Airbrush Makeup for Brides

It comes a moment in the planning of a wedding when a bride reaches the point in which she starts asking different questions about her makeup. Do I really need a makeup or should I go for something natural? So I do it myself or should I hire a professional makeup artist? Should I choose an airbrushed makeup or should I choose the traditional makeup. All these questions need an answer and the best way to take a correct decision is by doing a little bit of research.

bridal airbrushThe first thing you should know is that no matter what type of makeup you choose, it has its very own characteristics and rules. Even if you decide to hire a makeup artist, be very careful, as each an every single one of them have their own personal preference when it comes to a specific type of event. This being said, it is important that you have a serious conversation with your makeup artist and let him know what exactly are your desires, favorite colors and the entire ensemble of party choices such as the dress, wedding colors, location, etc.

Here are a few questions that a bride should ask before she takes a decision and the correct answers that will satisfy her curiosity.

1. What is airbrush makeup?

The airbrush makeup is actually a type of lightweight makeup that is applied with an air gun machine. If it is applied correctly, it sprays an extra thin layer of makeup that will offer a soft and impeccable result. Ask what type of airbrush makeup system does the artist uses. Honestly, I find the airbrush system from Temptu to be the best airbrush makeup system, just because of its cool gifts that comes with the tool (Foundation AirPod, Blush AirPod, Highlighter AirPod, Bronzer AirPod, Face Tan AirPod) and its reliability (it lasts longer than other machines).

2. What types of airbrush makeup should we use?

In general, a professional makeup artist will use only quality products that are silicon or water based. By using a silicone based makeup, a bride can dance, cry with excitement and even run to her husband without worrying for a second that the makeup will run off her face. Also, an airbrush makeup is also perfect for that special moment when you take your wedding photos, as it doesn’t leave any marks from sweat or tears. If you decide to choose the water based makeup, you should know that it isn’t water resistant.

3. Why is the airbrush makeup recommended for brides?

Believe it or not, there are a variety of reasons. To start with, the thin and even layer of foundation will allow you face to look flawless. Keep in mind that with the airbrush system you can mix different shades of foundation in order to obtain the perfect color that exactly matches your skin tone and you will be able to avoid any embarrassing moments when you realize that the foundation is slightly darker or lighter than your skin tone, thus making you look like you are wearing a mask.

bridalmakeupAnother advantage of using a silicone based makeup is that it doesn’t run off, so your clothes and your future husband’s collar will be completely stain free, and it is also waterproof, so you can launch a river of emotions.
The modern high-definition cameras have managed to make artists and people be more aware of some of the mistakes that a traditional makeup may sometimes cause due to a line that was not correctly mixed or a brush that left a few apparently invisible traces. When it comes to airbrush makeup, these problems don’t exist anymore, as the makeup is totally even and perfect.

4. Is airbrush makeup for everyone?

Unfortunately, it is not for everyone, so make sure to talk with your makeup artist and discuss about your complexion and skin type. In general, the traditional makeup needs pores to adhere but the airbrush makeup has to be applied to a skin that is hair free, moisturized and soft. In case you have small amounts of hair on your face and you do not wax it, the airbrush makeup will make you look like a peach. It is recommended to wax and thoroughly exfoliate between using this type of makeup. You can achieve that airbrush effect (much cheaper) by using a stippling brush, however you have to have years of experience, a professional brush (with synthetic bristles) and of course great product.

5. Is the airbrush makeup worth all the extra costs?

Definitely Yes! Not even a single bride that has used the airbrush makeup for her wedding had anything to complain about the results. The overall benefits that using the airbrush makeup offers is far more impressive than using the traditional one. It is stain free, thus keeping your clothes in perfect condition, it is waterproof and in this way you can relax and let your emotions run wild and you won’t have any sweat stains on your face and what is more important is that despite all the tears, sweat, kisses and hugs, it has a guaranteed long lasting effect.

Let’s talk about another aspect and think about the costs you have to deal with when it comes to the wedding dress and shoes. Wouldn’t you like your makeup to be on the same page as your overall outfit and make you look like a perfect princess? I’m sure you would.

The reality is that, in the end, the decision is only up to the bride, and she is the only one that can make a decision about the type of makeup she wants to have on the most important day of her life.

12 Apr 2014

How to Plan a Wedding

Iplanning your weddings that perfect moment in which the man of your dreams has popped the big question finally arrived? I am sure that you are full of excitement and you would like the whole world to know the latest news in your life and share with them the happiness and incredible emotions that you are experiencing.

