Guest Post: Clean Beauty Looks for the Bride

Ella Hackworth
Columbus Monthly

On your big day, there is nothing more important than looking like the best and most glowing version of yourself possible. Whether you are a classic, bold or more natural bride, we’ve got the clean bridal looks to help get you inspired. Below, Diana Wang, owner of Fine Feather, a clean beauty and wellness store in Grandview, and her frequent collaborator, Columbus-based esthetician Correna Starbuck, chat about how your wedding day look is achievable with all nontoxic products.

Wang believes that clean beauty doesn’t just have to be for the average day.

“Even as recently as a few years ago, some makeup artists who would typically use clean products would pull out some conventional, ‘bullet-proof’ stuff because of voids in the clean space,” she explains. “What was available at the time just couldn’t match the performance of certain conventional products. A lot of people that use clean makeup day-to-day switch to more aggressive products for their wedding day because they’ll cry, sweat, etc. Recently, however, impressive clean formulations have been introduced, and you can feel secure that your makeup will stand up to the occasion.”

Starbuck harnesses the clean makeup offerings at Fine Feather to create a range of wedding-day makeup looks that let the bride shine on her big day. Here are her tips to make the most of your wedding-day look:

1. Skincare: Figure out what your skin needs leading up to your wedding day. “I see a lot of brides that love cupping or a gua sha treatment the day before because it drains, de-puffs and makes everything bright,” Starbuck says. “But for different brides, you might need electricity to get skin in its best shape, free of blemishes and ready to go for the big day.”

2. Makeup: Invest in clean, high-performing makeup in colors that are perfect for your skin tone. “Complexion products, blush, bronzer, the things you are going to use every day is where your investment needs to go,” Starbuck notes. “Creating beautiful, glowing skin is always going to be a worthwhile investment.” These items will serve a bride long after her special occasion.

3. DIY: “I’ve had women that wanted to learn how to do their own makeup for their big day, absolutely! And so typically they’ll come to me for an in-depth, one-on-one tutorial on how to create personalized looks,” Starbuck says. “It’s a look just for them that wows, and they can be empowered to recreate it on their own.”

Starbuck has created these three radiant bridal looks on three Fine Feather customers using products available at the store:

Classic Bride

Photo by Alli Rose Photography

Products: Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick in Atelier VI & VII, $68; Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick in Biscuit, $48; Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Believe, $56; Aether Beauty Summer Solstice Palette, $58; Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara in Clean Black, $62; Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance, $56; Kjaer Weis Pressed Eyeshadow in Generosity, $45; Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil in Brown, $30

Bold Bride

Photo by Alli Rose Photography

Products: Ilia Essential Brow Gel in Dark Brown, $26; RMS Beauty lip2cheek in Diabolique, $36; Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Glorious, $56; RMS Beauty tinted “un” powder in 3-4, $34; Lily Lolo Aurora Eye Palette, $34; RMS “un” cover-up cream foundation in 66 and 77, $52; Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara,  $62

Natural Bride (with a pop of color)

Photo by Alli Rose Photography

Products: Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation in Formentera, $54; RMS Pressed Blush in Crushed Rose & Lost Angel (on eyes and cheeks), $24; Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Generosity, $45; RMS lip2cheek in Demure, $36; RMS LIp Shine in Sacred, $25; Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, $28; Westman Atelier Lip Suede in Les Rouges, $85

To book with Correna Starbuck:

Fine Feather Information

  • Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Sundays-Mondays)
  • Phone: 614-928-3338
  • Address: 1201 Grandview Ave., Columbus
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Diana Wang, owner of Fine Feather