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How To Make Your Bridal Makeup Last – 5 Crucial Steps

Finding wedding day cosmetics that truly match your skin, without clogging pores or causing irritation, seems to be the universal bridal dilemma. There’s no denying the impact that a consistent skin-care routine can have on your bridal look. But, when your big day arrives and you find yourself with problem skin that needs to be disguised, you’ll need the instant skin perfecting qualities of what a good professional bridal makeup application offers.

 

How To Make Your Bridal Makeup Last - 5 Crucial Steps

 

When it comes to HD photography close-ups, your normal makeup just isn’t good enough anymore. Brides now need HD make-up to ensure gorgeous skin. So, if you want your bridal complexion to have a flawless coverage, be soft to the touch and completely even, then it’s time to say yes to luminous bridal makeup with these few essential makeup steps and product recommendations: Continue Reading…

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The Most Natural Bridal Makeup Tips For Your Wedding Day Look Ever!

Looking For A Fresh & Natural Look For Your Wedding? Then let your natural beauty take center stage. There is a whole new world of cosmetics and tools available now that make bridal make-up look like real skin and not artificial.

 

The Most Natural Bridal Makeup Tips For Your Wedding Day Look Ever!

 

An ultra natural, fresh bridal make up look is only possible if the skin glows and all features are balanced. Continue Reading…

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Spring 2016 Bridal Beauty Makeup Trend: Glowing Skin

For best bridal makeup results, your complexion should be like the petal of a flower.The biggest bridal beauty makeup trend this Spring is all about luminous, polished skin.

 

Beauty in Bloom

Beauty in Bloom

 

Flowers have been used as a potent beauty ingredients since ancient times. Continue Reading…

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Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin. As a professional makeup artist and skin care expert, one of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How do I care for my skin to prevent skin breakouts before my wedding?

 

Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

 

There are many types of easy treatments that can help in maintaining a clear complexion for the big day. Unfortunately many brides use over-the-counter acne products that are formulated to dry up oil and excessive breakouts for teenagers, but for an adult who may only be getting one or two breakouts at a time, these products will leave their entire face skin dried out and irritated (horrible for your makeup application!). Many of these products contain harsh chemicals that may exasperate your skin problems!  Natural products contain substances with antibacterial properties that can help you heal your skin in healing. Today’s blog will highlight some of these methods.
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Tip #1: Resist temptation! Avoid picking at your pimples to prevent infection and scarring. The uneven discolorations are often the result of picking at acne.
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Tip #2: Use a gentle product with salicylic acid underneath moisturizer a few nights per week. The benefit of using salicylic acid is that it gets into the pore lining and helps to destroy acne-causing bacteria to prevent breakouts, yet it’s also effective for fading down discoloration (brown spots) from hormones, sun and age and well as exfoliating the skin to keep it looking smooth.
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Tip #3: Dab on lemon juice. This treatment works for several great reasons; lemon juice is a natural astringent, so it will work to close up your pores. Its high acidity will kill off lots of the bacteria clogging your pores, and it has natural lightening powers which will reduce the redness of your zits. Put lemon juice directly on your pimple and leave it be till your next regular face wash.
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Tip #4: Zinc helps zits because it reduces the formation of toxins under your skin. Cystic zits sufferers  should take zinc supplements each day.
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Tip #5: Remember that if all else fails and you end up with a blemish or two, Photoshop is an amazing invention and can clear up any issues in a click.
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Tip #6: Tea tree oil has been used by dermatologists for years to reduce skin irritation and acne. Get some pure tea tree oil and coat your acne with it. Do this after washing your face twice daily for the best results.
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Tip #7: Put on some witch hazel. Witch hazel is a natural astringent typically used for cleaning up cuts. Put on pimples though, it will tighten the pores and kill the bacteria clogging them. Apply it heavily to your acne-prone areas or sweep it over your whole face with a cotton ball.
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Tip #8: Make a honey mask. A natural antibacterial agent, honey works to clear clogged pores and lift off excess oil and dead skin. Coat your whole face in honey and leave it for as long as you can before rinsing off. Additionally, dab honey directly on your pimples and cover with a bandage while you sleep overnight. By morning, your zit should have significantly reduced in size and redness.
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Tip #9: Green tea is an astringent that’s packed with lots of antioxidants, which help reduce signs of aging by fighting free radicals. Steep a tea bag in some hot water, remove the tea bag along with all the liquid, and place onto affected area briefly.
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Tip #10: Tomato has acid that will break down the pimple and reduce it. The acid closes your pores and fights bacteria. Apply 1 half of the whole to your face on one side, and the other half to the other side of your face.

