Beauty Checklist

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Beautiful Brides From left to right: Hair and Make up by HG Studio and Makeup by Edz Plotnikov
by Gladys Pinky D. Tolete | February 2014

A wedding sure is replete with checklists: the budget, the guest list, etc. However, this is one checklist any bride is sure to enjoy, the beauty checklist.

Six Months Before
You will be photographed thousands of times on your wedding day, make sure you like your hairstyle and make-up. Start calling up hairstylists and make-up artists, or you could ask your kikay friends and relatives if they would be willing to do your wedding look. As much as possible, schedule trial make-up sessions.

Five to Three Months Before
Should you decide to change your hairstyle or undergo facial treatments, now is the time to do so. This way, should you decide that your highlights are not right for the look you are aiming for, you have enough time to grow them out.

Beautiful Brides 
From left to right: Hair and Make up by Keonsalon Make Up Studio and Make Up by Faye Young
Beautiful Brides From left to right: Hair and Make up by Keonsalon Make Up Studio and Make Up by Faye Young

Two Months Before
Sixty days to go and you are starting to freak out. Relax, pamper yourself by going to the spa. Indulge yourself between brainstorming sessions if you should get a fondant cake or not with foot spas, waxing sessions and body massages.

One Month Before
Have your trial make-up session. Invite your female entourage over and have them go over your look.

Two Weeks Before
Have your hair trimmed, highlights re-touched, and the ubiquitous manicure and pedicure. Squeeze in one final body massage session at your favorite spa.

Beautiful Brides 
From left to right: Hair and Make up by Rizza Mae Aganap Makeup Artistry and Iris Lee | Pro Makeup Artist
Beautiful Brides From left to right: Hair and Make up by Rizza Mae Aganap Makeup Artistry and Iris Lee | Pro Makeup Artist

The Big Day: Bridal Beauty Bag
Every girl totes around her own version of the kikay kit; her wedding day is no exception. Put that gorgeous beaded bag that came along with your gown to good use by filling it with beauty essentials. However, since the bag will be loaded with your beauty loot, hand it instead to your maid of honor or a bridesmaid for safe-keeping. Besides, it is part of her duties to make sure that you look especially dazzling on your big day.

Below are some suggested beauty items for your bridal beauty bag. You are free to add or take out some items:

  • Mini-lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Blush
  • Oil-blotting film or paper
  • Light Perfume or Cologne
  • Small brush/comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Pressed powder
  • Tissue, cotton balls and cotton buds
  • Breath mints
  • Hairspray
  • Lotion

Beauty experts also have two magic words for you: touch up. Never attempt to overhaul your look after the ceremony for the reception proper. Before entering the venue, slip into the rest room with your attendants and powder your nose, pin up some stray strands of hair and re-apply your lipstick. But never attempt to come up with a whole new look.

Beautiful Brides 
From left to right: Hair and Make up by Lizzie Oren Makeup Artistry and Pong Niu Makeup Artist
Beautiful Brides From left to right: Hair and Make up by Lizzie Oren Makeup Artistry and Pong Niu Makeup Artist

Lastly, don’t forget to relax and smile, these won’t surely fit in your beauty bag but would surpass all your beauty loot in making you the picture-perfect happy bride.

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