Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Destination Wedding Makeup

On the cliff at Laguna Beach - photos by Steve Dachman

Destination Wedding Makeup
By Susan Breslow Sardone, Guide

Destination weddings are popular for a number of reasons, but they do require extra planning in everything from when to send invitations to the type of makeup the bride will wear.
Rick DiCecca, global makeup stylist for Estée Lauder, travels the world as a roving brand ambassador and creative consultant. In this exclusive interview, he offers advice for destination brides to look their very best on their wedding day.
Are there special considerations a destination bride should make so that her face looks beautiful in the wedding photos?
A month before you go to your destination, get your beauty regime and any procedures you plan on having done, such as facials or Botox injections. One mistake brides make is getting a peel at the hotel spa right before the wedding. Don’t do it! No one wants to look raw and orange in her wedding pictures.

What type of cosmetics do you recommend for destination brides?

Use a humidity-proof foundation, such as Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 (compare prices). It’s non-transferable; once it sets, it won’t come off on your clothing, veil, or anywhere else until you remove it. Double Wear Light also contains a sunscreen, has skincare ingredients in it, and photographs beautifully.

How can a destination bride know what shade of foundation is best for her?

The biggest issue with foundation is not finding the right color. The last thing you want to see in wedding photos is a line of demarcation. Ask for iMatch at the Estée Lauder counter. It’s a way we have of determining the intensity level, undertone, and shade of a woman’s complexion that yields the perfect shade, perfect finish, perfect match. There are many variations but a shade for everybody.

What advice do you have for a destination bride who doesn’t normally wear makeup?

Makeup can transform a woman’s appearance so that her true self comes through. The ideal is to look like yourself, but even more beautiful. Wear foundation on your wedding day so that years from now you won’t look at your pictures and see skin that looks blotchy and uneven. Foundation perfects the look of your skin, its texture and luminosity. Double Wear Light foundation looks like skin, not makeup, when it goes on.

What items do you consider essential wedding-day makeup?

At a destination wedding, you want to make sure makeup stays on your face and doesn’t move. So choose water-resistant products. The basics are foundation, eyeliner (I like our new formula Double Wear Stay-in-Place. It comes in seven shades and gives you 90 seconds of play time. After that, it’s water- and fade-resistant and you remove it with eye makeup remover). You also need a mascara (compare prices) that defines the lashes and creates length and definition.

You’ll also want to use a bronzer or bronzer or cheek color. Bronze Goddess (compare prices) is a soft matte shade that can be used as blush or all over. For a little more color, add a special-effects blusher to the apple of the cheek, such as Peach Nuance or Rose Nuance.

What advice do you have for a destination bride who wants to have a healthy tan but doesn’t want to expose her face to the sun unprotected?

If you don’t have the money to get tanned at a spa, use a great exfoliator (compare prices) and a great self tanning product such as Bronze Goddess Self Golden Perfection Tanning Milk or Gel (compare prices). Alternately, save money by using a washcloth and your favorite body foaming gel as an exfoliator. Pay special attention to the back of arms, knees, and feet. If you use self tanner on dehydrated skin, the chemical in the product will grab it and give an uneven, blotchy finish that looks fake when it dries.

Brides consider a range of hairstyles before settling on the one they will wear on their wedding day. If the same applies to makeup, what are the styles of bridal makeup that brides should consider? And what distinguishes them?

There are four basic styles. Their application techniques and the number of products they use are different:

Natural: Ideal for beach weddings, Natural makeup uses the fewest number of products to accentuate features without going overboard.
Classic: Subtle and chic, Classic makeup provides soft definition. Wear it at a hotel destination wedding held indoors. It’s a hit with older brides and MOBs because it’s not too luminous but it helps a woman look like herself, only better.
Dramatic: This is a super-glamorous look and palette for a confident woman who’s comfortable wearing makeup and wants to be the center of attention.
Romantic: Perfect for a destination wedding in a garden setting, the Romantic palette is soft and rosy or peach-toned.
A bride typically visits her regular hairdresser to try out different wedding-day hairstyles. How can she try out wedding day makeup looks in advance?
Go to an Estée Lauder counter and choose a beauty advisor whose makeup you like. Or watch one of the artists at work, and see which results you like. Then ask if you need to make an appointment to have your makeup done.

How can you get the most out of a pre-wedding makeup session?

There are several pieces of information you can bring that will help the artist to recommend makeup for your destination wedding:

Reveal when, where, and the time of day the wedding will take place.
Bring a tearsheet that shows the type of makeup you are attracted to.
Carry a picture of the dress, or even a piece of fabric. The neckline is important to mention.

