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The Importance Of A Bridal Makeup Trial Run

Having a chance to try out your makeup look before your wedding is so important! I can’t stress this enough. A trial run session assures that you’ll look exactly as you imagine when the big day comes around. You really want your groom or your bride and your guests to recognize you as you walk down the aisle. Even more importantly, you want to feel comfortable and supremely confident on your special day. True beauty, after all, comes from within.

 

The Importance Of A Bridal Makeup Trial Run

 

In my bridal makeup artistry practice, the whole process of makeup trial run is definitely a collaboration between the bride and myself, resulting in a long-lasting look on a gorgeous face. Continue Reading…

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Get Nude For Your Wedding (Your Lip Color, That Is)

The perfect nude lip shade should flatter your skin tone and light up your face, not drain it of life. Not all nudes are for every lip. Keep in mind that different skin tones require lip color palettes specifically designed for them.

 

Bare, naked, and au natural.

Bare, naked, and au natural.

 

The perfect nude lipstick can make your face look fresh and youthful, but a lot of brides get it wrong and pick something too light, too opaque, or too beige. Continue Reading…

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BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup

Hey bridal beauties! One of the most memorable & photographed days of your life is fast approaching and as most things amazing, the day will fly by and all you will be left with will be beautiful memories and photographs.

 

BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup - What to do, what to do?

What to do, what to do?

 

Here are our four BEST Bridal Prep Tips to help you achieve your radiant, camera ready hair & makeup look. Continue Reading…

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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…

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Bridal Beauty on the Go: Time To Call And Book Your Bridal Makeup Session

Bridal Makeovers – Beauty on the Go

TIME TO CALL AND BOOK YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP SESSION

 

Your wedding day is fast approaching... Remember great makeup artists get booked fast!

Your wedding day is fast approaching… Remember great makeup artists get booked fast!

 

Considering how far in advance brides consider details like their dresses and  flowers, it always amazes me how long many wait to book their makeup artistry services. The reality is that the best makeup artists will be booked months in advance. Your wedding day makeup is something that will live on forever in your photos, so it’s just as important to think about during planning as all the other important details.

Credits: Emily DiDonato photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue France, April 2013

 

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Vintage Wedding Makeup & Hair Inspiration

Vintage Wedding Makeup & Hair – Today’s bridal makeup inspiration is from a gorgeous vintage Vogue Spain Jane Birkin-like wedding editorial.

 

For brides setting their sights on the 60's for inspiration...

For brides setting their sights on the 60’s for inspiration…

 

One of my favorite decades for amazing fashion, design, music, makeup and hair is the 60s. And it’s still inspiring brides to this day!

 

The 60s were all about enhancing your favorite features and making a bold statement.

The 60s were all about enhancing your favorite features and making a bold statement.

 

As an ode to the infamous mod looks of the era, I’ve put together a how-to on how to create this striking look for your vintage inspired wedding. Continue Reading…

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Beauty Behind The Bridal Veil

Happy New Year 2014 Brides! I am incredibly excited for 2014 and all of the exciting possibilities that lay ahead! This is the time of your life you’ve been dreaming of – your wedding!

 

Tanya Dziahileva in “Ave Maria”, photographed by Danil Golovkin for Harper’s Bazaar Russia July 2010.

Tanya Dziahileva in “Ave Maria”, photographed by Danil Golovkin for Harper’s Bazaar Russia July 2010.

 

It’s the one day in your life where nothing short of perfection will do and I would love to help you make that happen! Continue Reading…

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Bridal Faux Lash Extensions – For a Touch of Glamour (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2: Bridal Faux Lash Extensions – For a Touch of Glamour

 

Lashes, an infallible, eternal method of seduction – can never be long enough.

Lashes, an infallible, eternal method of seduction – can never be long enough.

 

All About Lash Extensions

Many brides covet the glamorous look of bold, thick lashes. Beautiful lashes enhance a woman’s natural beauty and draw attention to her eyes, making them one of the most important aspects of her appearance. However, if you would rather not fuss with glue-on faux lashes the day of your wedding…There’s nothing worse than a beautiful bride sporting raccoon circles of mascara around her eyes. And since just about every bride tears up at her wedding, eyelash extensions are the ideal solution to prevent any mascara mishaps! I often recommended getting eyelash extensions and forgoing mascara altogether for the big day. But, there is a difference between to more the expensive “semi-permanent” extensions (around $200-$300 for example the Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions ), and the type that will only stay for a week or two (at most) and that cost about $25-$50. Both, if applied properly, will look gorgeous and natural at the same time and easy enough to do the eye make-up around them the day of the wedding. You just need to careful not to pick, tug, twist, excessively touch or brush your extensions, it could damage your natural lashes. To make the most out of your extensions just remember to choose a reputable salon, spa or eyelash extension only establishment. The lash artist should be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist and the consultation should be free of charge. Ask what type adhesive is used (it should be non-formaldehyde), and if they have a variety of lashes for customizing. Always make sure they are not applying cluster lashes as lash extensions are one single lash applied to each one of your own.

Please do not get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours after the application. If you are having a facial, please do not use steam. The adhesive will reactivate and may cause the lashes to stick together and look like caked-on mascara.

Please do not let moisture-rich products like an oil based hair conditioner or a heavy makeup remover get onto your lashes. This will loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair to avoid getting them wet.

 

Bridal Faux Lash Extensions - What you need to be aware of...

