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W e d d o s sie r beauty Blushing Bride | By Cassie Nolan | On her wedding day, a bride is draped in the most glamorous dress of her life, her hair and makeup as pristine and perfect as her attire. Christen Hobbs and Brittany Williams, owners of Makeup Texas (makeuptexas.com), an on-location makeup and hair company, are helping local brides achieve that wow factor. In preparation for the main event, the artists— who beautify brides in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio and have been called upon by high-profile clients such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Carolina Herrera—recommend focusing on boosting your look naturally. “The key to a flawless wedding day complexion lies in your diet, exercise and skin care regimen,” explains Brittany, offering four simple rules to follow: 1. Get plenty of rest. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Cleanse and moisturize every morning and night. 4. Exfoliate once a week. Having been brides themselves, though, means the two women understand priorities can become scrambled. “For every bride who has 7 million things to do the night before her wedding and has to drink Champagne for all those rehearsal toasts instead of water, airbrush [makeup] is her best friend,” Christen says. In this method, makeup is applied with a compressor, spraying thousands of tiny makeup pixels onto skin. The result is a flawless finish without the heavy feel of traditional makeup, and a glowing bride instead of a made-up one. The beauty “appears to come from within.” As the festivities get underway, the makeup pros suggest keeping gloss or lipstick for touchups handy, as well as tissues for blotting any excess oil from the skin. “Tissues are always a safer bet,” says Christen of the preference over blotting pad products, citing the potential for a negative reaction with makeup. “They can also be used for catching those wedding day happy tears!” INNER BEAUTY Drink plenty of water, get rest and take care of your skin for a flawless wedding-day look. 58 MODERN LUXURY BRIDES HOUSTON | F A LL / W I N T E R 20 1 3 phoTogRAphy by ARchETypE phoTogRAphy

Wed Dossier Beauty

Cassie Nolan

Blushing Bride

On her wedding day, a bride is draped in the most glamorous dress of her life, her hair and makeup as pristine and perfect as her attire.Christen Hobbs and Brittany Williams, owners of Makeup Texas (makeuptexas.com), an onlocation makeup and hair company, are helping local brides achieve that wow factor.

In preparation for the main event, the artists— who beautify brides in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio and have been called upon by high-profile clients such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Carolina Herrera—recommend focusing on boosting your look naturally. "The key to a flawless wedding day complexion lies in your diet, exercise and skin care regimen," explains Brittany, offering four simple rules to follow: 1. Get plenty of rest. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Cleanse and moisturize every morning and night. 4. Exfoliate once a week.

Having been brides themselves, though, means the two women understand priorities can become scrambled. "For every bride who has 7 million things to do the night before her wedding and has to drink Champagne for all those rehearsal toasts instead of water, airbrush [makeup] is her best friend," Christen says. In this method, makeup is applied with a compressor, spraying thousands of tiny makeup pixels onto skin. The result is a flawless finish without the heavy feel of traditional makeup, and a glowing bride instead of a made-up one. The beauty "appears to come from within."

As the festivities get underway, the makeup pros suggest keeping gloss or lipstick for touchups handy, as well as tissues for blotting any excess oil from the skin. "Tissues are always a safer bet," says Christen of the preference over blotting pad products, citing the potential for a negative reaction with makeup. "They can also be used for catching those wedding day happy tears!"

Read the full article at http://digital.modernluxury.com/article/Wed+Dossier+Beauty+/1427346/163048/article.html.

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