Mature makeup at its finest for a photoshoot. I filled in her eyebrows which made a huge difference in framing the face and eyes! Then I paired the brows with a smokey eye and tamed those eye bags and then kept everything else pretty neutral so her eyes would be the main focus. Who says older women can’t wear a smokey eye?!
Asian eyes can be quite challenging when it comes to makeup, especially when doing a smokey eye on mono lids.
Most are afraid to use too much dark eyeshadow or too much eyeliner because it will make your eyes look even smaller.
But if done right, a dark smokey eye can look super sexy & sultry and definitely enhance the shape of Asian eyes.👌
Makeup & Hair by me
One of my brides was featured on the knot.com! Nicola envisioned a classic yet romantic makeup look. She wanted a slightly bolder lip to go with a medium brown smokey eye. Everything turned out perfect!
I also had the pleasure of doing the mother of the bride’s makeup and also, the maid of honor’s makeup too. (Nicola’s sister)
Some behind the scene photos:
All photos courtesy of Aeris Photography and theknot.com
Last month I had the pleasure of working on a video shoot with http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com for mamachic.com. It was a longgg day but so much fun!!! Will share the video once it’s completed!!
The first look I did was casual daytime. Fresh and pretty was what we were going for. Also helped that the model was naturally gorgeous 😍
Second look was a night on the town. Classic smokey eye and red lip always does the trick! 👍
With the fabulous stylist and model. Always a fun time here!!! 👊😆😆😆
Another bright and early wedding day! 5am wakeup call! 😨😨 I was running on 2 hours of sleep; I couldn’t sleep the night before for some reason and it wasn’t even MY wedding!!! Lol 😂😂
As much as I would love to show up straight out of bed in my pjs without brushing my teeth or putting on makeup, I can’t do that to my brides! Or to the public!! 😮 So I still try to look as cute as my 5am self will let me. Gotta look presentable for my girls!! 👍👌 😆
Today’s bride does not wear makeup at all so she wanted very natural looking makeup for her wedding. We came up with a romantic and soft, super pretty bridal look!
For the maid of honor, I did a soft medium smokey eye using MAC’s ‘mythology’ eyeshadow with a light handed black eyeshadow to smoke out the outer corners. How smokin’ is she!! 🔥🔥😍
#selfie with the maid of honor! 💕
‘Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life’ #amen!! 🙌
Bridal Trials are one of my favs to do because I get to meet and get to know my bride before the big day. It’s like having a gf over for a makeover; always a good time and great conversation!! Not to mention it also helps make the day of wedding go smoothly and faster and not rushed since I know exactly what my bride wants for makeup 👍
Kristen wanted a ‘natural but not’ look for her wedding day and this is what we came up with. Super soft and super pretty! See you in September babe!! 💖
Kim’s big day started bright and early. I loathe waking up so early for weddings but I love what I do so it’s worth it!
3 of the 6 ladies I worked on this past Saturday including the beautiful bride in her gorgeous traditional Vietnamese dress! So so beautiful!
Kim decided she wanted to go lighter on the eyes on her wedding day compared to what we did at the bridal trial. So I did a light smokey eye on her with no eyeliner on the lower waterline, just shadow.
That’s why I can’t stress enough how bridal trials are so important. It’s like buying a new car without test driving it first 😉 You might be so set on a certain ‘look’ for your special day that you don’t realize that it might not work with your skintone, eye shape, face shape, eye color, etc etc.
At Kim’s bridal trial 2 weeks ago, she wanted to try a medium-dark smokey eye with a neutral lip. She looked smokin’ don’t get me wrong (check out her bridal trial pics in my previous post) but after wearing it the whole day and taking her engagement pictures with the makeup on, she decided that the eye makeup was a little too dark than what she was used to and she wanted to go lighter on the eyes for her wedding day. And nothing wrong with that!
Imagine if we didn’t do a bridal trial and I did the darker smokey eye on her actual wedding day. She would have seen the pictures after the wedding was over and wished we went lighter on the eyes but guess what- too late! That would suck right?! If you’re not comfortable with how your makeup looks it’ll definately show and that’s no good! So bride-to-be’s, definately book a bridal trial if you can!!
Kim’s wedding day makeup turned out so perfect, I wish we had better lighting to capture the makeup on my phone. She looked SO SO pretty and I’m not just saying that cuz I did her makeup! lol I’m hoping I can get some professional pictures from Kim when she gets them!
And of course, a #selfie with my gorgeous bride! Thank you for letting me be part of your special day! Even though I had to wake up at the crack of dawn and my eyes were all bloodshot and I was tired as hell and super cranky and took it out on my kids and slept the whole next day ❤
16yr old dancer Tiffany came today to http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com to do some headshots and dance pictures for her portfolio. She walked in all naturally pretty so it was easy for me to do her makeup. Something so graceful about a dancer; you can just tell she’s a dancer just by looking at her.
Tiffany did her own hair (high bun) so I did my job with the makeup. We agreed on false lashes, lighter eyeshadow, no bottom eyeliner, contoured cheeks and a light pink lip color. My camera phone does not do her eyeshadow justice, so I’m hoping Chris’ professional photos captured it. She looked so so pretty and I seriously can’t wait to see her pictures!!! We’ve had a few dancers before and their pictures all turned out SO breath taking. So nice meeting you Tiffany and mommy Pamela!!!
Tiffany and Pamela were stuck in traffic so this is what I do when my clients are running late. #selfie of course!!!
Love it Love it when my clients take selfies and sends them to me!! And I wasn’t even done her hair yet~ hehehe Cassie looked so HOT and she knew it! =)
For most clients, I normally do a medium smokey eye using neutral bronzey colors with a lighter lip. Unless they specifically ask for a certain look/colors. Cassie asked for a ‘dark but not too dark silvery-gray smokey eye with a porn star bright pink lip color’ LOVE IT. It was fun to do something a little different today and it turned out fabulous! Cassie loved it. Her friend, Lisa, who was also there loved it. I loved it. We all loved it! hahaha
This one is from my camera. Work it babe!! It was so much fun chatting and laughing with you!!!
My 2nd client today asked for the total opposite look. She wanted very natural, no false lashes, no black eyeliner on the bottom waterline with a very light, neutral lip. She also showed me a picture of Scarlett Johansson’s hair that she loved so I replicated by curling her hair with a smaller clipless rod. It turned out so beautiful! Such a natural beauty!
And of course, I had to selfie my outfit of the day!! My day is not complete without a #selfie!! Yes!~ sunglasses and shoes inside! #sofierce lol 😀 Happy weekend everyone!!! It’s finally spring here!!!