By Sheila Arkee
Through the years, I’ve been involved in weddings in a variety of capacities. Sometimes as a guest, sometimes as a makeup artist, and there are also times when I am the photographer. Never as a bridesmaid, though, strangely enough!
After being part of so many big days, I’ve picked up a trick or two … or three or four … and have learned that there are some beauty products that are a MUST for any such an occasion – whether you’re a guest, a vendor, or the bride!
Wedding season is in full swing, so if you’re participating in an upcoming event, here are a few essentials to keep handy.
1. Toupee Tape
This is a secret weapon that works better than double-sided tape. Sounds strange, but I’ve witnessed the power of toupee tape to hold things together when all others have failed.
2. Tide Pen
See photo below. Enough said.
For any occasion when you’ll be photographed, bright cheeks are essential! Do not underestimate the power of blush, especially under a variety of lighting conditions. A good blush adds dimension to your face and gives a little extra something. Touch up as needed.
4. A Touch Up Kit That Includes …
You’ll definitely need to touch up at some point during the event, which is why your bridesmaids are your best defense against smudges. Make someone responsible for keeping a kit that has hairspray, bobbie pins, translucent powder, lip products, eyeliner, blush (and a brush), and a small pack of baby wipes to use as a makeup remover. A handy tip is to soak some q-tips in almond oil and place them in a ziplock bag in case there are any smudges.
These are my essential items from my experience on the front lines. What are some of your favorite products to use on big occassions?