On behalf of the class of ladies who were bridesmaids in their best friends wedding this summer, I’d like to share my beauty suggestions for this kind of once and a lifetime occasion. Your main goal is maintaining a healthy skin routine in times where daily beauty and poise is required. All who took on the role of demoiselles d'honneur would relate to the multiple events you will attend in the hours (sometimes days) leading up to the big day! From garden parties- to meet distant relatives, and rehearsal dinners to being chauffeured downtown to meet other wedding attendees, champagne is never ending and learning full names is not a priority, only dancing. On your bestfriend’s wedding day, keep the girls calm by using some of my favorite products that are sure to withstand anything that may come your way! Start off by using Amla Purifying Cleanser by celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn and french imported Clarins Paris Toner. The gentle chamomile and organic ingredients will ease the groups’ jitters and also prepare the pores for greatness. Although your facial probably took place a few days before, for extra beautifying and sudden breakouts, the Boxidea face masks for radiance and clarity are stellar! There’s no such thing as too much beauty.
Another fact to consider is, with summer brings moist faces that aren't really a great combination for oily skin- let alone makeup, without first applying a base. Fret not! La Prairie’s Skin Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer, a light cream that activates your face cells so fast you will feel a jolt of energy, or Essence of Skin caviar eye complex, a thick liquid served in their famous blue jars with silver lettering (it’s beautiful), are perfect options for a superior canvas. Don’t forget to indulge in the caviar for yourself! An oldie but goody award goes to Lancome’s base Pro Primer. A great facial makes lasting impressions, especially to that surprisingly handsome table date. Not to mention, wedding photos are best achieved with glorious foundation by Makeup Forever and eye shadow by the one and only Nars. Actually, we love Nars and YSL lipstick as a duo. Including, their magic wand concealer Touche eclat and incredible mascara- all packaged in aluminum gold-colored containers, they are like secret gadgets. After the big day, remove makeup with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and drink three glasses of water before bed. Pin curl your hair for a quick comb through for the next morning's post-wedding gossip brunch. In social events like this, being prepared in beauty and friendships comes full circle.