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m any of us have spent more than we’d like to admit on lipsticks with cute, catchy names that sound promising (berry sexy, anyone?) but instead give us that sickly, yellowish “glow.” If you’ve been making that classic rookie mistake – matching color with color- it’s time to focus on the wonders of the undertone. Shopping sprees will become a little more involved, but ultimately more successful. You might even discover you can in fact pull off those risqué shades beauty rags always warned you “winters” to stay clear of. So, perk up your pout with a vibrant shade that compliments your skin t
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g et baby-dolled up for your wedding day with airbrush makeup, a revolutionary foundation that enlivens your features and exposes a sprightly, bare-faced beauty. Glamour is less about the kitschy glitter and more about that natural gleam: a philosophy that should be passed on to brides hoping to look model-esque for photographs. So ditch the stage makeup, clogged pores, clown-cheeks and all, and participate in a hot trend that permeates timeless beauty. For a little taste, Montreal’s Mindy Shear shares some
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y our bridal look need not be hard-won. Firstly, toilsome tresses are a thing of a fuddy-duddy past and makeup has been reacquainted with light textures and natural shades. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t let color and be-jewelry pop with wide-eyed glee, as getting dolled up should be good girlish fun. But it’s when you take the pleasure from that glitter and lip-smacker era and combine it with chic adult tastes that you can achieve real bridal beauty. Of course, if you’re not yet confident in your “chic adult tastes,” hair and makeup artists can help you hone your palette.
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i f your eyebrows don’t resemble an over-plucked souvenir from an angst-ridden teen-dom, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. Now that you’re a mademoiselle off-the-market and emotionally mature, it’s time to tackle those facial caterpillars once and for all. All you need are a few clever tools, a steady hand, and a patient appreciation for budding visual symmetry. The more hair left in place upon your precious
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Posted by Cayla Capri
m arrying a man who takes pride in his appearance and is comfortable giving those gender barriers a wee push can make for beautiful wedding photos. A little moisturizer here, a dab of concealer there and you can forget about photoshopping because the both of you are going to look air-brushed and picture perfect even in person! Think of every blemish-free, clear-skinned male model that’s ever inspired a little drool at the corner of your mouth. Now that you’re convinced *ahem,* i
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d on’t let foundations cake the better of you – they’re meant to highlight your skin, not mask your face. Pimples, discoloration, wrinkles and redness can be traumatizing, sure, but hiding beneath a thick layer of foundation is the ultimate faux-pas look. After all, the good stuff is meant to serve as a base for your makeup, meaning you should appear fresh and natural and makeup-less when it’s all you’ve got going on. Choosing a foundation that looks and feels deliciously naked might seem daunting, but once you’ve delved into a bit of cosmetic insight, it can be a real breeze.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
w ith the smoky lid and red pout ruling the makeup roost, the liquid-lined cat eye and nude lip percolating trendsetters, it’s easy to let poor, forgotten blush slip into downright neglect. But there’s a reason brides are ubiquitously tagged as “blushing.” That phony flush provides the simple, simultaneous illusion of ruddy, youthful health and high fashion cheekbones, making you just so darn pinchable, not to mention kissable, in all your glowy bridal glory. the skinny on the tone
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Posted by Cayla Capri
a mole here and a stretch mark there might feel like the end of the world, even to the coolest of cucumbers before the big day. Thankfully, swift sprinklings of touch-up action can help soothe any skittish sentiments about parading down the aisle. So say good-bye to the buzz-kill of self-doubt and try to keep in mind that most pesky imperfections are only beknownst unto thee – others simply do not hone in on minute foibles of the human genus. As you tie that knot tight, you’re bound to take everyone’s breath away. You likely already do – just by being yourself.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
w hen it comes to a damsel’s peepers, they’ve got a personality all their own. Whether they’re the windows to your soul, or the keys to your come-hither charms, these precious orbs will want to be amped up for the big day. Firstly, consider the style of the dress and overall vibe of the ceremony. With that in mind, it’s as easy as pie to achieve a particular gaze, thanks to the sweep of shadow, the smudge of liner, and the brush of a mascara wand. With the right tools in place, and a little sleight of hand, consider your eyelids palates fit for Picasso.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
m ascara has always been the wizard-kid of the cosmetic world. Make-up artists from every corner of the globe will agree – if you’re pressed for time, concealer, gloss, and mascara are all you really need before jetting out the door. Mascara has come a long way since the days of coal dust and petroleum jelly. There are highly effective formulas available on today’s market to suit your every starry-eyed whim. With a little technique, achieve the bedrooms eyes of a smoldering siren, or the subdued innocence of Bambi in a mere matter of minutes.
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