There’s a reason why bridal makeup trials exist: The last thing you need on your Big Day is to be fussing over foundation colors, eyeliner styles and how it will all look in your wedding photos. If there’s ever a time when you want to feel completely confident in your makeup choices it’s on your wedding day, so it’s important to have it all planned out well before your walk down the aisle.
If you haven’t yet decided on a makeup look for your wedding day, we suggest you spend a tiny portion of your weekend at the Cherry Hill Nordstrom: They’ll be hosting one of their popular beauty trend events, and it’ll be a great opportunity for you to play around with a few ideas before the Big Day, and find anything from the lip color you’ll wear that day to the makeup artist who’ll apply it.
Now that you’re armed with all of the tips and tricks to nailing the perfect bridal manicure, it’s time to make the ever-important decision of what color your nails will actually be on your wedding day (because, you know, there are like a bajillion different nail polish colors to choose from these days).
Last year, we filled you in on Deborah Lippman’s adorable set of bridal nail polish colors, and just a few weeks ago, we were introduced to Clinique’s new limited-edition trio of bridal-hued lipsticks (available starting this month).
It inspired us to dig around for other beauty brands that have too-cute mini collections made especially for brides—and while sadly, the Lippman polish is no longer available, there’s still a lot of perfectly packaged bridal beauty out there.
Between making sure the makeup you wear on your wedding day achieves the look you’re going for, stays put, looks good—and, most importantly, looks like you—there can be a lot to think about when it comes to the lotions and potions you’ll wear on your Big Day.
Hearing from past brides about the lipstick that stayed put through all the portrait session-kissing and the mascara that didn’t run during tearful vows is a great way to learn about products you might want to have in your arsenal that day—but when makeup artists start talking about the stuff they’ve found to be tried and true, that’s when we really sit up and pay attention.
From the moment that gorgeous ring settles in on your finger, manicures take on a whole new meaning: There will be a whole lot of attention directed towards your left hand, and the last thing you want on display is a set of chipped nails.
There’s a Weekend Event at Philadelphia Bridal Company With Discounts, Trunk Shows, Makeup, Cupcakes and More
Philadelphia Bridal Company, the Midtown Village bridal salon that’s recently undergone some lovely changes since new owner Ashley Corbett took over the shop this past spring, is hosting a pretty sweet event this weekend involving quite a few of their Philly vendor friends. So whether you have yet to find the One when it comes to your dress or still just need the most knockout veil ever (stay tuned), you might want to consider swinging by.
Here’s what they’ll have going on:
I doubt we need to explain to you, lovely readers, why bridal manicures are a valuable topic of conversation: We’ll venture to guess that ever since that rock landed on your left hand, your nails have been perfectly painted and at the ready should anyone ask to see your new ring.
And when it comes to manicures for your Big Day, we’re big fans of nail art. A hint of glitter on your ring finger, a subtle chevron design or even your groom’s initials are a few of our favorite ways to mix up your classic pale pink bridal mani.
Chances are that if you’ve asked your married friends and family who beautified them for their weddings in an attempt to find a rec for your own Big Day, that at least one of them answered with “Claudia Seyler.”
The Argentine beauty has been a hairstylist (and makeup artist!) for print, film and video for nearly 20 years in both Philadelphia and New York, and has been working with brides for the past 10 years. (We swear she has a wedding every weekend.)
It’s safe to say that if she’s got advice when it comes to wedding-day hair, that we should all listen, so we checked in with her to see what a few of her favorite things are right now.
Next Thursday, November 13th, the ladies at Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique just off Rittenhouse Square are bringing back their Beauty Refresh event just in time for all you late fall and winter brides!
It’s from 5:30-9 in the evening, and they’ve brought in a whole bunch of neighboring fitness and beauty businesses, too. Here’s what you can expect: