Illuminare Concealer/Eye Color Brush:This trusty brush will help to conceal and blend your eye makeup. It is made of durable soft nylon material so the brush will last you a long time. A great buy!
CoverBlend Multi Function Concealer-SPF 15:This is an amazing concealer that will help to cover up any skin imperfection. From dark circles to age spots, this concealer has you covered. You will notice a more even skin tone, and you can also use this concealer to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Billion dollar brows Duo Highlighter: This works great for any skin type and anyone that needs an eye pick me up. You can use this under your brow bone or in the corners of your eyes for a warm glow.
bareMinerals Blush-Sorbet: This blush comes in a ballet pink color as well as many other tempting colors that will add a radiant glow to any skin tone.
Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint – Pitch Black: This mascara comes with a little wand for those hard to reach lashes. The polymer tubes help to wrap around each lash giving you a full and defined look. It is also cry proof, making it just perfect for those special occasions!
DuWop Venom Gloss in Buttercup: This high shine tingling lip gloss is the ideal pale pink to compliment any skin tone. It also has a nice spicy scent with a hydrating formula that will make your lips kissably soft.
Illuminare All Day Eye Color Perla Bianca Shimmer: This is a customizable eye color with an SPF. You can wear this alone or mix it with a more matte eye color to add a little bit of shimmer and interest to your otherwise boring eye colors. It comes in many different shades that will really allow you to create your own unique look.
What makes the face stunning or captivating? Facial features are what set us apart from each other. Although we may all have our differences that make us unique, there are always ways to highlight or bring out our naturally beautiful attributes.
According to research done at Face Research Org., the most attractive or appealing feminine facial features are big eyes, big lips, a youthful appearance, and symmetry. In my own personal opinion and research, I have found that it extends a little past the most obvious features. In addition to the above opinions listed, I believe it is the attributes of big flirty lashes, big lips with a bright smile, flushed contoured cheeks, a defined facial structure, and radiant skin that are amongst the top contenders for appealing facial qualities. Even though we all try for that supermodel face, we know it isn’t as easy as they make it appear. Luckily, women have acquired many different beauty secrets over the years that they tuck away into their little mental notepads made available to pull out for future reference. The secrets are ways to achieve the results we are searching for and ways to deceive the eyes of the beholder. So, from me to you… here is a list of areas on the face that can be easily enhanced to achieve an attractive, stunning, admired face.
Area # 1: Face structure- Will add definition and contour your facial structure. You’ll want to contour your jaw line and the hollows or cylinders of the cheeks. The cylinder of the cheek is the area below the cheek bone diagonal to the tops of your ear. This will slim down areas of the face and create a nice facial structure. Use a foundation or matte bronzer 1-2 shades darker than your regular foundation.
Area # 2: The eyes- The bigger you can make them, the better! Use any tools you have access to. Usually your two best cosmetic friends for this job are eyeliner and most of all, GREAT mascara! The longer or fuller your lashes appear, the more it opens up the eye area and makes them pop. If you have the time to play around and learn how to contour the eye with different eye shadow shades, then you can also apply those techniques. Remember, men love those big puppy dog eyes that they can get lost in!
Area # 3: The cheeks- In addition to contouring the hollows of the cheeks, which adds definition; apply blush to the apples of the cheeks to create a naturally flush look. Applying that little bit of color to your cheeks, instantly adds appeal to your face. If you are unsure of blush shades to use, usually different shades of coral varying from light to dark will work universally.
Area # 4: The lips-(Keyword = Luscious!) The more you can plump those bad boys up, the better. Lip plumpers if you can handle them, or any regular shiny lip gloss makes the area appear more attractive and alluring. Lips are one of the most sensual parts of the body. Why wouldn’t you want to highlight them? In addition to lips themselves, an inviting smile is always sexy. So make sure that you treat and maintain that bright smile. If you need a little extra help in that department, you can use tooth whitening treatments every so often to get those pearly whites. The whiter the teeth are, the more your other features stand out. Smiles portray confidence and happiness. That fact alone is attractive!
