While I firmly believe in having a professional do your hair and make-up for your wedding day, I do understand that some of you, my beautiful brides, may want to do it yourself or simply don’t have the money.

I recently came across a product that you might want to try. It’s Illuminare Cosmetics’ Ultimate All Day Foundation. Providing a matte, but not drying finish, the foundation will not rub off on your beautiful wedding dress or when you’re hugging and kissing all of your guests on your wedding day!

Illuminare is actually a local company — headquartered in El Dorado Hills — and they’re making quite a name for themselves in the beauty industry with their wonderful line of cosmetics.

If you’re hesitant to buy a full size product, they do offer trial size versions through their Web site: www.illuminarecosmetics.com.

If you’d like to try their products in person, they’re carried locally throughout the Sacramento Area — check out their Retailer Outlet section of their Web site:

Retailer Locations.