Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hannah & Dave's Summer Wedding

Hannah was such a lovely bride to work with, she had the most gorgeous, sparkling eyes and such a warm smile. We went for a classic, bright-eyed look accented with lots of fluttery lashes.

Hair by: Sugar Salon
Images by: Twist Photography







Bride's Makeup Details
Mac 'Painterly' Paintpot
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette: cool toned matte neutrals
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette: 'Naked' 'Buck' 'Virgin'
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation
Temptu s/b Foundation (airbrushed)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders
Nars 'Laguna' Bronzer
Nars 'Deep Throat' Blush
Sephora 'Royal Rose' Lipliner
Dior Addict 'Basic' #253 Lipstick 
 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stephanie & Jon's Snow Sprinkled Wedding



Stephanie was looking for classic bridal makeup to compliment her stunning dress and timeless sense of style. We went for a mostly matte eye and a feminine rosy lip that paired well with the soft pinks of her bridesmaids' gowns. Even though the wedding was during the last weekend of March with the forecast clear, Connecticut decided to surprise us with snow flurries, leading to some wintery romantic pictures captured by Eric Brushett Photography.

all makeup details listed at the bottom of the post









Bride's Makeup Details
Mac 'Painterly' Paintpot
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette: cool toned matte neutrals
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette: 'Naked' 'Buck' 'Virgin'
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation
Temptu s/b Foundation (airbrushed)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders
Nars 'Laguna' Bronzer
Nars 'Deep Throat' Blush
Sephora 'Royal Rose' Lipliner
Dior Addict 'Basic' #253 Lipstick 


Monday, May 25, 2015

Rachael & Steve's Beach Engagement

When I met Rachael early this spring for her makeup trial, I was immediately drawn to her sweet, bubbly personality and gorgeous blue eyes! She told me that she was obsessed with flirty eyelashes, so we based her look around some customized falsies and a beautiful smoky liner.


































Alicia Ann Photographers captured these stunning images of the couple's beach day, make sure to head over to Alicia's blog to see the rest of Rachael & Steve's engagement shoot!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tina & Devon's Wedding



I had so much fun making up Tina for her elegant winter wedding! She chose a classic matte eye paired with beautiful rosy lips, a perfect combination for a crisp February day. I layered a light  traditional foundation base underneath the airbrushing to create a silky smooth canvas that lasts all night long. She was a glowing bride inside and out, and her wonderful bridal party were so much fun to work on! 


All makeup & photo details are listed at the end of the post.














Bride's Makeup Details

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation
Temptu S/B Foundation (Airbrushed)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in 'Dim' and 'Incandescent'
Smashbox Blush in 'Carnation' and 'Rosy'
Sephora Lip Pencil in 'Royal Rose'
MAC Lipstick in 'Craving'
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette & Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
Ardell Demi-Wispies



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Warm Browns with a Pop of Blue

This look is a fun way to add a pop of color into an otherwise neutral shadow combination. Vibrant blues always make the eyes look bright and rested, but it is a wearable enough color to try for work or school. The cool blue juxtaposed against the warm brown shadows create interest and spark, making it the perfect easy look for summer.

Eyes
1. Prime the eyes to ensure long lasting shadow application and prevent creasing, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Draw a light champagne colored pencil on the inner two-thirds of the eyelid and top with a pearly-champage eyeshadow, I used 'Kitten' by Stila.
3. Blend a light orange/brown shadow into the crease to add definition, I used 'Orange Soda' by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
4. Deepen the outer crease with a deep, terracotta shadow, I used 'Sienna' by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
5. Dust a shimmery medium brown into the outer corners of the eyes to blend, I used 'Rum Cake' by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
6. Line the waterline (the inner rim of the eye) with a bright blue liner, I used the Contour Eye Pencil in #23 'Summer Cruise' from the Sephora Collection.
7. Blend out the lower lashline with a mix of all three of the brown toned eyeshadows.
8. Add mascara to the top lashes as well as on the outer corners of the lower lashes.
9. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient in 'Ethereal' (under eyes) & Mac Careblend (face)
Blush: Nars 'Orgasm'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier Baked Highlight #01

Lips
Lipstick: Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in 'New Lover'


Monday, April 20, 2015

Special Event & Bridal Makeup


This makeup look is simple to re-create and is perfect for any special occasion or for a bride on her wedding day! It uses all neutral shades and has a delicate sculpting in the outer portion of the eye. This sculpting technique adds drama without being too dark or overwhelming, and can be done with any color combination. For the entire eye look, I used Stila's Eyes Are The Window 'Spirit' Palette. The shadows are super versatile and extremely easy to blend. The palette is also very compact, perfect if you are looking for something to travel with.


Eyes
1. Prime the eyes to prevent creasing and ensure long-lasting color payoff, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Shade the outer half of the crease with a matte, light brown shadow, I used 'Puppy' from the Stila Spirit Palette.
3. Draw a base over the whole lid with a champagne-white pencil and top it with a champagne eyeshadow, I used the Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Pencil in '#06 Blonde Ambition' and 'Kitten' from the Stila Spirit Palette.
4. Using a small brush, sculpt the outer crease with a deep brown shadow, I used 'Espresso' from the Stila Spirit Palette. Make sure to blend with a slight upward movement to define and open the eyes.
5. Line your top lashes with a liquid liner, making sure to keep it thin, this is just to hide the lash band. Then add false lashes for extra drama, I used an Ardell pair in #110.
6. Highlight the browbone with a matte cream shadow, I used 'Chinois' from the Stila Spirit palette.
7. Line the lower lashline with a light gold pencil and set it with shadow, I used the Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Pencil in '#07 Girl Talk' and 'Oasis' from the Stila Spirit Palette. I also added a bit of the 'Espresso' shade to the outer edge of the lower lashline to tie the look together.
8. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient in 'Ethereal' (under eyes) & Mac Careblend (face)
Blush: Milani 'Luminoso'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier Baked Radiance #01

Lips
Liner: Palladio Herbal Lipliner 'Nearly Nude'
Lipstick: Mac 'Modesty' & 'Creamcup'
Gloss: Laura Mercier 'Bare Pink'


Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple and Gold Eyes

Deep purples look great on everybody, and they are one of the easiest colors to experiment with if you are looking to try something other than basic neutrals. I combined the purple tones with a bright pop of champagne-gold to keep the look from being too dark, and I only shaded the outer corners of the eyes to give them a large and cat-like effect. If bright colors aren't your thing, try this elongated shadow shape in tans and browns!





























Eyes
1. Prime the eyes to prevent fallout and ensure long lasting color application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Apply a light, shimmery champagne color over the whole lid, I used 'Kitten' by Stila.
3. Apply a raspberry-purple shadow to the outer corners of the eyes only, sweeping upwards and outwards to create a winged effect, I used 'Jilted' from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.
4. Deepen the outer corners with a dark purple shadow using upward and outward sweeping motions, I used 'Urban' from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.
5. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes with a light gold, I used 'Oasis' by Stila.
6. With a black liquid liner, line your top lashes in a super thin line, then add false lashes or mascara for extra drama. I used Ardell lashes in #110. 
7. Apply a deep purple pencil liner on the outer half of the bottom lashline and a champagne-gold pencil liner to the inner half of the lower lashline. Blend at the center for fluidity.
8. Highlight the brow bone with a matte cream colored shadow.
9. Fill in the brows to complete the look, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient 'Ethereal' (under eyes) & Mac Careblend (face)
Blush: Milani 'Luminoso'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Hourglass Ambient 'Ethereal'

Lips
Liner: Palladio Herbal Lipliner 'Nearly Nude'
Lipstick: Mac 'Modesty' & 'Creamcup'
Gloss: Laura Mercier in 'Sparkling'