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TOP 10 TIPS EVERY BRIDE MUST KNOW!
1. Always wear waterproof makeup!
We have heard it before, "I am not a crier." Crier or not, I think every bride would say better safe than sorry. You want your makeup to look just as fresh at the send off as it did when it was first applied.So waterproof-it-up ladies! Eyeliner, mascara, foundation, anything that comes in waterproof, wear it! You would hate to blot your eyes during the ceremony and when the preacher pronounces you man and wife, you turn around with black smudges under your eyes! You maybe happy then (you just married the man of your dreams)! But when you see the pictures the inner bridezilla might present itself, even after the wedding. So let's just deal with it correctly from the beginning, wear waterproof makeup and no one has to get hurt.
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2. Always wear fake eyelashes!
I know this one might be a little controversial, but hear me out. You want to look the best you have ever looked, glamorous, romantic, and natural at the same time. You want to look beautiful like you never have before, but still yourself. Eyelashes are a fun way to enhance your eyes, yes even if you have long eyelashes, and an easy, natural way to make your makeup different from any other day. There are different types of lashes, for a more dramatic look you can choose the full strip, but if you want a more natural enhancing look go for the individual lashes. If you still don't trust me and you are using a professional makeup artist, ask them about your options (they should have a few), and ask them to apply them for your trial.
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3. Get your trial makeup done for your engagement pictures.
This is a great way to make sure that you like your makeup and that it photographs well. You will also be able to see how it lasts throughout a day of smiling, kissing, hugging, maybe a tear or two. Once you get your pictures back you can decide what you like and don't like and make a better decision of whether or not you want to book that makeup artist, choose a different style, or do it yourself.
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4. If you are planning to spray tan
I know I have read and heard a lot of "DO NOT tan before your wedding day!" I do agree that there is nothing worse than an orange bride, but not all tanning solutions turn people orange. Here are suggestions for fake tanning:
1.) Make sure it is custom airbrush; it leaves less room for error.
2.) Do a tanning trial a month or two before so you can see whether or not it will turn you orange.
3.) If you like it and want it for the wedding, make sure you do it three days before hand. This gives it time to blend well and fix any mistakes there might be.
5. Be Honest!
Your makeup artist and hairdresser want you to be COMPLETELY honest during the trial session. That is what they are for! Don't worry about hurting feelings (well, you can still be polite in saying it) but make sure that you are very honest and specific with what you want. It makes it easier for the artist and you will be happier with the end result.
6. Make your own touch up bag
You will definitely need touch ups. That is just a given. It is a good idea to ask yourmakeup artist what products they used for mascara and lips so you can go out and buy it and have it on hand for the day. If they used a special blend of their own products, have then put a little extra in a little plastic baggy and make sure to bring something to apply it with (Maid of honor's finger is fine).
7. Use a makeup artist.
Since this is one of the most important days of your life, I would recommend that you hire a professional makeup artist. You are hiring professionals in every other area, why not makeup and hair? I always say the most important vendors you choose are the photographer, videographer, and makeup artist because they are the memories you take with you from your day. Does it matter if you looked fabulous the day of, but the camera didn't pick up the makeup well? You don't want to be looking at your photos afterward thinking, "I know I looked beautiful, but you can't tell!" You want your memories to show how beautiful you really looked.
8. Make sure the makeup used, by your professional or otherwise, is long-lasting and HD quality.
This is very important!! Two things you want your makeup to do: last all day/night and look good in pictures. Some good long lasting makeup (and HD quality) is airbrush — usually good for 12-18hours. Another tip is to apply primer about 10 minutes before foundation. Some good primers are NARS or SmashBox. These days every photographer and videographer is using HD quality equipment. This is fabulous because you pictures will look great. You just want to make sure that you are wearing makeup that will come out fabulous in the pictures. The best option for this is airbrush makeup. The way that it sprays on is pixelated and has the best results on camera. If you can't find someone who airbrushes you can still find HD quality foundation. Make Up Forever has really great HDquality foundation.
9. Shape your eyebrows
Have you ever noticed the difference between someone who takes care of their eyebrows and someone who just lets them grow? I know I do, because I can tell on myself. When I have my eyebrows waxed I feel like a new woman! It can make so much of a difference.If you have never gotten your eyebrows waxed or shaped before, go to a professional a couple months before. That way if you don't like it you will have time to grow them out. If you do like it, continue going to the same person and keep it up until the wedding. The last time you should get your eyebrows waxed should be at least 3 days before the wedding. This gives you enough time to make sure you don't have red above and below your eyes and that the makeup will go on smooth.
10. Don't forget your makeup artist or hair stylist!!
After you have been beautified for your perfect day, make sure you show some love to the people who got you there! Makeup artists and hair stylist are always looking to update their portfolio and the best way to do that is with the professional pictures from your photographer. Make sure when it is said and done and you have some pictures back, you let your stylist know that they can get them printed out and use them for their website and literature, etc. It would be a huge help to them! We at La'Bella MAFIA do a ton of weddings and brides here in Las Vegas and we always appreciate a photo of a look that is desired so we can ensure to replicate and produce expectations! las vegas makeup artists las vegas makeup artists makeup artists las vegas makeup artists las vegas
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Who says Makeup is just for your face? Now days you can find fun accessories and gadgets to wear from head to toe. We here at La'Bella MAFIA had so much fun shopping for these fun frisky fashion accessories and if your a Makeup Lover like us your dreams can finally come true!
We fell in love with the Lipstick pumps, so chic and yet clever, not only are they fun and functional but you will be sure to have kisses blow your way as you strut your stuff in these got to have heels!
What Makeup Fanatic couldn't live without a Chanel Charm bracelet and a pair of hand mirror ear rings? You will definitely stop traffic with these reflective flashers framing your face!
YSL created a band bracelet for Makeup on the go, no more messing up your nails while digging in your makeup bag, just flip open the compact on your wrist and perfect your pout, and don't forget the face powder filled clutch that every gold goddess must posses!
Who says diamonds are a girls best friend? Now you can have a diamond full of lip glass, just pop open the gem and the rock you sport on your finder becomes a jewel of two tales!
Wink your way into this nifty little necklace made of a false eyelash strip and dainty chain links. Bat your eyes at that, ladies!
Jewels of the nile are a thing of the past and cleopatra couldnt imagine a treasure so chic, but we found some goodies that will dazzle your inner diva, a cute keychain and some lips that are for your finger and not your face!
We hope you enjoyed our fun fashion makeup pieces and if you happen to have a piece of jewelry that would bedazzle us with delight please share with us and our other readers or submit a photo to us at:
Written By: Oney
THE SQUARE FACE
If your face is shaped like Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson or Hillary Swank, you've got a square face. A square face is generally categorized by a strong, defined jaw, much like your celebrity look-alike.
When choosing a hairstyle to suit your square face, you should aim for one that will take the emphasis away from your jaw. A great way to do this is to opt for hairstyles that have texture and layers. Choppy and uneven ends that frame your face are great options for this face shape. So are side-swept bangs. Curls in varying positions also look great on this face shape.
Avoid hairstyles that end on your jawline as these will define your jaw. Remember "the Rachel" hairstyleworn by Jennifer Aniston in Friends? This one is a great option for shorter hair and works wonders for square faces.
THE ROUND FACE
Celebrities with a round face include Cameron Diaz, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson and Katherine Zeta Jones.
When choosing a hairstyle to suit your round face, aim to keep the face balanced. You want to keep the face clean and free from fringes and very choppy, blunt bangs. Try to keep the volume of the hair surrounding your face as minimal as possible, as you don't want to accentuate your roundness.
A great hairstyle for a round face is to have long bangs, swept to the side that cover the forehead.
THE OVAL FACE
When it comes to oval faces, famous faces that come to mind include Cindy Crawford, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow.
This face shape is probably the easiest to style because it will suit most hairstyles. Depending on your individual tastes, you can have long or short hair options. Try to avoid styles that add too much height to your head, as these will make your face seem out of proportion.
Play with sexy bobs, long and loose curls and choppy bangs as these styles look fabulous on you.
THE HEART-SHAPED FACE
The distinct feature that defines this face shape is the cute, pointy chin much like celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Natalie Portman. All these celebs have what is known as a heart-shaped face, because when you look at it, the point chin resembles a heart.
With this type of face shape you want to draw attention away from your chin in the center, therefore avoid straight cut fringes, which will define your chin. You can play with many options, including side-swept bangs and try them out in different positions. These will finish off your look nicely and take the emphasis off your chin.
Play with soft, wispy layers that start just under your cheekbone, or if you have long hair, longer layers are very flattering for this face shape.
THE LONG FACE
If your face is long like Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Lindsay Lohan and Liv Tyler you should try to avoid plain Jane hairstyles. Instead of parting your hair in the middle, opt for side partings and avoid straight cut styles as these will make your face look longer.
Create fullness at the top and then have sexy layers, at varying lengths to finish this look off. Romantic, loose curls look great with this face shape.
La'Bella MAFIA recommends AVEDA exfoliant, it can be used daily and is a light gentle formula that is non abrasive to the skin offering optimal generation of the skin cells and leaves the skin with a polished appearance. Its light liquid formula can be applied with a cotton round and lightly massaged into the skin and rinsed. We also recommend the AVEDA tourmaline charged exfoliating cream cleanser that has light granular consistency offering a light sloughing to the skin but is gently enough to be used as a daily cleanser. You would use light circular motions and rinse, followed by a toner and moisturizer.
If you have used the AVEDA exfoliators please leave a review in the comments section below!
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Do not feel bad if you are one of those women who think that changing fashion and trends every three months is absurd. A lot of people feel the same way, especially now that the price of almost everything has risen astronomically. No one in her right mind, except probably the ultra rich, can religiously continue to change her wardrobe every quarter.
If you feel this way about fashion, you probably also despise the changing colors and fads of the makeup industry. The electric blue eye shadow that has been in vogue in January might already be a fashion faux pas in September.
A glamorous evening calls for a glamorous look. When it's about evening makeup looks, it's all about your eyes. In a subdued light, all you need is sexy eye makeup to look stunning. Minimal makeup or make up which comes very close to your skin tone, will surely make heads turns. With dark and deep eye shades, create a dramatic look on your eyes and let the rest of the face play along. So if you are looking for a perfect night party look, here's how to apply evening makeup to get those killer looks.