Today we are getting the inside scoop from our beauty expert and Bridal Make Up Pro, Leslie Moore.. on her favorite products, and tips for stepping up your pre wedding beauty routine. All of her tips are below along with links to buy everything she raves about.
I always start with skin. Flawless skin is always in, no matter the season. It’s one thing I am known for-complexion.Coming off of the summer season skin is CONGESTED. Sweat, sun, beach, spf, and pool (not too mention too many margaritas)-has our skin paying the price. I would recommend picking up on the exfoliation. You can gently exfoliate every day. A more aggressive exfoliator roughly 3 days a week. I like Dermalogica Daily Microfoilant for everyday and Laura Mercier’s Face Polish every other day. A Clairsonic is also your friend.
Sapelo, a skin care line on my radar now for not only is beautiful packaging and all natural ingredients but for the results it produces. Their 3 step system- renewing, rejuvenating,and softening is a great routine for brides to start as soon as they get engaged, it will get you glowing in time to walk down the aisle!
I also suggest my gals to do a mask the night before or the morning of the wedding. My hands down fav is the Boscia Brightening Hydrogel Mask. This will leave skin smooth, firm, hydrated, and simply glowing. I can always tell when we use these and when we don’t.
Skin prep is always as important as the products we use for foundation, color, etc.I am obsessed with Tom Ford’s Complexion Enhancing Primer. It’s amazing and prepares the skin for any type of foundation I choose to use.
The biggest trend I am seeing is the amount of “spa” services brides are having. From facials, to botox, to lash extentions. They start as soon as they get engaged. My favorite med spa service is a derma plane or micro blading. It is a service that entails the use of a medical grade scalpel. It is very effective in removing dead skin and tiny fine facial hair. It is not like shaving and the hair does not grow back like a beard. It leaves your face as smooth as a baby’s and can really make an impact on how make up goes on the skin.
As far as correcting those summer tan lines- which we do see occasionally. I would recommend using an airbrush technique. I professionally prefer Kett Cosmetics, but Temptu Pro makes an airbrush system available for consumers that works great as well. They have a wide shade range. Long wear and transfer resistant making them ideal for anything from tan lines to tattoo coverage. You want to always set your work. My go-to is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder.