Bride to Be!

One of my best friends is getting married in almost exactly one month and we did her makeup trial over the weekend! She told us how she wanted something light with a hint of pink on her eyes, with a black semi-thick liner. We smoothed over her face, added some bronzer and blush, & finished her face off with a light pink lipstick!

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Can’t wait to see her in her dress on the big day!

How Much is too Much?

Sometimes people wonder how much concealer they should be using, or how much foundation is too much foundation. Well, this all varies person to person depending on skin type. But regardless, you never want to use too much concealer because it can crease throughout the day, and you don’t want to pack on the foundation and have it look like you have no pores.

Below is a snapshot of how much face product I typically use. My moisturizer is Belif Aqua Bomb and requires a very little amount to hydrate. My face primer is Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer which also requires a very small amount – you don’t want your face too feel wet! For my Foundation and Concealer I use Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation and the HD Concealer by Make Up Forever.

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Primer and Foundation usually require the most product because they cover the entire face with equal coverage everywhere. Unlike concealer which is only for small areas and primer which does not require full coverage!

 

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Cream Eye Shadow

I love finding new brands to test and try out – it’s usually when I find a new favorite product! A friend of mine suggested Younique Splurge Cream Shadow and I figured why not try it out. I got the black and gold glitter shadows and they are amazing! They are so vibrant and pigmented, especially the gold one called Bronze.

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You only need a to put a small amount on your brush and it goes a long way! I use a flat brush so it’s easy to control and spread the creamy shadow. It’s so easy to move and blend, I love the way it comes out!

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Smoky Eyes and a Bold Lip!

One of my favorite looks is a matte smoky eye and a deep red lip. Pairing this with an AMAZING black and nude dress and a killer smile just makes it absolutely perfect!

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On this lovely lady I used Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette, Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Palette, Smashbox Black Jet Set Waterproof Liner and Ardell Lashes. And on her lips is Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color (Divine Wine).

How gorgeous does she look!?

 

Bride Knows Best

The makings of a beautiful bride:
Hair
Makeup
Radiating happiness!

This beautiful bride knew exactly what she wanted when it came to her makeup. She wanted something a little more dramatic than natural, but not quite smoky on her eyes. And what the bride wants, the bride gets!

To accomplish her dream eye make-up, we used a matte warm chocolate brown on her upper lid with a darker matte brown and and a matte violet in her crease. On her lid we applied a warm beige  and blended the entire eyelid for a flawless transition. And as the bride requested, a slight wing completed the eyelid makeup!

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A Little Shine Never Hurts

We all know matte lips are definitely more popular these days. Matte lipsticks stay on a lot longer and don’t smudge easily ,making them a great choice for long wear. But wearing a little shine and gloss now and then is always an exciting change!screen-shot-2017-01-31-at-8-13-56-pm

One of my favorite gloss lipsticks is Stila’s Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss. This lip gloss is ultra pigmented and long lasting, while still being incredibly moisturizing. This means you get the burst of color all day while not having to worry about drying out your lips!

Color in photo is Fuchsia Vinyl.

 

 

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