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Hot-Off-The-Runway Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Greetings Beautiful Brides To Be. I hope you are ready for some serious swooning today. You are going to love the haute couture looks from the oh-so-talented and creative designers from this season’s bridal runways.

 

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

 

So if you are craving a little beauty inspiration today and you are the type of bride with a passion for beauty who wants to look her absolute best for her 2014 wedding, look no further. I have the latest looks to share with you.  Continue Reading…

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Destination Wedding Makeup – Miami Beach

Today’s blog was designed with the globetrotting bride-to-be in mind. If you want a wedding with an authentic island experience, but don’t actually want to go off the beaten’ path, then Miami Beach is for you.  It’s all about paradise overflowing with fun-filled activities and lounging on the beach.

 

Take your hair and makeup cues from Bridal Makeovers looks of undone elegance.

Take your hair and makeup cues from Bridal Makeovers’ looks of undone elegance.

 

This, my brides, is exactly what a destination wedding should be, an intimate celebration with you and your groom. It’s the perfect way to say “I do”… Made even more perfect with gorgeous hair and makeup by a team that specializes in destination wedding beauty. Continue Reading…

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WHO IS THE BRIDE? Coordinating Hair And Makeup With Your Bridesmaids

Knowing how to coordinate hair and makeup with your bridesmaids can be tricky if you have strong personalities in the group. However, you should have the final say in the matter since it is your big day, so don’t let big personalities spoil this decision for you.

 

At the end of the day how your bridesmaids look will also reflect on how successful your wedding is.

At the end of the day how your bridesmaids look will also reflect on how successful your wedding is.

 

It’s your wedding, don’t stress with hair and makeup decisions. Your bridesmaids were there for you all throughout your ups and downs in life. A wedding shouldn’t ruin a friendship built strong because of who is going to look better. Remember, you are the bride. You are the biggest star of the day and no matter how beautiful a bridesmaid is, you will be the most gorgeous woman in the event. So now the big question is how can you make your bridesmaid look stunning and yet will not outshine you in your wedding? Keeping a bridal party happy can be as demanding as the wedding planning itself. Every bride needs to know how to manage her complaining bridesmaids. Here are our top bridesmaid troubles and tips for avoiding bridal party drama.

Do any of the following sound like your bridesmaids?

  • I never wear makeup; why should I start now?
  • I know how to do my own makeup. I‘ve been doing it for my whole life!
  • I don’t trust makeup artists – they over-do it or they don’t give me enough; they don’t know my style; they never listen.
  • I just want to look natural, not “made-up”. Or I want a dramatic, smokey eye and bright lips.
  • It’s too much trouble, effort and cost. I am on a budget.

If any of these sound like your girls, don’t worry, you’re not alone. These are very common attitudes! But your wedding may be different. Maybe “special” enough to have them reconsider. Because makeup is a very personal thing and your bridal party also needs to feel comfortable and confident with who you hire, bring your maid of honor with you to your trial run. She will not only give you her honest opinion but, inform the the rest of the party that the trained makeup artist, the one specializing in your own bridal makeup, is perfect for them as well. The trend is becoming more popular for all the bridesmaids to have the same stylist and makeup artist do their makeup and up-dos done together so they will be coordinated. If you want to keep things looking uniform but also want to let your bridesmaids’ personalities shine, you can achieve this by having all your girls in the same makeup color but different hair styles. Choosing a color scheme for the bridesmaids’ makeup allows for the consistency of your wedding colors but shows off your girls’ personalities in your wedding photos. The right professional bridal makeup artists and photographers are successful BECAUSE they don’t have brides and their bridal parties looking “made up” in their photos. They look polished, elegant and fresh and they have that beautiful radiant glow! With makeup, remember it’s not about how much makeup, but rather what products, which colors and how it’s applied. In other words, it’s worth hiring a professional even to look “natural”!

No bride wants her bridesmaids to outshine her on her wedding day. But you still want and need your bridesmaids to look good for photos and match your aesthetic. Remember, how your bridesmaids look is an extension of your wedding design, just like flowers, centerpieces and paper. So the big question now is how can you make your bridesmaid look stunning and yet will not outshine you in your wedding? A wedding is like a fashion show. There will be a procession of stars in the aisle that would certainly take everyone’s breath away. But the greatest star of the event should be the bride. After all this is her wedding. But in every fashion show one girl would certainly look more stunning than the other. Have you ever been to a wedding where the BRIDESMAIDS outshone the bride? First, no one can ever outshine the bride at her own wedding! Yes, some bridesmaids may try to draw attention to themselves on the big day, but it always, always backfires. No one oohs and aahs at obviously attention-hungry bridesmaids, and their efforts only frustrate them when they do not get the spotlight they want so badly, so they end up looking foolish, immature and desperate. After all is said and done, it’s YOUR wedding day, so make it YOUR own!

