Mary Samele offers a professional wedding makeup service, tailor-made to suit your individual requirements and to ensure a special look; her calm and friendly personality will help to put you at ease.
A trial consultation & makeup before the wedding (ideally 2 months) is essential; at that time you can start giving your idea and discussing some macro-details, as well as Mary can give you some recommendations and tips. During the trial, Mary can understand your specific makeup needs and will consider your skin, hair and eye coloring, as well as what you and the bridesmaids you are wearing on the day, color schemes, flowers and any themes you can match with your makeup.
Mission for the makeup of the most important day of your life: beautiful skin with zero flaw. A flawless wedding makeup which is both timeless and elegant. Natural and radiant, your wedding makeup should reflect your personality and enhance your features to ensure you still look like yourself.
You can achieve any look you want as long as your bases are perfect. A canvas of impeccable skin is the master-key for your wedding makeup.
How do you make sure your skin is the perfect canvas for your wedding day makeup? Drink lots of water, water, water! and Sleep, sleep, sleep!
FIRST STEP: Proper moisturizing starts with a large glass of water straight of out bed.
Wipe your face with a well- drenched towelette in the morning with a lotion adapted to your skin type or mineral water. Use cotton swab to clean the inner corners of your eyes and remove any traces on your lashes. Use a tissue to absorb any extra moisture – paradoxically,skin that stays wet dries out more quickly. Check that your eyebrows are well-tweezed and relentlessly go after any strays.
SECOND STEP: to bright skin is proper preparation.
Put a nickel-sized amount of lotion in a palm of your hand and perform a delicate yet vigorous massage in order to soften lines and increase the effectiveness of your moisturizers. Warming up your skin through circular and upward movements will help your day cream penetrate deeper and guarantee ideal moisturizing, prepping your skin for minimal makeup and maximum effect. Once microcirculation is stimulated, your skin moisturizer to your face: lavish your neck and shoulders with hydrating creams, being sure to always blend upwards.
THIRD STEP: the beauty of your body and your skin.
Take a healthy and balanced diet, especially in the last month before the wedding. I recommend you eat fruits, vegetables, fiber and foods rich in lactic ferments all accompanied by at least two liters of water a day. Try to avoid smoking and alcohol, except in measured quantities and sleep at least 7/8 hours a day. Well moisturized your skin and your lips every day. Do not confront hair removal at the last minute because your skin can not absorb well the slight skin irritation resulting. You live in a relaxed and serene days prior to the wedding, treat yourself, if possible, some relaxing massage done by a professional. It will be great for your beauty!
My advice to treat your skin, your inner self and your spirituality because the joy and the greatest happiness will be given by your look. Can you conquer all!
Here are 11 things to avoid at all costs for the wedding makeup.
1. Even if your colorist is the absolute best, avoid new hair color within a week of your wedding, You never know how the color could oxidize or how it will look with your skin tone!
2. Wedding trials and consultations start about three months prior to the actual day, and you should keep the same hairstyle throughout the process. Not only will the texture and style of your hair change if you get it chopped, but keep in mind something drastic may not look right with your dress’s neckline, veil, or wedding day jewelry. So avoid particular haircut & experiments..
3. For something you sip, alcohol carries a ton of extra calories, so you may want to cut back even earlier than the week before your wedding. As for immediate effects, alcohol can make you look and feel puffy due its sulfur-bearing gases and other qualities that weaken your digestive system. What’s more, alcohol dilates your blood vessels, which can lead to wedding picture-compromising redness. Moreover, a hangover the day before your wedding is not a good idea; or at least it is, but only for a movie!
4. Stretching or yoga every morning, let the body regenerates. If your goal is to lose weight, make sure to start an adapt fitness program as suggested by the doctor and a personal trainer. And if you’re just looking for an amazing way to relieve pre-wedding stress grab a friend for a quick walk or run in the park. But do not stress to much your body, since the wedding cold require energy and can be stressful for you as well.
5. Rather than stepping into a box—which can result in uneven color if you don’t hold your body just so—it’s best to have a specialist expertly apply the tanning solution so it’s evenly distributed and complements your skin color. And don’t forget to lightly exfoliate beforehand. The color will last longer and you’ll literally glow as you walk down the aisle.
6. Sometimes brides panic at the last minute that they’ve got too much or too little makeup on. At the end of the day, trust in your makeup artist, who takes your skin type, age, hairstyle, wedding color palette, and the time, location, and style of your day into consideration when designing your look.It needs to look good on HD video cameras, professional cameras, personal camera phones, in bright light and candle light, as well as last for hours.
7. “I like to think of food as fuel” says Keri Gans, RD, author of The Small Change Diet. You need calories and energy to keep you alert and help you get through your wedding. It’s not the time to stop eating.
8. A peel or microdermabrasion session promises silky-smooth skin in the future, but it’s a total no-go the week before you wedding. After receiving a chemical peel or microdermabrasion some people see their skin peel off repeatedly, which leaves dead skin on the surface that can ball up under makeup, others see their skin get extremely red and irritated. And wearing makeup, which is the reason you went in for a skin smoothing and cleansing treatment in the first place, can only exasperate that irritation. Schedule any appointments for a peel, microdermabrasion, at least two weeks before your wedding in case there is any redness or bruising.
9. Don’t change your skincare regimen if you have fewer than two weeks to go before your wedding. You should change it months in advance because the new product could lead to allergic reaction, dryness, oiliness, or a bevy of other side effects that take time to correct. “Be sure to see your dermatologist a few months ahead of time.Your doctor can give you a personalized pre-wedding skin care routine, which will address your specific concerns to make sure your skin is radiant for the big day. Your dermatologist should be up there on your to-do list with the dress fittings and flowers.
10. When we’re sleep-deprived our bodies produce more ghrelin, the hormone that tells us when to eat, and less leptin, the hormone that tells us when to put down the fork. It’s a diet-destroying combo, especially if you’re reaching for junk food. Salty snacks make you bloat, not to mention the fact that eating foods with no nutritional value can leave you feeling sluggish. Sleep deprivation also affects your immune system.
11. Relying on caffeinated beverages to get you through those long nights (as well as the long, last minute detail-filled days) just adds fuel to the bad-for-you fire. Caffeine is a stimulant and an irritant, especially to the nervous system. You’re going to have a lot of anxiety and nerves to begin with. You don’t need to add to your stress. And caffeine may even wreak havoc on your bridal beauty. Caffeine is very dehydrating and can contribute to dark circles under your eyes. What’s more, caffeinated beverages whether they’re energy drinks a ton of extra sugar. Experts agree you’re OK to stick with your normal caffeine consumption, but don’t overdo it!