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Why You Need Airbrush Makeup for Brides on Your Big Day

by Ritzvb41 on November 19, 2010 · 0 comments

airbrush makeup for brides Why You Need Airbrush Makeup for Brides on Your Big Day

The day a woman walks down the aisle, she’ll definitely want to look her best. Your wedding day will be remembered in hundreds of photographs you’ll stow away in a treasured photo album for years to come.

However, the last thing you need is for someone to point out how cakey your makeup seemed, or how easily they could see your freckles. If you want to look naturally flawless on your wedding day – and every time you look back on the memories – then airbrush makeup for brides is your only solution!

Airbrush makeup for brides is a major trend in bride makeup because of the benefits, especially for wedding day wear. Some of the benefits you can reap by choosing airbrush makeup for brides are:

A Flawless yet natural look Airbrush makeup never sinks into your pores. Instead, it remains on the surface of your skin. However, airbrush makeup for brides won’t end up curdling on your face, nor will it smear like conventional makeup. So, your guests may start wondering whether you even have any makeup on.

No touch ups required If you plan on using conventional makeup, you will have to have extra cosmetics and loose powder around to make sure your makeup lasts throughout. On the other hand, airbrush makeup for brides sets on your skin the minute you spray it, and stays intact for more than 12 hours straight.

A pimple-free honeymoon Conventional makeup has different components which irritate most skin types. For example, alcohol dries up dry skin, whereas silicone is a nuisance to acne-prone skin. Airbrush makeup for brides is usually water-based, making it suitable for all skin types. So, you’ll be able to enjoy clear skin on your honeymoon, rather than waste your time rubbing in different skin care products.

If you’re sold on the wise idea of using airbrush makeup for brides, start hunting for a spa or beauty salon that offers this must-have service. However, before you surrender your face to the airbrush makeup artist, make sure of the kit he/she will be using. On this site, you can easily discover some of the top airbrushing kits that will make your experience with airbrush makeup for brides quite exciting.

Once you’re fully satisfied with the products and the place, you can rest assured your groom will fall in love with your wedding day face too.

Hair Accessories for Your Wedding

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There are so many hair accessories available for your wedding, how will you choose?  I always ask my brides their style.  Classic? Beachy? Romantic? Hollywood Glam?  Whatever the style, incorporate it into ALL aspects of your wedding.  Don’t forget your hair!  Most brides remove the veil after the ceremony.  Why not replace with a special barrette, flower, or pin?  It will finish off the look, and will give you a little flair, even after the veil is removed.

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Bridal Flowers- Ethereal

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There are so many types of styles for brides these days.  There is vintage, classic, romantic, Hollywood glam, and more.  One of my faves is ethereal or romantic.  It reminds me of Romeo and Juliet.  Organic, loose chignons, natural braids, perfectly messed up coifs.  Just add flowers for that perfect look.  LOVE

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Bohemian Beach Waves

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Summer is here and my favorite beach style is bohemian waves.  They are sexy, beachy, and best of all, EASY  to do.  My favorite product to use is Boho Waves by Alterna’s Bamboo line.  Shampoo hair and condition.  Comb hair with a wide tooth comb.  Scrunch dry with a towel (do not rub!)  Spray Boho Waves throughout hair.  Scrunch again and airdry, or blowdry using a diffuser attachment.  So easy!16229

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Keratin Treatments for Frizz Free Hair

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Keratin Hair Treatments: What to Expect

New keratin-based treatments may save you hours each day.

WebMD Feature

Longing for smoother, straighter hair? Keratin hair-straightening treatments are a popular option at salons.If you’re thinking about trying it, you should know this:

  • What Is Keratin? It’s a protein that’s naturally in your hair.
  • How It Works: A stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to your hair and then uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. The process takes about 90 minutes or longer, depending on your hair’s length. Salon keratin products include Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola, Global Keratin Complex, the La-Brasiliana treatment, Brazilian Keratin Treatment, the Brazilian Blowout, and Brazilian Hair Straightening.
  • Time-Saving Tresses: If you usually style your hair straight, a keratin hair-straightening treatment could shorten your blow-dry time by 40% to 60%, says hair stylist Henri Borday of New York’s Mizu salon and corporate educator for Global Keratin.
  • Farewell, Frizz: You can forget about frizzy hair after treatment. “You could walk out in moist or light rain and your hair won’t change,” Borday says.
  • Wait Before You Wash: You shouldn’t wash your hair for three or four days after getting the treatment. That’s because the solution takes time to work, he says.
  • Upkeep: After you get a keratin hair treatment, and after the don’t-wash waiting period, you should use sodium-sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain the treatment.
  • How Long It Lasts: Expect the results to last two to 2 1/2 months.

Keratin treatments won’t make your hair break, but the flat-ironing might. “The hair breakage has nothing to do with the treatments and everything to do with the flat irons that are used to dry and seal the hair afterward,” says New York dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD. “Some stylists may use a flat iron that is way too hot and scorches hair, making it break off.”

“Keratin is more of a restorative treatment,” Borday says. “Even if you have a good hair type, it still strengthens the hair shaft and makes your hair more resilient.”

Sadick recommends checking with a dermatologist before getting a keratin treatment if you have psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.

Formaldehyde Factor

You may have heard about formaldehyde in salon keratin products.

Formaldehyde has been linked to health problems, especially for people who regularly work with it. The main health concern about formaldehyde in keratin products has been about salon workers, not people who get keratin hair treatments.

How much formaldehyde is in these products? That varies. The FDA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have looked into formaldehyde levels in some of these products.

“You can ask salon professionals if they know whether a product contains formaldehyde-related ingredients or other ingredients you may wish to avoid,” the FDA’s web site states. If you have a bad reaction to the treatment, the FDA asks that you report it to them.

“Most companies that put out keratin treatments use safe levels. But the problematic part and where these treatments got a bad rap came when salons were mixing their own to incorporate more formaldehyde,” Borday says.

 

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Wedding Hairstyle of the Week: A Structured Chignon

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I know that Etsy is a font of wedding style inspiration, but it didn’t occur to me until I was browsing the shop of veil and bridal accessory designer Tessa Kim yesterday that the site can also be a great resource for wedding hairstyle inspiration. The models wearing Tessa Kim‘s birdcage veils and fascinators are also sporting some very lovely updos—one of my favorites was the chignon pictured above. I love the volume at the crown and the loopy, wavy bun (see the hairstyle from the front angle here). The bonus is that you also get to see how the hairstyle will look when paired with a veil or wedding-appropriate hair accessory (not always the case with celebrity-inspired updos). Want more? Browse more wedding hairstyle ideas in our gallery, and find a hairstylist near you by clicking here. —Lauren Matthews

Read more here at Brides.com.

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