|Posted by Ley on April 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM|
Creating a Style
OMG!! The big day is coming up! As a bride you have soooo many things to worry about, and the last thing you want is to spend a lot of time on your hair and makeup being perfect for your big day! I know. Ok so lets make this simple. Tis the season for weddings galore! Spring is filled with nothing but weddings!! Trust me! Doing hair and makeup, I get rich around this time of the year! #winkwink So for good ideas, take a look around you. There are magazines, bridal/wedding shows; heck, on your favorite tv show, I guarantee you someone is probably going to get married this season. So get ideas from any where that you can. And you know Ley is here to give you and your stylist some tips on what to choose when creating the perfect wedding day look for you!
Let's start with FUNK-tionality! ~ Of course you want your hair to be beautiful! But you also want it to be functional! Please dont forget this ladies! You want your hair to move, and no matter what, you want to be able to pin it up or take it down if needed.This means, you DO NOT want a ton of Extra Crispy holding spray! Tell your stylist to use a light working spray like Paul Mitchell's Worked Up. I absolutely love this spray because its VERY light but it does hold. If in fact you do want an updo for your ceremony, you might want to let loose during the reception. If you use the worked up, this will allow you to undo your updo and let those sexy tresses fall into breautiful draping loose curls with a wide tooth comb and maybe a little shake or two. So remember, "Just a ittle Spray will go a Looooong Way!"
Now we can talk MakeUP!~ The right makeup is SUBSTANTIAL, not only for your presentation, but most importantly for YOUR PICTURES! So many things can go wrong with your makeup, so you want to MAKE SURE! that you not only find someone that is PROFESSIONAL and knows what they are doing as far as application, but you also want someone that understands photography a little bit and how things photograph. It is also important that everyone in your wedding party gets their makeup done by the same person or the same team of people. Making sure things are cohesive AND that YOUR pictures that YOU are paying for dont get jacked up. Its just that simple. For small wedding parties, maybe 4-6 people, in an evening wedding, you may want to consider goin to your local MAC store or counter to get your makeup done. If your going to a MAC in Dillards, Macy's, or Nordstrom make sure that you make an appointment atleast 3-6 weeks in advance, and each person would simply have to make a $50 makeup purchase. I love this idea because you can purchase the things that you would need for touch ups through out the event and your makeup is guaranteed to be FLAWLESS!! For freestanding MAC store appointments, the bride would typically pay a $50 makeup application fee and her services would be done with a MAC Artist in a private room. Also, make sure (as the bride) you go for a trial to ensure that your Artist knows what look you are going for and how to create it, so that it perfect the way you want it. MAC also allows its artists to freelance so you may want to hire an artist or a team of artists to come to you on your special day to cater to your needs.
I just wanted to give you guys some ideas on what to do this wedding season when your trying to figure out the look your going for along with the theme of the wedding. If you need any help feel free to email me at hairnmakeup@SoLeyLo.com or you can DM me on twitter @SoLeyLo im really excited about this new blog I have! Stayed tuned, trust me it can only get better from here. Next im going to be going into depth in these different areas we discussed today. Im going to show you guys how to do the perfect makeup application step by step! and Yes! we are gonna start with eyes. Im going to post some videos from some Senior MAC artists and everything so make sure you keep checking in with SoLeyLo! Thanks so much for your support guys! And Remember LEY <3's Ya!!!
Stylists: Blow dry hair with a light leave in conditioner and heat protectant. Massage dry hair with a light pomaide or Paul Mitchell's Gloss Drops. Pre-heat curling irons or flat irons. section hair and proceed to curl hair in medium size ringlettes using Paul Mitchell's Worked Up and The Shine. When curls are complete, run your fingers through the curls to blend them together and get rid of any parts/sectioning.Then start placing and pinning chunks of the curls. You should be strategically placing the curls so that if the bride decides to take the curls down, they will fall nicely. Good Luck!
Tips for the Artist
Soft Eye; Bold Lip
Smokey is definately the trend!
Defects that can be noticed in the mirror will be more obvious on a shot. In professional practice a lot can be corrected with the help of light, so you need to try looking better by yourself.
Simple or natural makeup is ideal for weddings: gentle lip lines, clear eye-brows, lot of mascara on eyelashes or maybe the application of false lashes. Try to stay away from pearl or irridescent blush, which sometimes creates the effect of bruising on the face
Eyebrows frame not only the eyes but the face, so they are especially important. You should comb them with MAC's brow gel after a fresh wax or fill them in to thicken them with a brow pencil. I especially like shadows to fill mine. Shades such as Embark, Handwritten, and Cork are usually good shades for an array of hair shades.
You shouldn’t pencil eyes with dark-blue, green or black eye-pencil: these colors are too sharp for a picture. It’s better not to pencil lower eyelid at all - just cover lower eye-lashes carefully with mascara. In inner eye corners - depending on their color - you can apply some beige, reseda, blue or white eye-liner.
Remember that bright colors will look more intensive on black-and-white film. Thus, bright-red lipstick will look almost black.
On colour film you should avoid violet tones in lipstick and rouge. Lip contour shouldn’t be darker or brighter than lipstick itself.On a color photograph your foundation shouldn’t differ from your skin color, ideally, it should be applied on neck and lobes and even hands. Beautiful foundations for photographs include, MAC's Face & Body, Studio Sculpt, and Mineralize Skin Finish.
Make sure you set makeup with a powder such as MAC's Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, or a Pressed Powder.