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Conceal and Cover – Make up fixes for Your wedding

Concealer is not only great for the face. If you are having a destination wedding and showing off a lot of skin, you want to look and feel your best all over the body as well. An old tattoo, minor imperfections, a bruise, scar can easily be covered.

Here are my top picks for a quick fix. Enjoy!

Cover Fx Cream Concealer

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Cover Fx Cream Concealer is exceptional. The coverage is so smooth, even and very high in pigment. The concealer comes in a vast array of colours to match every skin tone. It covers tattoos and any other imperfections with ease. Powder in between layers and set to finish. I also love the Cover FX concealer brush. It can easily blend out edges as well as be used to stipple concealer for perfect coverage.

If you have an uneven scar, adding a little of the Cover FX primer before concealer application will help even the skin. Bonus – SPF 30 is added perfect for any hot climate.

Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage
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This amazing concealer really covers and stays put with no creasing, smudging or smearing. It comes in fantastic shades. I love that it has 2 different pots so you can formulate the perfect tone. Even if you get a little bit more tanned! Laura Mercier really is an expert at concealing. Just perfection!

Dermablend Leg and Body Cover


Dermablend is fantastic. This light formula contains very high pigment that really does last 16 hours. Go ahead, sweat, run in the rain – it does not budge. Perfect for larger areas on the body such as stretch marks, tattoos and more. It comes in 14 colours to match every skin tone. The setting powder which. may be purchased separately is fantastic for a finish.
Best Tip* To make coverage look as natural as possible, adding a mole, freckles or whatever is surrounding your natural skin tone helps it blend in flawlessly.

I hope you have enjoyed these tips!

Natalia Zurawska
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Bride Media/Magazine

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The five best wedding day hair and makeup tips

With wedding season approaching, we asked a makeup artist to share her most basic tips for perfecting your beauty look as you walk down the aisle.

1. Make your skin faux glow
Get any waxing, facials and tans at least 48 hours beforehand. This prevents any allergic reaction you may have. It’s also best to go for a spray tan a couple of months before hand to see how dark you want to go.

If you have any tan lines, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is truly amazing. It can be used anywhere on the body and stays put (which is essential with a white dress). Just make sure to let it dry well.

Sally Hansen, Airbrush Legs, $16, Well.

2. Avoid looking like a lobster
If you’re having a destination or summer wedding, sunblock is a must. Redness can start to appear within minutes of being outside and don’t forget to add some on your ears, neck and the tops of your feet. The best time to apply is 20 minutes before you go out so it has time to be absorbed (and put it on away from your dress to avoid any stains).

Ombrelle, Sport Clear Continuous Spray, $21, Well.

3. Tear-proof your whole face
When tears (and sweat) are involved, waterproof mascara and eyeliner are a must. I love Covergirl mascara because it lengthens, adds volume and stays on until you wash it off.

I also recommend M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack. You can layer it on depending on how soft, or dark, of a look you want. You can also smudge it with a Q-Tip for a smoky eye.

Covergirl, LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, $11, Well. Fluidline liquid liner, US$16, M.A.C. Cosmetics.

4. Try DIY eyes
For an easy eye shadow look, I love the quad palettes by Clinique. The colours are gorgeous and come in various shades to suit every woman’s skin tone. Each quad comes with application instructions if you don’t want to hire a makeup artist.  CliniqueEyeQuadClinique, All About Shadow Quad (shown in Teddy Bear), $35, Sephora

5. Don’t forget about your hair
To hold your hairstyle in place all day long (and trust us, it’s a long one), nothing works better than Climate Control Hairspray. It holds style and adds adds shine but can be brushed through if need be. Keep a bottle on hand even after your hair and makeup person has left for the day. d17eaaa34b82aa44e0a415112785Climate Control Finishing Spray, $6, Tresemmé.

Natalia Zurawska is a professional makeup, hair and special effects artist. For more of her practical tips download her new ebook I’m Not Making This Up

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IMG_02Your wedding is one of the most important and life changing days of your life. Feeling and looking your best is an important aspect of the event. Photos and videos last a lifetime of memories.

Hi Everyone.

My name is Natalia Zurawska. I have been a professional makeup/hair/spfx artist for the last 10 years. I recently came out with an e-book entitled “I’m Not Making This Up”. It features all of the best makeup tips and tricks I have learned over the years to save time and money. One of the chapters is solely devoted to weddings.

In this beauty e-book you will learn how to fix a shattered powder in one easy step – no, you don’t have to throw it out!

Some other tips include how to look your best in a matter of minutes, how to hire a makeup artist, do’s and don’ts of beauty before your wedding and so much more. My favorite products are also mentioned.

“I’m Not Making This Up” is available on Smashwords, Amazon as well as Goodreads in all digital formats.

Enjoy! You can also check out my blogs, YouTube channel and join my social media below for new updates.

Natalia Zurawska Makeup/Hair

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