No bridal ensemble is complete without a serious glam session by alistbeauty make-up and hair artists. Before the big day, it’s super important to head off for a bridal beauty trial (or even a few) to ensure you can look forward to looking exactly how you envision on your walk down the aisle. By knowing these things before your wedding trial, you’ll be much more likely to love the end result, and feel confident you will look your best on the big day.
Red-lip glam with dramatic lashes? Enhance your natural beauty? Somewhere in the middle of “I woke up like this” and va-va-voom? Deciding what beauty look you’re dreaming of is important to help guide alistbeauty. (We are super talented, but they’re not mind readers.) Peruse through our web site Pinterest, magazines to help determine which styles and color schemes you’re most drawn to, and don’t forget to bring the photos on the day of your trial.
Knowing your skin type and what works best for you is really important to share with us. While professional make up artists will be able to tell at a glance whether you’re oily, dry or combination, you know your skin and daily routine best. By telling the us how your skin typically holds to makeup, your typical skincare rountine, and any problem areas you may have you’ll be one step closer to the perfect wedding day aesthetic. This will also help alistbeauty to decide on foundation types, application techniques, and other product decisions.
This is a must! If you have any allergies or sensitivities to products it should be the first topic of conversation you have with your makeup artist. This can help you avoid pre-wedding allergic reactions, redness, and irritation. Even if you’ve used a beauty product in the past and simply didn’t like the way it looked or felt on your skin, communicate it now. (As always, communication is key throughout wedding planning!)
To avoid any stressful situation and keep your budget intact, it’s important to know any associated costs or fees for both the wedding trial session AND wedding day services.
Before booking your wedding trial, inquire about wedding day costs (as they are often more expensive than the trial cost) and what bridesmaid and family member makeup and hair will cost too. Ensure whomever you’re heading to for a trial is within your planned budget should you hire us. Avoid setting yourself up for disappointment by heading to a trial with someone that dosn’t fit your budget. (Tip: Be sure to ask us about “extra” fees such as travel fees, deposits, add-ons, etc.)
If the thought of being photographed au naturel leaves you cringing, it’s probably time to get serious about a pre-wedding skincare routine. Alistbeauty shares a few tips to get you started. So when your big day arrives, you’ll look and feel gorgeous in your own skin.
1. Get on the right skincare regimen!
Step one is to get an early start on addressing any major skin concerns you may have—whether it’s acne, hyperpigmentation or fine lines—ideally at least six months in advance . Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or aesthetician who can help design a month-by-month regimen to help you reach your skin goals.
2. Invest in professional facials
Facials can be expensive, but making an upfront investment in professional treatments may mean that you can wear less makeup on your wedding day. These services provide a level of deep cleansing and exfoliation that isn’t achievable at home. Regular check-ups with a skin expert will help make necessary tweaks to your treatments and at-home regimen to help you reach your complexion goals. .
3. Get serious about your at-home skincare routine
Taking care of your skin properly every day is the most important contributing factor to achieving healthy skin. Look for cleansers, serums, and creams that are targeted to your skin’s needs and goals—and be diligent about sticking to your routine day and night.
4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
This sounds simple, but it’s the one we tend to overlook the most. “Stay hydrated (inside and out) is going to help your skin stay plump and smooth, alisthbeauty advises, “which means a more youthful complexion and makeup that glides on effortlessly on wedding day,” Pro tips: Drink plenty of water and look for products with hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel.
5. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it
You already know that superfoods like kale, cacao, and blueberries do your body good, but did you know they can do wonders for your skin? What you eat directly affects your hormones and inflammatory skin conditions like acne. Doing your best to eat clean will not only increase your energy and keep your body strong, but it will also keep you and your skin happy too.
Now you are picture and wedding ready!
Tips To Keep Your Make Up Looking On Point!
A Brides Big Day can start at the crack of dawn with beautification and then you’re partying till well after midnight. Regardless of time of day alistbeauty wants your make up looking on point!
Steps that help keep your make up looking on point all day and night.
I have learned over the years that how well your skin is prepped can make or break a makeup application. For a fresh, flawless,smooth complexion start exfoliating once or twice a week a few months leading up to your wedding.
Kate’s unique blend of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant ingredients work overtime to reduce the appearance of existing blemishes and prevent new pimples from forming. Formulated with salicylic acid and active tea tree oil, this product gently exfoliates and promotes cell turnover without over drying or causing irritation.
2. Use Moisturizer, Always
Skin prep is the key to a flawless make up application. Be diligent using moisturizer paying special attention the days before your wedding . Keeping your face hydrated ensures a smooth application and your make up will stay in place all day.
Crème Ancienne Soft Cream is proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging while providing 24-hour moisture. This innovative formula delivers supreme hydration for plump, supple, resilient, silky, radiant skin with a dewy finish.
3. Use a Good Primer
The alistbeauty Team are strong believers in the magical power of using the right primer. We spend a lot of time researching and sourcing out the best Primers for every skin type. Primer will help your skin feel smoother your foundation to apply evenly and stay in place.
Ambient® Light Correcting Primer is infused with light correcting pigments that act as a first filter to neutralize, brighten, and soften light. They blurs imperfections and smooth skin’s texture for flawless makeup application. If you have excessively oily skin we have the appropriate oil control primer products to help maintain your flawless finish.
4. Eye Make Up First
My Mentor and alistbeauty team leader Al Fortier taught me this trick years ago!Some find it odd when during an application I go straight to do their eye make up 1st, But it makes sense! If foundation is done then eyes, the artist is often touching the face while applying the eye shadow leaving foundation less than perfect .
5. High Endurance Make Up
It takes a lot of research to source out the cosmetics and application tips to ensure a long lasting make up. The alistbeauty team has years of experience sourcing the best waterproof mascaras (there will, without a doubt, be tears).
Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara has a collagen-fueled formula with added high-performance and water-resistant polymers for waterproof, sweat-proof, play-proof wear. We have tricks for long-lasting lip colours so you won’t have to spend your time touching up our work.
6. Applying concealer after foundation
Alistbeauty takes great pride in the detail of our work. Brightening shadows and covering blemishes to create a seamless and flawless application is the cornerstones of an A List application. Applying concealor before foundation causes the intricate work to be wiped away by the foundation brush. Concealer after foundation gives a pristine and enduring application
7. In some instances Less is More in some More is More
The alistbeauty professional always begins with a lighter application and consults with you throughout the experience. Doing this allows us to add to the make up ( darker eye shadow, brighter lips) Until we meet your greatest expectations. It is much easier to add colour than to subtract.
8. Seal the Deal
After the make up application has met and surpassed all your hopes and expectations we applying a finishing powder or sealing spray to ensure staying power. This groundbreaking, clinically tested formula is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology. It actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines.
9. Blot the Oil Away
Avoid touching your face too much or excessive powder application to control oil. Our professionals will take the time and use the Appropriate products to help control shine.Excessive powder application can dull the skin and look cakey . If you feel your is becoming oily use a blotting sheet to lightly remove any oily spots on your face. These soothing blotting sheets are made from 100 percent natural Abaca Tree fiber to absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing makeup. Infused with black bamboo charcoal to actively purify pores, they keep skin clear, refreshed, and refined.
10. Enjoy Yourself
One thing years of experience has taught me is make up always glows when the face behind it is smiling and radiant. Alistbeauty is a group of professionals that get the job done right but it is also important to us that we provide for you a warm, comforting, worry free atmosphere and an enjoyable experience.
Janet Wilson is a Make Up Artist with over 25 years experience. She is Very excited to be working with her Mentor and friend for many years Al Fortier and Proud to be a part of the alistbeauty Team
Alistbeauty Tips For Your On Your wedding Day
On the morning of your wedding, you’ll have an overflow of emotions and nerves and you may find it hard to think of what to do first. Before alistbeauty arrives to get you red carpet worthy here are a few ideas to help you relax and enjoy the start of your day. In order to help jump start your wedding morning, here are ten beauty tips to hug on tightly to the first couple of hours of your big day.
1. Stay relaxed in bed
You may feel like you need to jump out of bed and start getting ready and doing a million things, but chill out in bed a little longer. The more rest you can get in the morning, the better. So linger for a bit and try to relax.
2. Drink water
Stay hydrated throughout the day and start drinking as soon you wake up in the morning.
3. Snack are needed
You may not feel like eating much before you start your day, but rushing around you may forget that you still need enrgy. Make sure to have healthy snacks around so you can eat on the go.
4. A Long Shower can feel amazing
There’s nothing like a relaxing warm shower! If you have a bathtub in your room or suite, consider an early morning bath to destress with something that smells spa like too
5. Exercise may be your thing
If you are a gym goer spend a half hour at the gym. You’ll will enjoy the extra endorphins and a kick of energy. A walk may help settle your thoughts.
6. Moisturize Your Face & Body
You want to have that dewey bridal glow so make sure to slather the moisturizer on all over and let it sink in while you relax. Your skin will glow all day long.
