5 FAVORITES: BRIDAL BEAUTY
EVE LOM Time Retreat Intensive Night Cream
A beautiful bridal look begins with smooth skin that will reflect light with a bright photo-ready glow. Dermatologist Dr. Noëlle Sherber advises, "when seeing brides-to-be see in consultation, I recommend starting a retinol leading up to the wedding to spark skin cell turnover. This will bring fresh skin to the surface and help to prevent stress-related breakouts on the big day. This lush cream from the U.K. is enriched with soothing moisturizers to prevent irritation and plumps up the skin with added hydration. I recommend consistency with your skincare leading up to the wedding so that you can be confident in the results and not risk a reaction to an unfamiliar product."
TOM FORD Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15
A natural, flawless complexion is important in any makeup application, and never more so than on your wedding day. Makeup artist Enrique Valentino relies on this long wearing foundation as a staple for his bridal clients: " it provides a beautiful satin finish, lightweight medium-to-full coverage, and humidity resistance. I work quickly from the center of the face outwards with a Foundation Brush, and finish by bouncing a moistened Beautyblender across the skin." This creates a perfected look for photographs and a believable skin finish in person.
TOM FORD The Ultimate Bronzer in Terra
This bronzer is the newest cosmetic technology, combining of liquid and powder to create a bouncy texture and a smooth non-drying, buildable finish. It is oil-free, talc-free, and longwearing for up to 10 hours. Enrique elaborates, "I absolutely love the silky refined texture of this new formulation and how it glides onto the skin seamlessly. To bronze and add depth simultaneously, I prefer a matte bronzing powder with no light reflective pigments."
TOM FORD Shade & Illuminate Lips in Possession
The perfect lip color is an essential for bridal beauty. This brightly blushed rose color adds soft definition to the lips that is both modern and timeless. Enrique shares technique tips with this innovative product: "Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate lips is a full coverage powder-gelée that glides on to the lips with high impact longwearing color that will last from the first kiss to the end of the reception. To create a volumized look, I apply the light shade all over and blend a bit of the dark shade at the outer edges."
TOM FORD Eye Color Quad in Nude Dip
Neutral shades are a classic choice for a bride, and the rich sheen of this palette of metallic nudes updates subdued color with a high impact finish. To enhance the dimension of the eyes, Enrique explains, "apply the brighter shades on the lid and focus the darkest shade toward the outer corners. With the Smokey Eye Brush, I recommend applying the deepest color into the outer crease of the eyelid and blending it down towards the lash line." This creates a soft haze of color that can be applied softly for daytime weddings and intensified for evening glamour.