I did a shoot a while back that turned out SO beautifully and I’ve been dying to share the pics with you all but had to sit on them for a bit until they were published in the wedding blog Every Last Detail!  The fabulous Lydia Takeoka took the pics!

All 3 of the models were so gorgeous I thought it’s be nice to tell you how you can get each of their looks!  The first one that we will look at today is Ashley…

Ashley is often my partner in crime on shoots but usually as the hair stylist…this time though I had the pleasure of doing her hair and makeup! She is absolutely lovely, no?! I love the unique accesories: chains and pearls, and that gorgeous ring! And the vintage wedding dress was from a second-hand store!

To achieve this sultry eye I swept a rich cool undertoned brown all over her lid, blended her pinky-peach blusher shade into her crease, highlighted the inner socket and under the brow bone with a shimmery vanilla, and smoked out the edges with matte black shadow. A strong liner and loads of L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara finished off her look! Try Dior’s 5 pan in Mystic Smokys 004

On Ashley’s nails is OPI’s Monsooner or Later…this was a bridal themed shoot so I especially loved this unexpected flash of color on her nails! Would you wear a non-traditional color on your nails on your wedding day? I would! (And I did! Haha…mine were black!)

Ashley showed up with her hair already with a bit of curl in it which made my job easier…to get this touchable updo start by running a curling iron through your locks or if you have natural texture use a scrunch spray. Next gently tease the crown, gather the hair like you are going to put it in a some-up-some-down look and pin. Pull the ends up and tuck into a french twist or chignon. Pull out small sections of hair as needed to add volume and texture. Then hairspray liberally!

Give this look a try and let me know how it turns out!

Cheers to sultry eyes and vintage dresses,

 

Acessories, Beauty, Bridal, Fashion, Hair, Makeup, Nails, Photoshoot, Tutorial

October 14, 2011

Get the Look: Western Couture

Remember that photoshoot that I showed you behind the scenes pics of the other day?  Well here are a couple pics of one of the finished looks as well as the how-to video so you can achieve the look too! Are you excited? I am! Haha!

The shoot was on Fall bridal trend…but for now, I just want to show you our amazingly-gorgeous model Ashleigh in her “classic bidal look”…she looked great! Many thanks to @ashleycosmo for styling her hair!

lydiaphotography.com

You can have this look too…even if it isn’t your weddings day…this look is great for any special occasion…or even just a Monday! It’s flattering on anyone! So pull up a chair, grab your brushes and shadows, and brush up on your smokey eye skills!

 

So Cheers to bridal beauty and weddings, but most of all to looking your best regardless of the occasion,

Beauty, Bridal, Makeup, Photoshoot, Tutorial

October 3, 2011

Picture-Perfect makeup

A few weeks ago I did a shoot with @lydiacali and @ashleycosmo on Fall bridal trends! It was an amazing day…

Here is a peek behind the scenes of that day…

This board is hanging up in my makeup room…its some of the things that are inspiring me this season!

Face charts of the looks…we ended up only having time for 2 tho!

Shoes!  Need I say more?

Pearls, pearls, and more pearls…

The talented Jeff taped the first look: a classic bridal look…it will be up on YouTube soon!

@ashleycosmo and me getting our lovely model Ashleigh into the second look!

Stay tuned for the finished pictures soon! And check out the talented photog @lydiacali at lydiaphotography.com

 

Cheers to heels, pearls, and gorgeous brides,

Acessories, Beauty, Bridal, Fashion, Trend

September 29, 2011

Fall Bridal