Wedding Rehearsal Dinner - Arabic Inspired Makeup

Hi Bellas!

It's a short post today. Sorry for no post yesterday but I took the day off work for my bestie's wedding rehearsal & dinner. I needed to take the entire day because we had a lot of beauty prep to do, lol.

The day began with a nail appointment to get our french manis and pedis at 9:30am. Then, I was in charge of doing makeup for the entire wedding party (bride plus 8 bridesmaids) as well as a mom, sister-in-law and usher.

However, it wasn't normal bridal makeup. I'm actually not doing makeup for the day of the wedding, my friend hired a makeup artist and he's doing everyone's makeup including mine! She wanted me to relax and enjoy being a part of the bridal party. After doing yesterday's makeup for about 6.5 hours straight, I'm so glad to sit back and relax today!

So for the rehearsal dinner, I did dramatic Arabic Inspired makeup! My bestie was born in Trinidad with Arabic roots...she's doing a traditional Western wedding with the white dress and everything. But she decided to incorporate her culture by having the bridal party dress up in Saris, Bindis, Bangles and of course dramatic makeup!

Here is a run-through I did for the bride last week. When I did the look yesterday I jazzed it up with glitter and I thought it looked amazing...I can't wait to show you all the pictures. It's definitely a blessing to be able to make up the bride when she's been your best friend since elementary school.

This is an example of what the bridesmaids wore. I picked a color from the Sari, smoked it out, and added a little brown in the crease and called it a day. I can't wait to show you the actual pictures, it turned out even better than I expected.

Today is the wedding, I'm excited! And this time, I get to sit back and relax and have somebody else do my makeup, he he. Have a great weekend!

Atlanta Makeup Artist