A Naturally Beautiful Bride
Wednesday, May 9 2012
On a wedding day many brides choose to bring a piece of nature with them, in a bouquet, as they float down the aisle. A bouquet can bring sweet smells of spring as well as striking colors and makeup palettes for any bride or bridesmaid.
These flower bouquets can also inspire the use of exceptional colors and unique plants by pairing them with plant based makeup.
Why use makeup from plants on your wedding day? Using products with plant based ingredients produces dreamy colors that stem from nature and offer nourishing, high quality, and gentle ingredients.
A bouquet of lavender can bring serenity into your special moments with its own calming scent and color. Replicate this peaceful plant by adding a little lavender to a main focal point like your eyes. Try out the shade Viola from Alima, which is made from pure mineral pigments from the earth.
Peonies… a delicate, soft flower that can make anyone blush just by looking at them. Bring on your beautiful pink glow with an organic, plant based cheek tint made with sunflower oil from Vapour Organics. The subtle mimic of pink is sure to make your groom blush at the first sight of you.
The anenome is a stunning red and black flower, while it is lovely and whimsical it is also bold and eye catching. Replicate its look with a complimentary red lip and thick black eyeliner. Try a plant based product like Inika that is made with shea butter and castor oil to shape, define and moisturize your pout. To imitate the classic black of the anemone you might use Dr. Hauschka’s gentle, but bold, liquid eyeliner which is created from castor oil and black tea extract.
Incorporating nature into your products is an easy way to have an array of colors while using beneficial and nourishing ingredients. Next time you start dreaming about what bouquet you want feel free to be inspired by some lovely natural products that can accompany it.
By Kourtney Linebaugh of Samvid Beauty