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Wedding season is upon us, ladies! And it’s time to talk bridal make-up.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the world of wedding beauty. I co-created bridal cosmetics collections with Aerin Lauder of Estee Lauder exclusively for Macy’s. I was a make-up artist for Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, and Amsale's bridal collections at Bridal Fashion Week. I did the make-up for bridal design star Monique Lhuillier herself the morning of her New York show. And I’ve done wedding day make-up for countless numbers of brides from Beverly Hills to 5th Avenue.
You could certainly say I’m well-versed in what makes a bride look and feel beautiful on her special day!
The truth is, so many brides feel like make-up is a bit of a mystery. Yet, it’s one of the essential building blocks of a wedding day wardrobe. Bridal makeup should enhance a woman’s beauty and should make her feel both gorgeous and comfortable, not like she sees fake version of herself in the mirror. That’s why using the right make-up for your wedding is an absolute must.
Because of my sophisticated style yet practical approach to beauty, the VINTAGE collection could not work more perfectly for wedding wear. Every product was created to be timeless, to enhance already-there beauty, and to seamlessly work with most every skin tone.
Here are the essentials for feeling like the most beautiful version of yourself on a day you’ll never forget:
And lastly, here are a few pro-tips (AKA Jess’s DO’s and DON’Ts to keep in mind for your big day: