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Thursday, April 15, 2010


Bridal Beauty Drama Fixes
With expert tips from industry pros, beauty editor Candice Gregor devises the ultimate beauty S.O.S. list for brides-to-be.


With expert tips from industry pros, beauty editor Candice Gregor devises the ultimate beauty S.O.S. list for brides-to-be.

1. I want truly glowing skin

Just a few drops of Kosmea Skin Clinic Organic Rose Hip Oil applied to skin day and night is all you need to smooth your complexion, reduce the signs of ageing and promote healthy, balanced skin, as it's rich in fatty acids and vitamin A. A great trick is to have your make-up artist mix a little of the rose hip oil with your foundation before applying to the face. It's a technique celebrity make-up artists use to give skin an incredibly healthy luminosity. Call 1300 130 320. Mineral make-up is also a fabulous choice for brides who want a flawless finish. It injects skin with vitamins for nourishment and won't clog pores. Look for brands like Inika, Proof, Jane Iredale, Face of Australia and L'Oreal.

2. My make-up is blotchy and flaky

Using a pre-foundation skin primer provides a smooth base for foundation to adhere to. Primers increase foundation's staying power and result in a flawless finish. Apply directly to skin or after moisturiser. Try: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

3. How do I apply like a pro?

Professional make-up brushes make application so much easier. Brushes can be purchased separately or as part of a set, and a bronzing or blusher brush is a particularly great investment. It's important to know that the direction you brush powder onto skin makes a difference in your overall look. Make sure you sweep powder in downwards motions, to avoid highlighting tiny facial hairs. Try Aveda's make-up brushes.

4. My blush makes me look clownish

Blush is intended to give a natural, healthy glow to your face and enhance cheekbones. To contour, apply blush lightly in a circular motion underneath cheekbones and blend well. Apply blush after your foundation and powder but before you do your eyes. This helps the result look more natural, as the amount of blush applied should be balanced with your skin, not eyes. Cream blush will add a dewy sheen to your skin and powder, like M.A.C's Pinch 'O Peach, will add more definition to your cheekbones.

5. I don't want a greasy face

Applying powder over foundation helps to prevent shine and sets your foundation. If you have oily skin, chances are you will require touch-ups with a pressed powder during the day, so it is best to be prepared and carry a compact with you. Apply with a powder brush or puff. Blotting paper is also a good way to keep oily skin at bay. Jane Iredale's facial blotting papers made from 100% flax seed gently absorbs excess oil and leaves a fine powder over the skin. Visit

6. I want long luscious hair

Extensions made from 100% human hair are a great way for brides to ‘grow' their hair and add a touch of high glam, in an instant. Award-winning Sydney hairdresser Pierre Haddad practises the copper bell technique of hair extensions, where a length of hair is attached to your own hair and fastened in place with a small bell made from copper. The results are virtually seamless! Pierre recommends extensions are fitted at least 10 days before your wedding. Call (02) 9233 1999.

7. I don't like wearing loads of foundation

It is certainly advisable to wear foundation, as it provides flawless results for wedding photographs. If you prefer a lighter foundation, try a liquid with a light dusting of powder, or a wet-to-dry foundation. Try: M.A.C Mineralize SatinFinish or Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation.

8. My lipstick is dry, flaky and ‘bleeds'

Make sure lips are well exfoliated before applying any lipstick or gloss. Try Sara Happ's The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar. Follow with a moist, creamy lipstick, like Rimmel's Moisture Rich, or opt for lipgloss if you dislike the feel of lipstick. A lip primer applied under lipstick may also help to combat flakiness. Try: L'Oreal Shine Delice, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss or M.A.C LipGlass. A good quality lip pencil applied under lip colour can make lipstick last longer and combat colour bleeding. Outline the lip line and then fill in the entire lip with pencil before applying lip colour. To make lip pencil last longer, apply foundation to lips first. Try Estee Lauder Lip Pencil, M.A.C Lip Pencil.

