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Do you have any burning bridal beauty questions? Brides beauty columnist Drew Barrymore — actress, producer, and founder of Flower Beauty — is here to answer all of your pressing skin care, fitness, and makeup application concerns. From her Hollywood cover-up secrets to her favorite workout (that would be fun for the most gym-averse) and necessary diet additions, here's what she's recommending this month.
Q: How do I use concealer on my dark circles without it emphasizing my lines?
Drew Barrymore: This is my Hollywood magic trick: I put a light and white base under my undereye concealer. One great product is Serge Lutens Quant-á-Soi Makeup Base. (It's expensive, I know!) Take a makeup brush and lightly apply a little bit of this brightening miracle over your dark circles, covering only the purple. Blend out the edges. Then layer a liquid foundation or a smooth concealer that matches your skin tone over it. (Anything that's too rough will scrape off the white, so use something super creamy.) Then do the rest of your makeup as you normally would — and you'll love your new look, sans dark circles!
Q: I want to tone up for my wedding, but I'm seriously allergic to the gym. How do I motivate myself when it's the last thing I feel like doing?
Drew: I'm allergic to the gym too, so I feel ya, sister! But I found a workout with my girlfriends that I do post pregnancy, and I actually look forward to it: Zumba! You sweat, it's great cardio, and it really is an effective workout. Plus it's so happy, humbling, and spirited that it makes you feel as good as it makes you look. Find a local class and I swear you won't dread it like every other workout.
Q: I'd like to work juices into my wedding diet (in the name of clear skin and a leaner physique), but I don't know where to start. Got any advice?
Drew: Yes, I have a great juice to recommend. It's called the Glowing Green Smoothie, a specialty of Kimberly Snyder, my favorite L.A.-based nutritionist; you can find the recipe in her book, The Beauty Detox Solution. I don't recommend a full juice diet, especially right before your wedding. But if you do just this green drink in the morning, it will help you get glowing skin and balance your diet. When I'm not pregnant, I have one every day. Enjoy!