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Wedding Hair & Airbrush Makeup for NY & NJ Tri-State Area

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With over 15 years specializing in creating elegant wedding hairstyles & flawless all day wear wedding makeup, Magda Designs provides an expert level of service and travels to your location on your wedding day.  As a licensed skin care, makeup & hair specialist, Magda & her team of  professional & highly trained artists offer airbrush makeup  as well as natural makeup applications. Our service area includes: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut & destination weddings. Contact us now to book your wedding hair  makeup trial: (908) 447-6910.

Press & Awards:  Our work has been featured in Town & Country, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings, Ruffled, Manhattan Bride,, 201 Bride, The Knot, New Jersey Bride, Elle (China), Bridal Musings, and  other wedding blogs & magazines. We are also the proud recipient of Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award.

Photo & Styling Credits:  (Photos 1 -6)  by millie B Photography / (Photo 7) by Laura Gordon Photography / Bridal Gowns by Sareh Nouri / Wedding Hair Accessories by Liv Hart for Enchanted Atelier

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Why Facials are Important

Like it or not, complexion provides a first impression. Your skin may display a tired, worn look, signs of aging, or over exposure from the sun. Because the skin is a first defense against any element, pores are constantly filing with dirt, oil and bacteria . If these things are not removed they will fester and can lead to acne, fine lines and age spots. Regardless of the stressor, it can cause a spectrum of emotion and have damaging affects on self esteem. Fortunately, there are ways to combat these problems.

Skin is the largest organ of the body and in order to maintain its health, it needs to be taken care of properly. Getting facials regularly will not only aid in preventative matters, but a facial done well can reduce or rid these nuances.

Below are the top 3 reasons people get facials:

1. Acne: A deep cleanse will unclog congested pores, allowing your skin to breathe. By getting rid of this bacteria, it will keep the area from getting infected and can help to prevent scarring.

2. Aging: With the increase of age comes the decrease of collagen, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. Facials increase cell metabolism, creating fibroblasts. Because fibroblasts are responsible for the synthesis of collagen, it will help to decrease the appearance of fine lines and keep your skin looking younger for longer. Another added bonus of a facial is that it will increase the benefits of your over the counter products. Facials relax and tone the muscles, so your products will absorb into your skin faster.

3. Oily Skin: It can be difficult to get rid of oily skin without over drying it. Getting a regular facial is going to help balance the production of oil while retaining its moisture.

 Bonus tip for the brides* Start getting regular facials before your big day. This will allow you to take control of your skin, so you won’t get any unexpected pimples on the day of your wedding. A facial will also keep your skin soft so the makeup will bind with the skin instead of having a flaky appearance. Not to mention, it’s a great way to relax.

You can get started today. Call The Plastic Surgery Group to book a facial with Magda. The slots fill up very quickly.



“Importance of Receiving Regular Facials | Connie Brennan RN.” Connie Brennan RN. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

“Nine Tips on How to Have Beautiful Skin for Your Wedding.” N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

“Why Get a Facial?” International Orange RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014

“Why You Need a Monthly Facial 101.” Unique Skincare Boutique. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.


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A Wedding at Season’s Catering

NJ wedding hair & makeup @ Seasons

Soft low textured updoK+M_0102From the moment Katherine arrived, we clicked. Her beauty was glowing from the inside out and we wanted to give her a look to match. For the foundation, we used FACE Atelier, the blush was Orgasm by NARS, and the lips, Viva Glam V, lipstick and gloss by MAC. As for the defined, classic eye, we used a white shimmer dust by Face Stockholm and several MAC shadows: Soba, Brun, and Saddle.

To begin, Soba was swept across the lid and blended to the crease, where it met with Brun. Brun is a deep brown that was used to define the eye. Then, we used Saddle, a highly pigmented, burnt orange color. Saddle began on the inner lid and gracefully fused into the crease above Brun. To finish it off, we used a white shimmer. The shimmer was, lightly, dusted atop the brow bone, to accent the pearls draped across Katherine’s neck. She was stunning.

Katherine’s hair was, loosely, pulled back to add texture and height on the crown. It was set and kept low to the nape of her neck, so her veil could sit slightly above. Her bridesmaids matched in suit of style, yet each girl was given a unique twist or curl, allowing them to feel just as elegant on the bride’s special day.

