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.
An ultra natural, fresh bridal make up look is only possible if the skin glows and all features are balanced. Continue Reading…
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
Flowers have been used as a potent beauty ingredients since ancient times. Continue Reading…
Nothing is more luminous than a bride on her wedding day. The excitement of a wedding and marrying the man of your dreams is enough to make any woman shine from the inside out. The Glam Bridal Makeup Look is one of the biggest trends in bridal beauty this year. So go ahead, fill a room with crystal chandeliers, drape yourself in diamonds and get all glammed up with dramatic eye makeup and a luscious lip.
However, finding your ideal glamorous and dramatic makeup look is intimidating, I get it. How do you know which of the more intense shades of makeup will flatter your skin tone and style and which ones will make you look like a clown? Continue Reading…
Posted September 17th, 2015. Add a comment
Happy Summer 2015 Brides! Oh, summer… Just thinking about the stretch of endless sunny days and our beautiful South Florida beaches gives me a childlike rush of excitement and just makes me want to create a shimmery glow with a healthy flush for all of my brides!
Getting your skin prepared for the big day begins today.
Want to look glowy and gorgeous for your upcoming wedding photos? If you’re a bride-to-be this year, I invite you to be inspired. Continue Reading…
New Makeup Shades In Rose That Look Amazing on Every Skin Tone
Think rosy tones are for the shy and demure? Think again. Come and be inspired with these wedding bridal makeup ideas! This year offers the absolute symbol of femininity and seduction with all its rose-colored palettes.
It’s all about fresh, radiant rose colors that will last the whole day.
The shade of rose is ideal for fairer tones with its opalescent sheen; Pink Champagne energizes fair to medium skin with a healthy glow; and Rosy Peaches are so reviving for medium to dark complexions. The general rule for picking the right shade of rose – whether your skin tone is fair, medium, or dark – is to stick to hues within two shades (lighter or darker) of your natural lip, cheek, and eyelid colors. Continue Reading…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tip #4: Zinc helps zits because it reduces the formation of toxins under your skin. Cystic zits sufferers should take zinc supplements each day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Posted December 30th, 2014. Add a comment
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
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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Posted December 22nd, 2014. Add a comment
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!
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…
I am often asked “What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to a bride?”
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…
Posted February 6th, 2014. Add a comment
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!
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…
Posted January 21st, 2014. Add a comment