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HAPPY 4th OF JULY FROM BRIDAL MAKEOVERS!

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY from BRIDAL MAKEOVERS!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY from BRIDAL MAKEOVERS!

 

 

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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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Happy 4th of July Brides! Top Tips For Freedom From Makeup Meltdowns

Happy 4th of July to My Dearest Brides! The heat can wreak havoc on your bridal makeup. So how can you stop from having a meltdown during your big day?

 

Red, white and blue makeup is fun to rock on the 4th of July!

Red, white and blue makeup is fun to rock on the 4th of July!

 

Top Tips for Freedom from Makeup Meltdowns

Keep in mind that heavy, oil-based cosmetics do not wear well in hot weather. Light, shear and waterproof makeup will stay in place longer.

So, always begin with a good skincare regimen. Giving yourself a mask once a week will promote healthy regenerating skin cells, smooth surface skin and a glow because you got rid of all the dead cells.

During the summer, your skin produces more moisture naturally. Heavy creams and thick lotions can make you feel like your skin is suffocating. An essential product for the blazing summer heat (especially recommended for those with oily skin) is an oil free mattifying moisturizer.

Always carry a spritzer to hydrate your skin during those summer months this helps your skin stay hydrated, look dewy and yes even set the makeup you have on. Misting your face with rose water also helps to set your makeup and keep it in place.

Wearing a good primer helps to create barrier between your skin and your makeup, thereby helping your makeup to stay put.

Translucent Powder helps control shine and help sets makeup making it a definite summer staple.

Consider using oil-blotting sheets as they help absorb excess moisture without smudging your makeup.

And finally, waterproof makeup, specifically eyeliner and mascara, helps prevent smudging.

Get The Look

Don’t be afraid to kick off the Fourth of July with a beauty look as bold as the fireworks in tonight’s sky. Apply a bold scarlet color on the lips, this color lipstick was designed for the Fourth of July!  The hot beauty trend this summer is to skip the black eyeliner. It’s just too harsh. Instead, try a deeper-hued shade of blue. Navy or indigo works great.

Keep in mind that blue eyeliner can make blue eyes pop! A navy blue works really well as a chic and modern alternative smokey eye.  The best part is that these hot hues are totally wearable, whether you’re a blonde, redhead, or brunette.

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

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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Happy Valentine’s Day To All Our Beautiful Bridal Makeovers Brides!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day To All Our Beautiful Bridal Makeovers Brides!

Happy Valentine’s Day Beautiful Bridal Makeovers Brides!

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Bring In The New Year Glamorously With Bridal Makeovers!

Want to look extra special for that New Year’s Eve party? If you need a little inspiration for makeup looks for the New Year, you now have free pass to experimenting with sparkle shadows, glittering lashes, liner, and eyes.

 

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and that means glamorous and glittery eyes to lure in that kiss at midnight!

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and that means glamorous and glittery eyes to lure in that kiss at midnight!

 

So throw on your season’s best and some sparkling jewelry, and have some fun this holiday and New Year! Continue Reading…

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Glam It Up This Holiday Season With Bridal Makeovers

Beauty enthusiasts rejoice! It’s that time of year again. The holidays are a time for glamour and glitz so glam it up this season with Bridal Makeovers!

 

Don’t underestimate the importance of high shimmer during the holidays!

Don’t underestimate the importance of high shimmer during the holidays!

 

When it comes to beauty, the holidays are the most fun and festive time of the year! Who can resist a set of flirty lashes, glittery lids or a pair of cherry red lips? Continue Reading…

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Happy Fourth Of July!

Hope you’re all rocking some cool and festive makeup this week! Enjoy!

Hope you’re all rocking some cool and festive makeup this week! Enjoy!

 

 

About Aradia

I am a professional makeup artist; passionate about all things “beauty”.  As self-professed beauty fiend I’ve been fascinated with makeup since I was a young child. The endless colors, textures and mediums are fascinating to me.I started this blog as a way to share my work, experiences, product reviews and tips with you. It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. I am not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, I am also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process from detailed wedding day timelines to working with you to create a stunning makeup style that will transcend time.I look forward to hearing all of your comments and suggestions, and I hope you enjoy my blog… Welcome!

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Bridal Makeovers Holiday Beauty – Tis The Season To Be Extra Beautiful

Happy Holidays! Welcome to my creative outlet for sharing makeup looks, hairstyles, reviews, tips  and all things relating to bridal beauty.

 

Tis The Season To Be Extra Beautiful!

Tis The Season To Be Extra Beautiful!

 

These are exciting times as we enter into the energy of positive change. It is time to move forward into the Now! Blessings and thank you for your amazing support.

 

Bridal Gift IdeasBest Bridal Holiday Makeup Sets

Check out my top picks for fabulous gift sets with high quality formulations designed to enhance your natural radiance with limited-edition lipsticks, nail polishes and palettes – Create makeup looks that dazzle and impress! Christmas and Chanukah time is an exciting time in the beauty world. My favorite beauty brands have gone to great lengths to ensure there’s plenty to covet this Holiday season. Gift sets this year are deliberately including a more-sophisticated crowd (perfect for brides). It is also nice that many collections feature palettes and/or minis, which allow you to try a few products without committing to a full size version. In an industry that doesn’t typically discount, the holiday season represents a time to offer “value” by bundling products. These collections are designed to satisfy cravings for color and countless looks. Enjoy!

 

4 Favorite Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas

 

Makeup Forever's All Eyes On You Set

Makeup Forever’s All Eyes On You Set

Too Faced - Sweet Indulgence Palette

Too Faced – Sweet Indulgence Palette

Urban Decay  The Vice Palette

Urban Decay The Vice Palette

Armani Beauty Holiday Red Lip Set

Armani Beauty Holiday Red Lip Set

 

DIY Holiday Party Look Tips

The holiday season calls for a special look. Here’s some ideas that will make every night of this season that much more special. One of the hottest trends for the holidays is adding color to your eyes.  If you are not so daring, choose something that still fits your personal style but also adds a pop of color.  A perfect makeup example of a not-so-daring but still-adds-color style is simply to add a bright color eyeliner. Continue Reading…

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The 10 Best Mascaras For Your Wedding

Water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential on your big day. My brides often ask me about my technique and favorite water proof formulas. My brides all seem to want lengthened, defined and evenly coated lashes at the stroke of a magic wand.

 

Water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential on your big day!

Water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential on your big day!

 

Personally,  I can’t stand the necessary evil of what are most waterproof formulas. Most waterproof mascaras are hard to layer on and leave lashes brittle. So ideally I stick mascaras that have conditioning agents to help prevent that ‘stiff lash’ look. I am always looking for a mascara that doesn’t smudge at all and holds a curl. I prefer mascaras with wands that can really get at the outer, inner and lower lashes. Since most of my brides opt for false lashes, I like the ones that can assist me in connecting single falsies to your natural lashes by blending them in. The trick is using a a tiny brush that doesn’t get clumpy during application to coat every single lash. Try this tip and you’ll have long, full lashes that won’t run or smear and flutter beautifully.

My quest for the best tear-proof bridal mascara has lead from subtle, natural formulas to those that give my brides doll-like, curled lashes, I have tested just about all of them,  so I offer you my pick for the 10 very best waterproof mascaras for brides. Whatever your criteria, it’s sure to be met here. The idea is it must stay on through tears, rain and be impossible to take off without waterproof makeup remover. It must not be too heavy, but then not too light, and definitely with not give you clumps. It must define your eyes and deliver major volume, giving your lashes a fuller, lifted appearance! Can something like this exist?

The 10 Best Mascaras for your Wedding

  1. Dior Diorshow Iconic Extreme Waterproof
  2. Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils
  3. L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Waterproof
  4. Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof
  5. Lancôme Définicils Waterproof High Definition
  6. Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof
  7. Guerlain Le 2 De Guerlain Waterproof
  8. CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
  9. Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara
  10. Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Last words on using waterproof mascara for your wedding… Even the best mascara waterproof formulations, because of their staying power, can be drying to the lashes and create considerable wear and tear to the eye area, in their removal. I recommend using it for your wedding only, not daily.

About Aradia

My blog has been a playground to showcase my passion about makeup, hair, skincare, and many other bridal beauty-related topics. The merging of bridal fashion and beauty to express individuality. I love sharing with my brides my techniques first-hand, which are centered around long lasting, high performance makeup. Surrounded by sources of inspiration in my life, I am continuously learning, and sharing what I learn. For me, makeup is a visual language used to communicate inner beauty and the love in bride’s heart. Makeup is a channel by which a bride can express her emotion and complexity. She can be soft and understated or she can be transformed into a dramatic and daring version of herself. Makeup is not just a mask, something to hide imperfections with. It can change not only the way you look at yourself, but how you look at others all around you. It’s all about the element of creativity and expressiveness through color and texture, and quite simply how beautiful it makes one feel.

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