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Cool, Chic Makeup Styles For Brides with Short Hair

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.

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…

Posted July 29th, 2016.

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Vicky’s Elegant Deering Estate Wedding

At Bridal Makeovers by Aradia we have the privilege of being inspired, amazed and swept off our feet by the beautiful affairs from all over South Florida that we create hair and makeup for. The wedding of our lovely bride Vicky was a classic example of why we love what we do! She chose the Deering Estate for her wedding because it is such a beautiful venue for an outdoor, historic Florida event.

In two words, I would describe Vicky’s wedding to be elegant and classic! Check it out. This wedding is full of all of my favorite things: a beautiful lace wedding gown, beautiful blossoms, and a gorgeous couple madly in love.

 

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Posted February 18th, 2016.

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BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup

Hey bridal beauties! One of the most memorable & photographed days of your life is fast approaching and as most things amazing, the day will fly by and all you will be left with will be beautiful memories and photographs.

 

BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup - What to do, what to do?

What to do, what to do?

 

Here are our four BEST Bridal Prep Tips to help you achieve your radiant, camera ready hair & makeup look. Continue Reading…

Posted August 26th, 2015.

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Bridal Makeup for Redheads

This is for all the fiery red hair and porcelain complexion brides out there.

 

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

 

You’ve been dreaming about your big day forever. After all, it is one of the most important days of your life and you deserve to look and feel your very best! And just how do redhead brides choose a makeup base that will flatter and not clash with their hair? Continue Reading…

Posted May 18th, 2015.

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Bohemian Chic Bridal Beauty Inspiration

Today’s Bohemian Chic bridal beauty inspiration comes from free-thinking brides that shun convention and trust their wildest instincts, and love natural bridal looks.

 

Bridal Makeup & Hair updated to a chic, boho aesthetic.

Bridal Makeup & Hair updated to a chic, boho aesthetic.

 

With its free-spirited prettiness, no other style quite compares to Boho-Chic. For me, it is a style of fashion makeup that take elements from Bohemian and pre-Raphaelite influences. Chic, bohemian style is about easy breezy makeup and “un-done” hair. No frills, no fuss, just a laid back glow and soft tresses that you can take from day to night and of course, from ceremony to reception!

Credit: Vogue Japan June 2013

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

I launched this wedding beauty blog in 2011 as a place to share & explore bridal makeup and hairstyle ideas with brides-to-be and those who simply love beautiful aesthetics and design. With a background in fashion and art, my passion has extended from creating beautiful faces to writing about it.

If you’d like to get in touch with me to create your own romantic, non-traditional bridal look, please contact me at aradia@bridalmakeovers.com

 

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Posted January 12th, 2015.

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Vintage Wedding Makeup & Hair Inspiration

Vintage Wedding Makeup & Hair – Today’s bridal makeup inspiration is from a gorgeous vintage Vogue Spain Jane Birkin-like wedding editorial.

 

For brides setting their sights on the 60's for inspiration...

For brides setting their sights on the 60’s for inspiration…

 

One of my favorite decades for amazing fashion, design, music, makeup and hair is the 60s. And it’s still inspiring brides to this day!

 

The 60s were all about enhancing your favorite features and making a bold statement.

The 60s were all about enhancing your favorite features and making a bold statement.

 

As an ode to the infamous mod looks of the era, I’ve put together a how-to on how to create this striking look for your vintage inspired wedding. Continue Reading…

Posted January 5th, 2015.

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Bridal Hair & Makeup Inspired by Victoria’s Secret Angels

Hey bridal angels! If you watched the sexiest night on television, the 18th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, that aired on December 10th, and you are totally inspired by the model’s big hair, sultry makeup and shimmery body looks for your own wedding, then read on to see how to create an ethereal angel look all your own!

 

Featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels

Featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels

 

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Posted December 20th, 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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