Goin to the Chapel and we're gonna look pretty!!!

One of my favorite things to do as a Makeup Artist is wedding makeup.  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to do makeovers on my friend Sandie and her two sister in laws. 

Throughout the years I have scaled down my travel makeup kit quite a bit.  I learned that you don't have to bring every single eyeshadow and blush that you own to the event.  I tend to have my favorites and stick with them especially on brides and bridal parties.  With proms and dances I can get a little more funky.  With wedding makeup you really want to enhance and never over do it.  I always like to tell my girls that you want to look at the pictures and be able to recognize yourself. 

On Sandie, Sam, and Tracy I stuck to the smoky eye, nude shimmery lip, and glowing bronze skin.  One of my favorite products of the moment is Bronze Universal De Chanel Sun Illuminator.  I am totally addicted to this huge jar of sunshine.  This compliments every skin tone and gives the skin a healthy sunkissed glow.  This can be used on the darkest or lightest of skin and looks flawless.  Another product that I am totally in love with is Chanel's Ombre Tissees Iridescent Effects Eyes.  This product is just ah-mazing.  I like to use this on the eyes as an allover color and also on the cheeks to highlight.  I was a little unsure about how much I would use this when it first arrived.  I have to say I use it every single day.  I actually have one I use on me, and one for my kit because of its fabulosity!  This is the perfect color that is not too shimmery and adds a sheen like nothing else I own.  For the girls lips I used MAC's Lip Gelee.  They really didn't want lipstick so I applied these gorgeous, shimmery glosses on their lips and away they went!  Obviously there were many more products in the mix but these were definitely the stand outs.  Here is the finished photo -
As a makeup artist there really is nothing like seeing a photo of your finished work!  It makes me so happy and proud.  What makes me happier is that people allow me to be part of their special day.  Weddings are a joyous occasion and letting me into your home on that day, for me, is just priceless!

In the case of making two Bridesmaids and one Maid of Honor happy - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

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