Find a makeup artist who will do what you want to do. Shop around. Take pictures when your face looks the way you want it to. Ask for a face chart before you leave that identifies which cosmetics were used. Go home and practice, practice, practice. Use the lipstick trick.

What’s “Rick’s Lipstick Trick?”

Choose a beautiful lip shade and apply lip liner first. Don’t just outline the shape of your lips. After that, fill in your entire lip area with the lip liner before applying lipstick. If you do that, it will keep the cosmetic's finish and color longer than if you wore lipstick alone. And if you want to be really on trend, skip the lipstick and just use the full lip liner with a High Gloss color finish (compare prices).

According to the Transportation Safety Administration, passengers may only carry 3 ounce or smaller containers of liquid or gel in one clear, quart-size plastic bag. While a bride can certainly fill her checked luggage with cosmetics, there’s always the chance that a critical suitcase will go astray. What are the essential cosmetics a destination bride should carry onboard in her baggie?

All the items we’ve talked about can fit in a quart-size bag. And you can transfer quantities of self tanner, body lotion, and other liquid cosmetics to little bottles to bring aboard.

On occasion you’ve been flown to a destination to work as a wedding party’s makeup artist. What’s the advantage of having a professional handle wedding-day cosmetics for a bride?

I’m on call from the moment we start the process till the last picture is done. A bride gets the look she wants and the finish she wants. She doesn’t have to worry about her face being shiny or her lipstick faded when formal pictures are made.

Are there new cosmetics or treatment products that destination brides should be aware of?

A product no bride should be without is Advanced Night Repair (compare prices). It goes under moisturizer and repairs environmental damage, forces the skin to perform at its optimal best, holds moisture, and gives skin luminosity and softness.

Is there anything you’d like to add?

Don’t be afraid to make requests. Your destination wedding is your day. A bride needs to be able to say to her makeup artist, “This is the way I want to look,” and be happy with the results. Estée Lauder used to say our goal is to make every woman beautiful, and I believe in that philosophy completely.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Airbrush-A Silent Revolution

A silent revolution is brewing in the world of makeup. Up until now not many people knew about this, and those who did know were mostly celebrities who show up with a flawless, camera-ready complexion. Everyone can use this revolutionary air brush make up now, not just celebrities.

The secret behind a flawless, seamless makeup coverage of a celebrity is air brush make up. Its similar to Photoshop except that it comes in a bottle. While this cutting edge makeup is great to wear when you attend the Oscars, It is light enough to be worn daily and long lasting.

Air brush make up for home use comes with an air compressor, applicator, and liquid drop-in foundation or a foundation pod that fits into the applicator. Drop-in liquid foundations are great for adjusting colour according to your need, like when you get a tan after a weekend away, all you will need is a few drops of darker foundation with your regular one.

You can have seamless coverage and perfect finish with the look of light makeup when you use air brush make up. You will no longer look like you are wearing a mask! It is also far more hygienic, as the only thing to touch your skin is air and makeup, no brushes or fingers or sponges, and none of the messiness that comes with traditional foundation applications.

It can also be used for cosmetic-coverage of problems such as scarring, birth marks, tattoos, rosacea, for covering up bruising after cosmetic surgery and more. Seamless layering of the makeup ensures that you can apply it as a thick or thin layer, according to your requirement, without looking like caked makeup

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Dos and Don'ts of Bridal Beauty

DO hire a professional hairstylist and make-up artist for your wedding day. Your wedding photography investment will be highly impacted by it. Regardless of how great your photographer is, if you don’t love how you look in your wedding photos, you will be dissatisfied. Besides that, it is one of the most important days of your life; you should look and feel especially beautiful the entire event.

DO ask the potential stylist or artist to see photos of their work, their credentials, experiences, testimonials, etc., to be sure you are dealing with a professional. Pros know the tricks of the trade, are experts in their field and will deliver top quality services.

DO have a hair and make-up consultation before the wedding. You should know exactly how you would look. You don’t want any surprises on that day!

DO go through magazines and pick out some hair and make-up looks that you like and bring them to the consultations.

DO go through magazines and pick out “must not” looks if you have any and bring them to the consultations.

DO bring someone whose opinion you trust and feel comfortable with to the consultations.

DO bring the headpiece and veil to the hair consult.

DO have your hair and make-up consultations at least six months before the wedding.

DON’T try to look extremely different on your wedding day. Your hair and make-up should only enhance you, not change you.

