Find Beauty Inspiration For Your Big Day in These 33 Red Carpet Looks

Nowadays, with natural makeup being the more popular option for brides, most engaged ladies approach their wedding trial with a pretty good idea of what they want to look like on the Big Day (hint: like themselves, but with a little oomph).

That oomph can be a very subtle smokey eye, a playful rosy cheek, a set of thick lashes or a bold lip if that’s your signature—as long as once you’re finished, you look like yourself and not like a long-lost Kardashian sister. (Any makeup artist will tell you that the best makeup style for your walk down the aisle is one that’s similar to your everyday look; now’s not the time for experimentation).

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Local Bridal Guide: 7 Spas In Philly & the ‘Burbs That Can Pamper You & Your ‘Maids for Your Wedding

Time to get gussied up with your best girls! Photo by Courtney Apple

Time to get gussied up with your best girls! Photo by Courtney Apple

There’s no better way to unwind and beautify before your walk down the aisle than with a stress-relieving massage, a glow-boosting facial or some pretty polish—with your brides- maids soaking it all in right alongside you, of course. Whether you’ve decided on a low-key bachelorette party or you simply want to gather your best girls for a bit of pre-wedding pampering, you can’t go wrong with a few hours spent at one of the Philadelphia area’s most luxurious spas.

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Here Are All the Details About South Jersey’s New Bridal & Beauty Lounge

Here's Melissa in the so-pretty new lounge.

Here’s Melissa in the so-pretty new lounge.

When Melissa Fiorentino reached out to tell us about the re-opening of her bridal and beauty lounge, Glamour Me, we couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with you: The new Audubon, New Jersey, location is opening next week (it’s on the same street as the original location, but now in a bigger space), and we have all the details about the beauty services they’re offering for brides and their ‘maids.

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Rittenhouse is Getting a New Lash and Beauty Bar: Meet Lash Bash

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I think it’s safe to say that eyelash extensions are having a major moment right now—both in the bridal world and beauty scene in general. It was last year that we first starting hearing about the growing popularity of lash extensions, and since then, the trend has completely blown up—it seems like every week we’re getting an email about a new lash bar coming to town or a spa or salon that’s adding the service to their menu. (Not that we’re complaining: We’re always advising brides to consider extensions for their wedding day as a way to avoid mascara-streaked cheeks.)

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LashBee Is Now Offering Their Bridal Eyelash Extensions at Philly’s About Face

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Earlier this fall, we happily introduced to you a LashBee, a new addition to the Philly beauty industry that had its sights set on the lovely lashes of local brides. The startup—led by Wharton grads Anjali Bhatia and Erin Soletski—offers a range of safe, high-quality, natural-looking and long-lasting eyelash extensions, from demur to all-out glam. 

At the time of their launch, their beautifying treatments were offered at Philly’s Anju Threads—and we are happy to announce that now, you can also get your lashes tricked out by the LashBee ladies at Philly’s About Face Skincare!

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These are the Secrets to Looking Great in Your Wedding Photos

I am notoriously picky about having my picture taken. Just ask my mother (she’ll tell you about the time we drove to Timbuktu to have my high school graduation portraits taken for a third time) or our lovely photo editor, Claudia, who snapped my headshot (she thought it was pretty funny that I preferred the side with my “good eyebrow”). The struggle is real, y’all, and I’m sure there are plenty of you who can relate.

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17 Beauty Looks You’ll Want to Steal From Bridal Fashion Week

Here in PW land we’re still drooling over all of the gorgeous gowns that were on display at Bridal Fashion Week. This crop of designs were some of the best we’ve seen yet, but, being the beauty-obsessed people that we are, the dresses weren’t our only focus: The makeup and hair styles seen on the runways are worth talking about, too.

From berry stained lips, pigtails and flower crowns (a la Naeem Khan) to sleek chignons, french twists and bold brows, there was no shortage of bridal beauty inspiration at this season’s shows.

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6 Beauty Tutorials to Watch if You’re Going to DIY Your Wedding Makeup

When we talk about the tasks that you should and should not attempt to DIY for your wedding, doing your own makeup usually falls under the latter category. No bride needs the added pressure of having to get her makeup just right for the Big Day (plus it can be pretty time consuming if you mess up and have to start fresh), so more often than not, we suggest that your beauty-related to-dos are left to the pros.

There are some cases, though, where we’ll give the go ahead to DIY—if you’re one of those girls who’s really good at doing her own makeup then taking on this task can be a smart way to trim your wedding budget. Also, if you’re going for a more natural, everyday look, that may be something you can successfully pull off on your own.

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You Can Test Out Nail Polish Colors for Your Big Day With Sally Hansen’s New ManiMatch App

Here’s a little something fun for your Friday: Sally Hansen just came out with an app called ManiMatch that lets you test out different nail polish colors—on your real hands!—without having to go to the nail salon.

All you have to is scan your hand with your iPhone and pick a shade, it’s as easy at that (really, we tried it!). There’s a whole bunch of polishes to choose from and you can swap your color choice with just a quick swipe.

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