Wedding trial

Today we did Arlyn’s trial on the hottest day of the year! Arlyn has the best skin I have ever applied makeup! I had full creative control with the look, and by just talking to her for a little bit, I knew just the right look for her: nothing too dramatic, but glamorous enough to bring out her beautiful features. She also wanted to do a half up and half down hairstyle and she was very happy with the results, especially after having three different trials with others before coming to us!

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Consult with Stefanie bride-to-be

Today I had the pleasure of doing a bridal consult on Stefanie.  She is actually a professional wedding planner as well!  She wanted a vibrant purple eye shadow with some bright colors on the inner corners of the eyes to make it pop.  Stefanie really wanted a pop of color to match her outgoing fun personality.  As for her wedding, her colors are blue and purple.

For brides, I think adding a pop of color to your eye shadow is definitely something fun and great way to express your personality, not that I have anything against neutral palettes.  However, to keep things elegant and tasteful, I would recommend like what Stefanie has here, choose to express your zest with a statement color.  In terms of her lashes, I gave Stefanie the recommendation to go for fuller lashes so that it’ll show up in pictures better.  When I first showed her the faux lashes, she was a bit skeptical because they were really “big”, but because it was a natural finish with an invisible adjustable band, I told her to give it a try.  The lashes fit perfectly into her existing lash line without looking like she’s wearing faux lashes. Needless to say, she was happy that I made her go for the bigger set of lashes.

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Lesson and wedding

This last weekend I had the pleasure of doing both a lesson and also a wedding in the same weekend.  My client was extremely happy with the results of the lesson – she had learned how to properly apply eye makeup on mono lids, and also learned how to create definition by using different colors to create the illusion of depth.

My second client for the weekend was Shannon.  She was a glowy bride who pretty much allowed me to do whatever I want as long as she will look glowy, natural, and beautiful.  She didn’t want anything heavy, and opted for a more neutral look.  Recently I had just purchased the Naked Palette from Urban Decay because of all the hype that’s been going on about what a great palette it is, so I thought I could try using only the eye shadow colors that palette on her.  Luckily for me, Shannon was totally cool about it and she liked the results!

I was pretty impressed with the palette as it offered a great range of neutral colors that I do think is very suitable for wedding makeup.  Of course, the UD palette wasn’t the only thing I used on Shannon.