Monday, April 20, 2009

DC Wedding Makeup Artist | Bridal Beauty: Before and After 101

I had the honor and pleasure of working with a beautiful Bride this weekend in Arlington! It's amazing how just 5 months can make you feel as if you have known them forever. Bridal makeup gives a personal peek into the lives of the Bride, because doing some one's face is often a 'private' space. This is someone that is trusting you with their face, and most times your judgement. So, I take so much pride in building relationships with my Brides, as well as giving them the ultimate treatment in makeup.


Here are a few pictures of my Bride this weekend (her before and after). I will also give you a rundown of the products I used



















FACE
Foundation/Powder:
Black Opal Foundation Sticks
(I can never go wrong with these sticks, I always find my shade)
MAC Blot Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish for contouring
EYES
Eyebrows; 3 different MAC eyeshadows and Cappacino and Medium Brown pencil
(set with MAC Clear Eyebrow Gel)
Eyeshadow; Face Atelier eyeshadow in peach color and bone, Yaby Cosmetics eyeshadows in crease
Lined with Bobbi Brown Eye Gel in Black; lashes, and tons of Waterproof Mascara
CHEEKS
My favorite go-to's MAC Blush in Slave-to-Love, and Raizen, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Blush for highlight
LIPS
MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl, and a cappacino penicl, Sheer burgandy lip gloss on top
(the key was to make her lips neutral so touchups could be a breeze)

When I tell you she was flawless. She was flawless, the pictures doesn't do justice.. She said she had been getting microdermabrasionso her skin was very smooth. It made a huge difference with the application, and the foundation went on ultra smooth.She had the most beautiful weather I have seen for a Bride, and I know her Wedding Day was spectacular!

Kelley Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer

9 comments:

Avartsy said...

gosh, u did an amazing job...love it!

Face Mode said...

Thank you so much Avartsy!

BeautifulAshes makeup and more said...

Simply beautiful, you have amazing work!

Face Mode said...

@beautifulAshes Thank you...

juvenescent said...

Very pretty!

yummy411 said...

beautiful! don't you love black opal?! man if MAC doesn't come back out with this slave to love blush... it's been a discontinued fave of black girls from way back. i feel like i need it in my life!!

Face Mode said...

@yummy 411
Yes love the sticks!! And didn't realize they discontinued Slave to Love... !
It's great for African American skin as. Natural flush of color. Especially when Raizen may be to dark..

What's your other favorites??!

Fashion Addict said...

She looks beautiful, you are really very talented. I'm an amateur makeup artist (only done family and friends) and I am amazed at what a real PRO can do! You are an inspiration.

Nongoma said...

I love your work! end of!