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Bridal Makeup That Sparkles

I am just swooning over these gorgeous Swarovski crystal bridal styles! So many of my bridal clients lately seem to be wearing heavily beaded intricate bodices covered in bling. Not to mention the gorgeous tiaras that show off our hair designs! The sparkle factor is AMAZING!!! If you happen to be a bride that appreciates this star-like quality in your wedding look but you’re wondering what to do with your bridal makeup… Well, this blog is for you.

 

Diamond Bride

Diamond Bride

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Posted May 25th, 2016.

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SOBE Fashion Shoot

Here are some photos from my latest SOBE Fashion Shoot:

 

SOBE Photo Shoot

 

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Posted October 23rd, 2015.

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Oscars 2015 – Inspire Your Bridal Up-Do!

There were some spectacular up-dos on the red carpet of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Just look and then let us know which leading lady you think was the fairest of them all and may possibly inspire your bridal up-do. For the most prestigious moment of their careers, just like brides, it’s no wonder that romantic up-dos lead the way toward timeless hairstyles. They proved why classics are, well, classics.

 

Anna Kendrick's soft updo was beautiful!

Anna Kendrick’s soft up-do was beautiful!

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Felicity Jones looked amazing!

Felicity Jones looked amazing!

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Marion Cotillard's side-do was so flattering!

Marion Cotillard’s side-do was so flattering!

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About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Please feel free to contact me at any time via email or on the phone, I’m always happy to help with any queries or questions.

All of my best,
Aradia

 

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Posted February 24th, 2015.

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Red Carpet Bridal Beauty Inspiration

The Grammys Awards 2015 ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 8th in Los Angeles was one of the most expectant events of the year. There were plenty of celebrities sporting spectacular evening gowns, flawless makeup and gorgeous hairstyle at the red carpet. Some of them were so stunning that one couldn’t tear oneself away from those red carpet beauties. I’ve picked out some of the best red carpet looks spotted at Grammy Awards 2015 that will inspire brides for their own red carpet event.  I enjoyed watching the fearless, show-stopping fashions, but these three ladies had the best glam from head to toe. As far as Red Carpet Bridal Beauty Inspiration goes, each one of these celebs got it right for the brides!

 

 Chrissy Teigen wore her blonde highlights in bombshell beachy waves.

Chrissy Teigen wore her blonde highlights in bombshell beachy waves.

 

Chrissy Teigen’s hair screams bombshell, a look that can be achieved by adding hair extensions for both length and volume. Hair extensions that are heat resistant are ideal. Mist hair with a heat protectant spray that also provides a shine boost. Take a two-inch curling iron and curl two-inch pieces of hair away from the face, stopping the curling iron at about the same height as your ear. Chrissy gave dimension to her blond locks by adding individual strands of gold hair. Finish off the look with a light-hold hairspray, to keep hair in place. All in all, she had had an entirely flawless look – perfect for bridal! She had her eyes lined with black liner and a beautiful chocolate eyeshadow that was subtle, yet dramatic.

 

What was the most popular accessory at the 2015 Grammys? Skin.

What was the most popular accessory at the 2015 Grammys? Skin.

 

So, how does Gwen Stefani always have a flawless face? An easy trick is to apply a moisturizing serum, and let it absorb into the skin before applying makeup. A moisturized face will always be the best canvas for a perfect makeup look. Once the product has been fully absorbed, prime the face with a silicone-based makeup primer. Next, apply a liquid foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. Use a brush to blend product into the skin, making sure to cover the jaw line and neck. Add a peachy blush to the apples of the cheeks. Take a shimmering bronzer and apply it to the hollows of the cheeks, sweeping it up to the temples. Set the face makeup with a translucent powder, to ensure that makeup stays put throughout your wedding event.

 

Loved her sexy, tight ponytail and gorgeous cat eye!

Loved her sexy, tight ponytail and gorgeous cat eye!

 

Ariana Grande looked like an absolutely flawless Greek goddess in her one-shouldered Atelier Versace with metallic silver accents.

I predict that her sleek, high ponytail will be a big trial run request for our upcoming brides. To accentuate her gorgeous look she wore a shimmery gold eye shadow, with the colors being gold and brown based and paired it with false lashes and a nude lip. The best part was her feline eye look that was created with a black liquid eyeliner that elongated her eyes, like a cat’s. It was one of the most dramatic looks of the evening, but the application looks gorgeous on her. This catlike look is as hot as a smoky eye but takes fewer steps and way less makeup — that means no meltdowns, perfect for your big day!