DO bring a picture and a swatch of your gown to the consultation because your bridal hair and make-up should complement it. For example, if your dress is very simple and elegant then your hair and make-up should portray simple elegance. If your gown is very voluptuous then your hair and make-up should be sensual. Your overall bridal look should be consistent!

DO bring a camera and take photos of the work done at the consultations so that you have them as reference. (Understand that your camera and amount of light provided by the flash may not be equal to the camera and lighting provided by the wedding photographer. The photographer’s lighting is strong and so drains much of your coloring. That is why photography make-up is applied differently than everyday make-up.)

DO ask the hairstylist and make-up artist for a contract with your wedding date, appointment time, location and balance when booking their services.

DO get a monthly facial to deep clean and exfoliate your skin.

DO have a good daily skin care regimen appropriate for your skin type.

DO drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to help keep your skin clear.

DON’T stress out! Find ways to alleviate the stress such as doing yoga, going for walks, meditation, etc. Stress wreaks havoc on the skin.

DON’T get any chemical processes ten days before the wedding. That goes for the face, body and hair. You want to leave enough time to fix anything that might go wrong.

DON’T drastically change your hair color or style. Remember you should look like yourself, just enhanced.

DO bring touch up products such as lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss and oil blotting tissues to the wedding. That is all you will need if you have your make-up applied correctly. Everything else should last the entire event.

DO self-tan before the wedding if you want a glow. Remember at least ten days before the wedding; it can always be maintained if you like how it looks.

DON’T tan too much for the wedding. Being too dark compared to your natural color is not flattering.

DO bring a pain reliever just in case you get a headache from a tight hairstyle or your headpiece.

DO wear a fragrance that you love and works with your body chemistry. The fragrance is also a part of your bridal beauty.

DON’T wash your hair the day of the wedding, wash it the day before. It is easier for a stylist to work with hair that is not squeaky clean. If you must wash it that day, then make sure you use extra hair product such as a mousse or a gel to give more texture to the hair. You should blow out your hair and make sure it is completely dry for the stylist unless he or she tells you otherwise.

DO wear a button down or zipper shirt before you start your beauty services to avoid ruining your hair and make-up.

DO surround yourself with people that help you to stay calm during your wedding day beauty preparations.

DO relish being pampered and tended to. You are queen for the day. Enjoy!

Copyright 2006 By Rosemarie Pomilla from N.Y. Prostyle

Wedding Day Do's & Don'ts

Style Counsel: Beauty
By Aja Mangum Published Winter 2007

Read more: New York Wedding Guide - Style Counsel - Beauty Dos and Don'ts on Your Wedding Day

Wear a special fragrance. DKNY Be Delicious may work at a picnic, but smelling like candied apples doesn’t work at your wedding.

Bring deodorant. Do we really need to say why?

Carry face blotters. Sweat+grease=horrific pictures.

Bring extra hair pins, hairspray, and hair accessories. You never know if a freak downpour or wind storm may kick up.

Wear waterproof makeup.

Bring Listerine strips. Sucking on mints or chewing gum is tacky.

Bring on-the-go teeth whitener like Go Smile’s mini capsules. You’ll be drinking red wine, so take off any superficial stains before you flash for the camera.

Keep nails classic. Yes you’re getting married, but don’t have the manicurist paint wedding bells on your fingers and toes.

Bring extra makeup for touchups.

Bring a nail file and extra polish just in case your nail breaks while trying to open the limo door.

Remember that your makeup has to be strong enough for the photos, but soft enough to wear at the ceremony. The TV anchorwoman look is never attractive off-camera.

Go crazy with the makeup. A smoky eye may be sexy and dramatic, but remember, you’ll probably be crying; there’s nothing sexy about raccoon eyes.

Wait until the last minute to wax. A red upper lip or eyebrow can be covered with makeup, but why risk it?

Go overboard with tanning. There’s nothing worse than looking orange, staining your dress, or looking like a wrinkly chicken.

Wear anything that doesn’t make you look like yourself. You’re getting married, not going to a Masquerade.

Overdo teeth whitening. Teeth are supposed to look like teeth, not little pieces of Chiclet gum.

Go on a crash starvation diet before the big day. You can wear an underpinning if you happen to gain last-minute weight. Passing out because you’re weak is not advisable.

Make dramatic changes right before the day. Cutting off all your hair or adding six inches worth of extensions will be major trouble if you don’t like the end result.

Wear too much powder. Your makeup should stay put, but you shouldn’t look like a corpse.

Read more: New York Wedding Guide - Style Counsel - Beauty Dos and Don'ts on Your Wedding Day

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Clean Look

I would have to say that this is a look that alot of brides request on a regular basis..a very clean, fresh. natural look...

How to Have Great Skin For Your Wedding

You’ve worked; you’ve planned; you’ve mapped out every detail in order to ensure that your wedding day is not only memorable, but magically perfect. Of course, any bride will agree that the closer you get to the big day, the more stressful the situation becomes.

From last-minute dress fittings to seating chart mishaps, it’s easy for a bride-to-be to get so caught up in the madness that she forgets to do the one thing that will truly impact her wedding day — take care of her skin. Since I understand the importance of having great skin on the big day, here are some tips for brides-to-be:

Minimize stress
It’s a simple formula: The more stressed you are, the more likely you are to breakout. Therefore, one of the best ways to ensure that your skin looks great on your wedding day is to lower your overall stress level. Of course, any bride-to-be is likely to laugh at this suggestion, as it is far easier said than done. While you can’t make those final dress fittings go away, you can tackle stress from a physical angle. Try to squeeze in a few yoga classes or a soothing weekly massage in the weeks leading up to your wedding. No time for those ideas? Then try long baths or some simple deep-breathing exercises at home. By doing your best to reduce stress from a physical standpoint, your mind will eventually start to catch up.

Pay attention to nutrition
With limited time at your disposal in the weeks leading up to your wedding, it’s easy to sacrifice proper nutrition in favor of fast food and stress-induced snacking. However, you might be doing your skin a disservice by giving in to poor eating habits. Because the more oil you consume, the more oily your skin is likely to get. If a general lack of time is a factor, then consider going to the supermarket and treating yourself to items such as bagged salads, cooked lean meats, and wholesome sides. As a bride-to-be, nobody expects you to spend hours slaving over the stove in the weeks leading up your wedding, but there are ways to keep your diet in check so that your skin stays healthy in time for the big day.

Stay hydrated
The more water you drink, the better your skin is likely to look. While many soon-to-be brides might be more tempted by caffeine or even alcohol during this hectic time, you should make an effort to incorporate more water into your daily routine. Another benefit to drinking more water: It won’t cause you to put on any unwanted pre-wedding pounds.

Get some sleep
With so much to do and such little time, sleep can be a precious commodity for some brides-to-be. However, if your wedding day is rapidly approaching, then you’ll want to start making sleep a priority. A lack of sleep can lead to dull or problematic skin, so be sure to stay well-rested during the weeks leading up to the wedding.

Get a deep cleaning facial a month before the wedding
While you don’t need to go overboard on medical spa treatments in preparation for the big day, it’s a good idea to schedule a deep cleaning facial about one month prior to your wedding. A good medical spa will offer instructions as to how to treat and maintain your skin following the facial so that by the time your wedding day rolls around, you’ll be looking as beautiful as you ever could have imagined.

Getting married is something that you will (hopefully) only get to do once in your life, so you’ll want to do your part to ensure that your skin is ready for the occasion. However, as significant as your wedding day is bound to be, don’t forget that it’s also supposed to be fun. If you keep telling yourself that your big day is going to be perfect no matter what, then chances are, it will be just that. And the more positive you are, the more likely your skin is to cooperate.

Winter Weather Makeup

Winter Weather Makeup

"Makeup should change, the way clothing does, in the colder seasons," says New York City makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo. Here are her tips for updating your routine as temperatures dip.
1. Just add water. Moisturize winter skin by adding a drop or two of water to liquid foundation; swirl them together in your hand as you apply. If you use powder, lightly spray your face with water a few minutes before application.
2. Tone it down. To make your favorite bright eyeshadow a slightly warmer shade for winter, mix it with brown: "It will deepen the color without changing it too much."

3. Beware of bronzer. "It can be so far from a woman's natural winter skin tone that it can look like orange or red smudges on the face," so adjust it as your summer tan fades.

4. Mascara for all seasons. "I always really accentuate the lashes," says Restrepo. Her foolproof technique: Use only black mascara, scraping the wand's excess onto the top of the tube before you start, "the way you would a knife on the side of a plate." Then keep working the wand into your lashes until they look really dark and feathery. "Even if you don't think there's still mascara left on that wand, there will be tons!"

Wedding Tipping-Who do i Tip?

Wedding Tipping – Who do I Tip?
Wedding etiquette is just like any other type of etiquette when it comes to tipping. If you are given a service, it is essential that you provide a tip to the person that is providing it to you.

