The following advice is written by my
friend, Wendy, who ALWAYS looks good in picures!
You've picked the date, and the flurry of planning the wedding
you have dreamed of since you were a little girl has begun!
STOP. Have you thought of YOU? Yes, you have thought of the
gown, the place, the reception, the flowers, etc., but have
you really thought about you. You and the man of your dreams
are the important players in this scenario. You both want to
look good for that special day. Here's how to do it. Start taking
care of your skin, right now. Believe me, that is what is going
to shine through on those photos!
Hydrating the skin is where you start. Clean off the grime
of the day at night with a cleansing cream, massaging in upward-outward
strokes. Rinse the cream off with a wet washcloth and cleanse
with a foaming cleanser; and, now, we start the hydration process:
Rinse your face 30 times with the hottest water you can stand.
This really removes all of the grime that has gotten into your
Blot dry and tone and moisturize your face and neck. Go to
bed and sleep sweet dreams. Get plenty of sleep, and don't worry
about things! I have sung at innumerable weddings, and believe
me the guests don't even realized that flowers are missing!
Your guests don't usually care about the wedding cake. I have
seen the supermarket cakes in emergency situations and guests
didn't realize it!
Now, wake up and cleanse and moisturize your face and neck.
Start the day with a smile on your face! Keep smiling
--no wrinkles! :-)
Keep this routine until the day of your wedding. Now, for foundation
and color. Remember: Your husband-to-be has picked you. He loves
you just the way you are, and doesn't want to be shocked on
HIS wedding day--by someone he doesn't recognize! Choose a foundation
that is a dry-powder foundation. You can wet it if you choose
to give a matte finish and for more coverage. Also, the dry
foundation will not get on the back of a tuxedo when you are
hugging, kissing, and dancing on your special day. The foundation
should be just a little lighter than your natural skintone.
It is better to be lighter versus darker, especially for the
photos. Cheek color should be a color that brightens your face;
you should never have a dirty look. After applying your foundation
and cheek color, blend it in with a cottonball. Because you
are using a powder foundation, you don't need to apply powder
over your foundation and cheek color. Apply your eye color VERY
carefully! You don't want to be too dramatic in the daytime--save
the dramatic look for the evening wedding when lights are lower.
Your lip color should be of the same color-family as your cheek
color. The lipstick should brighten your face as well, and show
off your brilliant SMILE! Some people recommend lip pencil for
keeping that color on longer, but make sure it is not too dramatic
(only for evening) and gives a natural look during the day.
It should blend with your lip color and not be a separate entity--nothing
should detract from your natural beauty!
REMEMBER: Your husband-to-be chose you, and loves YOU just
the way you are! Make-up should just enhance your beauty, not
NOW, KEEP SMILING!
If you need some help in what colors to pick visit Catherine's website: http://www.marykay.com/fancat/default.aspx . My friend Catherine has a background in art and is an expert at colors! She will make you look good!