I have always been an artist at heart. Making-up beautiful faces is one of my favorite forms of expressing my artistry. I’m so thrilled that I get to do something that I love and I feel honored to have been a part of Natisha’s special day.
Natisha wanted to look beautiful but not overdone; she wanted to glow but still look like herself. Natisha was a lovely destination bride that did not have the chance to have a trial run prior to meeting her on her wedding day. For this reason I felt it was the utmost important priority to make her feel comfortable and happy with her results of having her make-up professionally done by me. My aim was to create a stunning individual look for Natisha on her special day, guaranteeing the highest quality standard. The journey was the reward and I am so happy that I was part of this special bride’s beauty journey!
Makeup Artistry: Aradia – BRIDAL MAKEOVERS
Photography: Otto Häring Photography
Location: The Addison, Boca Raton, Florida
BRIDAL MAKEOVERS BY ARADIA is dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic about each and every one of our brides. We treat your wedding as the most special and important day of your life! We will work together to create your perfect look. This involves understanding how comfortable you are with makeup, your personal style, your wedding style as well as any influence that may inspire you. Most importantly, it’s about creating a look that still looks like you and will last the day, well into the evening! Trust us to make you will feel incredible and look absolutely beautiful!
Today, on the second Monday of October, the ever-controversial Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated. Columbus Day is a holiday celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. However, the holiday is being reclaimed as Indigenous Peoples Day—a day of solidarity with Native Americans, as well.
Everyone knows the story of Christopher Columbus, a Spanish explorer looking for a passage to Asia for the trade of goods in the late 1400’s. With his three ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, Columbus set sail and ‘discovered’ America, where he found what he called “Indians”, thinking he found India. But did you know that the Renaissance created such an impact on the European cultural movement that it’s still influencing artisans and designers in present day? So, in praise of Columbus’ “discovery” of the so-called “New World” I’d like to share some modern day looks for brides inspired by what came out of Europe in the mid-fourteenth century and spread to the colonies in the New World.
As far as their makeup goes… European brides and all other fashionable ladies in this era highly valued pallor. An ivory-like complexion was highly desired by the ladies of the age. Bride who weren’t naturally pale used white lead powder to achieve look of the day, white powders such as ground alabaster were also blended on the face to give the appearance of fair skin. Cheeks also remained fair but needed to give off a bit of a glow. Mercury was sometimes added to the white lead powder and rubbed into the cheek area in order to achieve the necessary effect.
Since high, wide foreheads were prized, women often pumiced that area to hide any evidence of tweezed hairlines and to assure that no lines cracked the serenity of their brow. Eyebrows needed to remain light and airy, so they were often tweezed or even cut to make certain that they were not overly prominent. Vermilion was commonly used on the lips, which could either be left natural or tinted to full, highly defined, and luscious red color. Women also practiced putting drops of belladonna, an herb, into their eyes. This would create the desired effect of making their eyes sparkle and make their eyes look wider. Unfortunately, it also led to poisoning and permanently harmed their vision with extended use.
Much like today, luxury and style have often revolved around the bridal gowns worn during the Renaissance era. The brides of the Renaissance era were known for their distinctive and elaborate sense of style. In fact, European cultures were very fashion-conscious, so wedding dresses were appropriately stylized and remarkable because the purpose of clothing in Renaissance times was to make a statement or establish one’s social status.
The Art of Bridal Makeovers by Aradia – Yes! It’s about the love of fashion history and culture, but mostly it’s about today’s bridal beauty.
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Posted October 10th, 2016. Add a comment
Two cultures… One beautiful couple!
Positively elegant, Deepa and Mark seamlessly combined their two cultures for their wedding at the Lake Pavilion. The beautiful eco-friendly venue had amazing views of the Intracoastal Waterway of Palm Beach Island. Continue Reading…
Posted September 6th, 2016. Add a comment
Your wedding is not some substandard, poorly executed, amateurish, event. Why should your makeup application be? Bridal Makeup is an essential part of the wedding planning process and designing your uniquely perfect look for your wedding day is my number one priority.
FALL 2016 Trend: A makeup application that is in alignment and harmony with the bride enhances her attributes.
Professional artistry is at the core of my approach for a bride’s makeup application. Continue Reading…
For me, bridal hair and makeup is a celebration of love, beauty, life and artistry. As a pro makeup artist, I love this fresh, new approach to makeup that my brides of South Asian decent are now taking! I have the pleasure with working with so many lovely brides from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
“Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face….” Kahlil Gibran
Brides that are married to traditions, yet, have a very modernistic approach know how they want to look. Continue Reading…
Looking For A Fresh & Natural Look For Your Wedding? Then let your natural beauty take center stage. There is a whole new world of cosmetics and tools available now that make bridal make-up look like real skin and not artificial.
An ultra natural, fresh bridal make up look is only possible if the skin glows and all features are balanced. Continue Reading…
This blog is not about fairy tale weddings per se; instead it’s dedicated to the Fairy Bride. Every once in a while I receive a call from a bride with a whimsical fairy-like spirit. She wants to sparkle and shimmer on her wedding day. She craves a natural makeup application, a soft messy up-do/or loose waves and dewy skin to give her that doe-eyed fairy-like air of ingenuity.
This blog is designed for her because Wedding Makeup should make a bride feel like the most beautiful version of herself on one of the most magical days of her life. Continue Reading…
I love short hair for brides because it’s so trendy and flirty! Brides with short hair can try the featured makeup looks to flaunt their bold look with style. But to pull off the look – and avoid looking too plain or masculine – you do need to have a makeup application that flatters. A lot of brides feel a little tomboyish with shorter hair. But wedding makeup that looks too obvious when you have less hair is a killer.
Short hair gives a clear view of your face especially cheeks, forehead and eyes. So, your bridal makeup should highlight your face.
Getting the right look can be tricky. Continue Reading…
What is it about that appealing quality that you find in a bride’s faces? A beauty that is beyond makeup.
Ethereal veiled beauty.
You also find it in certain rare flowers, paintings, music and poetry. It’s so extraordinarily that there is only one word for it: exquisite! Continue Reading…
I am quite fascinated by the beauty of the classical sculptures of antiquity. Check out my inspiration for classic goddess-like bridal makeup and hair, and swoon over these classically elegant images.
My days are filled with grace and beauty.
It’s a rebirth through the bridal inspired beauty of the contemporary, timeless side of antiquities. In the words of Leonardo da Vinci – “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Continue Reading…