The Vendeur - Bridal Beauty

A BIG PART OF PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY STYLE IS CONSIDERING YOUR BEAUTY LOOK. PREPARATION FOR WEDDING DAY GLOWING SKIN CAN START AS MUCH AS 12 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. WE SPOKE TO MAKE UP ARTIST AND NATURAL BEAUTY EXPERT NAT VAN ZEE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN LOOK NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL ON YOUR BIG DAY.

Having made up celebrities and models at fashion shows and for magazines, Nat van Zee has a wealth of experience as an MUA. Over the years she met a lot of people with allergies to skincare and makeup products. So in 2012 she began researching and using natural and organic beauty in her work. She strongly believes that using non toxic products is not only better for our skin but better for our health. Today she is a renowned makeup artist, session hair stylist and natural, organic beauty consultant. Who better to guide us through the complexities of  preparing yourself for your wedding day. 

Begin preparing for your big day as soon as possible. Nat advises that if you wish to address any skin or body concerns then it’s best to do this holistically, starting around 6-12 months before the wedding. ‘Asses your skin, hair & lifestyle. Many skin conditions (acne, irritation, scars) can be addressed with a holistic approach. This includes switching to clean beauty products without irritants, good nutrition and stress management all of which can aid skin flare ups. Complementary treatments like cosmetic acupuncture and light therapy are also a good idea within this time frame.’ Theres a lot to think about so Nat also offers clean beauty consultations online to help you understand where to start.

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Nat van Zee backstage at Paris Fashion Week with @roosvanelk

NG STRESS FOR HAPPY SKIN

An important part of this process it to take into account your lifestyle. Many of us have stresses in our lives that can cause skin issues. And in the run up to your wedding, you may be more stressed than ever. Address your stress triggers and what helps you reduce these. It might be regular activity like going for a run or taking an exercise or dance class. Maybe meditation could help? Or simply taking an hour for yourself to have a bath (see our Bath Rituals post for ideas). In the immediate run up to the big day, Nat advises using essentials oils. It’s important to patch test first as some people can be sensitive to them. You can also try burning them at home or adding them to a bath. Choosing the right essential oils can have a dramatic mood altering effect. However if you are allergic to them then avoid them altogether.

‘WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED YOU CONSUME MORE MAGNESIUM THAN NORMAL. THE EASIEST WAY TO ABSORB MAGNESIUM IS TO ADD IT TO A BATH BY ADDING EPSOM SALTS.’ – NAT VAN ZEE

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Post picture taken behind the scenes @DeMellier with model @thecococarla