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
Last night’s makeup. When I go out I like to stick to what I know looks best on me and that’s usually a medium smokey eye paired with pink lips. The classic combo. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t look good with that. I don’t experiment too much with crazy colours anymore like when I was younger. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? 🙂
My nose contour is on point and my choker tho right? 👌
BTW my eyebrows are all microbladed by myself. 👊💁🏻 Will have to make a post about that soon.
Here’s my sit down chat with the ladies of medleybeauty.com!!! I had so much fun chit chatting about everything! Get to know me a little bit more! 🙂
Better late than never! I’ve been extremely busy lately but here is my beautiful Indian bride from last month. The first wedding of the year for me!
Everything turned out perfect- even more so than the bridal trial we had prior. She looked soooo beautiful!!
Indian bridal makeup is much more dramatic and bold than your average bride: dark eyes, heavy contour and red lips. Together, all the colours just pop – they’re intense and so beautiful that it always always captures soooo beautifully on camera/film. I love doing Indian weddings!!! ❤️
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
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! 💕
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 ❤