I was sitting up reflecting on my summer bridal season, and one thing is definitely clear. Let me just say that I have been extremely blessed to work with some amazing brides this year! They have been passionate, easy going wonderful women that I've enjoyed helping to get ready on one of the most special days of their lives!
Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite brides from this summer, and her name is Ashleigh. She was an out of town bride who wanted to use an artist in the Chicago area. We originally connected via email and then spoke over the phone.
When I consult with my brides, I like to get a clear picture of exactly what THEY want for their wedding day. It is not my wedding. I'm not paying for anything. I'm getting paid to provide a service and it is important to me that I perform in accordance with the vision of the bride.
Ashleigh made it very clear that she wanted a soft romantic look for her bridal makeup sort of in the style of Zoe Saldana. After chatting with her and getting a feel for her, I got a great view of what she wanted. Since she was from out of town, I'd only have one chance to get this right for her.
For Ashleigh's wedding day, in keeping with her soft, romantic makeup style, I decided to use the special airbrush foundation makeup application technique for her. This nice, gentle makeup application blended wonderfully with her existing skin and kept everything looking natural.
Ashleigh's wedding was outside in downtown Chicago in August. As anybody knows, the heat and humidity can be insane! I made sure to use special skin priming products to block shine and sweat so she would continue to look her best, even though she was outside.
I used one of my soft , shimmery champaigne eyeshadow colors on her mobile lid. It is one of my favorites from NARS. I'm so sorry that I can't remember the shade name! I used a deep mauve/flesh tone matte color to define the crease of her eye. One of other favorite professional brands to use for eyeshadow is Ben Nye and this very warm color was from that brand. I also used eyelashes that slightly flare on the end but blended with her natural lashes so they wouldn't be so obvious.