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Leslie Moore

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.

Exfoliator Collage

1.Dermalogica  2. Laura Mercier 3. Clairsonic

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 Skin Care

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.

_10838832Tom Ford

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.

Powder Collage

1. Temptu Pro  2. Laura Mercier

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.

1.23.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 23, 2018

Bridal portrait

photo by Adrienne Page

To me, one of the most lovely and important images for your photographer to capture on your wedding day, is a “portrait” or image of you… Lots of brides opt to do a portrait session prior to the wedding, which does help give you a sense of hair and make up, and flowers and how they work with the dress before the big day. But, there is something magical about the images captured by these photographers of our brides on the actual day, almost as if you can really see the emotion of what’s to come. Sharing some of our favorites today…


photo by Corbin Gurkin


Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Lapide bridal portrait

photo by Elizabeth Messina


photo by Liz Banfield


photo by Corbin Gurkin


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Bennett portrait

photo by Corbin Gurkin

bride and father

photo by Adrienne Page

Mayberry portrait

photo by Perry Vaile

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Everyone’s favorite fashion night- The Oscars, takes place also around the start of wedding season every year! So, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite dresses from the awards show that would also translate to amazing wedding fashion. Like this Zuhair Murad gown worn by Priyanka Chopra.


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With a little tweak to the top (or not depending on your personal style), we love this gorgeous pleated Valentino gown. LOVE pleats for weddings!


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Fabulous pant suit option by Brandon Maxwell.


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One of my favorite dresses of the night from Armani Prive!  Gorgeous color and detail, would be perfect the way it is or in a creamier color for wedding day wear.


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Another stunner for those wanting detail and color by Marchesa, who of course, does do a bridal line.


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Super sparkly silhouette by Christian Siriano


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This Chanel Haute Couture would be a lovely reception dress.


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Not forgetting about bridesmaids, love this ruffled option from Christian Siriano.

See more Red Carpet looks over at Pop Sugar.

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