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Owner | Lead Makeup Artist & Skin Care Specialist

Aradia is the founder and creative director for her signature bridal makeup and hair company – Bridal Makeovers.  Formerly an International Makeup Artist & NYC Trainer for NARS, Aradia brings over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry to South Florida and destination brides.

Have you any other tips for perfecting your complexion? Please do share in the comments below!

 

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BRIDES… SLEEP YOUR WAY TO BETTER SKIN

Fact: Brides-to-be do not get enough sleep! And when brides skimp on sleep, it shows on their face. Tired skin sags, bags, and loses its luster. Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, causing the look of dark circles.

 

Becoming a Sleeping Beauty

Becoming a Sleeping Beauty

 

Imagine that you could wake up with prettier skin. Well, you’re not dreaming! While you’re asleep, a special skin growth hormone is released to boost collagen and keratin production (the proteins that make up your skin), and encourage cell turnover. Lose sleep and your asking for dull dry skin and deep, dark eyes on your wedding day. Try to squeeze in some extra shut-eye and you can help fight skin problems.

It’s not called “BEAUTY SLEEP” for nothing.

 

About Aradia – Owner and Lead Artist of BRIDAL MAKEOVERS

Wedding Makeup is Aradia’s forte. Her work is regularly seen on the front covers of magazines, in TV shows, music videos and commercials, as well as fashion and advertising campaigns. Combining a naturally creative eye with precise technical skill and a passion for the art of makeup transformation, Aradia has, over the past 25 years, gained an impressive portfolio of private and commercial clients.  Highly sought after, Aradia’s reputation as a world-class makeup artist is unsurpassed.

 

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Freckles – Embrace Your Beautiful Bridal Face

Freckles are a beautiful trait that should be embraced and showed off, so I’m here to assist you do just that!

 

Embrace your beautiful bridal face and don't you dare cover those freckles!

Embrace your beautiful bridal face and don’t you dare cover those freckles!

 

If you’d like natural looking coverage which allows your freckles to show, without looking covered up, it’s best to use a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer. This will help even out your skin tone, but will also let your freckles show, beautifully. It’s very important when doing makeup on freckled skin that the foundation be a certain “middle ground” shade. Continue Reading…

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Brides, Please Take Care Of Your Skin. It Is The Canvas I Will Paint On!

I am often asked “What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to a bride?”

 

Enjoy your beautiful fresh face and relax knowing you will look perfect on your big day!

Enjoy your beautiful fresh face & relax knowing you will look perfect on your big day!

 

Within each bride there exists the potential for perfect balance, a state of well-being that radiates from inside out. A bride’s skin needs pampering. I am a firm believer of “loving your skin and it will love you back”. Continue Reading…

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Applying Bridal Makeup On Winter-Exposed Skin

What’s a bride to do? It’s winter, and with the cold and wind and snow comes ashy, pale, dry, scaly winter skin. If you moisturize too much, you risk acne and product build-up. If you don’t moisturize enough, you have dry, itchy skin by the end of the day.

 

Brides Need To Be More Protective Of Their Skin!

Brides Need To Be More Protective Of Their Skin!

 

No worries, try these tips:

Since Winter’s temperatures creates a blustery affect on bridal skin, my top picks are all skin care based. A richer moisturizer is mandatory both day and night to replenish and rehydrate. Continue Reading…

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How to Get Gorgeous Wedding Day Skin

When a bride gets engaged, there’s a tendency to want to do a major beauty overhaul from top to bottom. What’s the best way for brides to help their skin look its best, without going to extremes?  Here are some great habits that can definitely help you get your glow on. Even if it’s a month or two before the wedding and your skin’s not exactly aglow… Don’t fret. This guide will get you there fast.

