Beauty Questions Answered By An Expert
Wedding Beauty Questions Get Answered!
“Makeup is my medium for human connection and I cannot wait to meet you!”-Lacey
YSL Glossy Stain Lip Color – great bc it doesn’t dry your lips out, keeps them moist and lasts all day
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge – a drier formula for those who like a more matte finish or if you like a glossy feel, you can apply the gloss on top. The Aqua Rouge line has been used for Cirque du Soleil show performers so you know it lasts.
BITE Beauty Lip Primer w/ BITE Edgy Neutrals Amuse Bouche I LOVE this line because it is non-toxic and lasts literally all day! This one is my favorite because the primer can be used under any lipstick and is so moisturizing.
I think brides are always surprised at the amount of time it actually takes to get everyone’s makeup done in the wedding party! I like to manage expectations by securing choices ahead of time and making the day as easy as possible in way of decisions. I allow 1 hour for the bride and 35 minutes for each bridesmaid with lashes included. Not to mention coordinating the schedule with the hairstylist can be a bit tricky too but it ALWAYS comes together and having a schedule planned out helps tremendously.
- Sewing kit
- Small Fan
- Skindinavia Setting Spray =) ***I don’t let any bride go down the aisle without this!
Berry lips, pink eyeshadow, and natural hair are all on the table for 2017! Brides normally go with a nude lip, but berry has been popping up all over the place. There are so many long lasting lip stains today and they give a beautiful glow to any blushing bride. Pink is also a very soft and youthful glow around the eyes. I like to layer colors on the eyes, slowing building over time. A pink halo of color around the contour of the eye gives a dimension of highlight and depth, unlike a monochromatic application. (I’m geeking out here!) Many brides are choosing to go more natural with their hair styles too. I think this is wonderful because it really lets women embrace the beauty that is truly their own and puts it on display for all to see. It gives other brides permission to embrace simplicity over commercialism and fabricated beauty trends. Thank God contouring and highlighting has calmed down!!! Phew. That one took a while =)
You know, I really feel honored when a bride hires me for the most important day in her life. I love being a part of the process leading up to the wedding day and making sure she feels beautiful. For a woman, it can be scary navigating bridal makeup vendors because you don’t want to come out looking like a strange version of yourself or with 10 pounds of makeup on your face! My work is very clean and natural so no bride has to worry about feeling “cake faced” the day of the wedding. During each brides trial, we work out the colors and application so we can make whatever changes we need to ahead of time. I’d have to say brides are my favorite clients because it’s such meaningful work and memories being made. I’ve never had a bride I didn’t love. Brides also make the best referrals too!
Skincare. Skincare. Skincare. When working in New York, every major makeup artist I assisted in editorial or film, took generous time prepping client’s skin before ever applying any makeup. Skin prep is your primer; not something you buy in a tube. Most skin primers are a marketing gimmick. The best makeup artists in the world like Pat Mcgrath, Anastasia Durasova and Lisa Eldridge all use the most amazing skin care on their clients before they ever use the latest greatest primer. Some brands I like to use leading up to the wedding are: Tata Harper’s Skin Brightening Essence, Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Regenerating Cleanser, Rejuvenating Serum and Boosted Eye Contour Mask. These are some of my favorites and I could go into depth why, but that sounds like a whole ‘nother blog post!