Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Grace's Wedding

Hi Bellas,

A month or so ago, I did the wedding makeup for a client of mine named Grace. I was in charge of her, as well as two mothers, a grandmother, a flower girl and five bridesmaids. Fortunately I had an assistant! We did the makeup at the hair salon that the bridal party was getting their hair done at. For weddings, you have to be prepared to work quickly and anticipate everything. The bridal party ended up arriving later than scheduled and when they arrived, they still needed to eat breakfast. Let's just say that it was a whirlwind after that. Situations like this are really good though because you learn to do makeup really quick.

For Grace, she wanted something with a little more color. It was going to be an evening, fall wedding, so I ended up using the Spiced Chocolate quad for her eyes. On her lips we used Half Red lip pencil along with Viva Glam V lipstick. The one thing that Grace really wanted, was a thicker line of liner along the bottom. We compromised and chose a brown color that would be suitable for the afternoon into evening transition of the wedding. The bride and bridesmaids all had eyelash extensions put in that morning so it made my job one step easier.

For the bridesmiads and mothers, we went really natural...focusing on clear, glowing skin and neutrals on the eyes with pink on the lips and cheeks.

Great makeup shot of Grace


Mom, Bride, and Dad


How cute!


I did a little bit of extra contouring so that her face wouldn't get washed out in black and white photography.



The beautiful bride


Bride and bridesmaids...I love the color of the bridesmaids' dresses!


Maid of honor, aka sister of the bride.

Beautiful Bridesmaids!





MAC blot powder in medium! Combined with primer and oil control lotion, we kept the oilies away all day!

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Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

26 comments:

Aubrey said...

you have to do my make up when i get married :) hehe

yummy411 said...

gorgeous! blot powder is the truth right? i went thru so much looking for solutions and mac blot powder had been under my nose the whole time!

梅子 said...

amazing! yeah i use the blot powder its nice keeps my face fresh. specially cause i have wicked oily skin does a gooooood job~! hehe.

My thoughts...Exactly said...

Ganda! :)

slvrlips said...

RenRen you did such an awesome job. Everyone looks fabulous!! I so need to learn some of your treats. Can you explain in detail how you contour? or direct me to a post or youtube vid. Thanks so much!

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

sooo, so beautiful. Does this mean I have to have my wedding in ATL? LOL

Product Junkie Diva said...

You did a great job. She makes a beautiful bride, in fact everyone looks great!
Thats exactly how you want to look on your wedding day...clean, fresh not over done...just lovely.
PJD

Jaimie said...

Beautiful work, Ren! They look gorgeous!

mimi said...

everyone looks gorgeous!!

mina said...

The bride and bridesmaids are beautiful!

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

great job! For someone who likes doing bold looks, the bridal makeup looks fabulous!

jojoba said...

beautiful look! not many people pay extra attention for the makeup when it comes to black and white photos. excellent.

Amina said...

omg!! what a beautiful bride!! That's it!! if i ever get married, you're doing my make up!! lol

Askmewhats said...

WOW!!! great looks! I love it!!! Congrats for the wonderful job done :)

Joey said...

Her makeup looks soo pretty! Natural looking, and the contour is so pretty.

You're so talented, Ren Ren (:

PBW said...

She looks amazing! Great job, Ren!

May Nguyen said...

great job!!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ren-you did a fantastic job, very well done indeed!

Olive said...

Wow you did a wonderful job, they all look stunning!!

C said...

Hey RenRen,
I was stunned when I saw how gorgeous Grace and her bridesmaid looked! I think u did an amazing job with her wedding makeup and I'm thinking...maybe I should get married in atlanta so you could do my makeup!
-Crystal
-youtube ahdicted2u

mayaari said...

you did a wonderful job :) Grace looks so gorgeous in those photos!

when I get married, can I fly you out to wherever I am so you can do my wedding makeup? :)

Bsquared86 said...

gorgeous! great work!

Katrina said...

wow! i'm in search for a MUA for my wedding on July. i loveeee your looks! too bad i'll be having my wedding in P.I... :(

Calming Corners said...

Wow, these photos are just beautiful!
xo,
CC

gloriababycc said...

I love ur photo documentation of the wedding! And the makeup is so nice... it really goes with the hair too.

flipchikki said...

Oh man, i totally wish that i knew about your blog before i got married. I gave up looking for a MA because I couldn't find anyone that could do makeup on my lil' asian face:( (I ended up doing it myself, looked ok) Anyways, the bride looks absolutely gorgeous!!