7. Stash some Wipes
These will help you stay freshen up throughout the day, especially after taking photos or spending time on the dance floor. Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths: Brightening A luxe quilted cloth that cleanse and hydrate with radiance-boosting vitamin C that sweeps away dirt, oil ,and make up. (He may need them more than you with all the kissing)
8. Opt for the Waterproof Mascara
Even if you don’t tear up easily, choose waterproof mascara to ensure you’ll be raccoon-eye free like Too Face “Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.
9. Toss the Salt
Try and avoid salt before and on the morning of your wedding. It will save you from feeling bloated on your wedding day.
10. Bring Your Own Lipstick
You’ll want your own lipstick nearby for touch ups throughout the day.
The Dress of your dreams
You found your soul mate and some how that didn’t feel as difficult as finding the dream dress! From fit and flair, ball gowns to bias-cut dresses the options seem endless. Here are ten signs that you may have found the one.
1. You start using superlatives.
If you’re suddenly inspired to describe your gown as “the most amazing dress “, “It’s stunning!” or simply “OMG I love the way I look in it!” you’ve found the one.
2. You can picture yourself walking down the aisle in it.
Picturing your groom’s awestruck reaction to your red carpet-worthy look as you glide down the aisle? You’ve found the one.
3. You don’t want to take it off or want to wear it now.
You want to wear it to school, work. bowling or to the supermarket that’s normal, right?
4. All other dresses suddenly pale in comparison to it. Everything else looks drab or just “ok” compared to the stunner you’re rocking now.
5. Someone in your group is tearing up, even if it’s not you.
If your mother, sister, or best friend needs tissues, you’ve found your dream dress.
6. You’re convinced your body has never looked better.
Whether it is a cinched mermaid dress that emphasizes your curves or a slim silk sheath that complements your athletic frame, Giselle has nothing on you when you’re in this stunner.
7. Your gown may not be pink, but your face has taken on a rosy glow. If your dress evokes the same blushing reaction, as the first kiss did you found the one.
8. No one else’s opinion matters.
Your mind is made up, you love it and that’s the one!
9. The prospect of not wearing the dress on your big day is too much to bear.
You will do without anything else maybe even the groom, but you have to wear this gown!
10. You feel like you’re falling in love all over again.
If you’re experiencing a coup de coeur like the one you felt when first falling for your groom, it’s time to say yes to the dress
Choosing The Right Wedding Photographer
This is simply One of the most important days of your life!
You want to capture all the memories so that your Love story is placed in a time capsule that you and generations can cherish for forever. The best way to prepare yourself to make the right decision is to educate yourself and do some homework.
Having a web site and a digital camera does not make one a professional . A good photographer can snap all the days great moments regardless what situations may arise and works with the flow of your day.
Meeting your photographer is critical to go over your look and mood of what your pictures should look like. There are many different styles to shooting a wedding so it is important talk about different style and what you like and don’t like.
Booking early so that you have time to get to know more about who you are working with. Don’t make this a last decision.
Using the photographer for your engagement shoot is a great way to spend some quality time together. This opportunity to work closely and develop a repertoire will help you feel more relaxed .
Finalize your wedding day schedule and all the logistics of the how the day will play out.
Stick to the finalized schedule agreed on but, be flexible with some last time changes, it takes time to get the right shot and working with big groups of family and friends requires time. Choose your locations, time of day and work travel times into the schedule so you do not lose much needed photo time.
Have a plan B or a contingency plan in place. It’s all ways good to be prepared if something needs to change.
A second photographer is recommended, a different point of view never hurts. Another set of eye can help capture the little details like Flowers, cake and rings in an artistic reportage style while your lead photographer’s eye are on you.
Discuss any “Don’t Takes”
The day of your wedding is not the time to discuss “do take that shot!” Just enjoy your day and let it flow naturally .
Keep you photos time-less remember these photos are not only for you but generations to come so do not over do it with manipulating it in Photoshop .
Time to Dance
So dance let your photos happen naturally don’t pose for your dance photos. Photos look best when you can see the couples love as they pay attention to each other and live in the moment
Talk To Your Make Up And Hair Stylist Before Your Book Them!
Choosing the perfect person to do your make up on your wedding day can be quite the task. But before you sign on the dotted line,and start with a make up trial talk to them first. Talk to your make and hair artist about these five important questions.