Allow me to offer a piece of advice and tell you that you should take it easy, relax and enjoy this experience because planning a wedding will definitely be the most difficult, fun, exasperating, joyful and biggest event you and your future husband will ever prepare. Take my advice and see these great 10 steps that will allow you to enjoy the experience and plan the wedding in a calm and relaxing way.

The first 5 steps are related to the wonderful period just after you got engaged to the man of your dreams:

1.    Enjoy this period – This moment is for yourself, look at the ring, say “I’m engaged” and jump around with excitement, kiss each other a million times, enjoy each other and think about your bright future perspectives and don’t forget to take pictures together, with the ring, enjoying the moment.

2.    Tell your parent – they should be the first ones to find out about your future plans. The ideal situation is that both of you are present when you share the news so you can show them the happiness and excitement in your eyes. Show them the ring and talk a little about your plans. After both of your parents are informed, it’s time to announce your close friends (usually those that are on your list for the maid of honor or best man).

3.    Start a journal – this period will offer you unforgettable moments but also nasty and disappointing ones, and it will be a good idea to have a place where to complain about them or keep them alive.

4.    Announce your engagement – now it’s time to share the news to the world. There are a lot of options for doing this, and it will only depend on your personality to choose the perfect one for you.

5.    Set the wedding date – this is one of the most important decisions you will have to take as a couple. Everybody wants to know this detail, and you will have to plan everything according to this date.

These next five steps will help you set the tone for the entire wedding party and will help you make the correct decisions:

6.    Set the tone of your wedding – you have reached the moment when you will have to decide what type of party you both feel comfortable with (formal, casual or themed). Take your time and decide what best represents you and write down some ideas before you take a decision.

7.    Set the budget – it is best to start with a wedding budget list, check your finances and future perspectives and come up with a figure that you can afford. If your parents wish to help, accept their financial support as you will be able to make your wedding even more beautiful.

8.    Choose the attendants – some couples don’t plan on having any bridesmaids or groomsmen, but those who do should allow them to get involved and share the list with things to do with them so they can help.

9.    Look for venues – in general, the best venues are booked with a year in advance, so if you start looking sooner, the chances of finding the right place, at the right date will be more likely.

10.    Get support – the reality is that, these days, the future bride and groom tend to hire a professional help that will take care of all their problems and lists. Whether it is a wedding planner, online checklist or wedding magazines, any help is more than beneficial.

09 Apr 2014

Perfumes Named after Celebrities

There is not a single person out there that doesn’t have a favorite movie star, a singer or an athlete. We have fantasized at least once to be in the shoes of someone we admire, to have their fame, money and fans.

The harsh reality is that we will never be able to be in their position, but there is something that, can we can do in order to feel closer to them: we can smell like them. More and more celebrities have released their very own perfumes, specially designed to offer their fans a touch of who they are, what they like and what arouses their senses. Next to come, here are the 20 most famous celebrity scents along with their fragrances designed and created by your favorite stars.

elizabeth taylor white diamonds1.    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

She is the ultimate movie star and also the celebrity who had the incredible idea of kick-starting this perfume trend. This perfume is opulent and glamorous, much like the icon it represents. With a diamond encrusted bottle, it releases an incredible white floral fragrance that will wipe you out of your feet.

sarah parker2.    Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

As the actress herself, this perfume is extremely feminine and ultra chic. With an apple martini fragrance and a citrus and lavender scent, it will blow your mind.

3.    Glowing by J-Lo

It has an incredible way of sprinkling up things with his clean scent and soapiness fragrance.

madonna truth or dare4.    Truth or Dare by Madonna

Madonna wanted to stay faithful to her childhood memories, when her mother adored Fracas by Robert Piguet, a perfume that released an incredible fragrance of gardenia and tuberose.

5.    Lady Gaga Fame

As in real life, Lady Gaga shocks till the end. Her perfume manages to be black while in the bottle and clear when it touches the skin. Maybe even the fragrance is shocking because it’s not as “dark” as you would expect, but in reality is a fruity and floral mixture of jasmine, tiger orchid, apricot and honey.

6.    Lancôme La Vie Est Belle by Julia Roberts

Believe it or not, this perfume went through a lot of tests (5,521 to be exact) before being ready to be presented to the fans. With an extremely researched combination of orange blossom, vanilla, pear, jasmine, praline and black-currant, it is the perfect representation of the “pretty woman” Julia Roberts.

