I was recently featured on Style Me Pretty for Vicki's wedding makeup. This was one of my favorite bridal looks - Celebrity Glam! Vicki was great to work with, because she trusted me and left the artistry in my hands. Before applying makeup, I always sit down with my clients to discuss their wedding details, such as the wedding theme, wedding dress, style of the hair, etc. After hearing Vicki’s story, I knew there were a few key components we needed to focus on so that her wedding makeup was flawless! When Vicki told me she wanted Celebrity Glam, I immediately thought of her eyes. In order to create bigger, more defined eyes, we decided to do a full installation of individual Novalash extensions 3 days before her wedding. http ://novalash.com/find/?s=Tymia+Yvette
I always recommend getting extensions 3+ days before the wedding so that your eyes have enough time to adjust. Since I’ve been doing lashes, I have never had a bride experience any irritation or problems with the extensions.
Before applying Vicki's makeup, she asked, “Will my makeup last ALL night, even through dancing?" This question gets asked all the time. The answer is yes! While setting powder and finishing sprays are a necessity, for longevity I like to start from the bottom up. In order to make it last, its very important that you start with hydrating your skin. For Vicki, I used Belif Aqua Bomb cream. http://www.belifcosmetic.com/english/product/detail.jsp?cid1=B&cid2=1&pid=ACM04891
I then primed her skin with Smashbox "Light" Primer http://m.sephora.com/product/P191603?icid2=Similar%20Products&productId=P191603&skuId=1349976
We wanted to make sure she looked magnificent in person, but even more impeccable in photos. A simple technique I like to do is layering. Not only does it help the makeup last, it also photographs really well. I especially like to layer powders over cream products. My go-to's for the best applications are Makeup Forever products for the eyes. http://www.makeupforever.com/us/en-us/make-up/eyes And Nars products for the cheeks. http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/cheeks
To complete Vicki's unforgettable, celebrity glam look, I kept the intensity on her eyes and created a soft lip using a mixture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipsticks and glosses. http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/liquid-lipstick.html
Photos courtesy of Hieu Pharm Photography