 

Healthy skin doesn't have to come from an expensive medical process.

Healthy skin doesn’t have to come from an expensive medical process.

 

1. Don’t Starve!

Skimping on nutrients leads to tired-looking skin. There are so many beauty benefits in consuming enough good fat. I recommend including a moderate amount of plant-based fat in every meal, like a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut or olive oil, a quarter of a ripe avocado, or two tablespoons of nuts or seeds. I have tons of bridal clients with dry, flaky, cracked skin, who seem shocked to learn that the culprit is a lack of foods they think of as “bad” and “fattening. Here’s the deal: cells in the top layer of your skin only live about 30 days, and while you don’t feel or see it happening, you shed up to 40,000 skin cells every minute (yup minute) of the day. Because fat is a structural component of skin, you need enough fat in your diet to construct new healthy layers. In addition, healthy fats help you absorb more antioxidants.

 

Olives are a storehouse of top natural antioxidants like Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Squalane and Vitamin K.

Olives are a storehouse of top natural antioxidants like Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Squalane and Vitamin K.

 

2. Fresh Produce!

Aside from smoking, sun damage is the most egregious cause of skin damage, but certain foods can help fight its effects. Hands down, fruits and veggies are the most important ingredient for healthy, glowing skin. In one study, scientists tracked the diets of 35 people, took photos of them, and asked others to rate the pics. The volunteers who ate an average of 2.9 more portions of fruits and vegetables each day were rated as healthier looking, and those who downed an extra 3.3 portions daily were rated as more attractive. A similar UK study found that photos of subjects who ate a fruit and veggie rich diet were rated as more attractive than those with suntans! Scientists say antioxidants are the key, because they improve circulation, and alter skin pigment. Those thought to have the greatest impact are lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red color and watermelon its pink hue, and beta-carotene, found in carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, broccoli, and leafy greens. Polyphenols, which cause blood to rush to the skin surface, also play a role. They’re found in dark grapes, cherries, plums, apples, blackberries, and blueberries. Bonus: antioxidants also act like natural bodyguards, to fend off compounds that harm skin, including pollution, cigarette smoke, and skin damagers produced by stress and sun exposure.

 

Tasty in more ways than one Anti-oxidants are an invaluable tool in the war against aging.

Tasty in more ways than one Anti-oxidants are an invaluable tool in the war against aging.

 

3. Hydrate!

Water can smooth out wrinkles; alcohol does the exact opposite. Continue Reading…

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Summer Brides – Limit Sun Exposure For Beautiful Skin

Happy Summer! This week’s blog is all about solar beauty. Every bride can have skin that radiates with a natural glow. All it takes is a little preparation and special attention to detail. Bridal beauty begins with the skin. The better the condition of your skin, the better the makeup will look and the less you will need.

 

Don't try to hide the burn behind a thick layer of makeup! Makeup isn't going to cover up a sunburn.

Don’t try to hide the burn behind a thick layer of makeup! Makeup isn’t going to cover up a sunburn.

 

A lot of brides like to be tan for the Big Day. And it makes sense! The dress, in most cases, is white, and white pops more on dark things. However, some daytime wedding venues can be tough on your skin and makeup, notably, those venues where vows are exchanged outdoors. While a daytime wedding could mean altering your standard beauty regimen just a bit, it’s nothing the informed and well-prepared bride can’t handle.

 

Color theory. It’s logical, a white gown looks great against bronzed skin.

Color theory. It’s logical, a white gown looks great against bronzed skin.

If you must be tan for your big day, consider alternatives that won’t harm your skin.

If you must be tan for your big day, consider alternatives that won’t harm your skin.

 

Skin care comes down to practicing good habits. In the spirit of getting your skin to look its optimal for your big day here are five tips that can help guard against skin burn, chapped skin, dryness, and more. Continue Reading…

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