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Put Your Brideface Forward

Put Your Brideface Forward
Looking flawless on your wedding day is a must but what about every other day of your life? This local makeup artist dishes the dirt on saving money and looking great, no matter the occasion.

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Purchasing makeup can be hit or miss. The colors you choose might look great on the shelf but terrible on your face. But don't toss out that unused or unwanted makeup! Nancy Dawson, professional makeup artist and owner of Brideface has come up with a great solution for passing on those products that just don't work for you and demonstrating how to use the ones that do.

 

"People are tired of wasting their money on makeup that they end up not being able to use," Dawson says. "They don't want to keep blindly walking into Sephora and making mistakes." So to keep her clients (who are not ALL brides) from having makeup meltdowns over their unsuccessful purchases Dawson offers makeup-swap parties!

 

Here's how it works:

 

0110Fence_INSTORY.gif 1. Schedule a party time through Brideface and grab four or five friends who love makeup and/or need help with tips on buying and applying makeup.

 

2. When it's time to party, bring all your questions; concerns; and most importantly your makeup! Yes, bring all the makeup you use on a regular basis, all the makeup you don't really know how to apply, and all the makeup that you bought but never use because you don't like the color. (Just make sure all the makeup you bring is in good condition, and remember that it's never a good idea to share mascara because of the risk of passing on eye infections. So toss old tubes in the garbage!)

 

3. Throw unwanted products into a pile, and Dawson will help sort through that makeup mess and match items to new owners. Just because that coral blusher doesn't work for you doesn't mean your best friend won't look fab in it!

 

4. After the swap, Dawson demonstrates the proper techniques for makeup application and offers other quick tips and tricks to best utilize your makeup and your budget.

 

One of her top suggestions is to really invest in the essentials, like foundation. "You rarely save money by buying cheap foundation," Dawson says. "Usually the drugstore brands don't have as much pigment, and you end up using more product than if you bought a premium foundation."

 

And it's always important to remember that a proper skincare regime is the best way to save money on makeup. If you keep your skin in good condition, you'll need less makeup! Simple things like exfoliating, moisturizing and staying hydrated can vastly improve your skin, Dawson says.

 

For more information about Dawson or Brideface, visit the company's Web site at Brideface.com. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Dawson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (513) 305-9723.

 

 

PHOTO CREDITS

Photo courtesy of Brideface

 

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