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New York Fashion Week is over and while the eight-day extravaganza may seem like one giant blur, there were definitely a few stand out moments in beautiful makeup.Bridal Makeovers presents a few of our favorite creative styles and trends. It’s all about the makeup tricks from Fashion Week that you can use for your wedding.
We love magical, ethereal beauty that’s not afraid to take a chance. Continue Reading…
Every bride wants to look absolutely beautiful on her wedding day, but many brides fall into the trap of following misguided, outdated, or just plain bad eye makeup advice. When it comes to eyeliner, with a little practice and a dash of finesse, you’ll be on your way to looking gorgeous in no time.
I highly recommend using professional makeup brushes. You’ll be surprised at how beautiful your eyeliner looks when you apply it with a high-quality brush. Investing in a set of good brushes is one of the wisest beauty moves you can make! Continue Reading…
Want to look extra special for that New Year’s Eve party? If you need a little inspiration for makeup looks for the New Year, you now have free pass to experimenting with sparkle shadows, glittering lashes, liner, and eyes.
So throw on your season’s best and some sparkling jewelry, and have some fun this holiday and New Year! Continue Reading…
Beauty enthusiasts rejoice! It’s that time of year again. The holidays are a time for glamour and glitz so glam it up this season with Bridal Makeovers!
When it comes to beauty, the holidays are the most fun and festive time of the year! Who can resist a set of flirty lashes, glittery lids or a pair of cherry red lips? Continue Reading…
Welcome to Part 2: Bridal Faux Lash Extensions – For a Touch of Glamour
Many brides covet the glamorous look of bold, thick lashes. Beautiful lashes enhance a woman’s natural beauty and draw attention to her eyes, making them one of the most important aspects of her appearance. However, if you would rather not fuss with glue-on faux lashes the day of your wedding…There’s nothing worse than a beautiful bride sporting raccoon circles of mascara around her eyes. And since just about every bride tears up at her wedding, eyelash extensions are the ideal solution to prevent any mascara mishaps! I often recommended getting eyelash extensions and forgoing mascara altogether for the big day. But, there is a difference between to more the expensive “semi-permanent” extensions (around $200-$300 for example the Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions ), and the type that will only stay for a week or two (at most) and that cost about $25-$50. Both, if applied properly, will look gorgeous and natural at the same time and easy enough to do the eye make-up around them the day of the wedding. You just need to careful not to pick, tug, twist, excessively touch or brush your extensions, it could damage your natural lashes. To make the most out of your extensions just remember to choose a reputable salon, spa or eyelash extension only establishment. The lash artist should be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist and the consultation should be free of charge. Ask what type adhesive is used (it should be non-formaldehyde), and if they have a variety of lashes for customizing. Always make sure they are not applying cluster lashes as lash extensions are one single lash applied to each one of your own.
Please do not get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours after the application. If you are having a facial, please do not use steam. The adhesive will reactivate and may cause the lashes to stick together and look like caked-on mascara.
Please do not let moisture-rich products like an oil based hair conditioner or a heavy makeup remover get onto your lashes. This will loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair to avoid getting them wet.
Do not settle for anything less than the type that is individually applied to each one of your natural lashes. They are light-weight, pre-curled, add length, volume, color and are 100% waterproof. Avoid cheap nail salons claiming to do lash extensions at a ridiculous low price and in a short 15 minute window. This is a sight of pure horror to any trained eyelash extension artist! With the increase in the popularity of lash extensions there has been an equal increase in the amount of un-trained lash stylist offering lash services without proper training or certifications resulting in damaging lash extensions of extremely poor quality. Incorrectly applied lash extensions feel UNCOMFORTABLE, HEAVY, CLUMPY and PAINFUL. They also tend to fall off easily and leave gaps, not to mention they can make your own lashes fall out. When I see these I usually end up having to put in temporary extensions plus waterproof mascara, and pray that it doesn’t turn into a hot mess of glues and gunk on my perfectly applied wedding makeup eyes!
It’s not unusual for me to see severe infections and permanent hair follicle damage on brides that have used this type of lashes. Below is an image of what I am talking about. You should be asking, how they will be applied, and don’t just ask, “Are they individually applied?” If they planning to use flares, they will say they are individual. You must ask if it is one single lash applied to one single natural lash with no sticking together. These types of salons tend to advertise as “individual” lashes but they are actually heavy clusters and flare lashes applied with toxic cheap glue. Each single eyelash extension should be attached only to each single natural hair. There should never be an extension attached to more than one eyelash. The length, thickness and curvature of the lash extensions should be customized and determined by your very own lashes. Improper sizing will cause breakage. Remember each lash separated is essential to healthy natural lash cycling. Ask what they charge and how long it will take. If it is not going to take about 1.5-2 hours to apply a full set, run the other way! That’s why skilled artists charge around $200 for an initial full set, just like your pro bridal makeup application, it takes time, talent and skill.
Eyelash extensions should be applied with your eyes closed. If the procedure is done with your eyes open, it will result in improper application. The glue used during the application should never touch your skin. Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye. To avoid any irritation, however, the first safety precaution you can take is to be sure that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn’t contain anything that can harm them, like formaldehyde. Additionally, it’s important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced lash technician will not let an infection occur, but if you’re allergic to the glue, you’re still going to be allergic.
