Would You Forgo Makeup and Commit to a 12-Hour Facial for Your Wedding?

One bride's quest for perfect skin meant skipping the makeup artist in favor of marathon sessions with her aesthetician.

Brides often say they want to look like the best version of themselves on their wedding day. But what happens when the desire for a more natural look means no makeup artist—and no makeup—at all? Real estate agent Laurie Huff (above), who married fellow realtor Collin Vaughn at Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany in May, chose to fly her friend and facialist Melanie Simon, the brains behind the at-home nanocurrent device Ziip, to the Italian country­side to tend to her face for the weekend. “My version of pretty is a glow from the inside out,” says Huff, an outdoors-loving native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “Makeup has never been part of my routine, but healthy skin has.”

Simon arrived armed with seven of her palm-sized devices, each programmed with specific waveforms to address concerns like breakouts, under-eye ­circles, and redness, and an arsenal of Biologique ­Recherche products. She worked for 12 hours on and off the day before and the day of the ceremony to boost blood flow and hydration, and to even tone. The only thing she added to Huff’s glowing complexion after that was clear lip gloss. “I tried to give her a little brow powder,” Simon says, “but she made me wipe it off.”

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This story appears in the October 2017 issue of Town & Country.

SOURCE: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/beauty-products/g12183853/wedding-12-hour-facial/