Makeup begins with the foundation. Foundation helps to diminish blemishes, evens skin tone, and leaves the makeup artist with a fresh canvas to paint. For Michelle’s, we used Temptu’s airbrush #’s 2 and 3.
The eyes are meant to draw you in; the look is made with color and depth. To accentuate Michelle’s natural beauty, we used neutral tones by Mac. The palette consisted of Soba, Brun, Saddle, and Shroom.
Soba- used on the lid and blended into the crease
Brun- used in the crease to deepen the contour of the eye
Saddle- used to blend the colors from a dark to light contrast
Shroom- used to accentuate the brow bone
To finish off the eyes, we used Mac’s blacktrax liner, added single lashes, and applied black, waterproof mascara.
Michelle’s hair is long, thick and wavy, which made it extremely easy to work with. To give her the vintage style she was looking for, we set and styled her hair off to one side. The curls were given structure, but kept soft as to not look like over-sprayed, tight curls. We then looped the curls and weaved them in to place.
Once the hair was sprayed with Kenra #9, #13, and #25, Michelle put on her vintage, Jenny Packham gown. We dusted Orgasm blush onto the apples of her cheeks for extra pop and finished her lips with Mac’s Viva Glam V gloss. When Michelle looked in the mirror she took a deep breath, and exhaled with a smile.
It was truly a pleasure to be a part of Michelle’s magical day at the Holly Hedge Estate in New Hope, Pennsylvania. I wish her and Jeff all the happiness love can bring.
Photographer: Noa Green Photography
Florist: Mark Bryan Designs