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7 Contouring and Highlighting Products You Need

You’re never fully dressed without a smile…and your bridal beauty look is not complete without a great highlight and contour! We dove into the depths of makeup artistry and pulled some of our favorite illuminating, concealing,and contouring products for y’all. Happy highlighting, beauty queens, xo.

Get Your Glow On

1. Guerlaind Precious Light Illuminator & Concealer: Sephora 2. Benefit High Beam Highlighter: Benefit Cosmetics 3. Lucky Cat Beauty Camofleur Concealer: Lucky Cat Beauty 4. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter: Clinique 5. Model Launcher Contour Powder Duo in Afternoon Delight: Model Launcher 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Medium to Tan: Sephora 7. Givenchy Beauty La Revelation Originelle Highlighting Powder: Barneys NY

Get Your Glow On: Our Favorite Bronzers, Shimmers and Tanning Products

Hey there, golden goddess (or pale princess ISO the perfect faux glow), we’ve got news for you: You can achieve that flawless sun-kissed color without baking in the Houston heat or risking the damage of UV rays, with the help of our favorite tan, shimmer & bronzer products. Enjoy!

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1. KAX Tanning Souffle Mousse: KAX Salon Houston 2. FakeBake Passion Fruit Exfoliating Wipes: FakeBake 3. La Mer The After Sun Enhancer: Neiman Marcus 4. L’Atelier De ArtOnIt Le Poudre De Soleil in Cassidy’s Sun: KAX Salon Houston 5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze: Sephora 6. Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender: Origins 7. Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush: Tory Burch

Matte Lips for Brides, Bridesmaids and More

Get ready to pucker up with this season’s hottest trend: matte lips. We turned to our brides, besties and Houston makeup artists to find out which 2016 matte lip colors were topping their kiss lists…and here are our faves of the bunch–including an AWESOME matte gloss (yes, you heard that right) from Nyoka Gregory Beauty!

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1. Model Launcher “The Heat” Matte Lipstick: Model Launcher 2. Dior Diorific “Fantastique” Matte Velvet Colour Lipstick: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 3. Smashbox Be Legendary “Mauve Matte” Lipstick: Sephora 4. L’Atelier De ArtOnIt “Love Lucy” Le Rouge A Levres De Caractere: KAX Salon Houston 5. Nars “Bolero” Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Sephora  6. Jane Iredale “Ann” Matte Lipstick: KAX Salon Houston 7. Nyoka Gregory Beauty “Pink Parfait” Matte Lip Color: Nyoka Gregory Beauty 8. Lucky Cat Beauty “Marilyn” Matte Luxury Lipstick: Lucky Cat Beauty

The 8 Best Shades of Pink for Everyone

Spring is right around the corner, ladies, and you know what that means… shades of pink everywhere! We’ve rounded up the color’s prettiest shades for your cheeks, lips and nails. Rose, blush, coral… Whatever hue you prefer, embrace the new season by adding pink to your beauty palette.

Bridal Beauty: Think Pink

1. Dior Nail Lacquer in Tra-La-La: Sephora 2. Model Launcher ML Lip Crayon in Cordial: Model Launcher 3. Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile Lip Color in Loubiminette: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 5. Too Faced Love Flushed Blush in How Deep Is Your Love: Too Faced 6. Essie Nail Polish in Brides No Grooms: Essie 7. Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Emily: Sephora 8. NARS The Multiple in Riviera: Sephora

$300 Make-Up Artist Project GIVEAWAY

$300 Make-Up Artist Project GIVEAWAY

Photo: The Make-Up Artist Project

What if you woke up tomorrow to discover $300 worth of the world’s most prized professional cosmetics waiting for you to dig in…and doll up?? That’s exactly what will happen for ONE lucky Houston bride-to-be, on the morning after next week’s incredible, ultra-luxe I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian.

How’s that? Well…one bride who purchases her tickets from now through midnight tomorrow to Houston’s signature wedding fantasyscape & VIP cocktail party—coming to The Corinthian on Thurs., Feb. 4 @ 6 p.m—will SCORE a hand-picked selection of the best professional makeup products of 2016, courtesy of The Make-Up Artist Project, Houston’s top resource for pro makeup artists!!

Contouring, highlighting, brows, lashes, drama, transformation—the MUA Project’s experts are the best in the business, and they’ve hand-selected a BUNCH of their absolute favorite cosmetics and tools, just for us…well, just for YOU, Houston bride.

TO ENTER:

  • Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree pre-sale tickets between NOW and 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
  • Register with Weddings in Houston to receive VIP event invitations, special vendor offers and entry for exclusive bridal, wedding and travel giveaways.

Speaking of which…when you purchase your tickets and enter to win our MUA Project Giveaway, you ALSO will automatically be entered to win our 5-Night Island Getaway at Bermuda’s most beautiful honeymoon resort, Pompano Beach Club.

We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Wedding Soiree, and announce winners live, at our fabulous event.

Do NOT miss this opportunity, darlings. Get in it to win it…and get yourself, your boo, and your entourage to the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, next Thursday evening. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!!