For the finishing touches, we applied Orgasm to the apple of her cheeks and dabbed the deep red of Viva Glam V upon her lips. Katherine glanced in the mirror one last time, and was now ready to kiss the man of her dreams.

The photographer used was Timothy Martin Photography 

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NJ Wedding Hair/Makeup – The Brick House Wedding

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For bride, Megan Gobasak, the day’s look was soft hair, a neutral palette of taupes and browns, a shade of berry for the lips, and orgasmic cheeks.

To start, we used a silicone-based foundation—Face Atelier—which doesn’t crease or flake, giving Megan one less thing to think about throughout her big day.
With the days foundation laid, we put our focus to the eyes, using two Mac shadows: Soba and Sketch. Soba, a taupe color, started on the lid and was feathered to the crease. The white shimmer hidden in the shadow helped to bring out a slight sparkle in the eye. Where Soba ended, Sketch began—a deep burgundy, used to pull the color of the eye, and a gel liner was swept across the lid to accentuate the look. For the lips, we dabbed on Mac’s Viva La Glam VI, a warm berry color.  For the cheeks, a touch of Orgasm, by Nars, to define the face.

Megan’s hair was set and styled into a side ponytail. Then, section by section, each curl was pinned into place. We combed back the hair to create the height at crown. To tame and smooth fly away hair, we used Kenra sprays #9, #13, and #25.
When we finished, Megan stood, breathtaking, and ready to walk down the isle of The Brick House in style.

All photography was done by ByMillieBPhotography
Location: The Brick House

Shadows: MAC

Lips: MAC

Blush: Nars

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Wedding day Hair & Makeup – Union League of Philadelphia

Bethann and I met a few years prior at a previous wedding, where myself and my team where the artist on board.  As I read through her first email I became very excited to learn that it was now her turn and that we would be working together again!  She had further explained that the wedding would be taking place in Philadelphia and in December!  I could not wait, I love Phily and absolutely love winter weddings!

We met a few months later for a trial run.  Bethann explained to me that she wanted a timeless and classic look.  I could not have agreed more!

On the day of Jessica and I arrived at The Union League of Philadelphia and fell in love!  As we were escorted up to the Bridal Suite we were in awe with the marble floors, carved wood and high ceilings.
As we began to set up the ladies starting arriving.  Jessica started on the bridesmaids makeup and I began setting all the hair.  The bridesmaids requested that there makeup be kept soft, natural, glowing and the hair be soft as well, they wanted nothing that looked to polished or prom like. The styles varied from all down to all up and low to the nape of the neck.  As for the Bride, we styled the hair with a relaxed part slightly off center and kept volume all around the root.  The hair was pinned low to the nape of the neck.  A final spray of Kenra #25 was used to keep the hair secured and smooth away any remaining flyaways. Her makeup was kept in neutral shadows which complimented her beautiful blue eyes.  Liner was placed on both the top and bottom, and to finish off the look single lashes were applied.

Wedding day hair & makeup @ the Union League of Philadelphia

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NJ Makeup/Hair Stylist – Pleasantdale Chateau

Another beautiful wedding with a gorgeous Bride at the Pleasantdale Chateau!  Lindsey’s style and clean classic look was simply amazing and complimented every detail which all flowed together wonderfully.
Lindsey decided that since she was not a huge hair and makeup lover that she wanted to keep her look natural.  We agreed that this clean and classic look would compliment not only her style but all of the fine details that she was envisioning for her big day.  Well Lindsey sure did not disappoint!  Her hair was kept very classic and low to the nape of the neck.  We decided that this not only would keep the hair looking natural and soft but also still let her feel like she had hair around her face and neck, since she wore her hair down on a daily basis.  She also did not want the hair to look over done.  I accomplished this by pinning each section as the hair naturally fell out of the set.
Lindsey has flawless skin – I used very little foundation and really blended it out to a bare minimum, highlighting herThe Pleasantdale Chateau NJ Wedding Hair & Makeupcheeks, forehead and brow area.  Her eyes were also kept naturally by just using a taupe shadow and placing it onto the lid and blending up into the crease.  Lips are neutral with and undertone of gold.
As you can see Lindsey was surely breathtaking!
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