I’m so excited! Baltimore Magazine mentioned me again! This time I was the featured bridal makeup artist for my client, Nichole. It feels so rewarding to see her wedding and my work published in a magazine. Even though the article was recently produced, Nichole's wedding actually took place last year in October 2015. Before I begin to describe in detail Nichole's makeup, I just want to mention that I thought it was interesting how her timeless, classic look was almost created too soon. This same look I created last year is on TREND NOW for 2016 & 2017 fashion, which I will further elaborate on in the next couple paragraphs. Now how cool is it that?!? In 2015, I was able to picture or rather "forecast" the direction of where makeup was going!
Looking back, I had a lot of fun doing Nichole’s makeup. We decided to do something different. I created a sexy and timeless look for Nichole by using shades of gold on the eyes and cheeks and airbrushing techniques for the skin. I started with her eyes, using a mix of warm, golden eyeshadows. Then I placed gold reflective glitter on top of the shadow. I wanted to emphasize Nichole’s naturally radiant skin, but I had to make sure her foundation stayed in place. We decided a "fresh face" look would work best. Airbrushing her skin resulted in long lasting, flawless makeup. To complete the look, I intensified her naturally radiant skin. I added in liquid illuminating highlighters and hydrated the skin with rose water spray.
Photos courtesy of Kanayo Adibe
Though Nichole's wedding took place last fall, the timeless look I created in 2015 is now all over this year's runway shows. Tommy Hilfiger premiered it BEST! The legendary Pat McGrath showcased this same look at the Valentino 2017 show and nailed it! Just like Nichole’s makeup, Pat applied a taupe-colored cream shadow and gold glitter on the lids of Valentino's models. You can check out the below pics from Tommy Hilfiger and Valentino.
So if you are a soon-to-bride, remember its important to choose a makeup artist that understands trend and how to create a makeup look that will be timeless. The makeup techniques applied for Nichole's wedding resulted in an innovative look for her big day. Not only was this "classic golden" trend relevant at Nichole's wedding, it's relevant in today's fashion world. I believe it is a trend that is here to stay.