Jenny's Wedding Makeup Trial!

Who: Jenny
What: Wedding Makeup Trial
When: Saturday, March 17

It's always a pleasure when I get to do makeup for a fellow teacher. This time was no different when I had the opportunity to work with Jenny! (GO EVERGREEN!) Thanks so much to my friends Kristen and Alison for sending Jenny my way. We had a blast!

Onto the before and afters:
Before and After #1
Red hair, blue eyes, pale skin...what beautiful features to work with! We talked a lot about finding a good balance with the makeup so that Jenny would still look natural, but be wedding and camera ready. One of the first things I concentrated on was Jenny's brows. I wanted to make sure there was a good shape and form that could be picked up by the camera, without overdoing it. I ended up using a pencil to draw in the outer arch of Jenny's brows, then used a very light brown, matte eyeshadow color to even everything out.

Before and After #2
I LOVE Jenny's naturally rosy cheeks and think she's one of the lucky ones who never has to worry about looking like a dead fish :) However, for the wedding's sake, I made sure to even out Jenny's skin tone. Three specific areas I focused on were the cheeks, under the nose, and the chin area. I then went back and blended in a coral colored blush along her cheekbones.

Before and After #3
Oh my gosh!!! Jenny's eyes!!! I love how blue and vibrant they are.

Before and After #4

Before and After #5 
We also talked a bit about finding someone's camera angle. For Jenny's case, shifting her head slightly to the right while keeping her eyes on the camera gave a really good angle that showed off her features really well.

Other shots:

Jenny looks alive, and happy, and beautiful! Love the hair, the bright eyes, and the lipcolor.

Speaking of hair, I did a bit of research before Jenny came in, knowing she had red hair. For you redheads out there, here's a couple links worth checking out:

The happy couple :)
Jenny, it was so wonderful having you over to get your makeup done, and James, it was a pleasure meeting you! You two are really cute together. Happy planning and looking forward to working with you on your special day :)



Connie's Makeup Trial!

Who: Connie
What: Wedding Makeup Trial
When: Saturday, March 11

We had a lot of fun this past Saturday! Connie came in for her wedding makeup trial feeling nervous and anxious, and left with a big smile :) Praise God!

Thanks to Mags who made it over to work on Connie's hair. Connie first showed her some photos of hairstyles she liked. Margaret was able to work out the look two different ways.

Margaret hard at work

 Style #1: Side ponytail into smaller curls

Style #2: Side ponytail into bigger curls
Connie will be using a bigger flower in her hair on the actual wedding day. We just used what we had to give an idea of what it would look like.

Once the hair was done, we moved onto creating a wedding day makeup look. Connie was able to show me some photos of looks she liked. Here's what we came up with!

Before and After #1

Before and After #2

Before and After #3
So darling!!!

Before and After #4
(Too bad the light was fading by the time we were finishing up,  can you tell that the hall light is on?)

Other shots:

Eyes open, eyes closed

Outdoor shots:

Smile with teeth and without
(Good idea for you brides out there to practice both ways to see which is more natural and comfortable for you)

What was so funny about this trial was that Connie had forgotten to wear her contacts. We ended up taking photos of her makeup, she could then put her glasses on and look at the camera screen to see how the makeup was progressing!

I couldn't resist taking this one last shot. We were all done with the makeup and were discussing all the details of scheduling for her wedding day. As she was thinking, Connie would look off to the side and her eyes would just POP open :)

Looking forward to celebrating your special day with you and Simon!