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Blushing Bride Rebecca 

“I NEVER wear makeup. I want something natural and light.”- said Rebecca the day we met for her trial.

This is somethig I get often; many brides are intimidated by makeup. It’s great when brides give me the go-ahead to execute my artistic vision but nothing expresses beauty like confidence. The goal is to make sure the bride is comfortable, sometimes this is achieved by a very light and natural look and other times it’s Hollywood Glam.

Going back to Rebecca, we worked together  at the trial and created what we thought was “the perfect look.” A couple of weeks later she booked another appointment, this time for a night out with friends to celebrate her upcoming wedding. We went a little smokier, a little darker, and with the help of her closest friends, we achieved a natural, yet smokey and romantic look.

On her wedding day, her comfort level had changed, she went ALL OUT, and more importantly wore her look with confidence.

Rebecca went from a soft look to a sexy, sultry and very romantic smokey eye!

You’re makeup artist is a consultant with the goal of making you feel perfect by your own definition. That definition may or may not change, and that’s ok. The makeup isn’t what made Rebecca’s look a success, it was how she felt in it that made the difference.

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Photography- Alan Phillip Photography

Bridal Suite- Mondrian South Beach

Working with Mature Skin.

 

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Tip No. 1: Your Skin Comes First, Always!

Your biggest beauty consideration should be your skin and getting it in tip-top condition. The better your skin, the less makeup you’ll need. In fact, keep your skin well-hydrated and exfoliated and you may be able to get away with little more than under eye concealer, mascara and lip balm every day.

The secret to working with mature skin is: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Nothing plumps up the skin better than hydration. And it helps everything glide on better: your concealer, foundation, sunscreen, blush, everything. Never go to bed without taking off your makeup. Apply SUNSCREEN DAILY!

Tip No. 2: Enhance the features you love!

Enhance your eye color with eyeshadow shades that will make your eyes pop. For brown or hazel eyes, golds and browns are gorgeous as are blues. Blue eyes look great with blue-gray, coppers, gold and browns and dark eyes look fantastic with deep rich shades.

Beware: If you have wrinkles or droopy eyelids, shimmers will only highlight that. Instead, sweep a neutral eyeshadow base on your lids.

Tip No. 3: Conceal!

A big problem with older women (really women of all ages) tends to be the circles and darkness that can crop up under the eyes. These tend to get worse with age. The best way to cover these up is to use a rich under-eye cream at night and a lighter one during the day. You’ll want to invest in a corrector in either pink or peach tones to cover the dark circles. Over this, apply a yellow-based concealer and foundation.

Tip No. 4: BROWS!

Fill in your brows with a brow shadow/pencil to make them appear fuller. Drawn-in brows are a no-no. Avoid over-tweezing by getting your brows professionally done. Nothing opens eyes up like curled lashes and neat brows. If you can’t afford waxing or threading every few weeks, use the professional’s job as a map for your own tweezing. Simply pluck the stray hairs that grow in between professional tweezing or waxing.

Coco Chanel said it best in her famous quote, “Nature gives you the face you have at 20, it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” If I can leave you with one beauty tip, it’s this: how you feel on the inside reflects on your outside. Think of the times you’ve met a bitter person or an unhappy one and remember how it made her or him appear to you. While we all will endure hardships by our 50s, those hardships are what help mold us into who we are

If you are an unhappy person, no amount of makeup or Botox or filler is going to make you beautiful on the outside. Work on your inner life first and that will reflect on your face better than any makeup can.

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Nicole and Gaston’s Wedding at The Cruz Building in Coconut Grove, FL

Nicole got ready at her Mother’s house. Ceremony was held at Saint John Neuman Catholic Church in Kendall and reception was held at The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove .  Dad was serving champagne, while Nicole, Mother and Sister were getting ready for the Big Day. She was extremely relaxed and was ready to walk down the isle. It was an honor to be a part of her wedding day, She was not only a client, she is also a great friend. Congrats Nicole and Gaston!

Cheers to many years of Laughter and Joy!

 

 

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Destination Wedding- Jessica and Murry at Grove Isle, Coconut Grove FL

Jessica and Murry live in LA, in the Email I received from Jessica to book me for her wedding, she told me she had done her reasearch and was comfortable booking me even though she might not make it down in time for a trial. Needless to say, I was extremely honored. She made it to Miami just before her Wedding Day and I did Makeup for her rehearsal dinner and wedding.

Her Wedding day went as planned, except I was only supposed to do makeup for her Mom, Sister and Her. I guess everyone loved my work and decided to get their makeup done. I ended up doing all the bridesmaids along with her Sister and Mom. I was so thrilled =) it’s the biggest complement. Just thankful I had the time.

She was calm and peaceful the entire time. It was a beautiful day, everything was perfect, from the incredible positive vibes from her bridal suite to the adorable bride and groom puppies. My Bride was absolutely breathtaking!!!!

 

 

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Biltmore Hotel Wedding- Kristin and Hector, Miami FL.

Kristin was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. As a Makeup Aritsit herself, she was very clear on what she wanted. NO PRESSURE!!! 😉
This Miami Bride, was absolutely breathtaking.
I got her ready at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The Ceremony was at the Congregational Church and reception at the Cocoplum Woman’s Club.