Thursday, June 14, 2018

Brushing Up on Your Airbrush Knowledge...

A bride's wedding day is unquestionably one of the most important days in her lifetime. So, it's no wonder why she will choose a makeup approach to help her look and feel her absolute best, while having confidence that her makeup will last all night long. This is why many brides are opting for one of hottest trends in mainstream bridal beauty, the popular airbrush makeup technique.

What is airbrush makeup?

Airbrush makeup is a strategy where artists fill a specially diluted pigment into a very small spray gun that gently and evenly distributes lightweight foundation particles over your skin, creating an even, fresh, flawless finish.

What is the difference between traditional and airbrush makeup?

A traditional makeup application will consist of basic liquid or powder foundation, using your typical foundation sponge or brush. Most traditional foundations will need to be touched up and may appear thicker and heavier on the skin.

Airbrush makeup is a specifically formulated lightweight foundation, and it is applied through a misting action providing impeccable results. 

What are the benefits of airbrush makeup?  

Most brides decide to use this popular makeup trend because of the long lasting effects and the ability to cover all imperfections. Airbrush makeup will not smudge or rub off once it's set, so touch ups are unnecessary. Worried about wedding tears or sweating? Have no fear. Airbrush makeup is water, heat, and sweat resistant! 

Now some women may need to visualize their thoughts, so have a look at these before and after photos to confirm why airbrush makeup is definitely the way to go!

Do you think airbrush makeup is the best choice? 
Do you know anyone who has had airbrush makeup applied? Leave a comment & let me know!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New England Bridal Makeup :: Q&A with one of my Brides

Meet Amy, a strong, sweet, and lovely bride who I had the honor of working with recently.  

Being a makeup artist totally has its perks! Not only do I get to make people feel and look beautiful, but I get to meet some great people along the way.  It's always fun meeting and getting to know new brides and their bridal party.  I love when everyone gathers together in a room for hair and makeup applications - the love, laughter, and energy flooding the room at a time like this is so exciting.  A lot of times while I'm applying makeup on the bridal party, we will all chat about the big day ahead, making sure everyone knows what to do and where do be.  Sometimes, we are doing so much talking about the day that we lose sight of what's actually happening in that moment. It's human nature to get caught up in something and not take the time to stop and appreciate the beauty all around you. So, with that being said, I thought I would approach this blog in a different way.  I decided to ask Amy some questions about her wedding day so that all of you, Amy, and I can relive it together!

Here's what Amy had to say:

Q: The location- what did you like most about the preparation process on the day of the wedding (at the hotel)

A: I loved how much natural light there was and the fact that we were all able to talk and laugh while we were all getting ready.  You were amazing at just fitting right in!  You came in and although you were ready for business you were so patient with all of our talking and moving around. 

Q: The actual ceremony-did you cry, why? Did the makeup hold up? 

A: The ceremony was very emotional for me, Chris and I had been through so much leading up to the wedding so the ceremony was just a dream come true that made everything so real, it was amazing!  One of my favorite pictures is of him waiting to see me for the first time and his face breaking into a huge smile as soon as he did.  After losing my hair during chemo I was very nervous about not looking beautiful on our wedding day but your ability to accentuate a person’s beauty with make up is absolutely amazing!  Not only did my makeup withstand the test of tears, it amazed me with it’s staying power for the reception!  Looking back at pictures I was pleasantly surprised at how great my makeup still looked after hours of hugging, kisses & lots of dancing!!!

Q: I know you're a cancer survivor.  Do you mind if I share that in my blog?  

A: I do not mind at all!

Q: Anything else that you would like to share?  

A: Just what an absolute pleasure it was working with you & to thank you for all your hard work!  You came early and managed to do a fantastic job on all 5 of us.  You were meticulous, I don’t think you took a break and you stayed after we left to make sure the hotel room was cleaned up.  One of the bests things was having my mother-in-law’s make-up done, she looked gorgeous and my father-in-law’s reaction when he saw her was priceless!  Helping people feel beautiful is a wonderful thing and you are so good at it! 

I hope you all enjoyed reading about Amy's big day, and next time you find yourself in a bridal party, or as a wedding guest, or maybe even the bride yourself, try to remember to take a minute to pause, take a breath, and relish in all the love and happiness around you.