Even if your regular routine is more wash-and-go than prep-and-prime–OK, especially if it is–you’re going to want to amp up the attention you pay to skincare and haircare a bit as you prepare to become a bride (and the focus of more adoring gazes and photos than you could possibly count). Protection, exfoliation and hydration are your key tools during this important time, and lucky for you, we’ve pre-selected some of the best products on the market to get the pre-wedding beauty job done. Scroll down for more details!
1. Kerastase Initialiste: Azur West Salon 2. Amarte Aqua Veil Hydrator: Amarte 3. Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm: Josie Maran 4. Shu Uemera Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil: Azur West Salon 5. KAX Tanning Souffle: Kax Tanning Souffle 6. Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream SPF 40: Marilyn Monroe Spas – The Woodlands 7. Patyka Intensive Moisturizing Mask: Patyka 8. Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer: Beauty.com 9. Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask: Sephora 10. Chi Rose Hip Oil Protecting Conditioner: Ulta
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!
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
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!
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
We’re saying ‘eye do’ to fuller lashes and bold brows this wedding season for a number of reasons. Let’s be honest—brows and lashes can make or break a makeup look. They frame and define your face, and instantly bring a fresh look. When your brows are defined, you can easily rock the “no-makeup” trend! Here are seven must-have beauty products that’ll make your brows #onfleek. You can thank us later. Happy shopping, lovelies!
1. Benefit Brow Zings Shaping Kit: Benefit Cosmetics 2. Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum: Sephora 3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: Sephora 4. Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping & Defining Kit: Too Faced 5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Angled Cut Brush #15: Sephora 6. Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara: Charlotte Tilbury 7. Clinique Instant Lift for Brows Pencil: Clinique
After all of those pre-wedding celebrations, bridal shower preps, luncheons and countless hours that your gals help you plan, it’s time to say thanks. Whether your girls love metallic flash tattoos, dainty jewelry or are makeup junkies, we’ve got you covered with 8 gifts they’ll definitely be swooning over. Happy shopping, lovelies!
1. Daydream Prints Team Bride Flash Tattoos: Daydream Prints 2. Henri Bendel Classic Diamond Cocktail Ring: Henri Bendel Houston Galleria 3. Bauble Bar Jumbo Disk Pendant: Bauble Bar 4. Greenleaf Cashmere Kiss Votive Candle: Greenleaf Gifts 5. Besame Cosmetics Lipstick in 1946 Red Velvet: Sephora 6. Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Orbital Cuff Bracelet: Henri Bendel Houston Galleria 7. Davie & Chiyo Letra Ring Trio: Davie & Chiyo 8. Sisco + Berluti Fly Me To The Moon Stack: Sisco + Berluti