Monday, September 08, 2008

Bridal Beauty - 3 Custom Color Specialists Marry Me

This week is Bridal Beauty Week at Face Candy. Because I'm getting married on Saturday!!! (And because I am not going to Fashion Week.) Each day I will showcase and review a bridal beauty product and give you tips for how to do your makeup for the big day. Friday, I will give you a list of what I'm using on myself.
Marry Me Lip and Cheek Stain in Warm ($20.50)- A unique 2 in 1 formula enriched with a color sealer and high level of stain. I LOVE stains, especially for my lips, when it gives me that I just ate a popsicle look. However, not all stains are created equal. Liquid stains are harder to work with and blend, plus they tend to dry out the lips. I've tried many and have not found one worthy of makeup-bag status. This one was created by the Co-Founder and Creative Director of 3 Custom Color Specialists, Trae Bodge, when she began to envision her own bridal makeup look. I love the formula of 3 CC lip and cheek stains. They're creamy and easy to apply and build color. This stain is quite similar to the Ski Bunny stain, in that it's surprisingly natural looking and it won't dry out your lips. The slight gloss finish will impart a healthy looking flush to cheeks and make your skin appear fresh and dewy. A new makeup-bag staple. The Marry Me Lip and Cheek Stains and Glosses come in Warm and Cool tones. Buy them separately or in a trio ($46.50.)

3 Custom Color Specialists Bridal Makeup Tips:
Always have your hair done first, and then your makeup, and then get dressed. Also, while getting hair and makeup done, wear a robe or shirt that opens in the front, to minimize the number of garments being pulled over your head.

1. Face- Begin by creating a smooth, flawless canvas. Cleanse the skin and moisturize well. Once your moisturizer has had a chance to absorb, begin to Conceal.

Conceal - apply our Creme Concealer where you need it. Start in the center of the face and blend outward with a sponge. With the Concealer Brush, apply around the eyes, nose and lips. Always place the brush first where you need it most and blend outward.

Set - with our soft face powder puff, press face powder into the skin to set the concealer. If you want face powder with coverage, try our #'s 1-5. No coverage, use our Translucent Powder.

2. Eyes- Base shade - should be applied all over the eye with the All-Over Blending Brush. Liner Shade - Wet the Pointed Eye Liner Brush and apply your Liner shade along the upper lash line. Keep any lining under the eye to a minimum. Allow to dry. ** pencil liner could also be used here

Crease Shade - Buff out the liner (to soften it) with the Countour brush and apply the same shade (dry) in the outer third of the crease.

Highlight - Use the Detail Brush to dust the Highlihgting Shade on the brow bone on the highest point of the eye lid.

Line - Swipe Light or Dark Clarifier pencil on the inner rim of the eye to brighten and widen.

Lashes - Last step - mascara. Be sure to use waterproof!

3. Cheeks- Highlight - with a fluffy brush, dust your high-lighting Eye Shadow shade to the upper cheek bone for definition and shine.

Color - Apply Marry Me Lip & Cheek Stain (in Cool or Warm) with the fingers. Focus on the apples and blend back towards the ears.

Contour - to create the illusion of a more prominnent cheek bone, apply a small amount of Cool or Warm Bronzer below the cheek bone. This can be used under the jaw line as well.

Glow - If you are feeling a little pale - with our face powder brush, generously dust our Bronzing Powder over the face, neck and decollete for a natural , healthy look.

4. Brows- Brows should be well defined, but not too dark. Choose a brow powder the same shade as your hair or slightly lighter. Brush on lightly with Brow Brush or Spoolie Brush for more color. Use wet with Pointed Eye Liner Brush to fill in gaps, if necessary.

Apply clear brow gel to set the shape.

5. Lips- Line - Follow the natural lip line with Cool or Warm Pink to define and to form a barrier for the lip color. Avoid re-shaping unless absolutely necessary!

Color - Apply one coat of Lip & Cheek Stain - be sure to blend well with the lip liner. Blot. Apply another coat of lipstick and blot lightly. This will ensure a solid seal of your base lip color. Apply lip gloss and eapply for shine when necessary.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

I can't wait to see your actual MU pics, will you be posting them up after the wedding? Crossing fingers to hope everything goes well on the actual day!

I love reading your blog, and I've been inspired to start a beauty blog of my own... if only I can get off my ass to start writing the actual post. :)

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