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Wedding Season Makeup

It’s that time of year again. Wedding season.  I love wedding season.  I have said it many times before, but I really enjoy doing wedding makeup.  It’s a great time to play up the brides features and create a “kicked up natural” look.  I’ve coined that phrase and I stand by it.  I truly feel a bride should look like herself, but with enough makeup that she shows up in pictures.  Looking back at pictures in five or ten years, I want the brides I do makeup for to say that they felt beautiful but still looked like themselves. 

Airbrushing makeup is a great technique to help with the natural look.  It evens out skin tones, and covers any blemishes.   Blush color and contours look beautiful over the airbrushed skin.   Photographs look great and usually need little post editing.

Anyone who has worked with me, or has seen my makeup kit, knows I work primarily with MAC Cosmetics.  I am very knowledgeable with the products and see the longevity the look has on the skin.  I often get asked, what lip color is the best for my wedding day?  Depending on the client and her preference, my answer is usually VIVA GLAM V from MAC.  A pinky, neutral color that can be changed by adding different lip liners and gloss.  And it supports a great cause- MAC AIDS FUND- which has donated millions of dollars to adults and children living with HIV and AIDS.  Great lip color and supporting our world?  The best.   Take a look at the link to learn more  http://www.macaidsfund.org/

In addition to a necessary lip color for touch ups, there is one other thing that is a must for wedding day touch ups.  BLOT POWDER.  A translucent powder that takes away shine, but doesn’t add a caked-on feel of other powders.  There are varying shades that will match any skin tone.  

As far as other wedding day necessities, check out this detailed link about must-haves on your big day.    http://www.whathappensnow.com/articles_show.cfm?id=50&cat=8&sub=1

As far as when to book your makeup artist, that depends on the bride.  I have brides booked a year or more in advance, with a trial done closer to their date.  And others that book a month or so before their day.  I recommend contacting your perspective makeup artist six months or so before the date.  Availability is usually better, and it gives the opportunity to get to know who you are working with.   Trials that can be done, if at all possible, at the time of the hair trial show a better idea of the wedding day look.  It is easier to envision with both aspects coming together.

Looking to have a custom dress created?  This local designer will make sure it is the perfect fit.  I have worked with Jennyvi Dizon many times and her dresses always look beautiful.  Look into her work http://www.jennyvi.com/ 

Happy planning!

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