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Spring is on the way! The weather outside might tell a different story, but hey, why not get a head start brightening up your makeup bag? It’s finally time to start phasing out those winter colors – Bordeaux, berry, plum, etc. – and start moving toward some more warm-weather appropriate shades. What better to brighten your spirits and get you through the last few days of winter than these fun spring colors? Here are some great brands and color suggestions!
1. Rouge in Love from Lancôme
Color Favorite: 170N Sequence of Love
Yes, there is such a thing as “risk-free red.” The featherlight formula of this line from Lancôme gives gorgeous “high potency” lip color for up to six hours. This stellar shade in particular hits the nail on the head with its balance of cool and warm tones, and looks great on everyone.
2. Crème Smooth Lip Color from Laura Mercier
Color Favorite: Palm Beach
These new Crème Smooth lipsticks from Laura Mercier have a smooth and creamy texture and a fantastic finish. These hydrating lipsticks are also rich in color, and Palm Beach is the ideal warm-weather shade. It’s fun and bright, not exactly pink and not exactly coral, but definitely a perfect match for sunshine and sand.
3. Lip Maestro Matter Lacquer from Giorgio Armani
Color Favorite: #504
It’s hard to find a long-lasting liquid lipstick that stays on, looks great, and doesn’t suck all the moisture out of your lips. But Armani has worked his magic, and this lipstick has a fantastic velvet matte formula is the fabulous end result. #504 is an ideal shade, a bold and bright creamy fuchsia that is still universally flattering.
4. Tinted Lip Conditioner from ILIA
Color Favorite: Crimson and Clover
These tinted lip conditioners are a keeper all year round, just switch up the seasonal shade. These lip conditioners use organic ingredients, and really soothe and nourish your lips. Each shade goes on sheer, allowing you to layer and give the shade the intensity you want. We especially love this vibrant red, for warm-weather appropriate crimson.
5. Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Blossom from Shu Uemura
Color Favorite: Bright Pink
This one is a limited-edition just for spring, so act fast! This fun pink connects the dots between pastels and brights, and looks particularly stunning on darker skin tones. ShuUemura products are only available online, but they are well worth it.
6. Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color from AVEDA
Color Favorite: N913 Cana
A favorite from their “Spices” color group, this lip color has a creamy and smooth formula but gives a more matte finish. This intense red-orange color is fabulous for spring.
How hiring the right Professional Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist can ease your mind!
This is the day you have dreamed of since you were just a little girl. You have always pictured in your mind how you would look on your wedding day. Now, it is coming time to actually start planning for that wonderful, romantic, "dream come true" of a day. You have finally found Mr. Wonderful, your perfect dress, the perfect place you want to walk down the aisle, the look and feel of the bridesmaids standing by your side, your flowers... but did you think about your hair and makeup? Are you going to leave that last detail to chance? It is time to think about hiring a professional bridal hair and makeup artist.
Why should you hire a professional bridal hair makeup artist for your wedding day? The answer is quite simple, education, experience, knowledge and the stress-free, convenient environment they create. You want every thing to be perfect on your wedding day and so do they. The last thing you need to stress about is making sure your makeup and hair looks just right. Relax; hire a professional bridal hair and makeup artist that will come to you, which puts more time in your already busy schedule. You will save time and energy and its fun!
It is very important that your hair and makeup will look as beautiful and relevant in 20 years as it does on the day of your wedding. A bridal hair and makeup artist knows how to achieve the trendy styles of today without "dating" your photos, creating a perfect memory of your wedding day for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Bridal hair and makeup artists use professional products and have the knowledge as to which ones will work with your particular hair or skin type. They are trained to create looks that compliment your dress, the theme of the wedding and your personality.
When choosing makeup artists, make sure you choose one that has specialized training in what is called "High Definition". HD Makeup is the knowledge of what the camera (or photograph) will need for color and definition. Bridal Makeup artists understand how makeup will show up with the flash of the camera or under certain lighting conditions. With this education and skill, bridal makeup artists will insure your makeup is never too much or too little and that your wedding photos will be "picture perfect".
TOP 10 TIPS EVERY BRIDE MUST KNOW!
1. Always wear waterproof makeup!
We have heard it before, "I am not a crier." Crier or not, I think every bride would say better safe than sorry. You want your makeup to look just as fresh at the send off as it did when it was first applied.So waterproof-it-up ladies! Eyeliner, mascara, foundation, anything that comes in waterproof, wear it! You would hate to blot your eyes during the ceremony and when the preacher pronounces you man and wife, you turn around with black smudges under your eyes! You maybe happy then (you just married the man of your dreams)! But when you see the pictures the inner bridezilla might present itself, even after the wedding. So let's just deal with it correctly from the beginning, wear waterproof makeup and no one has to get hurt.
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2. Always wear fake eyelashes!
