Elysa Ross is a celebrity makeup artist & paramedical Aesthetician who has been perfecting bridal makeup & skincare for over fifteen years. Check back next week for more beautiful bride tidbits and advice and add anotherlook weddings to your Facebook favorites for more wedding advice.
Dorothy, we are not in Kansas anymore... brides used to have less to think about when focusing on their beauty choices: a veil, a few curls, and some bubblegum pink lipstick.
Now, not only are there now countless shades of pink lipstick (thankfully), but there’s a plethora of products. Longer lashes... Latisse. Fewer wrinkles, Restalyn, more smoothness, Fraxel, fewer creases, Botox, more lips Juvederm, less spots, hualoric acid more elasticity, microdermabrasion... let’s not forget Retin A, glycolic peels, spider vein surgery, hair extensions, non-surgical face-lifts, etc. The list is endless!
What procedure, if any, to decide upon is based on your specific concerns, budget, time, pain tolerance, and vanity. Fashion magazines, supermodels and cheerleaders do not make these choices easy for the rest of us. However, when careful attention is paid to ANY celebrity, Victoria Secret model or Dallas pom-pom girl, one will find that these women all play up their best assets to draw attention away from their flaws. Everyone has flaws. Before deciding on any procedure, learn to work with what you have first. If you feel that your forehead is too wide, perhaps your hairstylist can cut some flattering bangs. Do your fuller cheeks bother you? Have your makeup artist show you how to create stronger cheekbones.
If and when the decision has been made to elect a procedure, do your research. Simply going for the cheapest is usually a recipe for disaster. There certainly are talented professionals who services are cost-effective, but there are many who offer discounted services because of their sub-par products. Focus on the area that concerns you most. It is amazing how a small change can alter your entire appearance and plump up your self-esteem!