Bridal Faux Lash Extensions – What you need to be aware of…

 

Do not settle for anything less than the type that is individually applied to each one of your natural lashes. They are light-weight, pre-curled, add length, volume, color and are 100% waterproof. Avoid cheap nail salons claiming to do lash extensions at a ridiculous low price and in a short 15 minute window. This is a sight of pure horror to any trained eyelash extension artist! With the increase in the popularity of lash extensions there has been an equal increase in the amount of un-trained lash stylist offering lash services without proper training or certifications resulting in damaging lash extensions of extremely poor quality. Incorrectly applied lash extensions feel UNCOMFORTABLE, HEAVY, CLUMPY and PAINFUL. They also tend to fall off easily and leave gaps, not to mention they can make your own lashes fall out. When I see these I usually end up having to put in temporary extensions plus waterproof mascara, and pray that it doesn’t turn into a hot mess of glues and gunk on my perfectly applied wedding makeup eyes!

It’s not unusual for me to see severe infections and permanent hair follicle damage on brides that have used this type of lashes. Below is an image of what I am talking about. You should be asking, how they will be applied, and don’t just ask, “Are they individually applied?” If they planning to use flares, they will say they are individual. You must ask if it is one single lash applied to one single natural lash with no sticking together. These types of salons tend to advertise as “individual” lashes but they are actually heavy clusters and flare lashes applied with toxic cheap glue. Each single eyelash extension should be attached only to each single natural hair. There should never be an extension attached to more than one eyelash. The length, thickness and curvature of the lash extensions should be customized and determined by your very own lashes. Improper sizing will cause breakage. Remember each lash separated is essential to healthy natural lash cycling. Ask what they charge and how long it will take. If it is not going to take about 1.5-2 hours to apply a full set, run the other way! That’s why skilled artists charge around $200 for an initial full set, just like your pro bridal makeup application, it takes time, talent and skill.

Eyelash extensions should be applied with your eyes closed. If the procedure is done with your eyes open, it will result in improper application. The glue used during the application should never touch your skin. Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye. To avoid any irritation, however, the first safety precaution you can take is to be sure that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn’t contain anything that can harm them, like formaldehyde. Additionally, it’s important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced lash technician will not let an infection occur, but if you’re allergic to the glue, you’re still going to be allergic.

 

I hope you find this info valuable so you can flaunt those fab lashes on your big day!

I hope that you find this info valuable so you can flaunt those fab lashes on YOUR BIG DAY!

 

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Bridal Faux Eyelashes For A Touch Of Glamour (Part 1)

My best advice for your eye make up on your wedding day… Faux Eyelashes.

 

Bridal faux eyelashes are perfect for brides that want to add a touch of glamour to their eyes.

Bridal faux eyelashes are perfect for brides that want to add a touch of glamour to their eyes.

 

I don’t think I have ever sent a bride away without them. Luscious long lashes that transform the eyes to give a glamorous but natural look are a beauty must have for your big day. There are lots of light, barely there options which enhance your natural lashes as well as more dramatic, glamorous options. I’ve had several brides tell me that they wore them past the wedding and into the first few days of their honeymoon!

Faux Lash Options

Strip lashes are a good option if you want a classic, defined lash and especially works well if you’re going for a subtle liquid liner or a smokey look.

Individual lashes are a popular alternative to strip falsies, creating amazing natural looking lashes with a choice of lengths. Individual faux eyelashes are a great option for brides who want to add a bit of glamour to their eye makeup look on their big day but don’t want to commit to 3-4 weeks and the expense of eyelash extensions. The difference of even 4 or 5 individual lashes on each eye is unbelievable. Individuals give you the choice to add anything from a subtle flutter to full on Va Va Voom! I literally can’t recommend these enough. I absolutely love them!

Are you considering false lashes or extensions for your bridal look? A BRIDAL MAKEOVERS trial run includes a complimentary application of false eyelashes that are natural, subtle, and yet full, giving the perfect finishing touch to your eye makeup. We love to transform our bride’s eyes to give them a glamorous look.

The BRIDAL MAKEOVERS blog – written collaboratively by our stylists and makeup artists, we share our views, tips and recommendations on all things wedding hair and makeup, including things you may find interesting in the lead up to your wedding.

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POWDER POWER for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

Myth: Brides don’t sweat, they glisten and glow.
Reality: Unwanted shiny spots on your bridal face can ruin your portrait.

 

Face Powder Power for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

Face Powder Power for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

 

A beautiful portrait shot captures the essence of who the bride is. Sometimes however, the lights being used on brides are too harsh, or the bride’s face is not powdered enough so shiny spots on the face seep in. Shiny spots on your face are unsightly, but despite all I do in prepping you, sometimes they are hard to prevent on brides that have oily skin. However they are avoidable.

Whether you are saying “I do” or wrapping up your last dance, you don’t want to be thinking about how the professional makeup application (that was applied hours ago) is holding up on your big day. But how do you touch-up your bridal look in order for it maintain beautiful from the beginning to end of your wedding? Here are my bride-tested techniques for a flawless face.

 

Skin Powder Power for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

Face Powder Power for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

 

Brides sometimes make the mistake of toning down shine with powder puff and face powder, which can be problematic. Before you pull out your compact you’ll want to use blotting papers first. If you are getting married in South Florida you will probably end up at some point a little hot, sweaty and shiny, you don’t want to add powder onto oil and perspiration – you’ll get a floury, chalky mess! Instead, blot forehead, nose, upper chin and the area above the eyebrows with blotting papers to absorb oils without disturbing makeup. Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers are great at soaking up excess oil.

 

Skin Powder Power for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

High Definition Loose Powder with a Light Brush

 

Once you blot, then what?

Powder sets make-up, reduces shine and evens the skin tone – in other words it’s an essential make-up basic for your photo-ready touch-ups for your big day! But finding the right color and texture for oily skin can be tricky. I’ve experimented with a lot of them and here are my favorites. Continue Reading…

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