Tasha Delancy, celebrity make-up artist, shares her advice on how brides can look their best.
What do you recommend for a skin care regime?
Tasha: First of all, as much as you want to pamper yourself in the month before your wedding, avoid facials; do microderm abrasion twice a week instead. For the month prior to your wedding, adopt a consistent skin care regime, preferably with products that are all-natural and made with soy. Cleanse your skin morning and night and follow-up with a serum, moisturizer, and eye cream. I recommend refrigerating your skin care products for two reasons: it adds to the shelf life of the products and because it helps with puffiness. When you are stressed out and need your own mini-spa experience, a dab of cool eye cream always does the trick! And never, ever forget your sunscreen; use at least a SPF 50.
What can you do to give your skin that wedding-day glow?
Tasha: Don’t make your body, particularly your liver, work harder than it needs to. Take 1000 mg of chewable vitamin-C every day. This will help reduce the redness in your skin, including acne scarring. You can also drink pomegranate juice; it is rich in antioxidants and will not only give your skin a boost, but also help your immune system. Don’t be tempted into any drastic diets for your wedding, particularly in the month before. It will show up in your skin. Instead, avoid alcohol and drink small amounts of prune juice to help detox your body.
There are so many events before the wedding. What are some makeup tips to look your best?
Tasha: Keep it simple, and follow that philosophy through to your wedding day. On your wedding day, you want to look like yourself, just a little more romantic. If there are events where you want slightly more dramatic makeup, make sure to use what you are comfortable with. For example, many of the women I work with love the look of a liquid liner but are unsuccessful with it on their own. That’s why I recommend waterproof gel eyeliner. It creates a great look without needing to have the steadiest of hands.
Any parting advice?
Tasha: Don’t ever do anything for the first time before your wedding. Don’t try bangs, new haircolor, or a pierced nose at a time when you are going to be the center of attention and the subject of many photos.
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