Tipping is a way of thanking an individual for a job well done. Therefore, if they do not do a good job or there is some large problem that is not able to be rectified, the tip should be lessened or not provided. But, remember that this is the source of income for the service provider.

So, who do you tip and who is supposed to tip them? Here are some general rules to help you to decide what the right way to handle payment in the form of tips is.

Who to Tip
The first thing to take note of is just who you should be tipping. One rule of thumb for this is to take a look at the final bill. Today, most of the opportunities for tips are often applied right to the final bill.

For example, in most restaurants, a large party will have gratuity added to the bill. But, that does not mean that this is the right amount to tip (it may be too high or too low) and it does not mean that you have to pay for it at that level).

If you pay gratuity in the final bill of your service provided for your wedding, should you give a tip on top of this to the service provider?

If you feel that the service provider has gone over and beyond what was expected of them, then it can be appropriate to provide them with more of a tip for your needs. If you feel that the tip is not enough, then by all means, a larger tip can and should be left.

How To Choose A Bridal Make-up Artist For Your Wedding Day

When it comes to your wedding there's so much to arrange from the flowers, to the caterers and not forgetting the dress! And deciding on whether or not to have a make-up artist and which one to choose isn't easy either but here are a few helpful tips.
Booking a make-up artist for your wedding is a good idea as it takes away the pressure of you having to do your own make-up on your big day. There will be so much else to organise and manage so if you can delegate this task to someone else why not; after all nerves will probably get the better of you anyway. By booking a make-up artist you can relax and let someone else pamper you and make you look stunning for your special day.

Also good make-up artists always have a make-up kit that caters for weddings, make-up that will last, be able to withstand the hot camera lights and that will give you that gorgeous glowy flawless skin.

A make-up artist's kit will also have a variety of make-up so you will be able to achieve the desired look and as all eyes will be on you why not complete the whole look and get a professional to do your make-up.

It's a good idea to do your research before you book your make-up artist; asking to look at their portfolio or samples of other brides they have done is a good way for you to see if you like their style of make-up and if it's for you.

Also a professional make-up artist will have to skill of contouring and highlighting (applying dark & light shadows using make-up to complement your features) so they can give the impression of you having higher cheekbones or a thinner nose.

Try to get a few quotes from different make-up artists so you can decided which one best suits you depending on your budget.

Try and book one close to where you will be getting ready so you don't have to worry about them travelling too far to do your make-up on the actual day- having your make-up artist stuck in a traffic jam and on the other side of the city is the last thing you want to be worrying about.

Once you have booked your make-up artist, go through magazine pictures of your desired look for the day and show them to the artist so you are both clear on the make-up for the day.

It is a good idea to have a trial with your make-up artist running up to the big day so you can make any adjustments to the look and to ensure you will be happy with the results on the big day. It's also a chance for you to see how your skin is after the make-up application as although good make-up artists use the top quality cosmetics if your skin is sensitive it is highly recommended that you have a trial. Some make-up artist charge for the trial separately and some include it in the wedding package they offer.

Once your happy with your chosen make-up artist just relax and enjoy the time running up to the wedding day and let a professional give you that special touch.

Here are some bonus tips:

To give your skin that natural dewy glow it's a good idea to have weekly facials running up to your wedding- ideally 6-8 weeks beforehand.

Good Make-up artists are in high demand so you need to book at least 6 months in advance of your big day.

When you have your make-up trial it's a good idea to take a friend along with you for a second opinion.

Ask your make-up artist about group package deals for your bridesmaids this often works out to be quite cost effective.

If you are going for more of a glam look remember to ask your make-up artist about false eyelashes.

The Bridal Makeup Artist- Why you should hire one.

I found this newsletter off of the Easy Makeup Guide...makes sense to me! What do you think?


You just got engaged.

You have all these dreams, visions and ideas about how you want your wedding day to be.

It's a special time for you.

You're SO enthusiatic and excited.

You spend many hours, days and months planning the wedding you've always wanted.

You've put so much work into this, you want everything to be perfect.

You hire your photographer, you buy the perfect shoes and jewellery.

You pick out your cake and flowers but most of all - you love your wedding dress.

You feel like a million bucks wearing it.

You're almost sad you can only wear it once.

You feel like royalty wearing it - you're so proud and glowing with happiness.

This is your day, your moment!

The BIG day finally arrives.

You've prepared yourself extensively.

You want to glow, to radiate, to beam with happiness.

You want to remember every moment.

You were able to capture these moments with all your photographs and videos.

