Natural makeup, romantic curls

  • Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:38 a.m.
Brandi Lipe, spa manager of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & Day Spa
Brandi Lipe, spa manager of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & Day Spa

Brandi Lipe, spa manager at Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and Day Spa in Salisbury, said brides she’s worked with want a very natural look for their wedding day.

“Sometimes they’ll want the colors of their wedding incorporated into their makeup, but most of the time they couldn’t care less,” she said.

Natural makeup allows brides to look like themselves, using minimal makeup to hide flaws and bring out their best features.

Becky Binkley, a cosmetologist at Merle Norman, said brides have been going with loose curls for their wedding hairstyle.

“Whether it’s up or down, the curls are loose,” she said. “The curls give a more romantic vibe.”

Notice about comments: is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.