Happy Sunday, girls. I’ve been trying to catch up on e-mails today, but I’m a little behind.
MBB reader Spring Bride recently sent a note asking for wedding makeup advice — for her groom!
I’m an avid reader of your blog. Thank you for your great advice and tips. I’m getting married in 2 weeks and my fiance would like some recommendations for blotting paper as his forehead gets really oily.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Spring Bride, congrats on your upcoming nuptials! That’s fab that you’ve got your honey’s back. Nobody wants to look too shiny in their pics, you know?
Because you only want that boy glowing when he says “I Do,” I highly recommend MAC Blot Film ($12.50 for 30 sheets). It cuts down on the shine and leaves skin looking super matte without leaving a powdery residue.
I used it a few months ago on myself at my BFF’s wedding, and it worked great. Before the wedding, I stuffed five of the papers into a small mirrored lipstick case and popped that into my purse for touchups through the 10-hour celebration.
If your boo’s wedding outfit has pockets, maybe he could carry a few of the papers on him that way.
If you don’t have a MAC counter nearby, Clean & Clear makes a blotting paper called Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5 for 50 smaller sheets). They work well, too, and cost a little bit less.
To save even more (hey, weddings ain’t cheap), you could always use Starbucks napkins. No kidding, but for some reason I think they work really well at removing oil. Go figure!
Sunday is my fun day
Are you having a good weekend so far? I’ve mostly been chillaxin’ and doing a whole lotta nothing. The only effort I’ve expended today was when I danced around the living room to VH1′s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s.
Watching the show took me back to the East Bay ‘burbs of my childhood circa 1986… I can almost feel my Bongo jeans getting tighter and smell the Aquanet permeating through my 5-inch-high bangs.
Help for Spring Bride
I know a few of you gals are in the process of planning your weddings or recovering from one. Do you have any suggestions for Spring Bride’s hubby-to-be? Maybe a man-friendly tinted moisturizer?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,