Wedding Wednesday – Makeup do’s and don’ts!

We all want to look our very best on our wedding day! Here are some tips on what we should do and avoid doing!

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet

  • Do drink plenty of water so your skin is well hydrated.
  • Don’t start excessive exercise the week of your weeding, you don’t want to have muscle pain or any injuries.
  • Don’t pick on your pimple(s) or blackheads, you don’t want to have any scars or scabs on the day of your wedding.
  • Do get a facial a week before the big day. Facials are amazing! Not only does it relax you, it eliminates dead skin cells and give you that glow you want.
  • Do use a good face cream and serum before putting on any makeup.
  • Don’t use harsh exfoliants in the morning of your wedding day, you don’t want to irritate your skin.
  • Do tweez or wax at least 2 to 3 days prior to the wedding. This will decrease your chances of having red, irritated and dry skin. This is also very important if you are removing any facial hair (brows, upper lip) because it will allow makeup to sit smoothly on your skin.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

  • Don’t go to the tanning salon the day before and risk yourself of a burn or better yet don’t start tanning and get too dark… you don’t want to lose your NATURAL beauty!
  • Do use a self tanners two days prior of the event! But make sure that you have exfoliated and hydrated your skin before and that you’ve at least tried it a few times so you know what the outcome is.
  • Do hydrate your skin by moisturizer it one hour prior to putting on your gown. This will allow time for the cream to sink in! Best result is to apply it right after a hot shower.
  • Do avoid dramatic changes to your hair color, cut and style. You want to look like yourself in your pictures and video. It is always best to do a bridal hair trial a few weeks before your big day.
  • Do avoid red wine, tea or caffeinated drinks a few days before the event so your teeth don’t get stained.
  • Do schedule a cleaning and/or bleaching of your teeth a few days before your wedding.
  • Do apply your fragrance before getting dress so you don’t risk staining your dress.

Marchesa

Marchesa

Marchesa

  • Do ask your makeup artist to give you a scraping of the lip stick color she is using for you; you can scrape it on the mirror of your powder compact.
  • Do use a waterproof mascara
  • Do exfoliate and moisturize your lips before putting on your lipstick
  • Do prepare a small makeup case; lip liner, lip stick, concealer, blush, powder, and bronzer for touch ups
  • Don’t try to use false lashes if you haven’t used it before! Try a few times before to see if you are comfortable having them on. A bridal makeup trial is best to try a few weeks before the big day.
  • Do consult your hair stylist on what you should do for your hair the night before; wash, blow dry, leave mousse or gel in…
  • Do get a good night sleep, you want to look well rested.

christian-dior-bridal

Christian Dior

georges-chakra-bridal

Georges Chakra

valentino-bridal

Valentino

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sylva K

Xox

They lived happily ever after… Diana & Ore’s Wedding!

Here’s a love story of one of my dearest bride’s Diana Perri on how she met her prince charming.

Diana and Ore met through a common friend. Ore always knew that beautiful Diana existed but never had the chance to meet her. Until January 2004, where they met at a friend’s small party. Sparks were flying right away and soon enough Diana and Ore  started dating.

On June 4, 2009, Ore proposed to Diana at the top of St-Josephs Oratory in front of montreal’s beautiful sunset.

“We would go there often in the summer just to chill and watch the sunset” – Diana told us 

Almost 7 years together, their love still continues to grow strong and on September 25 ,2010 Diana and Ore tied the knot.

Hair and Makeup by Sylva K & Team

Thank you Diana for making us a part of your beautiful day,

Sylva K

XOXO

Eyeliner Elegance For The Bride On Her Wedding Day

Doing your own makeup on your wedding day? Here is a tip you should know before applying your eyeliner.

Liquid liner can look very harsh and pencil liner tend to smudge, I’m sure you’ve experienced it! In order to have that soft natural look try using a long lasting gel liner.

Again black may look to harsh against a white gown, so try a dark brown, charcoal or even purple for a soft look.

To use, dip a small angled brush into the pot, wipe against the side of the pot to remove excess. Hold the outer corner of your eye with one hand and apply in small motions, working outward as close to the lash line as possible.

I suggest not to start your line from the inner corner, it will make your eyes look smaller! Start half way, say from your iris! Unless, you have big round eyes, then I would say start from the inner corner.

Till next time,  

Sylva K