9. My skin has broken out

Treat skin seriously with products from the fabulous Rationale range, like Skin Refining Serum. With Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids, the serum works to unclog pores and reduce breakouts. To find out more and start a treatment plan, visit If all else fails, concealer is a God-send in covering up under eye circles, blemishes and evening out skin tone. Applying concealer over your foundation (as opposed to under it) saves you work and product, as the foundation will do most of the concealing for you. Apply with a brush or cotton tip and blend well.

10. I want my foundation to go the distance

A good-quality foundation is crucial to perfect wedding day make-up. It needs to be long-lasting, provide good coverage and match your skin tone perfectly. Stick foundations provide the most coverage and have long-wearing power. Apply with a cellulose wedge-shaped sponge. Try Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick or M.A.C Studio Stick. A make-up setting spray like Model Co's Beauty Fix Airbrush Face will also ensure make-up stays put.

11. I want neat, manicured nails

Apart from your smile, wedding guests will be doting over your amazing rock, with all eyes consequently on your hands – so make sure they're ready for the attention! For a classic polished look, opt for a French manicure. If you must wear a coloured polish, go for neutral shades or those with a touch of sparkle. A good moisturiser will keep hands looking youthful and skin supple. Try Bloom's Green Tea and Bergamot scented hand cream – shea butter is its magic skin-moisturising ingredient!

12. I want to really play up my eyes

False lashes work a treat to add oomph to eyes. Use individual ones (three or four lashes make a cluster), as opposed to a full set. Attach clusters to the outer corners of eyes for maximum impact. Hold lashes with tweezers, apply a small glob of glue and press against your natural lashes, holding for 30 seconds until dry. Try: MAC lashes and Ardell Lash Grip glue. If you don't want to fake it, invest in some Jan Marini Age Intervention lash treatment which is designed to stimulate eye lash growth! Apply to the top lash line once a day and watch your lashes blossom... in front of your very eyes. See Or make eyes pop by wearing a vividly coloured eye shadow like i.d. bareMinerals Azure Glimmer.

13. I want to look picture perfect in my photos

After your trial with your make-up artist, take a photograph of your face. It's recommended you use a flash, too, as some foundations react with the camera flash (beware of products with sunscreen as they often carry light-reflective particles that lead to that ghostly photo face).

14. I have under-eye circles

Of course it's important to be well-rested in the lead up to the wedding, but we all know that this is easier said than done. Products like Gatineau's Skin Lightening Concentrate work to gently bleach the delicate eye skin and, used morning and night for prolonged periods of time, will see bags and dark circles dramatically reduced. A topical vitamin C serum like emerginC is another way to feed the area with nutrients and restore a healthy glow.

15. Eeek, panda eyes!

Waterproof mascara is essential to stand up to wedding day tears and prevent dreaded panda eyes! Apply one coat, let dry, then apply a second coat. Try Max Factor 2000 Calorie Aqualash or M.A.C Splashproof Lash.

16. I want smooth skin

Exfoliating everyday in the shower will help remove dead skin cells and little bumps on upper arm skin known as Milia. Try Make Up Store's Arctic Body Buff. Always moisturise after you shower to keep skin hydrated and buoyant.

17. I'm over my cellulite

The active ingredient in Chanel's Body Excellence Firming and Shaping Gel, Purple Bengle, stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and glycans, to help you on your way to dimple-free skin.

18. Help! I'm stressed out...

Don't take a Valium. Manage your stress by immersing your muscles in The Body Shop's Spa Wisdom Plunge and Purify Bath Soak. Epsom Salts will detox and relax, while babassu oil will moisturise and soothe.

19. I want a golden tan

Magic Tan is a quick and private way to achieve an all-over sunless tan. The spray tan booth preps, tans and moisturises you within minutes. To book, see A dusting of bronzer, like The Body Shop's Brush on Bronze balls, on cheeks and decolletage, will enhance your colour.

1 comment:

  1. nice tips! i agree with about the brushes, its nice to invest in good quality ones that you can afford. It really makes a big difference in makeup application!