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My best advice for your eye make up on your wedding day… Faux Eyelashes.
I don’t think I have ever sent a bride away without them. Luscious long lashes that transform the eyes to give a glamorous but natural look are a beauty must have for your big day. There are lots of light, barely there options which enhance your natural lashes as well as more dramatic, glamorous options. I’ve had several brides tell me that they wore them past the wedding and into the first few days of their honeymoon!
Strip lashes are a good option if you want a classic, defined lash and especially works well if you’re going for a subtle liquid liner or a smokey look.
Individual lashes are a popular alternative to strip falsies, creating amazing natural looking lashes with a choice of lengths. Individual faux eyelashes are a great option for brides who want to add a bit of glamour to their eye makeup look on their big day but don’t want to commit to 3-4 weeks and the expense of eyelash extensions. The difference of even 4 or 5 individual lashes on each eye is unbelievable. Individuals give you the choice to add anything from a subtle flutter to full on Va Va Voom! I literally can’t recommend these enough. I absolutely love them!
Are you considering false lashes or extensions for your bridal look? A BRIDAL MAKEOVERS trial run includes a complimentary application of false eyelashes that are natural, subtle, and yet full, giving the perfect finishing touch to your eye makeup. We love to transform our bride’s eyes to give them a glamorous look.
The BRIDAL MAKEOVERS blog – written collaboratively by our stylists and makeup artists, we share our views, tips and recommendations on all things wedding hair and makeup, including things you may find interesting in the lead up to your wedding.
During the past few seasons on the bridal runway, we have seen designers showing a range of makeup looks from bold, colorful lips to clean, bare faces.
Get inspired from these looks and test them during your makeup trial to see which works best with your complexion and wedding-day style. Learning to be a trend-spotter instead of a fashion victim is as simple as being able to translate the runway into real terms. Find inspiration from the art on the runway, then make it your own.
Choosing a makeup look to highlight your best features on a day-to-day basis is tricky enough, and finding a makeup look for your wedding day is downright intimidating. Luckily, you came to our blog which was written to aid you in narrowing down your choices for wedding makeup, and hopefully make at least one aspect of planning your wedding a little easier.
Bronzed, glowing skin and alluring eyes are what make this look work. Continue Reading…
Greetings lovely brides! Welcome to Part 2 of my Bridal Makeup Style Blog!
BRIDAL MAKEOVERS has identified the most requested bridal styles. We feel that when you are able to define your wedding style, it will be much easier and certainly more productive when communicating with the experts you’ve hired to help you create the wedding look of your dreams. Your wedding experts stand ready to bring your unique vision to life. But we are not mind-readers. The dialogue, the adjectives, phrases, colors, textures, and any visuals you bring into a trial run meeting to help your beauty pros understand you and will act as a launching pad for the creative process. Working with a client who has spent more than one to two hours exploring their style and is able to describe it translates into a much more cohesive event that is a direct reflection of YOU. This is the new first step in wedding planning, the definition of your bridal style. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS by Aradia is going to help you describe your wedding look into existence. Once we understand the essence of your style, we can take it from there and completely wow you with the results of their interpretation of your style!
The Romantic Bride: She is feminine with a touch of classic style. Everything about the romantic bride is timeless. The dress is flowy and soft and of course, pastel colors for the makeup is a must! For the most romantic day of your life, you want your look to match. Go for dewy skin, huge eyes, and a delicate pout. For your hair, consider a loose up-do secured with a jewel-encrusted barrette (preferably an antique or heirloom), with soft falling tendrils gently framing your face. Or, should you decide to really romance your groom, go for long tousled curls for that super-feminine, “I–am–your–princess” look.
The Avant Garde Bride (AKA The Non-traditional Bride): You are the type of bride who is anything but traditional or classic. Continue Reading…
Happy Tuesday lovely brides! Welcome to my blog. I hope that all of you enjoyed your weekend and got plenty of wedding planning done. I know, it’s all about the planning.
So, today’s questions to you are : What are you planning for your bridal look? There are ton of different options out there! So many, in fact, that the beauty choices can be almost overwhelming. Yes, we all agree that bridal makeup should match your wedding and personality. But, what is your quintessential bridal makeup style all about? I would really love to hear from you. For now I leave you with the words of that powerful diva Gloria Steinem; “without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. With out further ado here are some of my favorite inspirational bridal makeup looks that I’ve collected just for you.
The Daydreamer: For the bride that envisions a very feminine, romantic wedding look. Through emphasizing texture and dimension, you too can create this look. Think of warm, golden colors in soft roses, golds and bronze to enhance a natural beauty. Fabric may be flowing organza or lace, but the look is unmistakably romantic.
The Sentimental: This look embodies a “modern vintage” bride. She desires a wedding that is reminiscent of the past, yet done in an updated way. May include Art Deco, Old Hollywood or retro styles that recall another era. Think of classic red lips, liquid eyeliner and a well structured face.