As far as pricing, the best part is that your bridesmaids may be surprised. It’s probably not quite as costly as they have imagined. One way to find out is to ASK about our affordable packages for your bridal party.

For more info on an “All About The Bride In The Spotlight” trial run, contact Aradia – lead artist and creative director for The Art of Bridal Makeovers. Understanding the importance of Beautiful Makeup, Aradia will always provide a premium, professional service, taking pride in being distinctively creative, detail oriented and dedicated to my craft. With an attention to detail, 25 years of experience in the Industry and the knowledge and passion for bridal beauty, I will enhance and draw out the best version of your natural complexion and features. Brides are guaranteed the latest techniques and the highest quality products used for sustainability, longevity and the most flawless results achievable.

 

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Why Should I Choose BRIDAL MAKEOVERS For My Hair And Makeup?

Congratulations on your engagement! BRIDAL MAKEOVERS wants to help you look and feel your best on one of the most important and biggest days of your life.

Look like a model on your wedding day!

Look like a model on your wedding day!

 

Your wedding day is quickly approaching, and all the details are in check: venue, flowers, cake, DJ, photographer, dress, invitations, favors, shoes, etc. Hair and Makeup are also among the list of important decisions to make, but they are probably one of the last things on your mind. With so many options, choosing the perfect bridal hair and makeup stylist may seem just as daunting and stressful as deciding on all the other details. However, once you have selected the perfect makeup artist, your mind will be at ease knowing that you will look your absolute best for the wedding day. Here, we will simplify the process for you by suggesting a few helpful tips.

1) PRICING: Rates listed are estimates and are negotiable depending on assignment. Bridal Packages include a pre-wedding makeup design appointment and on location services on the day of your event. We offer discounts and a wide range of services that can accommodate small to large parties. Contact us today and mention this blog for an additional 20% off your bridal package. We are pleased to provide a custom bridal package quotation by request.

2) PHOTOS: Your wedding day makeup is critical for being camera ready for your photographs. It’s easy to overlook or assume that your “everyday makeup” applied a little heavier will do the trick. It’s important to hire a Makeup Artist that specializes in bridal makeup, and that has been trained in how to create a long-lasting application that will look not only amazing in person, but on film. Click on link to view photos of some of past brides: Real Brides

3) REFERRALS: Ask for referrals from friends, wedding websites, photographers and wedding planners — you’ll likely get several. Check out these artists’ web page or blog. (If they don’t have a webpage or blog, that usually indicates a lesser degree of professionalism – be wary). Look at their online portfolio. Do any of the pictures resemble your inspiration pictures? Read through their website, especially any FAQ page – do you get a sense of the person who has published this information, and do you like her? Finally, refer to her services and rates. Does she offer the services you’re looking for, and at a rate you’re comfortable with? Remember, with makeup, you DO get what you pay for, so never go with the lowest bid. From your research, select one or more artists and schedule consultations or trial runs. Click on link for images: On Location Work

4) PRODUCTS: As professional makeup artists, we have done our research and we know the best products that will provide the best coverage with the least amount of makeup possible so that your bridal makeup application will look completely natural. We are also trained to properly highlight your best features and contour your face so that you will look absolutely stunning in your wedding photos. We are also trained to look at a client and automatically know what colors are best to compliment your eye color, skin tone and hair color as well as what types of products are best for your unique skin type and conditions. We pride ourselves in using the best-of-the-best products from the top lines such as: NARS, MAC, Yves Saint Laurent , Makeup Forever, Cover FX and Smash-box. For airbrush makeup, I use the elite Pro Temptu line, which ensure flawless, long-lasting coverage. Click on link for images: Getting Ready with Bridal Makeovers

5) PERSONALIZED SERVICE: As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides, I am able to translate all of that knowledge and love of style and beauty to the visual and emotional vocabulary of weddings. Having experienced weddings from both a personal and professional perspective, I can truthfully say no one is more dedicated to brides than I am. Please feel free to call me back to go over your dreams, desires and budget needs. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and show you just how committed we are to making your bridal beauty dreams come true!

