Summer Wedding: Beat the Heat

The beauty of a summer wedding is that you can spend the whole glorious day outdoors, if you choose, from the photo shoot to the ceremony to the dancing. The heat, however, might pose a bit of a beauty hazard, unless you take steps to keep your bridal style cool and comfortable. * * Hair A hair style that keeps your hair off your neck and out of your face might be the best option. It's also very flattering to the face and neck. To keep hair sleek and avoid frizz, use a smoothing serum to … [Read more...]

Wedding Makeup Beauty Awards

If you're like me, you began your foray into the mysterious world of beauty products by sampling the stuff your mom wore. To this day, we use the same moisturizers and makeup brands. Being a creature of habit, I usually buy the same thing again when I need a refill. And there are some women who are so comfortable and confident with what they have that, like Princess Kate, they will even do their own makeup, using their own products, on their wedding day. For the big day, do you plan to stick … [Read more...]

Bridal Beauty Countdown: 6 Months to the Day Of

Glowing, blushing, beautiful... certain adjectives ring true when attached to the word "bride."  But if you are somewhere in the months or weeks leading up to your wedding, you may find the preparations leaving you tired, stressed, and haggard. So when is that fabled "glow" supposed to arrive? Well, it will, regardless of how much time you spend cultivating it, but  there are things you can do now to ensure you'll look your best. Follow these tips from Martha Stewart Weddings, and whatever … [Read more...]

Achieving a Flawless Look for Wedding Photos

Wedding pictures hold some of the happiest memories of a lifetime, so be sure you consider all the angles when preparing to be photographed on the big day. In the weeks and months leading up to the wedding… Plan your procedures ahead- it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of tastings, fittings and appointments and forget to schedule facial treatments until the last minute. Don’t be tempted to get cosmetic lasering or chemical peels within 10 days to a month of the event, depending on the … [Read more...]

Ultimate Waterproof Wedding Mascara

Looking your best on your wedding day does NOT call for smudgy eyes, so if you're a crier (or even if you're not) smudge-proof mascara is a must.  How do you go about finding the perfect mascara for you? Leave it to the "Knotties" to test-drive and rate waterproof mascaras for you. They're sharing the wisdom on the Knot, and here are the top 5 road-tested waterproof mascaras: 1. Definicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara by Lancome ($24) 2. Lash Injection Mascara by Too Faced … [Read more...]

Beware! 13 Bridal Beauty Pitfalls

The Knot polled hundreds of wedding beauty experts for their top tips for brides who want to put their best face forward. Some of them you may have heard already... and some may surprise you! Here they are! 1. Don't drink wine or eat dark-colored foods like berries. You should avoid foods that can tint your pearly whites, or you may end up with a stained smile. For really dazzling teeth, invest in a professional teeth-whitening service, or do-it-yourself with Crest Whitestrips. "Start any … [Read more...]

Last Minute Wedding Day Skin Care

Even if you stick to a careful skincare regiment in the weeks and months before your wedding, anything can happy in the days before the big day. Stress, which mounts as the wedding day gets closer, is notorious for causing breakouts and other skin problems. Here are some tips on what to do to avoid or repair a complexion emergency. Day Before Eating a well balanced diet and staying hydrated will enhance your skin's natural radiance.  Getting a full night's rest is important too, and will help … [Read more...]

Bridal Makeup for Spring: Lips bright, eyes light!

The sun is shining, flowers and blooming, and rejuvination is in the air! Spring's fashion trends are bright with color, and the shades are echoed in makeup too this season. Bright purple eyeshadow and bold fuchsia lips are prominent on the catwalks and on celebrities.  But is it possible to work this eye-catching trend into bridal makeup? Well, I won't say anything against blue eyeshadow, in case that's your color of choice, but on your wedding day, colorful eye makeup will make your photos … [Read more...]

Must Have: Wedding Day Checklist

You've reached the final countdown and things are falling into place! But sometimes it's the little things brides tend to forget that cause the biggest disasters. Use this wedding day checklist from to get organized and save yourself some headache on the big day itself! HAIR AND MAKEUP Hairstyle and makeup artists help put your wedding day look together, but you need to do your part too! If you pack the essentials, you won't get caught with streaky foundation from your tears of … [Read more...]

Avoiding the “Extreme Wedding Makeover” Look

We've all seen women who look like Bridezilla on their big day: caked-on makeup, over-sprayed, way-too-done hair and rows of fake eyelashes. The opposite is equally bleak: women who want the "natural" look and end up looking completely washed-out, especially after the tiny bit of pale lipstick they applied prior to the ceremony has faded. Worse still are those that choose to wear their hair loose and down, and by the middle of the reception their frizzy and unruly locks look … [Read more...]