Summer makeup

Make it last

A brides make-up and hair has to stay impeccable from dawn to dusk and onward into the night.  Needless to say, this is a very important aspect of bridal make-up. 

That’s why we want to share some key tips and tricks we’ve picked up over the years for making it last.  Besides a little dab of powder and a touch of lip product your make-up and hair should be no maintenance on your big day.

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First,  use a lightweight moisturizer that absorbs into the skin (give it a minute to absorb).   

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Follow with a primer.  Primer is key to making make-up last.  We love Embryolisse.  It’s French and it’s fabulous for all skin types.  It actually doubles as a moisturizer so if you have a normal or oily skin type, you can skip the moisturizer and just use this.

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Eyeshadow base works wonders for longevity and helps prevent creasing. Urban Decay makes some really great ones.  Another all time favorite are the MAC paint pots.  Apply his before shadow but keep it to a thin coat.  Too much product will have the opposite effect.

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Using waterproof concealer is a necessity.  Weddings can be quite emotional, a few tears can break down the average concealer and leave you uncovered pretty quickly.  We use Make Up For Ever waterproof HD Full Coverage concealer and it’s a superior choice.  Also, powdering or “baking” isn’t  needed with this miracle product so less chance of that ‘cakey’ look.

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Using a lipliner to fill in the entire lip first (can just be a shade that is close to your natural lip colour) is helpful as liner doesn’t come off easily and can still look natural.  It acts as a stain and is even more stubborn if using a waterproof variety.  Again, we love Make Up For Ever Aqua liners. 

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set your entire face with a setting spray like Urban Decay’s All Nighter.  This is magic!  

Keep hands/fingers away from your face and hair.   Best thing for your hairstyle to remain flawless is not to touch it.  Maybe add a light mist of a gentle hold spray (nothing sweet smelling if you are having an outdoor wedding) you’ll want to keep the bugs at bay.  

Following these steps will surely provide the confidence you’ll want knowing your beautiful face will last up until you finally have to wash it off.

lastly, make sure one of your trusty bridesmaids is holding on to a pressed blotting powder, or blotting papers and your lip product du jour.  these should be the only things needed throughout the day for touching up. 

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Forever fresh and flawless! 

Best wishes,

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

www.theglitzgalz.com

@glitzgalz

 

  

Summer Beauty

Summer is on its way, Hooray!   

We can’t wait to ditch our heavy winter gear and dark colours for lighter, brighter things.  This is the same for our beauty regime. 

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skin care products should be swapped each season for optimum skin health and make-up and hair styles can also be changed to reflect the hotter weather and all that comes along with it.   

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First of all, SUNSCREEN!  Let us not forget to apply this daily.  At least an spf 15.  Sunscreen should actually be worn all year long but most importantly in the summer months when the weather is the hottest tempting us to bask in the outdoors longer.  Sunscreen should be applied half an hour before sun exposure (UV rays also exist in a lot of indoor artificial light as well).  Make-up can be applied over top of your sunscreen.  Here is our top pick this season: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30.  It won’t cause breakouts and it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, YAY!

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Next, let’s switch up our make-up for something oil free and sheer.  Complexion products, Opt for a powder and or a B.B. cream, try Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Maybelline Matte Maker powder. Heavy make-up just melts off, is suffocating to the skin and looks out of place in the bright hot summer heat.  

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Fake a sun kissed glow with your favorite bronzing powder dusted over cheeks, top of the forehead and lightly across the bridge of the nose for a natural look.  We love our GLITZ GALZ Golden Goddess bronzing powder compact.

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A bright lip paired with some mascara (waterproof if hitting a beach)  is an all time  favorite look this time of year.  Quick and easy with an impact.  Try these playful colours on: Make Up For Ever Bright Orange 40 or MAC Candy Yum Yum.

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 Its the perfect time to try that high pony, messy top knot or pulled back hairstyle.   get your hair off your face and the back of your neck.  This helps to keep you cooler and is much more manageable for swimming and summer activities.  If you prefer your hair down, skip the hot tools, twist your wet hair in sections and let air dry for beach waves and throw on a summer hat. Add a loose braid to any style.  Try these quick and easy summer ready styles:

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now get out there with your fabulous self and enjoy the sunshine ☀️ 

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💞The Glitz Galz✨

#getupandglow

www.theglitzgalz.com