When my dear friend Ashtin and I met, we were goofy elementary school kids. We had sleepovers, silly arguments about what movie to watch next, and played truth or dare.
Now, 18 years later, I am a married mom of 2 (soon to be 3) and Ashtin is a newly-wed! I was lucky enough to be given a special role in Ashtin’s wedding: Makeup Artist to the Bride and I was very excited but also very nervous! I mean, this was wedding makeup. People pay to be photographed for this special day so, the look must be elegant, timeless, and flawless. To be sure I was up for the challenge, Ashtin came by my place for a practice run. Have a look at Ashtin bare-faced and then, with her bridal makeup:
As you can see, Ashtin is already a gorgeous gal so, I had a great foundation to work from. The biggest challenge for me was minimizing the darkness under her eyes yet, keeping the foundation and concealer looking as skin-like as possible. For this, I used my Crown Brush 10 Color Concealer Palette to custom blend Ashtin’s coverage. Other than that, the most tedious part of this makeup job was adding in the false eyelashes- which were individuals to ensure the most natural look possible.
When the big day arrived, I was pumped and prepared. Aside from things running a bit late (when does this NOT happen at a wedding?) I think the makeup job went off without a hitch. Ashtin did decide not to wear the falsies which was perfectly fine. I’m sure with emotions running high the last thing she wanted to happen was have a chunk of eyelashes fall onto her cheek with a tear or two! Here are some images from the big day:
What do you think of my first Bridal Makeup Lashionistas? Did I pull it off?
Congratulations to Ashtin, my beautiful friend!