6) THE RED CARPET EXPERIENCE: We are always in-the-know about the bridal beauty industry and keep up with the latest styles and trends. We use only the most high-end products and will take into account how hair and makeup translates onto camera. We travel to you to meet your wedding day needs at the location of your choosing. We provide any specialty services (airbrushing, false eyelashes, hair extensions, etc.) Aradia specializes in airbrush makeup. Unlike traditional makeup (hand applied) airbrush makeup sprays a fine mist so the makeup sits evenly on your skin. Airbrush provides a flawless coverage (sheer to full), by minimizing skin imperfections while giving skin a beautifully natural looking finished result that lasts up to 12 hours!

7) ONE-STOP SHOP: We have a highly extensive list of services; hair, makeup, fashion styling and even photography. Just tell us what you need and we’ll take care of the rest, going above and beyond so you can be worry-free. Our team consists of 13 different artists, always on-call. On the rare occasion that the one you booked cancels due to an emergency, a back-up artist will be available. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS is an established, experienced company, not a solo artist. This is important for many different reasons but the most important is accountability. When you hire a solo artist, it is just them, they have no one to answer to. All of my stylists are accountable to me and I can tell you, I have incredibly high standards!

8) PEACE OF MIND: Lastly, as an aspect that can easily be overlooked, the person you choose should make you feel relaxed and comfortable. You should be able to easily communicate your visions and concerns to the makeup artist without much hesitation. Since you will be spending a lot of time with your makeup artist on the day of the wedding and maybe on occasions leading up to the event, you will want to choose someone whose personality meshes well with yours. This will make the experience all the more special and fun! We have over 20 years of experience servicing high-end weddings. Word-of-mouth and repeat clients come to us for our class, professionalism and style. Also, because we are a company, we are able to offer many features and benefits that a solo artist can not such as regular office hours in case you need to talk to someone right away! I really think the bottom line is peace of mind! When you hire The Art of Bridal Makeovers by Aradia, you are buying a guarantee that you will be happy. I make sure of it!

Click here to read some of the reviews from past brides: Art of Beauty – Bridal Makeovers by Aradia Reviews Aradia Professional Makeup Artist

 

ABOUT BRIDAL MAKEOVERS BY ARADIA

Aradia Vive, owner and founder of BRIDAL MAKEOVERS, is an award winning professional makeup artist based in Miami Beach. Aradia has extensive experience in production/tv, print and fashion as a 20 year plus veteran of the beauty industry. Aradia is an internationally-known makeup artist and educator who is dedicated brides.

Booking several months in advance is advisable when booking on-location artists.  We often get booked 6-9 months prior to a wedding date. Also, doing a trial before your wedding is most ideal when you have a good idea of the direction you would like to go with your hair and makeup by gathering images online or in magazines of styles you would like to try. We will determine what works best for your skin tone, accentuate your best features and make you look the most beautiful on this special day!

Thanks so much! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.We understand the inevitable stress that comes along with the joy of a wedding, so we promise to be there for you every step of the way, from the planning stages right up to the altar.

I am really looking forward to meeting you and fulfilling your dreams and desires for your bridal look!

All of my best,
Aradia
Professional Makeup Artist

 

Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Bridal Makeovers by Aradia
Specializing in Formal Hairstyling & Bridal Makeup Artistry

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http://www.artofbeautybyaradia.com
305-331-9682

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La Vie en Rose… Love Pink?

Welcome to my blog. Love pink? Don’t be afraid to show off your girly, sweet side.

 

If you are inspired by soft blush roses and cotton candy, then this season’s bridal trend is perfect for you!

 

If you are inspired by soft blush roses and cotton candy, then this season’s bridal trend is perfect for you!

 

One of prettiest color palettes out there—pastel pinks! There’s just something totally alluring and sweet about these soft hues when done throughout your wedding motif.

One of prettiest color palettes out there—pastel pinks! There’s just something totally alluring and sweet about these soft hues when done throughout your wedding motif.

Would you consider having a pastel dress instead of a traditional white one?

Would you consider having a pastel dress instead of a traditional white one?

 

Is pink the new white? Pastels are gaining today as one of the leading wedding trends for this year. Continue Reading…

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Bridal Portraits Inspired By The World Of Fashion

Photo Shoots For Brides – High-Fashion Bridal Photography

Photo Shoots For Brides – High-Fashion Bridal Photography

Although there are several types of photo shoots for brides high-fashion bridal photography, bridal portraits, wedding day photo shoots, engagement shoots, etc., our favorites are the High Fashion Bridal Portraits, which are a lot of fun because they allow us to channel our fashion background and apply it toward bridal. These types of photo shoots have become really popular with our brides at Bridal Makeovers. We are strong believers in brides having a bridal portrait session. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Bridal Photo Shoot Session, it’s one of those time-honored traditions that have regained popularity in recent years. Formal bridal portraits were treated as an heirloom to be treasured for generations to come. These carefully crafted portraits of the bride in her wedding gown were considered to be works of art.