7.    Kate Moss Lila Belle Truly Adorable

This incredible perfume is named after her daughter and manages to be as impressive as she is. Moss wanted to give her fans a perfume that was able to recreate the British countryside where the scents of green apples, lilies, sweet peas and hawthorn leaves a long lasting memory.

8.    Signature by Christina Aguilera

Aguilera has managed to create a perfect perfume from a vintage combination of black-currant, musk, fruit sorbet and vanilla, thus being awarded 10 times in Europe for the incredible scents that it offers.

9.    Kim Kardashian

Believe it or not, but this reality T.V show superstar created a soft and gentle perfume with a juicy, floral fragrance combined with red berries. The floral scent is an incredible combination of musk, iris butter, jasmine and tuberose.

10.    David Beckham The Essence

An amazing football superstar that wants his fans to explore moments of adventure. He created a perfume that mixes lavender, cardamom and grapefruit and offers his buyers special moments.

There are many other celebrities that have decided to make a perfume gift to their fans and to those that are passionate in fragrances. Among these we can include Britney Spears (Britney Spears Fantasy), Tilda Swinton (Like This Tilda Swinton Etat Libre D’Orange), Celine Dion (Signature), Gwyneth Paltrow (Boss Nuit Pour Femme), Oscar Pistorius (Thierry Mugler A Men Pure Shot) and Daniel Craig (007 James Bond).

07 Apr 2014

Bride makeup – the newest trends

The wedding season is approaching rapidly and if you are one of the lucky ladies that are planning a wedding, besides choosing the dress, shoes, and wedding cake, you should start considering about the colors that your bridal makeup will include. Being the most important day in your life, it is recommended that you choose carefully and with great care the type of makeup that will highlight your gorgeous features even more.

Never for a second should you believe that makeup is not as important as your accessories, dress and other aspects that any wedding includes. It can be the difference between a perfect face that complements a perfect wedding dress and a picture made by a child.

Whether you wish to look angelic or you are more daring and you plan on leaving everyone with their mouths open, it is important to be up to date with the latest makeup trends. Here are the 6 most important styles that you have to be familiar with:

1.    Mermaid style

In general, this type of makeup is perfect for the brides that have red or light brown hair, or a darker skin tone. The mermaid style consists in highlighting the lips and cheeks by using a red lipstick and a scarlet blush that you should apply with circular movements. When thinking about the colors for the eyes and cheekbones, think about warm tones so that you stop the attention falling upon them.

2.    Rainbow style

Such as the name suggests, this style is quite colorful. The attention falls on the lips where a magenta tone is needed. The rest of the colors are your personal choice only.

3.    Peacock eyes

It is an absolutely fantastic makeup style where the eyes are highlighted by the wide variety of colors that can be found on the peacock’s tail. For this style, you will need a black eyeliner to highlight your eyes and give them an elongated shape towards the exterior. After this, apply color la purple, black, blue or green, the important thing is that the color is intense. The upper eyelid area will be covered with the same colors, but in a brighter tone so that it will create a fascinating effect.

4.    Artistic style

This style also talks about the eyes where we choose intense colors such as dark pink, violet, orange and emerald. When using these colors you have to be a person that have a lot of imagination and feels comfortable making a statement. It is recommended to avoid highlighting the roundness of your cheeks by outlining your cheekbones with pink shades.

5.    Dramatic style

Believe it or not, this style assumes no makeup. The eyebrows and eyes have the leading role by being painted in a darker shade than the natural one and after that leaving them thicker. The eyes are underlined with a lot of eyeliner and then you should apply black mascara for volume. For the remaining skin you only have to use concealer and translucent lip gloss.

6.    Natural style

This is one of the most important trends of this year’s bride. Here the eyebrows are the key element to obtaining a perfect look. The makeup consists in illuminating the face by using a powder with a light shadow effect around the cheeks and nose, and the cheekbones will be highlighted with blush bronzer.

Whether you do your own makeup for the wedding, or you hire a professional make-up artist, it is recommended to do some tests before.

