Charity's Makeup Application! [Bridesmaid]

Who: Charity
What: Bridesmaid Makeup Application
When: Saturday, July 16

I had the pleasure of meeting Charity this past Saturday as I helped her prepare for her cousin, (and my friend) Carmel's wedding.

Good thing Charity reminded me about taking photos! We were trying to complete the makeup application in time so that she could get back to the hotel and finish getting ready. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to take the "before" photos. Shucks! Anyhow, we did get some good "after" shots before Charity had to run off :)

For Charity's lipcolor, I used two lipliners of my own to fill in her lips for a strong stain. After moisturizing and blotting, we were ready to use the lipstick color that Charity had brought along with her. Staining the lips is a great step to include so that if the lipstick wears off throughout an event, the stain is still there underneath. You won't be caught on camera with the pale fish-lip look! :)

False lashes, filled in brows, and blush finished the look!

I used a neutral color on Charity's lids, but created slightly more drama with the darker shading on the outer corners.

Great meeting you Charity! I enjoyed our conversation and definitely think anyone who works with children and promotes anti-bullying is AWESOME. Again, best of luck this year with all your upcoming shows!


Carol's Wedding Makeup Trial!

Who: Carol
What: Wedding Makeup Trial
When: Saturday, July 2

Wow, it's been a while since my last post and I am so excited to share about my next client, my dear friend I love like a sister, Carol! Where do I start! We've been friends since we were zero (I'm sure), and boy have we had our share of laughter and heartache. God has blessed our friendship to this point in our lives and I cannot be happier for her and Neil as they prepare to join their lives together.

Most of my clients are strangers until we meet for the first time during the trial. It was so different this time with Carol. I still remember so long ago giggling and being silly together about who we were crushing on and how we were never going to marry Chinese guys. Ha! We were so wrong! Fast forward a good number of years, add a dose of super good reality, and here I was, applying false lashes on her lids in preparation for her possible wedding day look. It was definitely a sweet experience :)

Here are the before and afters:

Before and After #1
After seeing pictures of her wedding gown, I got the feel for something romantic to reflect the style of the dress. We went for a cool lilac colored lid with thin liner.

Before and After #2
I had also filled in the brows to balance out the eye look and the rest of her features.

Before and After #3
Added some blush...

Before and After #4
and neutral lip color for that healthy glow.

A look at the lashes

The eyes!

Ga! You're a beautiful person and I'm so happy you found a life partner in Neil.You both compliment each other so well. I wish you both the smoothest wedding day and an even more blessed marriage for years to come. No drama!