Friday, October 23, 2015

African American Makeup : A Garden Wedding

Meet Lorlette… a beautiful bride who selected her own makeup look. After discussing options with her at her makeup trial, Lorlette decided to go with her own unique ideas, and it turned out to be an impeccable look for her big day. 

One thing Lorlette was certain of was that she wanted her lips to stand out. Since her lips are one of her best features, we chose one of Lorlette’s most favored red lipsticks, by a brand that she really likes, “Tom Ford.”  Her lips added just the right finishing touch causing heads to turn all day.

Not only was the bride striking, the location and atmosphere of this garden wedding was breathtaking. A view mixed with sunflowers, mountain tops, a dancefloor full of love and cheer, topped with the right weather, made a perfect recipe for gorgeous photos and memories to be made.

As you can read on the photographer’s blog (, Lorlette’s Jamaican traditions were intertwined into her wedding day, with a display of rum punch and wedding cake favors. It was a very nice touch to add some of Lorlett’s own unique heritage into her special day as two families became one.

It was such a pleasure working with both Lorlette and her bridal party --what a special celebration it was!


Hair Stylist:
Caroline Hill
phone:(617) 947-3688

Brea McDonald
phone: (207) 361-4806

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Asian Makeup: Rosy Pink

Last May, I had the pleasure of working with Joann Kim and her bridal party, and of course it was a delight to work with her. Like most brides, she wanted a soft natural look. This look can be easily achieved with the right amount of makeup yet still maintaining a natural appearance.

I decided to give her eyes a neutral look with rosy pink lips and it was a perfect combination. She recently sent me these photos.  It always makes me happy when I get feedback from brides who look back and love their photos!