By Missy Heckman

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It’s an unforgettable honor when your one of your closest friend asks you to stand beside her on her most memorable day. Joy maybe one of your first reactions that jog through your mind when asked. Others might be snagging a groomsman or catching the coveted bouquet. Yet another thought that is not so charming about being in a wedding? Oh, just the cost. Things start to add up and quick. There’s the dress, shoes, hair stylist and alas…the makeup. Here is a guide to guarantee that at least your facial application is pleasantly painless!


Frownies Puffy Eye Treatment
This treatment is vibrantly vital when you have a limited amount of time to sleep. Just apply a pair of these to your fine lines and the patches become a brilliant Band-Aid!
Price: $42.95
Available at


Kiehl’s Double Strength Visible Wrinkle Filler
Oops, a wrinkle JUST showed up out of nowhere! Of all days, surprises are not welcome on your face. For a spot treatment that needs immediate attention, this wrinkle filler basically plugs up the presence of that nasty line.
Price: $39.00
Available at


COVERGIRL + OLAY Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer
Prep with Covergirl’s proactive primer. The product creates a smooth canvas and holds makeup in place throughout the day.
Price: $13.99-15.99
Available at your local drug-store nationwide and for more information
First thing first, cleanse face, apply toner, moisturize and spray Vitamin E prior to daily makeup application. Just as we take our vitamins every morning for our bodies, our face needs the same benefit to maintain a healthy and refreshing glow.
Price: $17.00
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COVERGIRL + OLAY Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation
If a few crow’s feet or wrinkles are a concern, this is the finest fit. The foundation lies on top of each crease, rather than settling into the wrinkle.
Price $13.99-15.99
Available at your local drug-store nationwide and for more information
SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Medium with Neutral Undertone
If you are looking to hide numerous imperfections, Perfection Mist is indefectible buildable, controllable coverage.
Price: $28.00
Available at


Merle Norman Cover Up
Merle Norman has created intense cover up for those blemishes that just won’t go away. The product also has a brightening component which diverts the appearances of dark circles.
Price: $13
Available at

Osmosis Colour Age Defying Treatment Concealer
Osmosis has created a double duo that addresses the need for moisture around the eye area and complete coverage all in one to create a smooth and supple look.
Price: $33.00
Available at


Merle Norman Blush in Blush Rogue
Years ago, ladies would pinch their cheeks for that perfectly flushed look. The resulting, flattering color is a forever fave in this tiny little jar of cream blush. It’s perfectly packable and just a dab goes a long, long way and stays on all day!
Price: $8
Available at

NYX Illuminator in Chaotic
Chaotic has a plush pink presence with a bit of sparkle and shine!
Price: $9.00
Available at


Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow in Blue My Mind and Always a Bridesmaid
Massive moisture, a natural hold, and a bit of shimmer is the design that Benefit revealed this season. A hint of light lilac for a royal beginnings and baby blue for the traditional, something borrowed.
Price: $20.00
Available at


Butter London Eye Pencil in INKY SIX
Inky Six Eye Pencil delivers a dash of daring to the big day.
Price: $18.00
Available at

Flormar Miracle Pen Slim Touch in #06
Just like an actual pen, these colorful liners can create the perfect outline with precise precision.
Price: $9.50
Available at: Mall At Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus NJ 07652


NYX Mascara in Blue, Mint Julep and Forget Me Not
Makeup artist tip! With NYX color mascara, apply to lower lashes for speck of spring pop.
Price: $7.00
Available at

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ in Black
Moodstruck mascara takes the trouble out of the glue and tweezers you need for falsies. Simply apply both tubes of product in the two-step formula and alas, the 3D fiber technology creates the look of full lash extensions!
Price: $29.00
Available at


Flormar Primer
Just like prepping with facial primer, mascara primer sets the mascara and increases the width for optimal volume prior to applying your favorite lash coat. Flormar primer takes this concept to the extreme abundantly.
Price: $12.50
Available at:
Mall At Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus NJ 07652


Ardell Lashes Press on Lashes
If you’re not a pro at multi-tasking with the glue and tweezers, this might be the system for you. The lashes provide easy application and gorgeous glam.
Price: $6.99
Available at

KIKO EYEBROW EXPERT STYLING KIT in #2 Brunettes, Redhaired and Blondes
KIKO has created a sassy styling brow kit perfect for those who want a versatile set. The kit comes equipped with gel, two similar shades of powder, tweezers, arch sculptor and brush for a fulfilling frame to your face.
Price: $21.00
Available at


Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A-Lister
The tube is poised for your pucker, the perfect shade of shimmer and matte mix has reached celebrity status.
Price: $16.00
Available at
Susan Posnick COLORESSENTIAL Lipstick in Dubai and Marrakesh

If pink isn’t your passion and you want a more natural look, Susan Posnick has an intriguing couple of shades that are picture perfect.
Price: $ 21.00

Available at

Hynt Beauty ARIA PURE Lipstick in Passion Plum
If you are always looking for handy little devices, Hynt has created a lipstick that is a mirror, lip moisturizer, and lip color all in one. It comes in Passion Plum, the most sultry shade and most essential purse possession.
Price: $29.00
Available at


Essie’s Bridal collection in: Steal his Name, Between the Seats, Passport to Happiness, Groom Service, Coming Together and Mrs. Always Right
Both bride and bridesmaid must be complete from head to toe and a mani and pedi are fundamental procedures for a finished look. Essie’s Bridal Collection 2016 features perfectly pastel hues that are the final touch to this season’s spring and summer wedding party.
Price: $8.50 per bottle
Available at fine salons nationwide.

Originally published April 2016



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