My bridal makeup was featured on Carats and Cake for my client Brittany's outdoor wedding. Brittany wanted a modern yet simple look. We decided the main focus of the wedding should be on her dress. We didn't want her makeup to compete with her gown, so I suggested a more subtle look for her wedding. We both agreed that her skin should look natural; therefore, I did not incorporate any contouring techniques and kept the use of face makeup subtle. In order to achieve this look, I emphasized her healthy-looking skin by creating a glowy and illuminated face. I used illuminating face moisturizer mixed with a few drops of essential oils to give the skin a dewy look. Next, I used hourglass seamless stick foundation to further accentuate her natural glow. I then continued to perfect the skin by using NARS radiant concealer http://www.sephora.com/ radiant-creamy-concealer- P377873?skuId=1478387&om_mmc= ppc-GG_381463959_27499876239_ pla-178165971639_1478387_ 97594835319_9012019_c&country_ switch=us&lang=en&gclid=CM- syaz3iNQCFZq3wAodDKgNKA& gclsrc=aw.ds under the eye and eyelids. I finished by applying a sheer wash of Bobbi brown loose powder over the entire facial area. In wanting to give the skin a little extra warmth, I added NARS orgasm blushhttp://www.narscosmetics.com/ USA/orgasm-limited-edition- orgasm-blush/0607845040699. html and NARS laguna bronzer over the final coat of powder. http://www.sephora.com/laguna- liquid-bronzer-P407629?skuId= 1805910&om_mmc=ppc-GG_ 381463959_27499876239_pla- 178165971399_1805910_ 97594835319_9012019_c&country_ switch=us&lang=en&gclid= CO30hd_3iNQCFZaEaQodDN0Nfw& gclsrc=aw.ds Finally, I finished the lips with a lip stain from OCC.
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
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.