Bridal tip for fierce cat-eye wings:

Layering liquid liner pencil is the key to a stay-put look. The liquid dries and locks down the first layer of color. With a black liquid-liner pen, make four evenly spaced dashes over the pencil line, then connect them. To ensure a clean line, use a cotton swab with makeup remover, then concealer on the bottom edge of her freshly painted wing.

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Brides looking for an amazing a pro artist to create celebrity-inspired bridal looks have been coming to Bridal Makeovers by Aradia for over 20 years. As an international makeup artist, my passion for the creative and exceptional understanding of color, light and shape, are fundamental elements which are distinct in my work. From enhancing with natural styles to expression through creative designs, I continuously strive to provide fresh ideas through my artistry.

Contact Bridal Makeovers for your own amazing, signature bridal look today.

 

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Posted February 16th, 2015.

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Bridal Hair and Makeup Inspiration from the 2015 SAG Awards

Red carpets are full of bridal hair and makeup beauty inspiration. Here is a look at my favorite celebrity looks that can be easily interpreted for your big day!

 

Reese Witherspoon's matte lipstick and simple pony is a perfect choice for 2015 brides.

Reese Witherspoon’s matte lipstick and simple pony is a perfect choice for 2015 brides.

 

Stars are used to having all eyes on them, so why not study their style for your big day? These red-carpet beauty looks will have you saying, “I do.” One of the biggest fashion trends seen on this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was undoubtedly wearing winter white; from long lace gowns to frosty fierce frocks. Which celebrities wore white best for the 21st Annual S.A.G. Awards and inspired this year’s brides with their red carpet hair and makeup looks? Continue Reading…

Posted February 2nd, 2015.

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Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet Bridal Looks

The 2014 Golden Globes Awards bash held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 12th) in Beverly Hills, recognizes excellence in television and film from 2013, and the leading ladies looked phenomenal on the red carpet. There were several amazing hair and makeup looks on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, but there were a few that really stood out.

 

Miss Golden Globe: The stars seemed to be on the same beauty wavelength, enhancing their natural allure with au natural makeup and gorgeous tresses!

Miss Golden Globe: The stars seemed to be on the same beauty wavelength, enhancing their natural allure with au natural makeup and gorgeous tresses!

 

Some stars got adventurous, while others simply stuck to what works. So, how do these looks inspire our 2014 brides? Continue Reading…

Posted January 15th, 2014.

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Hot-Off-The-Runway Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Greetings Beautiful Brides To Be. I hope you are ready for some serious swooning today. You are going to love the haute couture looks from the oh-so-talented and creative designers from this season’s bridal runways.

 

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

 

So if you are craving a little beauty inspiration today and you are the type of bride with a passion for beauty who wants to look her absolute best for her 2014 wedding, look no further. I have the latest looks to share with you.  Continue Reading…

Posted December 10th, 2013.

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100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks – A Vintage Bridal Study

Down The Aisle Style: 100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Today’s blog attempts to beautifully and chronologically demonstrate with the bridal beauty fashion history from the past 100 years. This year is all about vintage inspired weddings and bridal hair is no exception. As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides I feel it’s crucial that I share knowledge of wedding trends and styling, so in an attempt to grow my own understanding of what vintage weddings through the past 100 years were all about, I offer you this blog. Since a lot of my brides want a wedding look that expresses their personal style while also reflecting a rich tradition, it’s important being specific about the era a certain wedding is based upon and not simply generalizing all styles to this vague, blurred term that ‘vintage’ is. Nothing achieves that goal as gracefully as vintage hair and makeup. Here is a luscious look at wedding beauty fashions from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Let’s take a look back at the best of the last century.

