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Posts Tagged ‘Bridal Makeup’

Smokin' hot for W-day

All brides love a smoky eye on their wedding day. But as popular as this look is, it’s still one of the hardest makeup looks to pull off. A smoky eye doesn’t always have to be achieved with black eye shadow. You can create this look with dark brown, grey, blue, green and purple eye shadows. For a destination bride who has never worn a smoky look, this could be a disaster. Below you will find my tips for creating a smoky glamxurious eye application that any first timer can achieve.

Choose a color of cream eye shadow. I like to use my fingers to apply the cream shadow by patting the color only on the eyelid. A flat stiff brush also works well.

Now select the same color in a powder using a stiff eye shadow and pat over the cream eye shadow. This technique will help the color to stay as well as give the eye shadow a bolder eye color.

With a crease brush I like to use a shimmer bronzer and blend only in the crease in a windshield wiper motion.

With my fingers, I like to pat a vanilla pigment on the brow bone to use as a highlighter.

Using a cream eyeliner in black, line the top and bottom of the eye using a slanted angle brush. Use a black kohl pencil in the bottom rim/waterline. Before the cream liner dries, go back and smudge. If you use a black eye shadow to smear it with, it really gives it a smoked-out look. Using a hard eye shadow brush apply the black eye shadow in the outer part of the eyes stopping at the crease.

The last step is to apply 3-4 coats of carbon black mascara and/or black eye lashes.

The smoky eye is a simple and fabulous look that doesn’t have to be a nightmare for any bride on her wedding.

About

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist,” her fashion blog Black Tie Stiletto or follow her glamuxurious tweets  on Twitter.

 

Pretty in pink, isn't she?

Bright, Barbie-pink lips were the big trend this summer and this fall the juicy-pink colored lip trend will stay for brides. Many destination brides will be on the beach somewhere in Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific or the Caribbean wearing a variety of pink lip colors. Fuchsia pink (OCC Lip Tar in Anime) is a fun, girly lip color that, thankfully, looks great on all skin tones. Bubble gum pinks to more vibrant pinks are ever so yummy, especially when topped off with a touch of lip gloss.

When taking that pink-lady pledge, don’t forget to coat your nails (PritiNYC in Fire Candle) with an electric tropical nail polish. It’s definitely so ultra femme. Plus, the groom will always say, “I DO” to a sexy vinyl, shiny pink pout.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar $12.50
PritiNYC $10.00

About

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.

Written by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photo courtesy of Jerome Holmes Photography
Model: Tranae with BGD Agency

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