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"DIY Bridal Makeup Tips Part Two / Foundations"
Foundations is a big subject so I will try to simplify it so as not to overwhelm you all. Makeup foundation is the palette for the face that the rest of your makeup needs. But here's the first thing. You must be able to try your shade when you buy it, so please go to a department store or specialty shop. That way you can try lots of different types & remove them in between .
For women who have perfect skin (lucky you !) and prefer a really light finish, mineral foundation is great. This does not work for many brides because it is super sheer & will need to be touched up a lot for photos etc. over the course of the day and evening. You will need a concealer with it for the undereyes & problem spots.
For any foundation find a color as close to or a half shade lighter than your skin color.
OK, next in weight are liquid foundations which give more coverage. Go with a light or medium weight.
Get samples & take them home & wear one all day so you can see what works best. Again you will need a concealer. Also a powder about a half shade lighter than the foundation to set it & keep your shine down for photos. Remember,the light in the store is much different than daylight.
Lastly, go to a pro and get airbrushed. Airbrush foundation will last for 16 hours with few touchups.
Tears & perspiration will not affect it.and it will be light & flawless. See above photo.
I hope that I have helped rather than confused you. If you need more help there are lots of tutorials online. And Chicago DIY brides, a great place to try and buy beauty products is Che Sguardo.
You'll get great help & by the way they give amazing facials. Happy shopping !
"Dance & Romance"
Dance & Romance !
Your first dance as a married couple...What could be more romantic? The greatest gift you can give each other to make that moment special and truly memorable is dance lessons. Every couple I know who took lessons were thrilled with the results . They felt so close to each other during that first dance & they put on a beautiful show for their family and friends.
I was privileged to be Joanne's makeup artist at her wedding . She told me about their dance lessons when we first met. And here is what she told me today:
I knew always, that I wanted to do something special for our first dance. Since we didn't have a "song" that was ours, and Marc was a great dancer, we wanted to do something that was fun, yet not too cheesy. So we went with a tango, and our song was La Cumparsita - which was an updated tango. While I was extremely nervous, it was the perfect dance/song that was us. I loved every minute of it!
So you know what,,, even if one of you is reticent or nervous about the lessons, GO FOR IT !
You'll be glad you did. Enjoy your wedding !
Photograph of Joanne and Marc by Hazelton Photography