze. Blend upward toward your hairline
following your cheekbone. Remember not to overapply on the apples of
your cheeks. I'm sure you've heard of the term "blushing bride", but
you don't want to look like you are burning up inside. Follow with a
light dusting of loose powder to set the look.
Your can improve the look and feel of your lips by using exfoliating
products in the weeks prior to the big day. Select an creme lipstick to
keep your lips feeling moisturized, choose a neutral lip liner and
finish with a layer of lip gloss. You may even use the lip liner to
fill in your entire lip before applying lipstick for staying power.
Relax and enjoy your big day!