BridalBabble: Erica

This was a fun one! I met Erica a little over a year ago through a mutual friend. When she asked me to do her wedding this past November, I was so excited to get ahold of that gorgeous face! She is naturally stunning with flawless skin, and is the sweetest girl to boot.

I know I’ve said it before, but I just can’t say enough how much I love it when brides ask for GLITTER! It really takes it from “just another makeup look” to “BAM! BRIDE!” Erica’s look features the same Stila Magnificent Metals glitter I’ve used on some other glam brides- but even with the same product being used each look comes out completely unique!

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I kept the rest of her face simple and glowy to really play up the sparkle on her eyes. Her shadow was soft and pretty, featuring classic bridal tones of mauve and rose. Erica’s attention to every single detail really made the difference in her wedding and her “getting ready” process. Her veil and jewelry effortlessly adds to her classy glam look and she was absolutely glowing all morning.

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I also had the pleasure of glamming most of her bridal party!! These girls had already come up with a look they loved from Pinterest and I was able to recreate the warm toned natural soft smokey eye on each of them. It’s so cool to see how the same color palette and shadow style looks different on each girl. Recreating the same look on the whole bridal party may seem impersonal or the “easy way out”, but it truly allows for a cohesive look to all of the girls and again, the same look will come out differently on each different person! I love how the color palette for the makeup really compliments Erica’s florals and bridesmaid dresses.

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Makeup details:

Face:

Primer/Setting:

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Base:

Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Concealer

Smashbox Studio Skin Shaping Foundation Stick

CoverFx Perfect Setting Powder- Translucent

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

CoverFx Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed

Eyes:

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara- Waterproof, Blackest Black

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper

Ardell Wispies

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Lip:

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose

BridalBabble: Alyssa

All photos by Robin Fox Photography http://www.robinfoxphotography.com

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Ten years ago, our gym teacher put Alyssa and I on the same gym class volleyball team and the rest is history. We’ve been best friends since pretty much that day, the yin to each other’s yang, physical proof that opposites attract. There was no way on this planet that I would have let anyone else touch her face on her wedding day!

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The day of the wedding, I knew I’d have my hands full. Not only was I responsible for Alyssa and myself, there were seven other girls in the bridal party. I’ve easily handled 8 bridesmaids in the past- but not when I was the Maid of Honor! To try to combat the stress I brought along Brooke, an assistant at my salon, to help me where I needed. She absolutely killed it and I can’t thank her enough for effortlessly stepping in even as a makeup rookie and impressing me beyond expectations.

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Alyssa handed me the reigns for her look, which is usually how our glam sessions go! She is a minimal makeup girl in her daily life so she completely trusts me to handle the glam when she has an event (or you know, when she’s getting married). It means a lot to me when a friend or especially a client can say they trust whatever it is I choose for them on the biggest and most photographed day of their life.

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Alyssa and Chris started dating back in early 2011 and were together for almost 5 years before getting engaged while apple picking in October 2015. I’ve never met another couple that compliments each other the way they do, and I’ve said time and time again that they’re the epitome of a “perfect” couple. They finish each other’s goofy sentences and are there for each other through every outside hardship they’ve had to face during their relationship, and sadly there have been many. Even though life is never a walk in the park, it was so emotional watching them literally walk through the park taking their wedding photos after the ceremony.

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Their reception was held at The Foundry Suites in Buffalo, and every detail was thought of. The wedding was a perfect celebration of Chris and Alyssa, their friends and their family.

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The night was absolutely spectacular.

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I have to be honest and say that I don’t remember exactly every product I used on her face, but I know the important ones. The morning was a blur and I finished her makeup as we were loading the limo up to head to the ceremony. I am willing to bet that everything else is the same that I’ve used for brides in the past (mascara, liner, powders etc.) so take a look back on another BridalBabble post for those details!

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Important products:

Eyes:

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Smoky Storm

Ardell Mega Volume 252 Lashes

Face:

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Lip:

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose

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BridalBabble: Chyanne

It’s not often that I get a bride asking for a dramatic glittery eye for her wedding day. When I do get one, I get so excited about it! Chyanne rocks the glam look and I think it fits her gorgeous face and edgy look perfectly.

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I based this entire face around the Stila glitter she’s wearing on her eyes, and was able to come up with a skin and lip combination to compliment it. In order to allow the eyes to shine but not overwhelm her face, I kept the skin glowing and bronzy. I skipped blush and opted for a heavier hand while applying her bronzer for a seamless glowy cheek. For the lip– nude! This color looks great on her. All in all, I was thrilled with the finished product and so was Chy!

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Chyanne and her new husband, Ricky, have already been Mom and Dad for years- they have two beautiful children together.  They were so excited to add the titles of “husband” and “wife” to their names! Their son and daughter each had a role in the wedding party and the entire day was a family affair.

I glammed up all of her bridesmaids as well so I’ve included a photo of her entire wedding party. The girls looks were cohesive and glittery to match!

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To make her day even more special, Chyanne wore two dresses: her mom’s wedding dress for the ceremony and then she changed into a gorgeous light blush pink embellished gown for the reception. I wanted her makeup to not only compliment the traditional white color and shape of her ceremony dress but also the fresh, youthful and original style of her reception dress. It’s the little details that make a bride’s wedding day perfect, so every little detail was thought about when putting her look together!

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Makeup details:

Face:

Primer/Setting:

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Benefit Matte Rescue

Base:

Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation in 355 Coconut

CoverFx Perfect Setting Powder- Translucent

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

CoverFx Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed

Eyes:

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara- Waterproof, Blackest Black

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Black

Ardell Double Wispies

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Lip:

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Crush

BridalBabble: Christina

One of the coolest parts of my job is getting to work closely with my longtime friends to create their perfect bridal look. Christina and I met close to 10 years ago. The day we met, she accidentally slammed a glass Macy’s entrance door into my face. I’m happy to say our friendship has only grown from there!

Christina met her now-husband, Tony, at work a few years ago. They married this past weekend at the Buffalo History Museum, celebrated at The Foundry Suites, and their wedding was nothing but beautiful right down to every little detail. Christina has a very good eye for design, and I knew working with her on her bridal makeup would be a welcomed challenge.

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The theme of her look was “Vintage Glam”, which suits her perfectly. It took us a few trials to get the look exactly the way we both wanted it. I was so intent on getting her makeup perfect that I even had her wash her half-done face off the morning of the wedding because I thought I could do better.

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Photo by Nicole Gatto Photography http://www.nicolegattophotography.com

We settled on a matte cool-toned eye, big fluffy lashes and glamorous contour to tie everything together with the lip color she chose.

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Makeup details:

Face:

Primer/Setting:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray

Base:

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

CoverFx Perfect Setting Powder- Translucent

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Eyes:

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Makeup Geek Shadow- Americano

Butter London Shadow Clutch Palette- Pretty Proper

Base: Laetus (KVD)

Crease: Lucius (KVD), Saleos (KVD), Americano (MUG)

Lid: Light cool-toned purple from Pretty Proper (BL)

Inner corner and brow bone: Becca Moonstone

Velour Silk Lash Collection- Fluff’n Whispie

Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara- Waterproof, Blackest Black

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper

Lip:

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Pink Frosting

 

Hair by Lauren at Atomic Barbershop & Salon 

Photography by Nicole Gatto Photography

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Photo By Nicole Gatto Photography http://www.nicolegattophotography.com