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Wedding Day Beauty Tips from Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge
Happy Friday. Today I'm happy to welcome Brittany Spyksma, a Blushington Makeup Artist and Beauty expert, who is stopping by to share her tips for wedding day makeup.

1. Keep it simple. It's your day and you want to look like YOU. Go for a glam smokey eye but keep the rest natural and pretty. Or if you want a red lip, go for soft shadows and a subtle smudged liner. When you look back at photos from your wedding day, you want to recognize yourself!

Smoke & Mirrors Wedding Day Look from Blushington Makeup & Beauty Salon | Glam Smokey Eye with the rest remaining natural an pretty

2. Stash a little powder and lip gloss in your MOH’s clutch or groom’s pocket. Those are the two things that always need to be touched up. You're going to be running around talking to everyone but your Groom or MOH will be by your side for the entire evening. You'll want to look fresh in all your photos, not to mention all the iPhone pics your friends are snapping. 

We like Jouer Translucent powder to keep your skin looking beautiful all night.

3. WATERPROOF! Mascara and eyeliner are a must have in waterproof for your big day. If the ceremony doesn't have you tearing up, your friends and family's speeches certainly will. 

We like Stila Stay All Day Waterproof mascara and Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Smudgestick which comes in every color you could possibly want. 

Lucky Stars Wedding Day Look from Blushington Makeup & Beauty Salon | Red Lip with Soft Shadows and a Subtle Smudged Liner

4. Try a lip stain under your gloss. With all of the eating, drinking and celebrating, you don't want to risk being bare-lipped. Once you find your perfect hue, use a stain to make sure that color lasts all night then just touch-up with a gloss for a nice full pout. 

About Blushington: Blushington makeup and beauty lounge provides affordable, professional makeup applications through signature looks, as well as specialized brow, lash, tinting and waxing services. With locations in Newport Beach and West Hollywood, Blushington also sends artists directly to customers who prefer to get glam in the comfort of their own home, via their "At Home" services for the bride and bridal party.
About Brittany Spyksma: Brittany’s work has been featured in Flaunt, C Magazine, Miabella and others. She has created red carpet looks for the Golden Globes, SAG awards, Academy Awards, Grammy's and many other events. Celebrities that she’s had the pleasure of working with include: Jesse Metcalfe, Terri Seymour, Cara Santana, Pia Toscano, Dani Moz, Ashley Gearing to name a few.
Kimara Ahnert's Makeup Tips for Bridesmaids

Guest Blogging with celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert

As a bridesmaid, you want to look your best, but you don't want to outshine the bride. Kimara Ahnert, bridal makeup artist extraordinaire, has some simple makeup tips that will have you fresh faced and aisle ready in no time.

On Matching Dress to Makeup
• Choose eye shadow colors that compliment the dress, not that necessarily match the dress. As a rule, accessories should match while beautiful makeup compliments. If your dress is purple, choose makeup that has blue based undertones. For champagne a colored dress, pair yellow based undertones together such as bronze, gold, copper and pewter.

Sun Too Much?
• Don't over tan or over bronze pre wedding.  A sun kissed look is fresh, a baked look is not and doesn't compliment the rest of the bridal party in photos.

Ode to Oil Free
• Wear an oil free matte foundation for long lasting coverage set by a powder to keep makeup looking flawless and lasting for hours.

Party Prep
• Don't party too much the night before at the rehearsal dinner.  Makeup always looks better on skin that is not tired and puffy from alcohol after a late night.

Keep Up with Touch Ups
• Always keep blush and lip color with you in your purse for reapplying throughout the event. Many brides don't touch up and makeup ends up looking faded by the time the reception starts.

Giveaway : Mally Beauty Products

Earlier today I featured bridal makeup tips from Mally Roncal of Mally Beauty. Now, you have the chance to win each of the 4 featured products from these beauty tips. The Mally Beauty products include: 24/7 Brow Shaping System ($38), Lightwand Eye Brightener ($25), Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation ($45), and Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher ($45).

To enter the contest, simply leave me a comment {wedding thought} letting me know which of these 4 products is a must have for you {you can read about each Mally Beauty product here}. Contest runs thru Monday August 3rd, with a winner being selected on Tuesday August 4th. Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form {it will not be published} so I can email you if you're the lucky winner.

Contest prize: set of 4 Great Mally Beauty Products
Contest Deadline: Monday August 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST
Contest Question to Answer: Which of the 4 Mally Beauty products is an absolute must have for you? {don't forget to include your wedding date to be eligible to win}
1. 24/7 Brow Shaping System
2. Lightwand Eye Brightener
3. Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation
4. Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher