Aahhhhh, to have your hair and makeup professionally done every day…what girl wouldn’t want this kind of pampering?? Sadly I’m neither a rock star nor a gazillionaire so I’ll just have to settle for getting beautified on this one special day in May :)
While up in Montreal this past weekend, it made sense to schedule my hair and makeup trial at this time to determine the looks for the big day. As I mentioned in a previous post, my “hair-spiration” was a fabulous Tyra Banks updo and for makeup, some kind of semi-smokey eye look. Ladies, do yourself a favor and make sure to schedule a trial before your big day–the last thing you want is to be (unpleasantly) surprised the morning of the wedding because you hadn’t previously given your looks a test run.
My trial started with makeup first–and I even remembered to take a few “before” pics specifically for the blog;
*All photos are personal unless otherwise noted
|No makeup in either pic as I’m sure you can tell|
The fabulous Kat from Kat & Lea Artistes Maquilleurs (translates to Kat & Lea Makeup Artists for you non-French speakers out there) started with a natural foundation base by blending two colors I had (one from MAC, one from Sephora, both slightly different shades). For the eyes, she toned down the smokeyness and used a slightly darker color on my outer lids and a lighter color on the inner part. For my cheeks, the blush she used had a slightly pink hue (something I’ve never done before and surprisingly worked well on my skin tone!) and lastly for lips, used a slightly coral/pinkish shade. And voila! The idea was to go for a look that highlighted certain features but didn’t look too heavily made up;
I absolutely love the makeup (if you couldn’t tell by the huge smile on my face!)
Next up, the hair style reveal!