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Beauty tips for the blushing bride

For you brides and bridesmaids out there, a wedding day is a perfect excuse to create a more ideal, blemish-free version of yourself that will be immortalized in those wedding photos.

Bride-to-be Jennifer Jones wants to try out a make-up look that'll work for her wedding day photos.

"I'd like to keep it very natural," says Jennifer. "I'd like to have just enough where I look a little different, but pretty enough that I've got my pictures for a lifetime."

Our beauty expert, Jessica Metivier, has some Hollywood secrets for Jennifer on how to look naturally picture-perfect.

"I want you to look really great for all of your guests and as you walk down the aisle, but I also want you to look beautiful on camera as well," says Jessica. "There is no other day that you'll get photographed more than on your wedding day! I have a few tips to make it all easier."

Clear, fresh skin is the goal for every bride. To help achieve this, get regular facials about three to six months before your wedding, with the last one being at least two weeks from the big day.

Makeup Tips:

  1. Apply a light moisturizer, then a medium coverage foundation. 
  2. Apply concealer where you need it, and then a shine-stopping powder.
  3. Apply a peach or rose-hued blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush.

Keeping eye makeup simple, first apply a primer and then a matte eye shadow from your lash line up to your crease.

Next, a pop of shimmer in the middle adds a little eye-catching gleam! Using an espresso-colored liner, line the upper lash line, then use an angled brush to blend and soften. Curl your lashes, and apply two coats of waterproof mascara, then fill in the brows.

Finally, apply a lip color two shades darker than your natural tone. Be sure to hand it over to the maid of honor for touch-ups later!

"As a bride, you want to look like yourself," says Jessica. "Avoid too much makeup or trends at all costs!  Keep in mind that anything with too much shimmer or glitter will only be amplified in your photos. Follow my steps, keep some lip color and blotting powder at hand, and you'll look picture-perfect on your big day!"

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