Oregon's First Bluemercury Beauty Apothecary + Bridal Beauty Giveaway

Thursday, September 4 2014

When it comes to bridal beauty, finding the right balance between looking glamourous and photo-ready and still looking like you can feel like the tightrope-walk of wedding planning. While on the hunt for the right makeup artist to get you primped for the big day, finding a beauty shop with a "we want what's best for you" philosophy is one of the easiest ways to narrow the search.

When we found out that luxury apothecary-style cosmetic, skincare and spa chain Bluemercury was opening an Oregon location at Portland's Bridgeport Village, we were  excited to share the news with brides, because that's exactly the attitude Bluemercury promotes. Customers reign supreme at Bluemercury, from the generous approach toward samples, to the frequent perk-heavy in-store parties, to their tracking system that allows clients (or those buying gifts for clients) to look up their purchase histories. Marla Malcom Beck, CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury, says it best: "We’re bringing back the old apothecary approach, where we know your name and give you the advice, time and attentiveness that you deserve. "

 Bluemercury is staffed by full-time makeup artists and certified estheticians whose services include wedding day must-haves like waxing and facials. Big-day makeup applications, including a consultation, will run brides $100, with an additional $75 for each bridesmaid's makeup application.

Says Beck, "Brides and bridal parties are one of the favorite things we do at Bluemercury. The great thing about Bluemercury is that we can help get your skin in tip-top shape leading up to your big day, and then we can give you the perfect, polished look that shows off the real you -- that's the ideal bride in my book."

GIVEAWAY:

In honor of Bluemercury's Oregon debut and the company's 15th anniversary on 9/13/2014, we're giving away a deluxe sample bag featuring 10 deluxe samples from luxury beauty lines including Laura Mercier, NARS, Estee Lauder, Lafco, Dermalogica, Molton Brown, Trish MCEvoy, REN, Darphin and more!

GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) Leave a comment below letting us know which Bluemercury product you'd most like to try OR what makeup look you wore/will wear on your wedding day.

FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

2.) Follow @OregonBrideMag and @BlueMercury on Twitter and tweet "I entered the Oregon Bride Beauty Giveaway - you should too! @OregonBrideMag @BlueMercury #oregonbridebeautygiveaway"

3.) Follow @OregonBrideMag and @BlueMercury on Instagram and post any of the images shown here OR your favorite beauty shot. Be sure to include #oregonbridebeautygiveaway in the caption!

Each of the steps outlined above will count as a separate entry. We will randomly select a winner from the entry pool on Monday, September 15th. Open to US residents only.

Good luck!