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07 Apr 2014

Peach Wedding Dress

There are wedding dresses galore on the market and one of the biggest shifts from the sartorial white dress has been towards the rising popularity of peach colored wedding dresses. From soft, delicate shades of baby pink to the hue of orange, the peach color comes in a variety of depth and shades. Charming and sweet, this delicate color gives out a whiff of innocence and reminds us of the amazing and cool sunny days.

peach wedding dressThe peach wedding dresses have a distinct whimsical vintage look which brides all over the world are eager to recreate in their own wedding. This color is both shy and nubile and it also gives out a tinge of mysteriousness to the wearer. The subtle power that this color has is very persuasive and stands out without being loud and garish. The freshness imbibed in its hues can be a real charmer and it is perfect for every kind of occasion.
If you are a person that believes in color therapy, then you know that this amazing color gives out a feeling of calm and happiness. The soft peach tones also contrast with the brash and the hustle and bustle of daily routines. Therefore, it is not surprising that so many brides have opted for peach wedding dresses for their special day.

Going by the recent trends of the bridal collections in the fashion industry, peach wedding dresses have set a mark on the runways and its popularity is certainly here to stay for a long time. The color exudes a certain sense of romanticism and many designers are equally excited to explore its diversity. Peach wedding dresses have to be combined with the correct type of accessories and styling so it can highlight the beauty of this neutral color. One can wear matching shoes and make sure the dress has abundant frills to emphasize on its softness.

Any wedding planner worth his or her popularity will always insist that the wedding dress should accentuate the bride’s body and should not be selected blindly according to the fashion trends. Each body is different and unique and one must selectively choose only those designs that are flattering for that special figure. Body shape is all about proportion and choosing the best wedding dress means that you make those proportions look incredible.

A bride should look and feel like a princess on her special day.  If the bride is planning to wear a peach colored wedding dress, then her accessories and decorations should also match the cut and design of the dress. From high priced designer dresses to your next door online services, wedding dresses of every type, cut and price range can be bought off the market.
But what is important to keep in mind, is the budget and the theme of the wedding you are planning. Dangerously low cuts to demure necklines, soft frills to laced gowns – wedding dresses of every design are available in the market and it’s up to the bride to decide what fits her best. A bride should be spoiled for choice on her wedding day and if it is a peach wedding dress that she wants, then a peach wedding dress it is.

21 Dec 2013

Brunette Brides

Brunette BridesIt is a known fact that brunette brides are gorgeous. When you see a brunette bride on her wedding day with the dark lovely tresses covering her shoulders and wedding gown, she can definitely take your breath away. A number of researches have already proven that men find brunettes highly intelligent and are more likely to select a brunette as their long time partner rather than blonds or redheads.

It’s not without any reason that a brunette bride carries the tag of beauty with intelligence, with so much pride and aplomb. A brunette hair color can range from black, light brown to deep brown confirming once again that brunettes can wear clothing of any color and still look totally gorgeous in them.

If you are a brunette bride then you will definitely find plenty of ways in which you can mix and match colors to go along with your look and hair style. A brunette’s skin tone also must be considered before choosing the dress. The bride should enhance her beauty by dressing in clothes that best compliments her hair color. Depending on the venue of the wedding the bride can decide to apply makeup accordingly, so whether she is hiring professional assistance or doing it by herself, it’s a must that the bride has a proper and elegant makeup.

It’s always important to know how much makeup is too much.  If it’s too little, you end up looking dull and lack in elegance on your big day. The ceremony could be long and since the bride has to do normal pleasantries after the wedding it’s important to keep in mind that the makeup has to be long lasting. Every bride wants to look like a princess on her special day and a brunette has much upon her shoulders to keep up with her reputation.

Many brides go for the traditional white for their weddings, but it’s not uncommon nowadays to hear of brides who select different colors and look totally ravishing at them. Peach, off-white, burgundy, lavender are just a few of the other exotic choices that a bride can opt for.

On the wedding day, it’s essential that the bride selects a hair style that perfectly matches with her dress and the length of her hair. Every bride needs an extra special touch on her big day and how you style your hair will greatly decide the overall outlook.

Imagine a brunette bride with elegant curls, side swept ponytail and vintage hair styles – it will blow your mind. The bride can also team up her hair decoration with a classy floral accessory and come out looking perfectly elegant and sophisticated. Because the bride is a brunette she can also decorate her hair with an eye-catching jewelry or tiara that will contrast with her dark hair and make her stand out in the crowd.

These contrasting ornaments will emphasize the bride’s dark hair and give a mysterious look in effect.  But if these ideas are a tad bit unexciting for the bride then she can opt for highlights that will accentuate her features.  Adding color and highlights make the hair look richer and will also brighten her natural color.

There’s so much a brunette bride can do!

21 Oct 2013