Minimal bridal beauty: How to create the look, according to two makeup artists

Be it the recently married actor Kiara Advani, or actor Alia Bhatt at her summer wedding last year, Indian brides are warming up to the minimal bridal beauty look. Since the pandemic, beauty looks from the ramps to the red carpet have been focusing on skincare first, making bare skin looks a norm, freckles et al. Ahead, a celebrity makeup artist and a bridal makeup expert share how to create a minimal bridal beauty look. 

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Prep before the prep

“Makeup can only do so much if you need a minimal look. Good skin is the key. ​Taking care of your skin is the thumb rule. Visit a dermatologist minimum of three to four months before your wedding to manage any skin issues. Acne, open pores, pigmentation— there are different facials, peels and treatments such as the

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Wedding day makeup tips from a professional makeup artist

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY LIVING) – Getting everything ready for the big wedding day? We’ve got the best bridal beauty advice from a professional makeup artist.

Olivia Sparks is known all over the Tennessee Valley for her neutral to glam looks. You want to look your best on your wedding day and Olivia is sharing secrets the pros want you to know.

  • Before booking your makeup artist make sure they’re a good fit for you!
    • Do they have any sanitation/hygiene practices in place?
    • Does their portfolio show that they can work on the range of skin tones in your bridal party?
    • Does their makeup style look similar to the style you’re envisioning for your wedding look?
  • If you think you’re a good fit, book a bridal trial with the artist to try out your wedding look!
    • Wear the color of your wedding dress to your trial run so you
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Bridal makeup 101: Kiara Advani’s makeup artist reveals how she gets the perfect base

Hugs, kisses, sweets and tears–makeup goes through a lot on the wedding day. And for bridal makeup to last the whole event and the emotions it brings, you need a perfect base. 

“For brides-to-be, the skin definitely needs to be prepped way in advance and taken very good care of to make sure that it feels and looks naturally plush and hydrated. Be it bridal or any other event, the base has to be impeccable, and only then can one do justice to the eye makeup and the rest. My go-to mantra is less is more. Indian brides spend a lot of time in front of the fire, so the makeup should not be a hindrance. It should be as light as possible and totally waterproof as you can’t do touchups in between pheras,” says celebrity makeup artist Lekha Gupta, who created the dreamy bridal makeup looks of actor

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Valente Frazier’s 7 Go-To Makeup, Skincare Products

Discover your new favorite staples from this beauty expert.

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Valente Frazier. Tyra Banks.

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SI Swimsuits Beauty Boost series offers expert advice on makeup, hairstyling, fashion and all things beauty from leading professionals in the industry. This month, the series features tips from Black hair and makeup stylists who have worked on SI Swimsuit photo shoots.

It’s no secret that if you want glowing skin, the first step is a good skincare routine. But with my hectic schedule, I need it to be as quick and efficient as possible. As much as I love experimenting with makeup products, let’s face it—my cabinets could use some decluttering. Luckily, we tapped an expert in the field to tell us the best of the best of makeup and skincare: Emmy award-winning makeup artist, Valente Frazier.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Frazier is

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4 Everyday Makeup Mistakes That Are Aging You, According To Makeup Artists

While makeup has the power to conceal acne, emphasize your best features and help you develop your personal aesthetic and style, it could also inadvertently add years to your look if not used correctly. With that said, we reached out to professional makeup artists for two quick, go-to tips to keep in mind for a more youthful-looking, radiant feel overall. Read on for tips and suggestions from professional makeup artist Mandie Brice, Global AAPI makeup artist Natasha Moor, chief empowerment officer and founder of Natasha Moor Cosmetics, Victoria DiPietro, cosmetologist and owner of Bella Angel (whose clients include Chelsea Handler, Elizabeth Banks, Bridgit Mendler, and more), and makeup artist Mary Winkenwerder.




Mistake #1— Using a Drying Foundation

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and produces less oil. This, Brice explains, means that using a foundation with a matte or drying effect can draw more attention

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I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

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I’ve been wearing foundation since I was 14. My mother let us experiment with makeup and saw it as an extension of self-expression. She also understood that my acne was debilitating, and that any crutch that would help me through the horror of puberty was welcome. I came to rely on a little skin-the-good-mineral” data-ylk=”slk:powder foundation compact” class=”link “powder foundation compact that made me feel better equipped to handle the complexities of being a teenage girl whose skin was breaking out for the first time.

I didn’t wear foundation all the time, and I still don’t, but adequate coverage remains one of its primary functions for me. Maybe it’s a placebo effect, but knowing that I can put on foundation and feel better about myself immediately is incredibly

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Christie Brinkley, 68, Is Glowing in a New Makeup-Free, Post-Shower Instagram

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Christie Brinkley is always hopping on Instagram to spill her beauty secrets, and in her latest video, the former supermodel shared her morning routine—fresh out of the shower and makeup-free.

The 68-year-old admittedly never thought she’d get so intimate with her 795,000 followers. “I don’t know how they talked me into doing this,” she joked, wearing a towel, her hair wrapped in another. “But, here I am, without any of the magic.” (We don’t know what she’s talking about—her natural glow is the magic!)

Then, she proceeded to share her post-shower skincare: the SBLA Facial Instant Sculpting Wand and the Neck, Chin, and Jawline Wand. (Brinkley is an ambassador with the brand.)

“As you can see, I have a lot of sun damage. I love the great outdoors,” she began, applying

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Revamp Your Makeup Removal Routine With These Natural Products

One of the hardest parts about putting on makeup is removing it.

The daunting tasks of removing then washing then moisturizing is a lot (especially after a long night out). The only thing that makes this process even less attractive is the amount of chemicals used to remove makeup.

But don’t fret, here’s a guide to removing your makeup with natural products.

Taking Off Makeup

The first step in your makeup removal routine really sets how easy or hard the rest of the process will be. Choose a product that removes a great amount of makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. An easy go-to which you probably already have in your cabinets is olive oil! Dap a sparing amount of oil on a cotton pad and get to work! Wipe over your face until all of the makeup is removed.

Washing Your Face

Removing the makeup is

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