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The Breakdown: The No Makeup Look

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Photo: Kelli Durham Photography

Since Meghan Markle debuted her wedding look, brides have fallen in love with her “no makeup” look. With the help of professional makeup artist Daniel Martin (brand ambassador for Dior, and Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant), the Duchess of Sussex was able to look radiant and let her natural beauty shine through. For your big day, and for the many events leading up to it, you can accomplish the same look! After all, you still want to look like your beautiful self and not as if you’re wearing a mask. Booking a professional makeup artist for your main event? Ask him or her to create a natural bridal makeup look that brings out the absolute best in your features! Read on for our product recs…

Foundation

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Photo: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | URBAN DECAY Naked Skin One & Done

The key to a flawless “no makeup” look is your skin. You want to keep it light and dewy, so opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. If you absolutely need to have a foundation, use a light formula like NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. The objective is for the makeup to look like your natural skin.

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Natural Looking Hair And Makeup From Etoilly Artistry

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Photo: Courtney Leigh Photography
While natural looking hair and makeup is “the” aesthetic for today’s bride, achieving this effect actually takes a lot of hard work.

This sophisticated-yet-natural bridal look is Etoilly Artistry’s area of expertise. Don’t just take our word for it, though…check out (and follow!) their awesome Instagram for clear and gorgeous evidence of their exceptional hair and makeup talents! Also, there’s this:

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Photo: Courtesy of Etoilly Artistry
You’re not gonna find nicer gals than the artists of Etoilly.

Seriously, these extraordinary beauty pros will transform you and your bridal party for the big day, and they’ll also make you feel super comfortable and happy while submitting to their hair and makeup magic. It’s one of the reasons we tapped Etoilly Artistry as our MUA of choice for our “Beauty On The Bayou” styled wedding shoot at The Dunlavy, coming to the pages of our Fall/Winter 2018 issue, on newsstands in July (no spoilers, darlings, you’re gonna have to pick it up in person to see!!). So, how can you tap into the talents of these effortless-beauty hair and makeup pros for your very own big day?

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Photo: Courtney Leigh Photography
Just give them a call and schedule your consultation!

And while you’re at it, take advantage of their limited-time special offer (subject to change): Book a bridal trial run with Etoilly Artistry and receive 20% off of your wedding-day bridal hair and makeup. See? We told you it was easy! Oh–and make sure to tell Hailey, Kailey & the crew that you found them right here on the Houston Wedding Blog!

Foundation Shades For Every Bride

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Photo: Milton Lawrence Photography

Makeup for a bride’s big day is a vital part of the prep, and nailing the look she wants comes down to a good base. A good foundation will give you a flawless finish and last through all the photos, stress and celebration. Yet despite the plethora of makeup brands available, it can be frustrating to find your match without mixing since many brands offer only 10-15 shades. What about those of us who fall outside this spectrum or in between these shades? No one wants to look back at wedding photos and realize your face doesn’t quite match the rest of you. With these brands’ wide foundation shade range, you can be sure to find your match, for a stunning bridal glow. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Pre-Wedding Dentist Consultation With Forestwood Dental

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Houston Wedding Blog: What are the most popular pre-wedding dentist consultation services Forestwood Dental provides for brides-to-be, groom-to-be, bridal party and mothers/fathers of brides & grooms?

Forestwood Dental: At least 6 months before the wedding or event, schedule a pre-wedding dentist consultation to discuss whitening or any other imperfections you want to fix before your big day. Plan to visit the dentist at least 12 months before your wedding if you are planning of having short-term orthodontics.

Make an appointment for getting your teeth cleaned as soon as possible. To get the best results with aesthetic procedures, the bridal party and family should plan a visit at least 6 months before the wedding to ensure that they accomplish whatever they would like. If you plan on taking engagement photos, you’ll need to move that deadline up even further. Follow this schedule for specific treatments: Click here to read the rest of this post »

12 Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair

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Photo: Tie the Knot Santorini

After your attire, your hair and makeup are vital to completing your wedding look. When you’re a bit short on lenght (no pun intended), it can be difficult to find ways to style your hair, espeically for your big day. However, know you have plenty of options for wedding hairstyles. If you don’t want to rely on hair extensions and would prefer to rock your naturally short locks, here are a few styles to get you started on pulling your wedding look together. Once you’ve found the look, make an appointment with our top stylists to bring it to life.

Bob Cut

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Photo: Blitzkneisser Foto & Film

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