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Princeton NJ Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist

Princeton NJ Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist

Amy was such a wonderful bride to work with. From the start she knew what she wanted and it was up to me to make her vision come to life.   Her wedding was in beautiful Princeton, NJ and it was very important that her hair & makeup match the elegant & sophisticated wedding celebration she had spent so much time planning.  When Amy and I met we discussed different hair and makeup styles that she loved and that would work best with her features.  BTW her features made this very easy – she has an award winning smile and gorgeous sparkling blue eyes!  We agreed by keeping her skin flawless and her eyes neutral this would keep the look classic and timeless.  We achieved the look by airbrushing her foundation so that the skin tone was evened out softly without looking mask like.  I then took a Taupe shadow and applied it to the lid of her eye and blending a saddle color shadow into her crease.  I then finished the eye off by applying a soft shimmer under the brow,  black liner which was applied right on top of the lash line, a few single lashes and mascara.  Waterproof- Always!  |
The hair was kept low to the nap of the neck and pinned into a coiffed chignon.  As you can see she was truly photo perfect & ready! Congrats, Amy!


Photo Credit:  by Millie B Photography / Hair & Makeup by Magda Designs

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Wedding Makeup Looks- Dark Lips by NY Wedding Makeup Artist


Wedding Makeup Look Dark Lips 001

These images are from a slideshow in Harper’s Bazaar and showcase the look of perfectly painted dark lips.

This is the perfect example of how to do a strong lip right!  Eyes should be kept well blended and soft, brows well groomed, skin should be kept matte, and blush needs to be kept to a minimal.  Finish it off with a few falsies on the ends of your lashes! Done!
Eyes should never compete with the Lip and vise versa.  Great makeup for a retro/old Hollywood look.



Photo Credits: Harper’s BAZAAR/ Getty Images (Actresses: Camilla Belle & Kate Bosworth)

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St. Lucia Destination Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist

st lucia destination wedding hair & makeup a


For a beautiful wedding hosted on the island of St. Lucia, our lovely bride, January, chose a simple & elegant updo accompanied by natural makeup to highlight her fresh from the beach tan. The goal for this look was to accentuate the skins healthy glow & natural coloring.  It’s very important to know how to apply makeup so that it feels and looks natural, but does not appear “washed out” in professional photos.


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

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Bohemian inspired photo shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake

The Woolverton Inn set the perfect scene for our Bohemian styled photo shoot.  The woods and rustic style grounds mixed with the expertise of some the wedding industries top experts landed us a feature on 100 Layer Cake!

The soft brown and antiqued gold eye palettes were the inspiration behind the makeup looks for these two models.  Shading the eyes with soft neutral earth toned shadows by Bobbi Brown, and blending in antiqued gold for a soft highlight brought out the amber tones in each of the models eyes. By intensifying and or softening the hue, the eye shadow was customized to each model.  Eye liner was kept minimal and was just used on the upper lash line, placed in between each lash.  Cheeks and lips were kept in a soft apricot and peach tone. This helped the skin pick up the natural bronzed undertones of the skin.

The hair had a soft and effortless look.  Each of the hairstyles were set for 30 minutes and taken down giving the hair and natural wave with body.  Each model then had a different braid woven off to one side. The fishtale was chosen for the model with the longer hair, due to the texture and length of the hair, and the other had a human hair extension that had been braided and pinned into place.  To further soften and texturize the look, we finger combed the curls.  The hair was then sprayed with a Kenra #9 workable spray.  This allowed the hair to keep its natural wave, never looking sprayed or harsh.

Photo & Styling Credits:  Photos  By Millie B Photography /Dresses by Sareh Nouri/ Florals & Tablescape by Mimi Batencourt / Tablescape & Stationary by Reverie Events /Cakes  Heather Barranco Dreamcakes / Wedding Hair & Makeup by Magda Designs /Location Wolverton Inn















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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

Jona reynolds - Airbrush makeup is getting famous day by day. Now, most brides prefer airbrush makeup rather the conventional makeup methods. We also providing airbrush makeup services and we are getting superb feedback.

Jonareynolds - Superb hair and makeup! I am a fan of air brush makeup.

Paige - I’ve heard airbrush makeup is so worth it. I’ve had friends get their makeup airbrushed for a wedding. Thanks for sharing your info! - Thank you for your comment, we love hearing feedback! I’m glad we could help you. Are you a bride to be?

Becky - Hi,
I will be getting married on July 30th at the grove in cedar grove. I will need hair and makeup done for me and then 4-6 bridesmaids. Could you please give me a price quote? Also, how many trials do you do and how much would they be?

Thanks so much!

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