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Natural Smokey Eye Tutorial

Soft an natural smokey eye

Soft an natural smokey eye

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I love a clean and classic look.  A soft neutral smokey eye goes a long way, and can be the perfect way to enhance the eye just enough to look great in person as well as on camera, making this a great choice for your wedding day!  To keep the look as natural as possible stay away from va va voom colors, choose Earth tone combinations.  Earth tone combinations can vary from browns to greys and greens, keeping your eye color in mind find the tones that will compliment you the best.

Gianna has great eye space. Taking that into consideration along with her eye coloring I thought it would be best to work with a Brown Palette.  I created this soft natural look so that the shadows would compliment her hazel eyes while keeping the eye space bright and open.

To create this look a few things are needed;
1. Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion
2. Makeup Forever HD Foundation
3. Bobbi Brown Shadow in Bone
4. Makeup Forever Shadow  in #76, #17, #306
5. Maybelline The Falsies in Very Black
6. Disposable Mascara Wands
7. Makeup sponge
8 Ardell Individuals in Black
9. Brow Brush
10. Mac Brush #224, #275

Begin by applying a thin layer of eye shadow primer to the entire lid.  This will help block oils and keep the shadows in place.  Next apply a thin layer of foundation, this will create a flawless canvas.  Now you can start with your shadows, use Bobbi Browns Bone shadow and apply to the entire lid, now place  Makeup Forever’s #17 on the lid.  Pat the shadow into place and then blend shadow.  Once shadow has been blended the next step is to create your crease, take Makeup Forever #76 with a crease brush apply shadow directly into crease by moving brush back and forth. Next use Makeup Forever #306 by placing into the inner corner and blending the shadow right above the crease, now take your bone shadow and sweep the color under the brow and blend into crease as well.  Next use #17 to create a smokey liner and add a few individual lashes to the lash line, apply a coat of black mascara, fill in brows and comb through. Final step, use #76 and sweep shadow under the lower lash line, and apply another coat of mascara to the top and bottom lash line.smkoy eye for blog 005

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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. - 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.
Emma Smith

Jona reynolds - The bridal hair is classical and gorgeous. The makeup artist really did a fantastic job. The makeup also looks adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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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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