For long-lasting lips…

Step 12873-037_aw15_mu_makeupsingleblock_Hires: Prep your lips using Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant.
Step 2: Apply Aveda Nourish-mint Lip Renewing Treatment. For best results, apply when you start getting ready & leave it on while you do the rest of your make-up and get dressed.
Step 3: Gently remove lip balm. Skipping this step will result in lipstick that doesn’t adhere well.
Step 4: Apply Aveda Inner Light Concealer to lips. This acts as a primer and creates a neutral canvas. Make sure to smile when putting it on to fill in the cracks so the lipstick will apply evenly.
Step 5: Line lips with Aveda Lip Liner in a neutral shade for a natural look or use a liner that matches your lipstick for a bold look.
Step 6: Fill in the rest of your lips using the lip liner.
Step 7: Apply Aveda Smoothing Lip Color in a criss-cross pattern at the cupid’s bow, the outer corners and the bottom of the lip.
Step 8: Working from the initial starting points, use a “connect-the-dots” method to fill in the rest of the lips.
Step 9: Blot lips and apply one final layer of lipstick.
Step 10: (Optional) For a matte finish, cover your lips with a tissue & apply Aveda Translucent Powder through the tissue.

What Every Bride Should Know….

  • air-bridal-2-312x500Manicures should be done prior to the wedding day to eliminate the chance of cuticle nicks due to dryness or sensitivity.
  • Facials should be done at least two days prior to the wedding day to improve skin texture.
  • Waxing is recommended two – three days prior to the event in order to eliminate redness and swelling. If you have sensitive skin, schedule your services at least five days prior to the wedding. Waxing rather than shaving allows the bride to have less worry during a summer honeymoon.
  • Schedule color at least two weeks prior just in case treatment is not what you expected. This will allow the colorist adequate time to make any needed changes.
  • Do not flat-iron your hair if you plan to have a curly hairstyle.
  • It is a good idea to bring your camera to your trial run so that you can make sure that you can take a photo and bring it with you on the wedding day.
  • Have a professional makeup artist apply your bridal photography makeup- it’s worth it.
  • Waterproof mascara should be provided by the bride.
  • Purchase the shade of lipstick used in your bridal makeup application for touchups. Cover your lips completely with liner and fill in the lip color. This will decrease the number of reapplications.