Luxury beauty brand La Prairie offers private skin masterclasses for brides, perfect for a pre-hen’snight pampering. The bride and up to four guests will receive a skin consultation, a Skin Caviar hand and arm massage and a complexion colour match, along with personalised product trials and a La Prairie gift.
This service is available at all La Prairie counters. Call 1800 649 849 to find your nearest counter.
Oxygenetix breathable foundation was initially created for movie stars to camoufl age the signs of cosmetic procedures under the harshest of studio lights. However, it was soon discovered that Oxygenetix, which uses a super-charged deepmoisturising oxygen complex, Ceravitae, comprising hyaluronic acid and soothing aloe vera, sped up the healing process too. This means that it is also effective for wounds, scars, rashes, injuries, bruises, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, as well as sensitive, ulcerated, painful or cracked, dry skin. The breathable makeup protects and improves skin tone.
Importantly, the non-drying, protective makeup allows for the retention of natural fluids and can be worn 24 hours a day and won’t come off on clothes or sheets. This means you can cuddle up to your new husband on your wedding day without worrying about spoiling his suit!
Junia Kerr, owner of holistic salon Sage Beauty, sagebeauty.com.au, gives her top tips for glowing skin:
Makeup artist Simone Smith-Downing (simonemakeup.com.au) shares her secrets from the shoot.
What products did you use?
“I used Mac Peach Blossom lipstick, Mac Boldly Bare lip pencil and a peach blush. It’s all soft browns, bronze and peach tones.”
What inspired this look?
“We were inspired by a Calvin Klein look and it developed into more of a ’50s style. It is fresh and natural but with defi ned eyes to stand out under the heavy fringe.”
What are a bride’s makeup must-haves?
“Every bride should have waterproof eyeliner and mascara. The last thing you want is to tear up and look like you have black eyes! I recommend Bobby Brown Long-Wear gel eyeliner. Also, brides should always drink a lot of water and have a good skincare routine in the lead-up to the wedding.”
When you’ve planned your wedding down to a tee, you want to be able to relax on the big day, right from the getting ready stage. Michelle Refalo from Mm Bridal Exclusive says that having professional hair and makeup for your bridal party starts a wedding day off with the right atmosphere. “I just love the morning of the wedding, all the girls getting ready together, helping each other, having laughs, reminiscing about the good old days and drinking champagne. This is how us girls should get ready all the time for any occasion.”
Mm Bridal Exclusive offers hair styling for all types of weddings. With more than 15 years’ experience as a stylist, Michelle prides herself on being open to the bride’s ideas. “Communication to me is 90 percent listening and 10 percent talking. I listen to every detail my client may wish for on their special day. We all have different visions for our wedding day and it is my responsibility to make those visions come to life.” Mm Bridal Exclusive offers services Sydney-wide. For more information, email email@example.com.
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