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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. 

Follow us for more beauty advice, tips and tricks! 

Forever fresh and flawless! 

Best wishes,

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

www.theglitzgalz.com

@glitzgalz

 

  

Preparing for your make-up & hair appointment

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We often get asked, “what do I need to do to prepare for my hair and make-up?”  Whether it’s for the bridal trial, for the big day or having your make-up and hair done for any occasion this is all you should do before to prepare:  

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•Make sure you remove all traces of make-up including stubborn mascara.   

 •Clean off any traces of make-up remover (no oily residue on skin or especially around the eye area).

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•Optional but beneficial: exfoliate gently to remove any dead surface skin.  Your make-up will go on much more evenly and it also gets circulation flowing, making your skin glow.

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Moisturize your skin especially if you’re on the drier side.   

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•Have your eyebrows groomed and all unwanted hair waxed, tweezed, threaded, bleached, whichever you prefer, 2 days before (NO LATER!).  

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Wash hair the day or night before and allow to either air dry or blow dry nicely.  Keep it clean and not loaded up with product.

Some additional tips include:

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•Refrain from the temptation to pick at any breakouts.  Allow them to run their course.  They are much easier to cover and much less prone to infection if they are left alone and not popped.

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•If you are planning on having hair extensions put in, make sure you have them to apply for your trial and definitely have them colour matched for your hair and professionally cut to appropriate length before your wedding day. 

•If you have any allergies make sure to inform the make-up artist and hair stylist about what products you tend to react to.

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false lashes look amazing but we suggest if you’ve never worn them before to give them a trial run before you plan on wearing them to a big event. 

If you have any questions make sure to ask.  We appreciate our clients asking anything they may be unsure about.   

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Follow these suggestions before your make-up and hair appointment and you’ll be guaranteed superb results.

 💞The Glitz Galz

 #getupandglow✨

www.theglitzgalz.com

glitzgalz@mail.com 

@glitzgalz