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.
Although each bride has different tastes, concerns and color palettes, there are a plethora of products that can work for most brides, moms, maids and guests. The following are some of my favorites:
When it comes to any cosmetic being applied to the face, I am a believer in natural and holistic makeup. A trip to Wholefoods or your local vitamin store is a great option. Many of the fabulous department store products have a high chemical content. Such chemicals are absorbed into the skin and passed into the bloodstream. Organic products may have more basic packaging and advertising, but that’s due to the focus on the ingredients as opposed to marketing and flash.
Bare Minerals and Jane Iredale foundations are always a great choice.
Real Purity products are wonderful. “Peachwood,” “Light Coral” and “Indiandust” are soft yet vibrant blush choices that are not overwhelming.
Loreal Colour Riche Lipcoulors are hydrating and long-lasting. Glamour magazine just rated them as the winner of the year’s best choices.
My absolute favorite lipgloss is MAC’s lipglass. VivaGlam Cindy and Gaga are colors that anyone can wear and 100% of the proceeds go to helping people living with Aids. Gorgeous and charitable is always right up my alley!
Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara is a timeless favorite. Loreal’s Voluminous Hydrofuge is superb and Dior’s Diorshow is decadent. MAC’s #1 and #31 lashes are natural yet full, providing natural yet eye-catching looks.
Lastly, for blemishes and pimples: Obagi’s Clenziderm is just plain amazing. The benzoyle peroxide molecules are so small that they penetrate small pores and attack from the inside instead of just sitting on top of the skin and addressing only the surface. Image’s medicated acne is another great choice to get the job done.