Not only is it one of the few times that a regular woman gets to be treated like a celebrity while she is primped up and polished to take gorgeous photos of herself, which in itself makes the whole experience worthwhile but, it’s also a great trial run for the wedding day. This is your no-pressure practice time in front of my camera! The “model” face is always a foreign concept and posing doesn’t always come naturally. This is why this type of photo session is awesome! A Bridal Photo Shoot Session allows my brides to get super comfortable in front of the camera without the pressure of the wedding day timeline and the nerves that come along with a wedding day! By the time the wedding rolls around, they have mastered their poses and they feel confident in front of the camera, instead of timid. I always emphasize that it is important to add a bit of ‘fashion flair’ to your portraiture. You don’t want to be boring or typical. For the record, we love how all our real brides look so much more beautiful in their dresses than most of our professional models from our fashion shoots! I feel it’s because our brides have real bodies – curvy or not-so-curvy. And the glow on the face of the real brides beats any air-brushed model any day!

That being said, if you utilize the concepts behind fashion photography, you will be able to create striking images. If you’re considering having a bridal portrait taken with a high fashion twist, please contact us and let us know. Just like some of the editors from the bridal magazines that have contacted Bridal Makeovers for studio and location shoots, now you can too. With our high fashion, fine art touch you are bound to feel like a model on an editorial shoot. Just like a fashion shoot, Bridal Makeovers works on-location to create your unforgettable bridal look. Get gorgeous hair, flawless makeup and red carpet treatment! It’s your day to shine!

Book your high fashion photo shoot makeup & hair session today at www.bridalmakeovers.com

 

TIPS to make the most of your Bridal Portrait/Fashion Shoot

To eliminate blinking in all your beautiful wedding photos, use this tip: relax your eyes before the shot by looking down. Then, when the photographer says “cheese”, look up just as the picture is being taken.

To create a thinner line in your photos, angle your body slightly toward the camera. Never stand facing the camera straight on.

Don’t be afraid to glam it up. It’s your bridal portrait! It’s your day to be spectacularly glamorous! Add a little bling to your style like eye lash extensions and hair extensions. Remember, all eyes will be on you and you want to look gorgeous!

 

Aradia is a 20-year veteran of the fashion industry. A former fashion illustrator whose work has graced the pages of elite magazines, as well as a professional makeup artist and creative director, Aradia is now one of the top bridal makeup artists in the United States. Aradia travels across the country to provide on-location hair and makeup services to brides on their wedding day. She also owns and operates Bridal Makeovers.

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Bridal Beauty Trends – Spring/Summer 2012

Bridal beauty trends, tastes and styles are always changing, and here at Bridal Makeovers, we make it our job to update our skills and to dish out the latest and greatest wedding hair & makeup looks and ideas. This blog/gallery features some of our favorite beauty trends for 2012 brides.

Spring/Summer 2012 Bridal Beauty Trends

Spring/Summer 2012 Bridal Beauty Trends

We’re going to kick off a Bridal Makeup Spring/Summer 2012 Style post on the trends and  makeup must haves for the season!  Here’s a look at what this season’s makeup trends are. Brides will love The Bare Faced Chic look of this season’s natural ‘nude’  face that’s ruling the runways. The idea is that less is more and fresh faced look is in, in a big way.

 

Check out this season's Runway Inspired Makeup Trends for Brides.

Check out this season’s Runway Inspired Makeup Trends for Brides.

While following trends will keep you fashion-forward, it’s best to keep it simple. I absolutely love the high-fashion treatment that classic bridal has been getting the past few seasons. It’s really refreshing to see unique gowns in unexpected colors, silhouettes, and fabrics. Since bridal designers are definitely thinking outside the box this season with colored gowns and printed wedding dresses that I got to thinking about all the creative ways to incorporate blossoming prints and patterns into bridal makeup artistry.

I feel you should pick one simple element, it could be a color, something in a sweet cotton-candy pink or something embellished with lace and covered in pearls and crystals, that’s going to be on-trend. Take one visual element and incorporate it into your wedding makeup palette. Another updated option is to almost reverse the smoky eye by applying a crystal/nude shadow and chocolate liner below the bottom lash line. I suggest easing up on the super lined, smokey eyes and just lining the eyes from the outer corners to the middle, like the models at the spring 2012 Dolce & Gabbana show.

