Everyone wants that beautiful glow leading up to their big day. The most important thing to know is how to get it not only through your makeup, but it takes that special glow to show through from the skin on out. There are plenty of ways to enhance your skin by specific routines leading to that day, as well as some makeup tips and new beauty regiments.
Cleansing is probably one of the most important actions to take in order to reach that glowing skin goal. Makeup covers, but this is the best day of your life! You want your best glow. The objective is to start treating the skin as early as possible. Wash you face when you wake up and before bed (after the gym as well). Use a cleanser that holds up to 2% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a common substance used to help clear and prevent acne and skin blemishes. If need be, look for products that support sensitive skin. Now remember, when the pimple appears to have left, it isn’t necessarily gone for good. Use products with licorice root extract, and of course, salicylic acid over those trouble spots.
Did you pop a zit? Tisk tisk….. Not to worry! Its not encouraged but there is a solution if you can’t control those pretty little fingers. Benzoyl Peroxide is a prescription or over-the-counter product that also treats acne. Look into some microdermabrasion treatments of some sort or exfoliants. A really nice one that can be done at home is Exfolikate by Kate Somerville. Check out Retinoid as well. Not only does this do away with wrinkles by adding collagen, but it prevents acne! Look for spot treatments with these products in it, and you should clear up soon. No matter what your ethnicity or skin tone it is very important to use products with SPF. Protect your skin for your big “I do!”
Lastly, but certainly not least, drink up! A lot of water throughout the day is your greatest task. Water is your BFF. You can never get enough of it. Keep in mind that doing to much or over treating the skin could do the opposite of the look you’re trying to achieve.
Can’t forget about the makeup! After you’ve done what you could to achieve that glowing skin, you need glam tips to enhance that glow. Use luminous skin products, starting with a good foundation. Some recommended ones are YSL’s Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation or Christian Dior’s DiorNude Skin- Glowing Makeup. If you have oily skin you want to make sure the foundation you chose is suitable for you.
Find a good highlighter. There are plenty of ways and product to brighten the skin in those areas you desire that perfect glow. Clinique Gentle Light Powder is great for the entire face and Urban Decay carries a great highlighter; Urban Glow- Cream Highlight in Sin. Don’t forget products with shimmer, and of course a good cream concealer a little lighter than your actual skin tone. A good translucent powder for setting (Lancôme’s Translucence Matifying Silky Pressed Powder) does the job as well. Start with a flat face, meaning no dimensions and just a clear clean foundation coverage, then build from there.
From your skin to your makeup these are all great ways to achieve your bridal glow! One thing you must remember: Nothing makes you glow more than a smile and your prince charming at the other end of the aisle. Ready, set, GLOW!
Until next time beauties let your skin glow this holiday and B Beautiful everyone!!
The 2012 Varga Bar Calendar is now available!!! Back in August I was invited to be on the team that would be producing the 2012 Varga Bar calendar and since my girls at Dollface Studio shot the calendar how could I ever say no!! The overall shoot was so much fun and the end results are absolutely amazing! Be sure to stop by the Varga Bar website to get your copy as 20% of each calendar go to benefit the USO
Check out some of the pics I took at the calendar party and untill next time B Beautiful everyone!!
This past Halloween The Just B Beautiful team had a chance to once again team up with BraenTrust & E Beasley to create some very unique zombie looks foe the video Killin All These Rappers. I have to thank Bradley who came out and really put her thing down when it come to this gory zombie makeup but I have to admit it was soooooo much fun and really gave us a chance to step out of the box.
I would also like to thank the Philadelphia Theatrical Supply Co. for being fully stocked and having kick-ass products that every MUA needs to make it work!! Check out the full video and pics!! Until next time B Beautiful everyone!!