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Love & Marriage: The Secret to Wedding Day Glow

Love & Marriage: The Secret to Wedding Day Glow  

Your wedding day is another beautiful day in your epic love story. Below, we have detailed some of our favorite tips for a romantic and natural look. Trends come and go when it comes to wedding details and a bride’s makeup is no exception. Follow our favorite tips for timeless beauty.

1. Get that bridal glow!
MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. There’s nothing more important in getting that wedding day glow than hydrating your skin. In addition to the celebratory glass of champagne or two, drink lots of water! Use an exfoliant to buff your skin to make it look younger and fresher. Then, use a quality moisturizer (with SPF) to lock in that hydration for a radiant glow that will last long into the honeymoon.
Wedding Day Makeup - moisturizer

2. Make your look last all evening long!
Many of us won’t have an expert makeup artist at our elbow in case of any need for touch ups so it’s essential to use a great primer. Not only will it help your makeup stay on through the tears, laughs, and kisses on your wedding day- but it will allow your makeup to be applied evenly.
Wedding Day Makeup - Primer


3. Embrace your natural beauty!
Our favorite looks don’t try to hide the features that make you, YOU! Instead, your wedding day glam should just complement your natural beauty. The last thing you want is to look at your wedding photos and not recognize yourself. The following foundations provide the perfect canvas to work with, allowing your skin to look flawless without hiding your gorgeous self.
Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick
Wedding Day Makeup - Foundation

4. Waterproof mascara
This is an absolute MUST. Happy tears are part of every wedding, but that doesn’t mean it has to ruin your look. Avoid the ugly crying face and embrace your emotions worry free with a waterproof mascara. Because no two waterproof mascaras are created equally we’ve found the best option to lengthen your lashes on your special day.
Wedding Day Makeup - Waterproof Mascara


5. Nails that are perfectly polished
From the day you say yes to the day you say I do, your friends and family will be asking to see your gorgeous ring. With this constant attention on your hands, a dreamy and romantic manicure is essential. Our favorite bridal manicures aren’t rich and bold but light and dreamy. Your nail color should complement your gorgeous ring rather than stealing attention from it. Below are our favorite polish colors and local spas.
Polish Colors:
Essie Lace to the Altar
OPI Altar Ego
Essie Lady Like
OPI Mimosas For Mr. & Mrs.
Local Spas:
Icon Salon and Spa
Park West Hair Design & Spa
Michelle’s Salon & Spa at Five Seasons
Wedding Day Makeup - Nail Polish

6. A classic lip
The only thing that will get more attention than your wedding dress on your special day is your gorgeous smile. Whether you go with a Hollywood glam red lip or romantic dusty rose, a classic lip that stays on throughout the evening is every bride’s dream. Begin by exfoliating and moisturizing your lips to ensure soft, picture-perfect lips all night long. In addition to using a face primer, prime your lips using our favorite lip foundation before applying your favorite color.
Wedding Day Makeup - Lipstick


7. Apply it all with high quality brushes
The products you’re applying to your face on your wedding day are very important. However, many forget that brushes and tools are just as important. To blend your makeup into a natural look, you’ll need great soft brushes that don’t shed. Our favorite brushes are vegan and cruelty free that come in every size you’ll need to create your perfect look.
Charlotte Cook Cosmetics Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes
Enjoy your special day with all the confidence that your natural and romantic look will last through the vows, speeches, and dances! And don’t forget to smile!

Please note: This post is not endorsed or sponsored by the brands and products mentioned above, and the author received no compensation for mentioning these brands and products. The opinions and recommendations expressed in this post are those of the author.



Gabi LoVerde

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