|Posted on September 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM|
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I always say that a little mindfulness can go a long way, when making the most of your hair and makeup on your wedding day. Not to sound preachy, but taking a little care of your hair and makeup after your artists have left you for the day, will go a long way in maintaining the style and longevity of your style session.
A big part of keeping the bridal hair and makeup pristine is having a bridal touch up kit, as well as a mini arsenal of multi use products that can remedy any situation that may pop up.
Every bride is unique, and I follow that up with the touch up kit; every kit is catered to the bride and her specific skin type, etc. But there are a few staples that I always include:
Lip colour is the number one thing that needs touching up. It is best to touch up lipstick right before photos, so lips are fresh and lush for the camera. A good tip is to ask your maid of honour or a member of bridal party to remind you to top up your gloss. Use your wand to apply with precision, or have a bridesmaid do it for you.
Blotting sheets are great for absorbing excess oil and sweat without disturbing the makeup. If you are extra oily, I would recommend having extra blotting sheets in your bridal clutch. (they are slim enough to fit in most clutches). If you are not carrying a bridal clutch or purse, have one of your bridal party members carry some for you.
Q-tips are great used dry to roll away any bits of mascara flecks or glitter. Wands can be used to apply lip colour and concealer; or fix any little mishaps when re-applying.
Double sided tape is useful in a pinch for any minor dress or undergarment issues.
Lash adhesive is for strip lashes, as the band may come unglued. The adhesive bottle comes with an applicator. It may be helpful to have a bridal party member help you, as they can see at a better angle, where the adhesive needs to be applied.
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For the bride’s own personal makeup bag, at the venue or hotel where everyone is getting ready, I would recommend a few full size beauty products that she have on hand:
Translucent Pressed Powder: Translucent powder is great because you can take down any shine and mattify. Choose a very finely milled pressed powder, as a loose powder will be too messy on the big day. I recommend the Charlotte Tilbury Pressed Powder, which has a mirror as well, and is pretty light weight.
Makeup Setting Spray: Although it has the word setting spray, it can be used throughout the day to refresh and reinvigorate your makeup. Be sure to spray at quite a distance from your face. I use the Pixi Beauty Makeup Setting Spray.
Blotting Sheets: Great to have on had for absorbing excess oil on the forehead, chin and sides of the nose. Sephora makes some great ones.
Makeup Remover Wipes: Keep makeup remover wipes by your bed so there’s no excuse to remove your makeup. Go for a cloth that cleanses and hydrates, if you will be skipping your night-time skin care. I like these individually wrapped ones by NuFace.
For brides that like to be prepared for any situation, or if you are staying at a hotel for the weekend of the wedding, here are some beauty product and personal hygiene recommendations:
Clear Nail Polish
Double sided tape
Makeup remover wipes
Nail polish remover wipes
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Shampoo and conditioner
Extra contacts and solution
Clips to keep hair back that don’t leave a mark in the hair
Don’t forget the bridal party! Your squad is important too, and I never forget about them. I provide lip touch up kits for all the lovely ladies in the bridal party.
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