You will look through these pictures many times over. How will you feel if, everytime you lookin through your photos, you hate the way your makeup looks??


Photographs will accentuate all of these features and colors, just so you know. A makeup artist is trained to take all of these aspects into consideration when applying your wedding day makeup.

Why take a chance on your wedding day makeup?? If you want to try and save money here, think again. Read these reasons why a professional can ensure your wedding day look doesn't FLOP!

A bridal makeup artist:

1- has extensive knowledge on makeup products & makeup colors - they know which ones work and which ones don't. (They will or should tell you that your sky blue eyeshadow & bubblegum lipstick just won't cut it.)

2-they understand the technical aspects of photography - they know how to optimize your makeup application to bring out your best features and camouflage the "less better" ones. (There's no such thing as bad features...right?)

3- Understand the look you're going for and will follow through with that request. Don't you want to take everybody's breath away, especially your husband-to-be?

4- Will allow you to be pampered during this special time. Why stress over makeup application on your wedding day? Do you REALLY need it?

5- Allow for quality time with your bridesmaids and/or family before the wedding day. You can all sit and chat while someone else does the work instead of you. (Hopefully, you're not rushing around tying up loose ends or sorting out a dilemma.)

6- Will make everyone's makeup blend very nicely according to color scheme, skin type, skin color and makeup preferences

Bridal Looks

Bird Cage Veils..A Hot Look

I love the look of a Bird Cage are some great photos of some i found.. Enjoy!

Bridesmaid 2010

I just love this trendy and yet classic dress that i found in Marie Claire as well...check it out! love it!

Monique Lhuillier Bridal 2010
April 9, 2009 5:04 AM by Jim Shi

Bridal Trends for 2010

Hey ladies here are some bridal trends for 2010 that i found in magazine Marie Claire.check it out!
Monique Lhuillier Bridal 2010
April 9, 2009 5:04 AM by Jim Shi
Monique Lhuillier was floating on air this season — and with good reason. The designer, whose ready-to-wear business has grown steadily in the past few seasons, launched her eponymous stationery collection in January and a full-fledged bedding collection hits retailers in September. Perhaps reflecting her positive glow, Lhuillier's spring 2010 bridal collection, shown in an airy penthouse atop the London NYC hotel, made the most of lightweight fabrics, reinforcing the designer's innate know-how when it comes to manipulating silk organza and tulle. "It's about filling in the gaps of what they needed," she said of the collection, which veered away from trendy in favor of classic and timeless. "Retailers have enough inventory as it is." Origami details, a new sash belt affixed to waists, and lace trim kept the looks modern.
Also on hand were a collection of bridesmaid dresses, the designer's first extension into the world of complementary bridal wear. An eight-piece collection featuring six knee-length looks and two floor-length ones, most shown in Easter pastels, will launch in May exclusively on the designer's Website ( According to Lhuillier, turnaround for orders will take approximately one month. What's more, the silk taffeta dresses can be ordered in subtle shades like black, brown, and navy for year-round cocktail events (white is also available for rehearsal dinners). While the colors are interchangeable, the fabric is not.
The best part? At only $250 to $340, the sweet pieces are perfect for the fashion-savvy woman aspiring to one day
own one of Lhuillier's four-figure red carpet dazzlers.

Makeup for Boudoir Shoots

Boudoir pictures are all the rage nowadays. If you’ve never heard of them before, Boudoir photos (or For His Eyes Only photos) are probably the best gift you can give to your husband/fiance. Haha. They’re sexy photos of you, preferably taken by a professional photographer, and then given to your fiance privately around the wedding day.
Now, they’re not necessarily nude photos. In fact, most of the time they’re not. The illusion of being nude is more often provocative than actually seeing someone naked. You can dress up in whatever you feel most comfortable in, or whatever your fiance would like to see you in. For example, I’ve seen girls wear a jersey of their fiance’s favorite sports team. Most opt for tasteful lingerie and most girls don’t take pictures they wouldn’t be able to show their friends. People often use their own bedroom to shoot in, rent a hotel room, wake up early to shoot on the beach or shoot in their photographer’s studio.
I can imagine what a lot of girls are thinking (probably because I’ve thought it too). But you definitely don’t have to be uber thin or have a Victoria’s Secret body to do this. It’s your photographer’s job to accentuate your best features and downplay your….not so best features. Plus, even if you don’t think you’re sexy, your fiance thinks you’re perfect just the way you are!
check out this boudoir site...awesome pics..i love the ones that are so Marilyn Monroe !!!

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