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Classic Modern Wedding Day Makeup Style

As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides, I rely on traditional, tried-and-true techniques to achieve modern, fashion-forward results, in order to create clean, iconic looks. Looking for the perfect classic yet modern look for your wedding? The following tips will help give you a gorgeous makeup application that will effortlessly blend the romantic, classic bridal style with modern sophistication.

 

Classic Modern Wedding Day Makeup Style
The most important thing about this look is the use of tones; subtle hints of color make all the difference. Continue Reading…

Posted June 25th, 2015.

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ON TREND BRIDAL MAKEUP

There’s always going to be the traditional bride and there’s always going to be the bride who wants to push the limit, and I think that however a bride really wants to wear her makeup is how she should wear it.

 

There are “no rules or boundaries – just endless possibilities”

There are “no rules or boundaries – just endless possibilities”

 

Looking for an unconventional yet impossibly chic wedding day makeup look? Continue Reading…

Posted June 18th, 2015.

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Bridal Makeup for Redheads

This is for all the fiery red hair and porcelain complexion brides out there.

 

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

 

You’ve been dreaming about your big day forever. After all, it is one of the most important days of your life and you deserve to look and feel your very best! And just how do redhead brides choose a makeup base that will flatter and not clash with their hair? Continue Reading…

Posted May 18th, 2015.

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Bridal Makeup for 2015 Is Coming Up Roses

New Makeup Shades In Rose That Look Amazing on Every Skin Tone

Think rosy tones are for the shy and demure? Think again. Come and be inspired with these wedding bridal makeup ideas! This year offers the absolute symbol of femininity and seduction with all its rose-colored palettes.

 

It's all about  fresh, radiant rose colors that will last the whole day.

It’s all about fresh, radiant rose colors that will last the whole day.

 

The shade of rose is ideal for fairer tones with its opalescent sheen; Pink Champagne energizes fair to medium skin with a healthy glow; and Rosy Peaches are so reviving for medium to dark complexions. The general rule for picking the right shade of rose – whether your skin tone is fair, medium, or dark – is to stick to hues within two shades (lighter or darker) of your natural lip, cheek, and eyelid colors. Continue Reading…

Posted April 22nd, 2015.

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BEAUTY ON THE GO: Top MAKEUP Looks From Fall/Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is over and while the eight-day extravaganza may seem like one giant blur, there were definitely a few stand out moments in beautiful makeup.Bridal Makeovers presents a few of our favorite creative styles and trends. It’s all about the makeup tricks from Fashion Week that you can use for your wedding.

 

Backstage at Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

Backstage at Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

 

We love magical, ethereal beauty that’s not afraid to take a chance. Continue Reading…

Posted March 10th, 2015.

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BRIDAL BEAUTY ON THE GO: Secret To Natural, Long Lasting Bridal Makeup

Sshh… Do you want to know about the best kept secret to for natural, long lasting bridal makeup?

 

Secret To Natural, Long Lasting Bridal Makeup
For smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines you’ll need to a good quality setting spray. Seal the deal by spritzing your application with it in order to that fresh, just-applied look for up to 12-16 hours.  A setting spray has become the holy grail for wedding day makeup.

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Highly skilled and experienced, Aradia creates stylish and unique looks to suit your personality or your special event. Aradia has a huge love for weddings, and provides a very professional, personalized and dependable service to take away the stress from preparing for your special day.

Always natural. Simply flawless.

 

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Posted February 26th, 2015.

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BRIDAL BEAUTY ON THE GO: Contouring and Highlighting

A beautiful bridal makeup application is all about using makeup to highlight and accentuate your features. This is especially important for photos, as the camera tends to pick up shadows and highlights better than the naked eye.

 

BRIDAL BEAUTY ON THE GO: Contouring and Highlighting

 

There are actual contouring and highlighting powders made just for this, but you can also use a bronzer or powder that is a few shades darker than your skin, and a foundation that is a few shades lighter for highlighting. For the most part, your t-zone and under eye area is where you want to highlight, and the outer portion of your face, underneath your cheekbones, and your neck is where you want to define with a darker color. Keep in mind, blending is key for a natural look!

Contact Bridal Makeovers by Aradia for a trial run to see how these techniques can transform you into the beautiful bride you have always dreamed of becoming!

 

About Bridal Makeovers

Having a professional make-up artist on your wedding day is essential for the demands of the event. My “camera ready” techniques will have you looking exceptionally radiant on your big day. And of course, your makeup will be water/sweat-resistant, with guaranteed lasting power well through the event.

 

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Posted February 19th, 2015.

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Vamp Up Your Valentine’s Day Makeup!

Valentine’s Day 2015 coincides with the highly anticipated opening of the film Fifty Shades of Grey. So, why not enhance your seductive power with your eye makeup? You’ll need to master the art of making your makeup last during and after every erotic scene. After all Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to do something a little more sensual with your makeup.

 

If your V-Day plans include getting all dolled up, sexy eyes are the way to go.

 

Bedroom Eyes

Typically when sex-proofing your makeup, you don’t want your eyes to run.  If the label says “waterproof,” “smudge proof,” or “sweat proof,” you’re going to want to invest. You’ll need to layer your eye makeup products for a bold, longest-lasting smoky eye. Start out by applying an eyeshadow base like Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the eyes. Next apply a matte eyeshadow closest to your skin tone all over the eye. After that, layer a shimmery eyeshadow color similar to the matte one just on the lid and on the brow bone. Then take your main smoky color and with a thick eyeshadow brush like MAC#217 and apply it in a V shape to the outer corners of the eye and in the crease.  Just like your wedding day mascara and eyeliner, you’ll want quality waterproof cosmetics like Make Up For Ever’s Aqua liners. They have real staying power and are available in bold colors. MAC gel liner in Blacktrack is a must and their Naked Pigment shadows are amazing! The ultimate must have to transform your look from soft and innocent to sultry this V-Day is Makeup Forever’s “Give In To Me.” It’s a collection of alluring shades inspired by the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I recommend protecting your seductive smoky eye with a setting spray.