1. Do you have products for different skin types?
You may notice after your make up trial that your face feels itchy or begins to break out. Talk to your makeup artist to make sure they have a variety or products for all different skin types and even ones for sensitive skin. Alistbeauty has many different lines we use so we can offer you the one that is best for you.
2. Will they be able to do the bridesmaids’ makeup, too?
Some of your bridesmaids may opt-in for a professional to do their makeup on your wedding day. Having your makeup artist (or their team) available to do theirs the morning of can save a lot of hassle of having to hire a second makeup artist.
3. Are there any products you should buy?
If there’s a certain lipstick color you love or touch powder you need in your wedding day bag, talk to your make up artist about what items you should buy so that you can show up prepared on the wedding day. We have a great selection of lip colours and other products should someone need too.
4. do they have a portfolio?
Check out the weddings they have done. See how their previous work turned out in photos and if it matches your overall style. Alistbeauty was a larger section of real weddings for you and your friends to look thru and are always willing to talk about anything that be a concern to you!
Choosing The Right Lip Colour For Brides On The Wedding Day
Move over Angelina, Charlize and Halle there is a new Alistbeauty and that’s you! Flashbulbs go off as you look Red Carpet worthy on your big day whether chose to go light or bright, here’s how to find the most flattering shade of lipstick for your wedding.
Choosing the right lip colour is an essential part of your big-day look. (Just consider all the kissing and smiling you’ll be doing that day!) Alistbeauty wants to help you find that right colour that will help you smile hear to hear. Here is the top three bridal-friendly color groups- nudes, pinks and reds?and we can provide tons of pretty options and tips galore. Pucker up!
Nudes go on so soft and light, it’s like a prettier, glossier version of your very own lips but, when choosing a nude, go darker so that it does not look like you’ve erased your lips when you put it on.Pair this flirty nude pink with winged “kitten” eyeliner.
A sophisticated neutral lipstick like this is the perfect balance of the right colour when adding a dramatic smoky eye.
Add a little pink shimmer to the nude lipstick, makes it so fresh and so girly.
It’s hard to go wrong with pink lipstick. Why? Our lips are naturally a rosy beige, which makes this group the super complexion-friendly.
With a pink this shocking, keep the rest of your big-day makeup low key A matte finish keeps this hot pink shade in the classy.
For daytime weddings, pinks read dressy, polished and playful.
HOT TIP!! Applying lipstick with a brush makes it last about a lot longer.
Bluish reds, like this one, look amazing on brides with cool undertones.
HOT TIP! To keep red lipstick from feathering, line your lips with a nude liner first.
6 New Ideas for Photos
When it comes to photos, Alistbeauty has worked with some of the most talented artists in Toronto. Here are some of the hottest wedding photography trends of 2017.
One trend that we have used for our front page video is a drone which showscases the church. The drone gave us a new vantage point to capture images of the top of the church steeple in a new and different way, the wedding couple walking on the boardwalk, and places you may not be able to get by standing in one spot or on the ground. Some say the quality of the photo will most likely not be as good as the professional DSLRs your photographer use, but we think the unique bird?s eye view gets you the bigger picture. Many Thanks to Visual Cravings!
2. Film Photography
According to fine art wedding film photographers, you can expect to see more wedding couples looking for the softer more flattering look then the crisp digital photos. Film photographers have noticed a huge increase in demand already, often leading to booking far in advance so start your search early. What exactly is film photography? Why are couples so obsessed with it? Essentially, it’s the use of analog cameras and negative film (think developing in a dark room old school versus on a computer). Film renders light, color, and tones differently than digital images.
3. Editorial Style Shots
IKONICA, a Toronto based wedding company makes every bride look like they came straight out of a magazine. T.H.Jackson Huong is the master of putting, your wedding and each perfect moment in focus and styling it red carpet worthy. Editorial style simply means using beautiful lighting and paying close attention to detail and ensuring every image is clean. This creates amazing portraits of the couple with deliberate placement to give the most visual impact, similar to what you see in magazines.
We have seen sparklers and fireworks but, now its coloured smoke bombs it?s just plain fun and adds a new effect in photos. They are the BOMB!
5. Less Filters, More Natural
Thanks to instagram and other social media sites, filters have been all the rage and are so over used. Tomorrows bride may seek a more real editing style of their photos like those taken by Chris of Boston Ave Fine Art Photography. Chris showcases their beauty and allows it to shine through more naturally.
6. All Black & White Photos
The trend points to the old Hollywood 50?s glamorous vintage-style weddings which have been popular for the last few years. 2016 couples requesting black and white photos as part of the final output ? to align with their throw-back style and aesthetic.