Before and after

Family wedding beauties

I had a fun Saturday last week getting to serve a beautiful friend and her family for her baby sister's wedding. Adrianna is an amazingly strong and encouraging person, and I was so honored that she thought of me when it came to getting ready for her family's big day!

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We had to get an early start due to how much these awesome women were doing to help the wedding go off perfectly, so the makeup needed to LAST. I took this opportunity to put some particular techniques to work. Their faces were all set with RCMA foundation which has a wax base and 50% pigment, so a very little bit goes a long way. This means that one can work in very this layers for good coverage and comfort. It also means that when you apply a very thin layer, you can spritz on a waterproofing setting spray like Urban Decay All-Nighter, then layer ANOTHER very thin layer of foundation on to build a long-lasting canvas. I heard back from Adrianna that they felt great and it lasted all night! Score!

I had the pleasure of working with Adrianna's mother, who had basically never worn makeup in her life! I wanted her to feel comfortable but still glamorous, so I went very light-handed on the foundation and focused mostly on color-correcting some dark spots and scars she had. And by some crazy miracle, I convinced her to wear false lashes! Her daughters were loving this, of course! 

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(I COMPLETELY forgot to take a "before" picture of Adrianna's sister, but she was radiant!) 

(I COMPLETELY forgot to take a "before" picture of Adrianna's sister, but she was radiant!) 

Each woman was a total joy to work with, and I'm glad they had just as much fun as I did. Thank you, ladies, for letting me be a part of your big day! 

Bridal trial with Kelly

It's been so nice jumping into a busy makeup season! I had the joy of working with the sweetest bride-to-be and her family for a makeup trial last weekend. Her future sister-in-law is a friend of mine, and I was so thankful for her recommendation! The look of the day was glam, and I am always up for a vibrant look. 

Kelly is so beautiful! She wanted to have some fun with a dramatic glam eye complete with a metallic sheen.

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Rosy gold tones are so on trend.  

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Achieving this look gave me the opportunity to use new products I've never stocked in my kit. I was so happy to find something that worked this well! Inglot cosmetics makes vegan, cruelty-free, and hypo-allergenic cosmetics. They are decently affordable for the quality and durability of products I used! Their pigments and mixing liquid were so easy to use with a long-lasting finish, and that EYELINER 💜.  Perfectly black, smooth as can be...it's a new must-have of mine.

 

I also got to give my friend a glam-up with a classic winged liner and red lip combo!

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I definitely love vintage eyes and a great highlight!

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Kelly's mom got in on the fun, too!  We did a "half trial" where I only did her eyes and lips. She felt comfortable applying her own foundation, and she used a high-quality one at that.  She is beautiful through and through! 

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I'm so grateful that these wonderful women trusted me with this honor!