Wedding Day Beauty
So I finally got my make up pictures from my mom!
While we were in Cincinnati, we went to the make-up artist’s house for my make-up trial. (We are using Jean Folchi). I brought along a few pictures as “inspiration”.
I wanted a natural look. So I googled celebrities that I felt had similar coloring to me. I was shying away from a “smokey eye”, because I didn’t want anything overly dramatic.
Jean’s first pass looked like this:
I decided that I wanted a darker eye, so she put more on. (For future brides, wear white or ivory to your makeup trial, and NOT bright pink. It throws the look off!)
Apparently I did want a smokier eye! Do you like my fake eyelashes and freshly plucked eyebrows? She was bothered by them. (Aside: my eyebrows are generally great without any work, so I don’t pluck them. I got them waxed a few times, but not in the past four years!) The foundation looks funny up close, but I think that it’s my mom’s camera. Also note to self, WHITEN YOUR TEETH! YUCK!
After our two hour visit with Jean (she was AWESOME by the way), we went to my hair trial at Paragon. I told her that I wanted something up, with a part, and was sleek/elegant, but different. Here is what we ended up with:
I really liked it, although we were a bit underwhelmed with Paragon. My hair was falling out later in the day, which I attribute somewhat to the fact that I was wearing a coat and scarf.
Pre Wedding Day Beauty
Jean noticed that my skin was a bit dry (yay winter!) and recommended some beauty products to get my skin a bit more glowing:
- Aveda – Hydrating Masque, 1-2X per week at night as masque, 3-4X thin layer over moisturizer at night
- Aveeno – Daily scrub, 1-2X per week
- Aveeno – Positively radiant moisturizer, 2X/day
- Moisturizing is especially important at night.
- Aveda – lip balm
I was going to tell you how my first week was going and what my plan was for using these products, but I haven’t been having too much luck. I think that my face is revolting over too much cleansing and moisturizing, and was actually turning red and starting to burn. Yeah, I refused to leave the house today, since it looks like I have leprosy! I’m ceasing use of the masque and scrub until my face stops freaking out. The moisturizer is still working though. AHHHH!!!! At least it’s doing this NOW and not two months from NOW!
Any other beauty recommendations? Do you keep up with your eyebrows?