Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blushing Brides: Summer Cheek Chic

Southern bells will soon be ringing for North Carolina native Emily Maynard. The 26-year-old single mom finally found the man of her dreams after appearing a second time on the sappy-ever-after reality TV show "The Bachelorette." During the season finale, 27-year-old Jef Holm knelt down and asked for her hand in marriage.

It's been a nonstop patella party this year with several celebs getting down on bended knee. Brad Pitt, Olivier Martinez and Liam Hemsworth put on ring on it with partners Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Miley Cyrus. Plus, Drew Barrymore and Alec Baldwin recently sealed the deal when they respectively exchanged "I dos" with Will Kopelman and Hilaria Thomas.

Since summer's the season for blushing brides, we've assembled the best brighteners and highlighters for your cheeks. These pinks, reds and corals will color your world on The Big Day and beyond. In addition, check out the celebs who have the most potential to walk down the aisle this summer. Which ones will make it to their golden anniversary? 

Photo by Georges Biard
Brad Pitt put a ring on the finger of Angelina Jolie, the mother of his children, last April.

Photo by Marie-Joelle Parent at http://www.flickr.com/photos/45619196@N02/
 Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez announced their engagement last March.

Photo by Maggie Jumps
After four years together, Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel last December. 

Photo by Sgt. Michael Connors - 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
"The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth popped the question to Miley Cyrus last May with a 3.5-carat diamond ring.

Photo by Romina060693
Britney Spears accepted a 3-carat diamond ring from her former agent Jason Trawick last December. 

Earlier this year, Snooki announced her engagement to Jionni LaValle--and the impending birth of their first child.

SHINE: Julie Hewett Powder Blush (Bud of Rose; pale pink). BEAUTY: Create forever memories with this silky powder that comes in a sleek mirrored compact. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: La Bella Donna Creme Fresh Mineral Blush Compact Colour (Garnet Collection). BEAUTY: Say "I Do" to a bold burst of ruddy flush. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no FD&C dyes, oils, talc, alcohol or fragrance.

SHINE: Milani Cosmetics Baked Powder Blush (Corallina; top) and Fantastico (Mauve; bottom). BEAUTY: Shapes, contours and highlights for the wedding, reception, honeymoon and ever after. BEACON: Cruelty free.

SHINE: Mirabella Blush Colour Duo (Glowing; warm peach and bronze). BEAUTY: Invigorate cheeks with matte shades that create a healthy glow the groom won't easily forget. BEACON: Free of oils, parabens and talc.

SHINE: Smashbox Blush (Rush Flush; shimmery cool pink). BEAUTY: This powder blush brightens your complexion and features an innovative swivel mirror compact for tie-the-knot touch-ups. BEACON: Cruelty free.

SHINE: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Bio-Natural Blush (Excitement). BEAUTY: Enriched with nourishing jojoba oils, this matte mineral formula glides over cheeks for a natural finish--which is no small feat for The Big Day. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no talc or parabens. Supports Look Good...Feel Better.

SHINE: Sue Devitt Gel-to-Powder Blush (Marion Reef; sun-kissed pink). BEAUTY: Marine Collagen Filling Spheres smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, creating a natural glow as you glide down the aisle. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports African Foundation and the Blue Planet Network.

SHINE: Susan Posnick Colorme Mineral Color Cheeks and Eyes (Orchid; mulberry wash). BEAUTY: Be the wedding belle of the ball with this self-dispensing pot that comes with an attached powder puff and mirror. BEACON: Supports Big Thought.

SHINE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Luminous Creme Blush (Plum Satin; rose berry shade with a hint of shimmer). BEAUTY: Secure the wow factor for your wedding album with this picture-perfect cheek color or highlighter. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of oils, chemicals, alcohol, and artificial fragrances or dyes.

1 comment:

  1. Love La Bella Donna , Pure mineral make up line and much more


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