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2. Get a facial.  Facials are very beneficial to the skin and they are also a wonderful way to relax, but the main purpose of a good facial is to improve the skin’s quality.  This often means pulling any imperfections and blockages to the surface of the skin so they can be treated and removed.  A facial can leave the skin red and blotchy, so do not get a facial any sooner than two weeks before your ceremony.  This allows the skin time to heal and look its best for the special occasion.  The better your skin looks the less foundation is needed.   3. Liquid foundations work best.  Apply your foundation first, and then add your concealer to places where you need a bit more coverage.  Be wary of powders, they do not reflect light well in photos and have a tendency to wear off quickly. Indulging in the services of a makeup artist on Your Special Day is one easy way to pamper yourself, and perhaps your partner as well! Applying your own makeup while you’re stressed is a big no-no; plus, there is nothing more relaxing than having your makeup done for you.

But if you do choose to do your own makeup, whether you are a man or a woman, these tips will help you look your best all day long. ABOUT MO LEWIT Celebrity makeup artist Maura “Mo” Lewit is best known for starring in the Lifetime reality competition TV series “Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist.” Mo is a graduate of UCLA and Joe Blasco’s School of Makeup. Over the span of her career, Mo has worked with Cirque Du Soleil, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”) Omorosa ManigaultStallworth (Donald Trump’s NBC show “The Apprentice”) and Norma Strait for The Country Music Awards. Her regular clientele includes actress Jennifer Tilly and author Lucie Venture. She is currently a senior makeup artist for The Bellagio Salon in The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and she is also currently the head makeup artist for the Las Vegas based cable television show “In My Corner” starring Rasheeda Ali. Most recently, Mo teamed up with fellow “Blush” contestant Farah Carter to form their own company, Advanced Hair and Makeup.

Photo: Mary K. Wood, Atlanta

You can visit Mo at www.myspace.com/momakeup or at www.advancedhairandmakeup.com

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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer/Autumn 2009)  

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