We often dream about our weddings – who our Prince Charming will be, what we’ll wear, and of course how we’ll look. As brides, we want to look unbelievably flawless and exceptionally beautiful on our big day. Our thoughts turn to makeup and hair, and the bridal looks we envision are endless. The right touch of makeup in the right place can truly enhance our natural beauty creating a timeless and ageless look.
We wanted to be a part of your transformation from beautiful girl to stunning bride, so we searched high and low for makeup and hair must haves for all brides-to-be. Moreover, we also chatted with the experts at Sephora about their new beauty system, which will surely be a big hit for those looking to match their skin tone to the right shade of foundation.
Sephora, beauty speciality retailer, partnered with the global colour authority Pantone to create the ‘Sephora + Pantone Color IQ’ – the revolutionary beauty system that scans the surface of the skin, assigns an official ‘Pantone SkinTone’ number and matches a “scientifically precise foundation from Sephora’s 1,000 foundations, brands and formulas.”
“Skin tones are comprised of many distinct shades so developing this particular application for our color measuring technology was an exciting challenge for us,” explains Lisa Herbert, Pantone’s vice president of consumer licensing. “Even within the broader range of fairest ivory to deepest ebony, there are nuances that need to be calibrated correctly to determine the right match, and this solution eliminates many of the variables that can affect shade selection.”
The beauty system is based on Pantone’s Capsure (a compact, hand-held spectro-colourimeter) that is used in the design world to identify colour with unsurpassed accuracy. The device works by taking three images of the skin, analyzing it and assigning an official SkinTone number. With that number, Sephora beauty experts reference Sephora’s Universal SkinTone Library on an iPad, which holds over 1,000 foundation SKUs, to determine what products are a precise match for each skin tone.
“The Sephora + Pantone Color IQ eliminates many of the variables that can affect shade selection, including pigment challenges, skin texture and undertones, which can often distort the client’s match,” says Sephora Pro Adi Lando. “As an artist, I know the right foundation is essential to a great makeup look, so this is an amazing resource to have for my consultations. It allows me to pull the best matches across all of our brand offerings for my client’s personalized consultation.”
Body: Check out our showcase of beauty and hair must haves for every discerning bride that is looking for that wow factor during her wedding events.
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Fluidline Brow Gel Creme in Deep Dark Brunette
ProLongwear Waterproof Brow Set in Clear
Angled Brow Brush
All Nighter Eyeliner in Perversion
Electric Eyeshadow Palette
Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara in Deepest Black
Love for Lashes in .....
Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray
Kiehls Smoothing Hair Oil
Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Colour
La Couleur LACC Vegan-Friendly Nail Colour in 1981
Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base
Prep + Prime Light Boost Highlighter
High Definition Microperfecting Primer
High Definition Invisible Cover Foundation
Sephora Blotting Papers in Charcoal
Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion