Health and Beauty tips from Heidi's guest writer:

 Jamie Juergens, of Mary Kay

Proper skincare is the most important part of planning your wedding look! Get into a skincare routine and moisturize your skin regularly. No amount of makeup will cover up bad skin. Don't try new skincare products within a couple weeks of your wedding. Meet with a beauty consultant about 8 weeks prior to your wedding.

Don't wear the same color shades in your wedding that you wore in previous seasons. Update your look according to the season of your wedding.

Avoid tanning beds. If you want to appear tan use a bronzer on your face, neck, and chest. Powder or bronzer is necessary to make sure your neck matches the makeup on your face. Apply powder or bronzer with a good brush.

Wear an eyeshadow base. It will keep eye color on longer, and prevents color from creasing.

Use blotting papers to absorb oil rather than continually reapplying powder. Mary Kay has two wonderful products- an oil mattifier worn underneath makeup, and beauty blotters to absorb excess oil.

Be careful not to wear too much shimmer. Glittery is a popular look right now, but it won't look at all natural when you look back on your wedding photos.

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