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Hi Im Jessie Recola Glova a portuguese-filipino origin based in Cebu Philippines ... and interested to work abroad for more intensive and challenging job... I love challenging job it brings out my creativity and unique approach when it comes to hair styling and make-up.

I have been a hair and make-up artist since as far as I can remember. I love to see colors and play with it. I used to play with my moms face cream and lipstick and use it as blush and eye shadow. I love painting so much. I am a happy child I believe. During my high school days my talents were tapped from singing, dancing, poster making, painting make-up and styling. I used up everything and made me realize that I can be more productive not just as a student but a person as well. Many of my relatives and friends are my so called victims. They are my canvass for my make up skill and they all loved it. Having the confidence I was able to do make up for school programs pageants and graduations and I can still recall my first wedding make-up it was my close friend Minerva Casas who truly trusted me and really paid me for my services and from that I learned that I can be a professional makeup artist.
During my college days it was my face that had been a canvass as I tried to do more make- up to myself and different make -up applications till I got the whole picture of diff. looks. I started with cheap products and some are given by friends... I remember my friend Jayward who loves to do make -up, challenged me to collect more make- up with brands. So I managed to save money and bought what I want....I joined the dramatics ensemble as a make-up artist. I transferred to the Adelante dance Troupe and became the official make-up artist. I became friends with the top make-up artists of Cebu, Philippines that time and they inspired me more to keep on doing it. In the year 1995 i joined the sandiego dance company and started as make -up artist and eventually became a performer. Being a performer, like in theater you tend to project different looks, be able to convey the message of a dance and song that’s where i was trained to see make-up as not just cosmetics but as a form of artistry.
Second semester of 1995 i tried different thing when i joined a fashion design competition which was held at a local mall. I won the Grand prize as young designer of cebu and was given the chance by Mrs. Young, the mall owner, to work in the store for 3 months and thankful being trained by the late Dudes Abella, one of cebu’s top fashion designer .College days was my turning point of what to do with my life... graduated Business Administration
After college I moved to Singapore to do make-up and Styling and perform as well. A year after that my boss told me to manage his bands in Malaysia but what happened was that I became the all around person there were like 3 -4 bands in my hand that ill help to style and train them on how to wear make-up. Our bands normally comprised 3-4 females same as the males and so it was a very tedious job because I have to be responsible with them ... we have traveled the entire south east doing our thing... I was bored so I decided to go to Australia to find a job in make-up but it did not work out. Eventually a friend offered me job in the United Kingdom to do hotel jobs. So I grabbed the opportunity stayed there for 2 years ... made friends with a Filipina from cagayan, Philippines who worked in a salon and introduce me to the right people in the industry. We both went to London fashion week and were stunned with the clothes and make-up. From there I know what I really want do with my life. She convinced me to join a crash course about skin care and make-up and asked me to assist her. I applied for another working visa to get a job of my preference make-up. I was on my sector based scheme visa. And I am only entitled to work in a hotel and not in the salon... so my application was denied and asked me to go back to the Phils. and get a license or apply for another visa which is a student visa ... but I don’t think I can afford it ...When I came back I know exactly what I want to do... Make -up is my thing... I have invested ... and dream to make it big not only in the Philippines but outside the country as well... Its a great self -fulfillment to do what you are good into and retrieve the first thing you love to do.

Had a diploma for Advance Make-up Proficiency Course in Singapore.

I am a proprietor of Jessie Glova Make-Up and Style Studio

I am a make-up consultant of Rustans Cebu,

Worked with major hotels in Cebu and in Manila for corporate pictorials and Shoot *

I am billed as the official make-up artist of Marco polo Weddings and fashion shows,

Worked with major modeling agencies, Make-up artist, designers and photographers and still do. Presently working with Zee lifestyle magazine and print ads.

The latest was the Ayala Ad Campaign
Worked with major TV. stations the latest was the ABS-CBN and RCTV... Bigfoot’s it’s a match and currently shooting the up coming show “Behind the Scenes" and FTV as well...

Worked with Local and national celebrities, fashion icons, politicians, the elites and some foreign beauty titlists

Been mentoring and teaching make-up for those who want to learn the basic.