Wedding day skincare | What happens when you apply makeup without proper skincare?

Ziel Bridal got to chat with the beautiful Hillary Kline to pick her brain about skincare for your wedding day.  She has won Minneapolis’s 32 under 32 award, is a published writer and a beauty expert.   Hillary was kind enough to help us educate our brides so their wedding day makeup is flawless and lasts all night.  We are honored that Hillary chooses to freelance with us and is available for our brides to book for their wedding day.  

  •  Tell me how cool you are! 

Hi! My name is Hillary Kline and I have a pretty eclectic background.  I work a corporate 9-5 job but outside of that, I wear many hats!  I am a freelance makeup artist, a beauty and lifestyle expert on television shows throughout the Midwest, a writer, a host/emcee, and red carpet correspondent.  Some days, I wonder if I get enough sleep!  But, I’ve always said, I can sleep when I’m dead.  I am a creative soul and always looking for ways to improve my craft and network with like-minded individuals in the beauty and entertainment industry.

  • What happens when you apply makeup without preparing with proper skincare?

Some people might ask, “Do I really need a good skincare routine?” Or, “Can’t I just find a makeup product that will help?”  These questions are my favorite because it boils down to this: the way your skin/texture is, sets the groundwork of how your makeup will sit/stay/look.  A foundation won’t work magic tricks if you have texture issues or dry patches. Everything starts with how well you take care of your skin.  Invest in your products and don’t expect them to work just overnight – be patient!  Take care of the skin you have because it’s the only thing you’ve got!

  • When should brides start their skincare routine for their wedding day?

I always suggest that my brides take care of their skin daily, and really amp up their efforts one month out before their big day.  I am a big fan of seeing an esthetician who can better help identify what services the bride needs before the big day. Some of my favorites include hydrating facials, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning.  Be careful about getting chemical peels or anything close to the wedding as you do not know how your skin will react and what the recovery time will be.

  • What are the Fundamentals of a good skincare routine?

There are so many different products out there that it can be a little overwhelming, especially if you have no idea where to start.  If you are just getting started in the skincare world, I recommend that you start with three main steps:

Cleansing – washing your face

Toning – balancing the skin 

Moisturizing – hydrating and softening the skin

The main goal of having a proper skincare routine is to ideally tune up your complexion and target any areas that you want to work on.  I tend to have dry skin, so my main goal is to hydrate my skin both day and night (heavier in the evening as I sleep) and drink tons of water!  Your skin needs shift as you get older, so will your products.

We know you can find thousands of skincare articles online that go into detail but we wanted to give you something to think about while stopping by our website.  You can request Hillary as your expert makeup artist on your wedding day. 

Thank you, Hillary, for spending time answering our questions.

Wedding day hair and makeup
Wedding day hair and makeup