 

1913-2013 - A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

1913-2013 – A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

 

Bridal vintage style is associated with classy sexiness, youthful wholesomeness, and flawless beauty. Vintage styles have never been more popular, with style icons like Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. In fact the trend of retro pinup-style clothing, hair, and makeup is emerging in contemporary art, movies, ads, and on the fashion runways. Taking inspiration from burlesque divas and celebrities, so many of our brides seek to enhance their image with the effortless glamour and mysterious charisma of classic pinup beauty. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS Innovative & creative styling to bring you stellar makeup and hair artistry. Specializing in hair and make-up from the 1920’s – 1980’s we can transform you into a jazz era flapper girl, a starlet from Hollywood’s golden age, a rock n roll pin-up or a 60’s sex kitten! We at BRIDAL MAKEOVERS have a passion for beauty from a bygone era yet, love the idea of a vintage style wedding gown and hair with more modern makeup done in fresh ways. TIP: First create an inspiration board that features rouge lip colors that are pulled from a vanity table drawer from long ago, mixed with futuristic glittery eye accents, timeless natural tones and indelible smoky shadows and liners. The idea is you want to mix of old and new makeup techniques for a contemporary yet vintage look. The overall message: pair vintage with modern to make a statement that’s unique and all your own for your bridal makeup.

 

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

 

Gibson Girls were the embodiment of the American beauty during the Edwardian and late-Victorian era. Continue Reading…

Posted September 10th, 2013.

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Wedding Hair & Makeup Trends From The 2014 Bridal Runways

Ooh, ahh!  Those cheeks, those eyes and lips — Here’s how finding the perfect makeup palette, inspired by looks on the bridal runway, can help you accentuate your best features on your wedding day.

 

LIVE PICTURES FROM THE CATWALK

LIVE PICTURES FROM THE CATWALK

 

Polished models with their elegant chignons and minimal make-up, ready to walk down the aisle. The best way to describe the latest bridal beauty trends is just three words Glamour,  Elegance & Grace.These are the looks that have caught our bridal eye for their innovative and genuinely fashion-forward designs. Bridal makeup is more classic than trendy, but it has seen a gentle evolution. Many brides today have realized that less is more – more sophisticated and more elegant. Whether you seek self-expression, sensuality or riveting beauty, there is a gorgeous bridal look to satisfy your viewing pleasure. From Vera Wang’s edgy runway makeup to Reem Acra’s seductive hairstyles, here are some of  the most gorgeous runway look we can’t seem to take our eyes and minds off.

One element of bridal fashion that inspires is the transformative power of personality, and the ability to interpret a classic shape in a variety of ways. Things aren’t just heating up outside this Summer. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS most fashionable stars are keeping things sizzling with a stream of chic snaps. Read on for the ultimate guide to your big day ‘do and makeup look,  and sneak a peek at some gorgeous gowns, straight off the  2014 runways.

 

“Bridal makeup for my dresses always has to be romantic, ethereal and also demure in a very sophisticated way” – Carolina Herrera

“Bridal makeup for my dresses always has to be romantic, ethereal and also demure in a very sophisticated way” – Carolina Herrera

 

Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2014 Bridal Collection is classic romanticism meets Old World grace. The makeup paired with the regal gowns lent softness to the overall look that was delicate yet daring. Rosy lips and cheeks with shimmery eyes completed, rather than competed with, the wedding dresses. Unlike what’s shown on the spectacular Parisian runways, the makeup worn by models at Bridal Fashion Week in New York can be easily translated for regular women.

 

Monique Lhuillier's designs have always been undeniably romantic, ultra-feminine and utterly dreamy.

Monique Lhuillier’s designs have always been undeniably romantic, ultra-feminine and utterly dreamy.

 

Ladylike elegance mixed with a hint of whimsy defined the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 bridal collection. Continue Reading…

Posted August 6th, 2013.

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WHAT IS YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP STYLE? (Part 2)

Greetings lovely brides!  Welcome to Part 2 of my Bridal Makeup Style Blog!

 

Are you bold, or are you simple?  Modern or vintage?  Bridal style is as unique as we are as individuals. No matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I've got the makeup look for you!

Are you bold, or are you simple? Modern or vintage? Bridal style is as unique as we are as individuals. No matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I’ve got the makeup look for you!

 

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!

 

If you're a romantic bride, you want a super-feminine look for the most romantic day of your life.

If you’re a romantic bride, you want a super-feminine look for the most romantic day of your life.

 

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.

 

Free-spirited brides look to express their style in a fun, contemporary way with makeup looks that fresh.

Free-spirited brides look to express their style in a fun, contemporary way with makeup looks that fresh.

 

The Avant Garde Bride (AKA The Non-traditional Bride): You are the type of  bride who is anything but traditional or classic. Continue Reading…

Posted July 28th, 2013.

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