 

Daytime Spring/Summer Bridal Makeup Looks

Daytime Spring/Summer Bridal Makeup Looks

Daytime Spring/Summer Bridal makeup looks concentrate on having nude peachy lips, peach shades for the eyes, peachy skin tone foundation with a touch of ivory shimmer, with natural eyebrows. Continue Reading…

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All Eyes On You… Bridal Beauty & Skin Care Tips

Welcome brides!

I have some answers to questions that you may have, including some helpful beauty tips that will help you to prepare yourself for your wedding day. You’ll be surprised at the impact that following these tips will make, not just for your own personal image, but for your pictures as well.

Bridal Beauty & Skin Care Tips 1

Bridal Beauty & Skin Care Tips 1

Be sure to eat healthy and drink plenty of water in the days before your trial run and your wedding. Yes, it really does make a difference. Water hydrates skin, flushes toxins from your body, aids in digestion and helps keep body systems moving in the right direction. Don’t overlook this crucial step to healthy skin.

Get plenty of rest and consider a vitamin supplement. Rest and nutrition are keys to keeping your body at it’s best, and in turn, your hair, nails and  skin as well. You not only want to look good, but FEEL good too. Vitamins will help make you feel more energized and make up for things your body may be lacking during such stressful times and sleep is essential to keeping the body rested  and reducing stress breakouts.

Limit caffeine, alcohol and stress as MUCH as much as possible. Find your zen. Nothing is ever perfect , but following basic rules of skincare and common sense will surely make it close enough.

Q – How do I prepare my skin for the makeup application?

Bridal Beauty & Skin Care Tips 2

Bridal Beauty & Skin Care Tips 2

Before application of the makeup you must have a clean and exfoliated face.  Never underestimate the importance of skin care preparation to ensure a clean, fresh, natural looking makeup canvas. Thorough skin prepping will ensure your foundation (the makeup base) glides on smoothly for what should result in a flawless coverage…Beautiful, glowing skin represents this radiant light of happiness like nothing else.Try using a gentle cleanser along with a soft, battery-operated facial brush from the drugstore to exfoliate, followed by a mask to hydrate on these days before the wedding. In the morning of your wedding rinse face well with warm water  and follow up with a very cold washcloth to tighten large pores and wake up your face. Follow up with your regular moisturizer. Avoid one with a high SPF as SPF products tend to have an adverse effect of flash photography. Remember to use only good quality products with less irritating chemicals and no strong perfumes or very heavy consistency. Treat your skin and body kindly and you will be the most beautiful and the happiest bride in the world. And the most radiant!

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Weddings Are About Bliss – Not Stress

Of course you want your wedding day to be perfect. Who doesn’t? But how realistic are your expectations, and what will happen if everything doesn’t go perfectly? Will you consider the day to be ruined, after all of that planning and thought?

I decided to blog about this topic based on experiences from the hundreds of brides I have had the pleasure of doing their wedding makeup for. It never fails, every time a bride gets too stressed out it seems like everything goes wrong. Besides having a bad day, they sometimes have total meltdowns!

Planning a wedding can be so much fun yet sooo stressful at the same time! So many details are involved and I’ve realized, as brides, we sweat the small stuff! Take note of these tips:

During the wedding planning process and the day itself, remember the big picture and take a deep breath. After all, no one will remember the lopsided cake or miss the parting gift that the reception staff forgot to put out. No one will know if you fudged your vows or forgot your earrings. They’ll be too busy remembering what a great time they had sharing the start of your marriage with you!But let’s face it, wedding planning is stressful! With all of the coordination, timing and numerous things to prepare for (not to mention family politics!), it’s no wonder that nice, normal ladies turn into bridezillas. However, you don’t have to become a stressed-out stereotype on your big day. In fact, it is possible to plan a wedding and keep your healthy cool—no matter the situation.

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It’s Been An Exciting Bridal Season!

It’s been an exciting bridal season! But, I am so happy that I am able to start focusing my attention back on my brides. I loved having the opportunity to have an intimate look at these beautiful dresses this Spring and become inspired by their talented creators. The runway trends seen all over the world lend a hand in our season’s everyday fashion selections. These trends are seen in makeup, as well as the clothing, which in turn has a huge impact on bridal makeup trends.

What do these cutting edge and quite often outlandish looks mean for bridal?

Please check out my Bridal Fashion Page for some fresh new ideas that I am particularly interested in turning our brides on to this season.

Bridal Veil - Beautiful Skin

Exquisite Bridal Veils - Beautiful Skin

 

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