Photo Credit: Vogue Paris‘ December 2010 issue was shot by Mert & Marcus. Model: Daphne Groeneveld

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

I see my work as art, with each of my brides as a canvas. Since my start in the make-up industry (over 20 years ago), I’ve acquired the understanding of the importance of crafting luminous looks with a soft, natural touch.

 

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Posted February 14th, 2015.

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What’s The Best Bridal Makeup Look If You Are Wearing A Tiara?

Hey princess brides! Did you know that the first rule of wearing a tiara, according to Britain’s leading authority on the subject, is that rank does not dictate who can or cannot place a dazzling array of gems on their head?

 

Add some glow and sparkle to finish off your bridal look.

Add some glow and sparkle to finish off your bridal look.

 

Rather it is the occasion. So go ahead and rock a tiara on your big day because apart from weddings there are increasingly rare occasions these days when tiaras are absolutely essential. And besides, the ancient etiquette is that you wear a tiara for the first time on the occasion of your marriage. This is because tiaras symbolize the loss of innocence and the crowning of love.

So what’s the best bridal makeup look if you are wearing a tiara? How should you wear your hair and makeup? The updo is a classic hairstyle that is known for its versatility – a good updo can be a perfect fit for your dazing tiara. But if you have long hair then wearing it down with simple curls and a fantastic tiara will make your wedding hair look simply gorgeous on the big day. As far as makeup goes, you’ll want to create a  super sophisticated look. Search for finely milled powders that sparkle like diamonds and can be used on the eyes. You can create an elegant make-up look with some delicate yet dazzling details that will spruce up your smokey eye but, be careful not to over do it. You don’t want your makeup to compete with your tiara! The idea is to let your natural beauty shine through as you sparkle your way down the aisle.

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

We are an amazing team of talented makeup artists and hair stylist serving South Florida and destinations weddings abroad. We cater to all bridal makeup and hair needs as well as editorial and fashion shoots. We understand that everyone is unique and so are their requirements. Whether it is a glamorous tiara or a heavy dupatta, we have truly mastered the art of makeup to go with the perfect updo for your day!

 

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Posted February 9th, 2015.

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Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin. As a professional makeup artist and skin care expert, one of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How do I care for my skin to prevent skin breakouts before my wedding?

 

Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

Bridal Skin Breakout Prevention Basics

 

There are many types of easy treatments that can help in maintaining a clear complexion for the big day. Unfortunately many brides use over-the-counter acne products that are formulated to dry up oil and excessive breakouts for teenagers, but for an adult who may only be getting one or two breakouts at a time, these products will leave their entire face skin dried out and irritated (horrible for your makeup application!). Many of these products contain harsh chemicals that may exasperate your skin problems!  Natural products contain substances with antibacterial properties that can help you heal your skin in healing. Today’s blog will highlight some of these methods.
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Tip #1: Resist temptation! Avoid picking at your pimples to prevent infection and scarring. The uneven discolorations are often the result of picking at acne.
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Tip #2: Use a gentle product with salicylic acid underneath moisturizer a few nights per week. The benefit of using salicylic acid is that it gets into the pore lining and helps to destroy acne-causing bacteria to prevent breakouts, yet it’s also effective for fading down discoloration (brown spots) from hormones, sun and age and well as exfoliating the skin to keep it looking smooth.
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Tip #3: Dab on lemon juice. This treatment works for several great reasons; lemon juice is a natural astringent, so it will work to close up your pores. Its high acidity will kill off lots of the bacteria clogging your pores, and it has natural lightening powers which will reduce the redness of your zits. Put lemon juice directly on your pimple and leave it be till your next regular face wash.
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Tip #4: Zinc helps zits because it reduces the formation of toxins under your skin. Cystic zits sufferers  should take zinc supplements each day.
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Tip #5: Remember that if all else fails and you end up with a blemish or two, Photoshop is an amazing invention and can clear up any issues in a click.
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Tip #6: Tea tree oil has been used by dermatologists for years to reduce skin irritation and acne. Get some pure tea tree oil and coat your acne with it. Do this after washing your face twice daily for the best results.
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Tip #7: Put on some witch hazel. Witch hazel is a natural astringent typically used for cleaning up cuts. Put on pimples though, it will tighten the pores and kill the bacteria clogging them. Apply it heavily to your acne-prone areas or sweep it over your whole face with a cotton ball.
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Tip #8: Make a honey mask. A natural antibacterial agent, honey works to clear clogged pores and lift off excess oil and dead skin. Coat your whole face in honey and leave it for as long as you can before rinsing off. Additionally, dab honey directly on your pimples and cover with a bandage while you sleep overnight. By morning, your zit should have significantly reduced in size and redness.
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Tip #9: Green tea is an astringent that’s packed with lots of antioxidants, which help reduce signs of aging by fighting free radicals. Steep a tea bag in some hot water, remove the tea bag along with all the liquid, and place onto affected area briefly.
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Tip #10: Tomato has acid that will break down the pimple and reduce it. The acid closes your pores and fights bacteria. Apply 1 half of the whole to your face on one side, and the other half to the other side of your face.

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Owner | Lead Makeup Artist & Skin Care Specialist

Aradia is the founder and creative director for her signature bridal makeup and hair company – Bridal Makeovers.  Formerly an International Makeup Artist & NYC Trainer for NARS, Aradia brings over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry to South Florida and destination brides.

Have you any other tips for perfecting your complexion? Please do share in the comments below!

 

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Posted December 30th, 2014.

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