The Sunday night pre-wedding guest facial
Good Afternoon! It’s been a while but the Sunday night facial is back which, after much though, is all about that pre-wedding guest facial. Whilst we all know it’s all about the bride and groom on their big day, a wedding is the one event in the calendar that everyone makes an effort to spruce up for as you just don’t want to be THAT person that looks a royal state! So clothing aside (as that’s another post altogether), I’m focusing on the skin and with a simplistic approach. Most weddings require an early start and for us ladies, that means a full day of makeup. Therefore, I would stick to what you know best and products that you have tested before to avoid any nasty reactions to ingredient that your skin may not be used to. Here’s what my basic pre-wedding guest facial looks like:
Now depending on whether you prefer to pamper the night before or the morning of, here are a few options for you to play with.
Let’s start with the Tarte Rainforest of the sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel*, a hypoallergenic cleanser that is great at fully cleansing the facial area and removing any traces of left over makeup from the night before! When applied onto even dry skin, the gel turns into a watery white base which means you can easily see which bits you have missed. Skin feels clean and smooth instantly. I like this face wash as it simply does what it says on the bottle. It’s a gel-like formula which I love and it’s free of any granules leaving my skin feeling incredibly clean without disrupting its natural moisture. If you’re planning on trying out something from Tarte, then the UK QVC is your best point of call or for a full range Tartecosmetics.com.
Next we move onto the mask option and yes, there are a lot of choices out there. I’m going with this formula: if you are using a mask the night before, go for something that is nourishing and hydrating like the Sephora Avocado Nourishing and Repairing Face Mask. Don’t forget that extra layer of lip balm just before you go to bed! If a morning mask is your poison then you are in for a treat. I get that annoying oil T Zone so something like the Sephora Green Tea Mattifying and Anti-Blemish face mask will effectively absorb any excess sebum. Any leftover serum also works great as a first base or primer, allowing for a flawless base for makeup application.
Finally, if you can handle it, try out a lip mask. This will require fifteen minutes of no talking but will hydrate and moisture those lips ready to perform that perfect pout! If you want the easy option, using a lip scrub for a minute or two will give you the same results. Try out Fabulips by Bliss.
Mrs J xx
P.S. (before I head off to wack a face mask on) As I’ve mentioned before, I’m aiming to keep this a monthly event so if you have any concerns or product questions or recommendations for me, then drop me a comment or contact me via any of my social handles! I will always respond.