Monthly Archives: February 2016

SKIN CARE BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY

Your lover just proposed and  you are already thinking about the dress, the place, the food, the guests and who is going to be your bridesmaids ! !!! Congratulation, it is so exciting !!!!

But wait a minute, have you thought about your skin !?! You should make it a priority and write it at the top of your TO-DO LIST !!!

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Beautiful bride to be don’t worry, It’s easy. Just follow the steps …

  • skincare-productsThe Earlier the better  : As soon as you know that you are getting married , you must think about your skin. If you didn’t know it and you are one month from the wedding, don’t worry, the skin cells renew every 21 to 28  day, you still have time to improve your skin appearance for the big day.
  • Eat Healthy and Drink Water :It is good for your skin, your body and your energy. It can sound like so obvious but too many time we  forget how much what we eat can affect our skin aspect. Eat a lot of fruits ans vegetables. Choose them full of water like watermelon, kiwi or strawberries, green vegetables like cucumber, spinach, iceberg lettuce etc. Drink a lot of water and green tea.

If you are getting married at the beimages (1)ach, in the Riviera Maya– Mexico for example, eat a lot of papaya, tomatoes and carrots before arriving at destination. They  are full of B-Carotene and will help you not to burn your skin under the sun. Moreover it will give a beautiful color to your tan. Eating well also helps to get in shape.

  • Monthly Professional Facial Treatment : After a quick skin diagnosis, the profesionnal will  determine your skin type and condition and decide which skincare treatment is good for you. The facial not only improves your appearance. Refreshing the skin and getting all the dirt out of the pores will also help the skin to better serve its protection purpose. Take advantage of this moment to relax and feel good.
  • Skin care Routine at Home : The monthly facial is not enough. A daily skin care routine at home is more than necessary. Ask your professional to help you to determine the best routine  and products for your skin type (oily, dry,normal or combo).

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But basically, you will need to:

1- Clean : Remove all the make up, debris and oil using a water soluble cleanser. It prepares the skin to receive more effectively the other products ( toner and moisturizer treatments)

2- Tone: Complete the cleaning, make up removing,hydrate and add important skin repairing ingredients.

3- Exfoliate : It removes dead skin cells from the skin surface and clean the pores.  Perfect to let the new fresh skin appears.

4- Moisturize & Hydrate : Use the right hydrating cream depending on your skin type and the targeted moisturizer treatment depending on your skin specificity. It can be to fight against acne or scars, anti aging, anti wrinkles etc… You can also use a hydrating mask once a week.

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Your bridal expert hair and makeup artist tips if you are getting married at the beach

  • Use sunscreen everyday on your face and lips months before the wedding and during your stay at destination (even if you don’t live at the beach and if it is winter)
  • Fragance free products are better for sensitive skins and avoid brown skin spots due to the sun exposure.
  • On the wedding day, before your make up artist arrive don’t use any oily product on you face (Monoi, tanning oil or sunscreen)
  • Don’t forget your body ! Use a body scrub once a week, (don’t forget your knees and elbows) to improve your skin aspect if you’re wearing an open wedding dress.

Now you know how to look even more gorgeous than you already are, we suggest you to keep taking care of your skin after the weeding.

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Airbrush Vs Traditional Make Up

You are getting married soon !  You already have a lot of things to prepare and decisions to make for the ceremony…and now your make up artist is asking you if you want a traditional or airbrush make up technique  for your wedding day !

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If you can’t decide because you don’t really know what is the difference, let us help you a little.

 

                 TRADITIONAL MAKE UP

Makeup foundation 628x363When your make up artist talks about traditional make up, it means the application is done with regular make up products: brushes, foundations, powders, eye shadows … The same tools that you could use at home. Your make up artist probably has more products, colors, textures and tools than you do and can decide to use brushes, a sponge or the fingers tips for the application. The make up artist uses pancake, liquid, cream or pressed powder foundation depending on you skin properties. It exists so many options on the beauty market that you should let the professional choose the best for you on your wedding day.

 

                     AIRBRUSH MAKEUP

hqdefaultFor the airbrush application, your make up artist will use a small air compressor, also called airgun machine.  This micro spray technology gives a very natural and uniform result using a very small amount of special airbrush foundation (silicon or water based).  In few minutes you have a flawless doll skin perfect for the photo shooting. The result can be matte or glowy, light or opaque, just tell your make up artist the style you want.

The airbrush make up is very long lasting, it actually lasts longer than traditional make up and this is why it is highly recommended for weddings, night events or for fashion, TV, cinema, photo shoots etc…

Tips from your Makeup Artist :
For your beach wedding in the Caribbean Riviera Maya – Mexico , both techniques are good because we use waterproof products, but let us give you some additional recommendation :
– Airbrush makeup technique gives a lighter and more natural result than the traditional.
– Very quick application
– The tropical weather will make you sweat more than usual and the airbrush will last longer than traditional makeup.
– With airbrush makeup no touch ups needed.
– If you are the bride to be, tell your hair and make up artist the result you want (more or less opacity), you can share with her some pictures of the result you would like.
– We always recommend a trial run before the big day to feel more relax on the wedding day.
See the difference :
 AIRBRUSH Vs TRADITIONAL MAKEUP                       BEFORE / AFTER AIRBRUSH 
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