Area # 5: Skin- One of the most important factors to a stunning face is your complexion. A clear, smooth, radiant complexion is PRICELESS! No matter how many beauty tips and tricks you know, it is important to take care of your skin. Make sure you find a skin care regimen that specifically suite your skin type and conditions. The more consistent and committed you are to your regimen, the more youthful and appealing your face will be. Your skin will always be the canvas of your face. If your skin is beautiful, you won’t even need to utilize half of the treasured beauty secrets we keep to try and lure the attention of the opposite sex or obtain the admiration of a fellow woman. Lastly…Don’t forget that beauty also stems from within. This internal beauty will always top what makes an individual attractive!
Planning a wedding isn’t a walk in the park. It’s difficult to remember to make time to stop and smell the roses. Especially when the roses are priced with more zeros than you’ve seen in your life…. between addressing invitations and attending last minute appointments, things can tend to get a bit chaotic, but don’t forget to take care of your grooming needs. Stay on top of your beauty regimen to ensure a bright complexion on your wedding day. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you right on track toward wedding day bliss.
Find a Good Skin Care Routine.
6 months before the big day, meet with a skin care professional to get you started on the proper products for your skin. Make-up looks best on healthy skin, so start taking care of it well in advance to achieve the priceless look of a beautiful, blushing bride. At SkinStore.com we love talking to brides to be! We even offer complimentary skin care consultations to make your life easier.
Pick Your Look
Take time to ponder what type of look you want to go for. Going for a timeless, classic look is always error proof, but don’t be afraid to embrace who you are. There are no rules stating how you should look for your wedding day. If you are having trouble picking just one style, like myself, you can do two different looks. I’m a girl who likes her options so I’ve decided to choose a more chic, timeless look for the ceremony and to vamp it up for the reception! Some brides purchase two different wedding gowns and change into a party style dress for the reception. But for those of us that don’t have money growing on trees, consider changing smaller pieces for the transition. For example, change from your veil into a fascinator head piece that’s fun and flirty, or maybe apply a darker sexy lip color that makes a statement! Browse through over 100 different looks at the Makeup and BeautyBlog for some inspiration.
Lashes to Die For
Fuller lashes instantly create a more glamorous look; find a lash enhancer to start using a few months before the wedding. Hydropeptide just came out with their Lash Longer Fuller Lusher. This will enhance the appearance of you lashes to look longer and thicker. Also use the TALIKA Lash Extender the day of your wedding; this will instantly make your lashes appear more than 80% fuller. This is a pure fiber extender that you apply over your mascara before it’s dried and it extends your lashes to the high heavens! No need for falsies! If you do go with fake eyelashes the day of, I suggest using individual falsies. They don’t look overdone, and give you more leverage on how much or how little you want to apply.
You Better Stay Put!
Superstition says its good luck for it to rain on your wedding day, but we all hope the only water we encounter is tears of joy. To avoid any Marilyn Manson moments, waterproofing your wedding day make-up is a good idea. Here are a few products to consider:
Water-resistant mascara is a given. This is an absolute staple in any bride’s make-up kit. On any other day I can’t stand the stuff, but it’s a wedding day must!
Lip Stains will ensure that your lip color stays through the ceremony kiss, drinks during cocktail hour and cake during the reception. A great one is the Duwop Pure Venom Lip Stain.
Using make-up primers will help create a smooth canvas and guarantee the wear for your make-up. Foundation primers will even out your skin tone allowing your foundation to apply easier and also help absorb any excess oil. Shadow primers prevent any creasing or fading to give your eye-shadow the ultimate staying power. Colorescience has some great foundation primers and Elizabeth Arden makes a fantastic eye shadow primer.
You will want to top it all off with a Finishing spray. This will seal the deal and extend your make-up for hours and resist any melting in hot or humid weather.
The most important thing above all is to relax and be you. This is a day to celebrate a marriage and enjoy being with your closest family and friends, you have nothing you need to prove to anyone. You can always take your queue from that fantastic couple on YouTube…remember this one?
Try to keep the day in perspective and have a sense a humor about whatever might go wrong, just laugh it off! So take a deep breath, it’s all going to go by faster than you can imagine.