Archive for the ‘Make-up’ Category

Bridal Beauty: Golden Goddess

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Too hot out for tanning? Um, YEAH. Also: You want to protect your bridal skin from harmful UV rays, ESPECIALLY now, in the days leading up to your wedding. Our solution? These fantastic, sun-free, heat-free products for cheek, eye and lip, whether you’re after deep, dark color or just a hint of golden shimmer. You glow, girl.

Bridal Beauty: Golden Goddess

1. Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip Potion in Devilish Nectar: Rouge Bunny Rouge 2. Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer: Lorac Cosmetics 3. Jane Iredale Eye Shadow in Daytime: Jane Iredale 4. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: Too Faced 5. Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Pressed Shimmer Bronzer: Physician’s Formula 6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Copper Diamond: Barneys

Get Picture Perfect Makeup With Skindinavia

Friday, February 27th, 2015

 

Get Picture Perfect Makeup With Skindinavia Living in Houston, we know that humidity is a big deal and no one wants that hot Texas sun melting our makeup away! Skindinavia’s makeup finishing spray will keep you looking flawless on your big day. The ultra-fine mist is designed to resist moisture, and prevent fading.  You can kiss and cry the day away knowing your makeup will look perfect every minute. This fabulous product can be found in the latest I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bag…and at Skindinavia, natch : )

Our Favorite Makeup Picks for Wedding Day Glamour

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Glamour and high drama are BACK for 2015 brides, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Deep reds, hot pinks, chic shimmer, full black lashes… Get your diva on with our top makeup picks for red carpet (and white aisle) wedding-day style!

Color Me Beautiful

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara ~ Beauty.com 2. Michael Kors Glam Lip Luster in Icon ~ Macy’s 3. Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Carnal Red ~ Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 4. Lorac Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Superstar ~ Beauty.com 5. Make Up For Ever Rogue Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Vermillion Red ~ Sephora 6. Becca Beach Tint in Shimmer Souffle ~ Sephora

A Rosy Flush That Lasts and Lasts, from The Balm by Instain

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Instain by the Balm made it to our beauty must-haves list because it’s uhh-mazing! This superb staining powder blush is the perfect way to give your cheeks a long-lasting flush of color with a beautiful matte finish. With six shades, suited for all seasons and skin tones, it infuses your cheeks radiant, rosy color that lasts through all-day celebrations, photo shoots, romantic getaways…even action-packed days at the office. Instain comes in the cutest freaking packaging and is the perfect size to throw in your clutch or ideal for traveling (which is why WE threw it in our I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags)!

HWB Hearts: Super Natural Bridal Beauty from Rae Cosmetics and Kiehl’s

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Rae Cosmetics ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Photos: Rae Cosmetics

‘Tis the season…for dry, tight, chapped skin. Next thing you know, it’ll be the season for swampy heat and endless sweat.

That’s just life in the big city. Of Houston. And we’re OK with that. What we’re not OK with? Looking anything less than picture-perfect on our big, beautiful wedding day. So let’s skip ahead a few months to the coming humidity—a bane for many a Houston bride. If you’re planning to walk down that aisle, or pose for engagement or bridal pics during our steamy season, you have GOT to get your hands on goods from Rae Cosmetics. We love  this awesome line based in Austin and created by local makeup pro Rochelle Rae, who formulated her heat- and humidity-resistant products for professional athletes—and ended up making makeup that happens to be perfect for Houston brides.

Our favorite bridal beauty products include Rae’s weightless, antioxidant-packed Surface Primer, which creates a smooth, matte canvas for wedding-day makeup, and Rae’s silky, triple-milled, SPF 15 Mineral Powder, which won’t crease or smear from humidity or sweat. Sweet. Also in our bridal beauty toolbox is Rae’s Lush Silk Mascara, with actual silk powder, which binds to water, making it heat- and sweat-resistant, while creating long, lush, smize-tacular lashes. One note: Mineral face makeup tends to have light-reflecting properties, so be sure to check with your makeup artist before having your face done for photos!

Kiehl's Cosmetics ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Photos: Kiehl’s

Of course, we all know that bridal beauty prep starts months in advance of the main event. One of the best products we’ve found for keeping skin soft, supple and dewy looking during winter’s cool, dry months is new Midnight Recovery Concentrate from natural-beauty fave Kiehl’s. More a serum than a moisturizer, this lavender-enriched oil is formulated to repair and regenerate skin while you sleep. And you better believe it does. Smooth on a few drops, and, voila—wake up with fresher, more elastic, more hydrated skin (P.S. contrary to what you may think, it’s excellent for oily skin—many blemish-prone gals report a reduction in breakouts when using it!). And the scent? Soothing and heavenly—perfect for the stressed-out bride-to-be. Pair it with Kiehl’s paraben-free Midnight Recovery Eye treatment as part of your pre-wedding bridal beauty routine, and get ready to glow, for real.