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

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, Brides.com, 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 & 2 by millie B Photography / Photo 3 by Laura Gordon Photography / Bridal Gown by Sareh Nouri / Wedding Hair Accessories by Liv Hart for Enchanted Atelier

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NJ Makeup & Hairstylist/Ashford Estates

 

The Ashford Estate/NJ

I created this soft and natural makeup look for our 2014 Lookbook photo shoot with wedding gown designer Sareh Nouri and Liv Hart from Enchanted Atelier.
The idea behind this soft and romantic approach is clean, classic makeup that not only looks amazing to the naked eye but also photographs well.  It is my job as a makeup artist to capture the Bride’s natural beauty by enhancing the features with the correct choice of  tone. depth, and placement of the makeup.
I accomplished this by keeping the skin flawless with a light application of foundation.  I chose a pink coral blush that was applied to the apple of the cheek and blended into the hairline.  The peach and rose shadows complimented the coloring of the iris and were placed and blended from the lid into the crease and a natural ivory is used under the brow just for a soft highlight effect.  The application of eyeliner is very minimal and kept right at the base of the top lash line, and a sweep of a peach toned shadow was applied right under the bottom lash line, finishing with 2 coats of mascara.  To set the entire look I applied a loose finishing powder with a medium sized brush.  Brows were just groomed and kept in place with a disposable mascara want and a small application of hairspray.
I decided to finish the look with a neutral peach lip.

Product List-
Mac Brush -  190, 275, 224
Shu uemura Brush – 20H, 13G, 10DF
Bobbi Brown – Bobbi & Kate Palette
Bobbi Brown – Shimmering Blush in Pink Coral
Nars – Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park
Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Powder

 

Bohemian Wedding Photography

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The Bernards Inn/ NJ Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist

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Clean and classic hair and makeup styles have always been one of my favorites and Katie sure rocked it! Katie’s hair was set in a clean and classic chignon with a bit of old Hollywood style.  The front of the hair was sectioned into a 3/4 part and then further divided into 3 more sections.  Each section was kept smooth and brought back one at a time, blending each section into the chignon.  Katie wanted the chignon to have a classic and clean look to it all while still keeping it soft and touchable.  I accomplished this by setting the hair, this created body and movement.  I then pinned the hair up and off to one side, keeping the natural flow of the hair in mind.  This technique helps me to achieve this particular style.
Katie’s makeup is also very clean and classic, with a lot of emphasis on her eyes.  Contrasting blue eyes can be accomplished by either deepening the tones or by keeping them neutral and well blended.  Katie made the choice to keep the eyes a bit deeper and the lip neutral.  Layering a saddle colored shadow on the inner corner of the lid and a charcoal shadow on the outer part of the lid helps the eye to still appear open all while still contrasting the eye.  The Charcoal was also blended into the outer crease.  A bone shadow was placed on the brow bone and a shimmer was set on top.  A waterproof black liner rimmed the entire eye and waterproof black mascara was applied to the top and bottom lashes to finish off the look!

Kathy Watrous - Your work is beautiful. One of the most beautiful brides I have seen at The Inn.

magdadesigns@aol.com - Thank you!

Emma Smith - Amazing photographs,Your photos are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I’m glad your photographer was able to capture so many great moments.
Thanks
Emma Smith
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Hollywood Glam/NJ Wedding Hair and Makeup Stylist

Hollywood Glam/Hair & Makeup

Hollywood Glam/Hair & Makeup

Jessica’s beautiful skin tone and dark hair was a perfect match for this gorgeous Hollywood/Glam Combo.  By keeping her skin flawless and the makeup application on her eyes soft, the focus was kept on her ruby toned lips.  Jessica’s hair was set with a small barrel curling iron and pin curls.  The set was removed and her hair fell perfectly into place.  The length of her hair

 

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Pleasantdale Chateau / NJ Wedding Hair & Makeup

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What can I say, Kristin is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside!  When I first spoke with Kristen I had no idea how gorgeous she was and not to mention a sweet heart.  We met for the first time the day of her wedding at one of my most favorite venues, The Pleasantdale Chateau!  The minute I saw Kristen I could not wait to start her makeup, and did I mention that we totally hit it off!   Kristin gave me all of her demands and told me exactly what her ideas were.
She wanted her eyes to be smokey but yet clean and classic.  I achieved this by using Bobbi Browns Navy & Nude Eye Palette, Blacktrack by Mac, a row of single lashes,  and a coat of water-proof mascara.  Due to the extreme temps that day I knew I needed a foundation that would last but still keep the skin looking natural and flawless.  Makeup Forever HD Foundation does just the trick! I then applied Bobbi Browns Shimmering Blush in Coral and then applied Makeup Forever’s HD Finishing Powder.  Her lips were kept soft, we wanted her eyes to be the focal point so that the look was properly balanced.  The lips were first lined and filled in with Sex Machine by Nars and then Nougat Lip Gloss by Bobbi Brown was applied on top.  My final step is my secret weapon- Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.  Love it!  Makeup Lasts the whole night no matter what!
As you can see the whole look just works for Kristin!  Congrats Kristin & Jason!

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Hairstyles / by NY Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist

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Models make my job easy and this model is no exception.  She was a triple threat, beautiful bone structure, hair and flawless skin! I quickly decided that keeping her skin flawless and radiant was the way to go!  I began with applying her eye makeup 1st, (using a small amount of concealer on the eye lid will help to hide the small veins and help to keep the makeup in place).
I began by placing Bobbi Brown’s Bone on the entire lid of the eye, I really try to work the shadow into the lid. I gently press the color into the lid. The next step is to place a color from the lash line to the crease that will softly complement the light greenish blue color of the eye, I then used Toast,  another Bobbi Brown shadow, and blended the color into the crease.   Tip( the best way to achieve a crease that looks absolutely natural is to look in the mirror and take a crease brush, place it right where you see your crease and begin to apply the shadow using a back and forth sweep)
The next was the eyeliner, using a gel liner Dipdown by Mac, I created a line that was right on the lash line, just enough to contrast the eye color and keep the eye open and bright.  The final step included lashes by Ardell’s #110 and a coat of mascara.
Hair was set and then pinned off to one side so that the length of the hair could still be seen, and the soft curls kept the style looking romantic.

Photo Credits: Photos by millie b photography / Dress by Designer Loft / Wedding Hair & Makeup by Magda Designs

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