It´s finally here. My wedding weekend. This weekend I will become Mrs. Berland, the wife of my soulmate, my best friend and silent business partner (basically because I can always bounce my ridiculous ideas off with him).
As most of you ladies, this is a day I´ve been planning since I was a kid. From the venue to the dress and most importanly the makeup. I´ve even gone so far that I´ve planned what skincare products I should use to prep my skin for the big day, as I want the skin to be glowing, well hydrated so I can minimize the use of makeup. Not because I don´t want to wear a lot of makeup, I just want to avoid heavy foundation as I know I´m going to be warm and sweating throughout the day. I know, it doesn´t sound sexy but it´s the truth. And if there is one thing that makes makeup fall apart, its when you sweat.
To secure the most flawless looking skin here are the products I´ve been using:
I´ve changed up my daily skincare routine and added a few powerful and active products to make sure my skin will be in its best shape for the big day. It´s never good to introduce many new products at the same time, so these products have been added into my routine as needed the last couple of months.
STEP 1. NO ORDINARY TONER
I started using The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution every evening for the ultimate skin renewal, this means that my skin will absorb the following products even better. The 7% glycolic acid exfoliates the skin while Aloe Vera and Ginseng Root promote radiance and add soothing benefits to the skin.
STEP 2. ROYAL FERN RADIANCE
For that extra glow, I wanted something with brightening effect to reduce my pigmentation spots after acne, so lately I´ve been testing this amazing treatment from Royal Fern called Phytoactive Illuminating Ampoules, which is a radiance maximizer for the perfect glow. It contains ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamid and their very own Fern Extracts. (Notes coming soon).
STEP 3. MY HERO PRODUCT
To make sure my skin could get the benefits of as many active ingredients in its purest form without using to many products I reached for my go to face oil, Active Botanical Serum from Vintner´s Daughter. We have of course highlighted this product here on the platform, but this hero product contains 22 of the most nutrient-rich botanicals to renew, repair, protect and tone the skin which is exactly the results I´m going for. And its a frequent visitor in my vanity routine, so I know it works.
STEP 4. NOTHING BUT THE BEST
For the big day I also decided to level up my masking game and there I went for the queen of the organic beauty movement, Tata Harpar, as I know she delievers on quality and results and strives to create nothing but the best for the skin. I started using her Resurfacing Mask 2-3x a week which contains BHA and brightening enzymes. This mask gives your skin a radiance power boost and is filled with high-performance botanical ingredients. (Notes coming soon).
For the big day, I want my skin to show through the makeup (why else bother to use all those fancy products), I want it to be natural, but still glowing, so of course a good highlighter is key. But I also want my eyes to be the focus, not smokey of course, but I want them to be intense, so a good kohl eyeliner is a must for me. I´ve been testing and approving a few different products for the day and here are the ones that made the cut.
STEP 1. CONCEAL & CORRECT
To cover up any imperfection I will go with a good concealer, so I can minimize the use of foundation. Current favourite is from Tarte (one is sold every 12 seconds) it´s called Tape Shape, and it seriously hides everything!!! As would be expected, my skin is acting out due to stress and hormones planning the wedding, taking care of my babies and the business, but nothing that can´t be perfected with this amazing concealer. It´s super easy to blend and doesn‘t crease or flake like many high coverage concealers do.
STEP 2. FLAWLESS FACE
For foundation, my makeup artist (who paints the faces of the hollywood movie stars) flew in with DIOR Airflash Spray Foundation and swears by the flawless look it creates. So I´m taking her word for it and allowing her to use it on my skin. Ok, fine I´ve been testing and approving the look and feel the last few days, and I have to agree, it looks amazing on the skin. It´s completely water-resistant and it provides airbrushed perfection for up to 12 hours, which is exactly what I need.
STEP 3. LID & CHEEK TINTS
I love when the eyelids match the cheecks and as I want the skin to be glowing I need to avoid all powdery shadows or blushes. Jillian Dempsey creates these amazing lid and cheek tints which have the perfect color. She really knows how to create the most natural looks for her clients, so no wonder her formulations (which I know she spends a lot of time perfecting) give a natural look. Her products are super buildable, and I found just the right color for my eyes and lips.
STEP 4. EYE OF THE TIGER
I want the eyes to be the focus, but still be subtle and sexy which is why I needed to find the perfect kohl to work with. After experimenting a bit, I decided that I will be using a Jillian Dempsey creation. Why? First of all, its waterproof, and I really love when you have eyeliner inside your waterline for that sultry look. Other reasons, its the perfect jet black, it stays on and goes on smoothly. A definite must try.
Can´t wait to share behind the scenes with you, but until then I would love to hear how you got ready for your big day?