I know this one might be a little controversial, but hear me out. You want to look the best you have ever looked, glamorous, romantic, and natural at the same time. You want to look beautiful like you never have before, but still yourself. Eyelashes are a fun way to enhance your eyes, yes even if you have long eyelashes, and an easy, natural way to make your makeup different from any other day. There are different types of lashes, for a more dramatic look you can choose the full strip, but if you want a more natural enhancing look go for the individual lashes. If you still don't trust me and you are using a professional makeup artist, ask them about your options (they should have a few), and ask them to apply them for your trial.
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3. Get your trial makeup done for your engagement pictures.
This is a great way to make sure that you like your makeup and that it photographs well. You will also be able to see how it lasts throughout a day of smiling, kissing, hugging, maybe a tear or two. Once you get your pictures back you can decide what you like and don't like and make a better decision of whether or not you want to book that makeup artist, choose a different style, or do it yourself.
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4. If you are planning to spray tan
I know I have read and heard a lot of "DO NOT tan before your wedding day!" I do agree that there is nothing worse than an orange bride, but not all tanning solutions turn people orange. Here are suggestions for fake tanning:
1.) Make sure it is custom airbrush; it leaves less room for error.
2.) Do a tanning trial a month or two before so you can see whether or not it will turn you orange.
3.) If you like it and want it for the wedding, make sure you do it three days before hand. This gives it time to blend well and fix any mistakes there might be.
5. Be Honest!
Your makeup artist and hairdresser want you to be COMPLETELY honest during the trial session. That is what they are for! Don't worry about hurting feelings (well, you can still be polite in saying it) but make sure that you are very honest and specific with what you want. It makes it easier for the artist and you will be happier with the end result.
6. Make your own touch up bag
You will definitely need touch ups. That is just a given. It is a good idea to ask yourmakeup artist what products they used for mascara and lips so you can go out and buy it and have it on hand for the day. If they used a special blend of their own products, have then put a little extra in a little plastic baggy and make sure to bring something to apply it with (Maid of honor's finger is fine).
7. Use a makeup artist.
Since this is one of the most important days of your life, I would recommend that you hire a professional makeup artist. You are hiring professionals in every other area, why not makeup and hair? I always say the most important vendors you choose are the photographer, videographer, and makeup artist because they are the memories you take with you from your day. Does it matter if you looked fabulous the day of, but the camera didn't pick up the makeup well? You don't want to be looking at your photos afterward thinking, "I know I looked beautiful, but you can't tell!" You want your memories to show how beautiful you really looked.
8. Make sure the makeup used, by your professional or otherwise, is long-lasting and HD quality.
This is very important!! Two things you want your makeup to do: last all day/night and look good in pictures. Some good long lasting makeup (and HD quality) is airbrush — usually good for 12-18hours. Another tip is to apply primer about 10 minutes before foundation. Some good primers are NARS or SmashBox. These days every photographer and videographer is using HD quality equipment. This is fabulous because you pictures will look great. You just want to make sure that you are wearing makeup that will come out fabulous in the pictures. The best option for this is airbrush makeup. The way that it sprays on is pixelated and has the best results on camera. If you can't find someone who airbrushes you can still find HD quality foundation. Make Up Forever has really great HDquality foundation.
9. Shape your eyebrows
Have you ever noticed the difference between someone who takes care of their eyebrows and someone who just lets them grow? I know I do, because I can tell on myself. When I have my eyebrows waxed I feel like a new woman! It can make so much of a difference.If you have never gotten your eyebrows waxed or shaped before, go to a professional a couple months before. That way if you don't like it you will have time to grow them out. If you do like it, continue going to the same person and keep it up until the wedding. The last time you should get your eyebrows waxed should be at least 3 days before the wedding. This gives you enough time to make sure you don't have red above and below your eyes and that the makeup will go on smooth.
10. Don't forget your makeup artist or hair stylist!!
After you have been beautified for your perfect day, make sure you show some love to the people who got you there! Makeup artists and hair stylist are always looking to update their portfolio and the best way to do that is with the professional pictures from your photographer. Make sure when it is said and done and you have some pictures back, you let your stylist know that they can get them printed out and use them for their website and literature, etc. It would be a huge help to them! We at La'Bella MAFIA do a ton of weddings and brides here in Las Vegas and we always appreciate a photo of a look that is desired so we can ensure to replicate and produce expectations! las vegas makeup artists las vegas makeup artists makeup artists las vegas makeup artists las vegas
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Do not feel bad if you are one of those women who think that changing fashion and trends every three months is absurd. A lot of people feel the same way, especially now that the price of almost everything has risen astronomically. No one in her right mind, except probably the ultra rich, can religiously continue to change her wardrobe every quarter.
If you feel this way about fashion, you probably also despise the changing colors and fads of the makeup industry. The electric blue eye shadow that has been in vogue in January might already be a fashion faux pas in September.
A glamorous evening calls for a glamorous look. When it's about evening makeup looks, it's all about your eyes. In a subdued light, all you need is sexy eye makeup to look stunning. Minimal makeup or make up which comes very close to your skin tone, will surely make heads turns. With dark and deep eye shades, create a dramatic look on your eyes and let the rest of the face play along. So if you are looking for a perfect night party look, here's how to apply evening makeup to get those killer looks.