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Brides beauty columnist Drew Barrymore — actress, producer, and founder of Flower Beauty — is here to answer your questions. This time, she's covering everything bridesmaids hairstyles, wedding-day zits, and how to play up your favorite features with makeup.
Q: My bridesmaids will all be wearing the same dress. Should they wear the same hairstyles too? Will it look weird if they don't?
You know how girls who wear school uniforms find ways to make them unique, using accessories and makeup? Your bridesmaids should be able to express their individuality too. Letting them each choose their own hairstyle lets them show who they are. Plus, they'll feel more comfortable. Your girlfriends are unique; no harm in letting them show it!
Q: I'm terrified that I'm going to get a big zit on my big day! Have you ever had a pimple show up at the worst time ever? Any secrets to making one disappear?
Oh, gosh, I totally get this. I don't think there's anything that can bring me to my knees in ridiculous vanity like a zit. I shouldn't be so bothered by them, but it's my hang-up. And since they have different causes (stress, hormones, et cetera), I've never found a universal way to prevent them. So I usually cover them using concealer. My company, Flower Beauty, has a great stick called Skincognito, and Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer is also really good! The key is to find a formula that's creamy but lasting. Have one handy for emergencies (along with some pressed powder to dust on top to help anchor it), and that should ease your mind. But remember: Your smile will steal the focus from anything else! I promise.
Q: My green eyes are my favorite feature. How can I use makeup to play them up?
I have green eyes too! I find that the best way to enhance them is to use a colored shadow that makes them pop. First, define them with dark-brown liner on the waterlines and lash lines. Then add your shadow. Earth tones go well with other earth tones, so try a smoky taupe, deep aubergine, or sage green. Subtle is always good for the big day, so go light and let those green eyes shine bright and happy with love.