Friday, December 11, 2009

Bright Bridal Makeover

Hi Bellas,

Sorry about no post yesterday, I’ve been so busy at work, and then I’ve been coming home to a lot of makeup gigs. I was so exhausted that I fell asleep before I had time to upload my scheduled video tutorial, lol. It will go up on Monday though…a bright blue look!

Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you a look from another client I did a few weeks ago. My client was getting a makeup lesson/bridal consultation. She was getting married next year in Tanzania…isn’t that cool? She wasn’t going for the natural bridal look…instead, she was incorporating her culture and wanted something fun and bright that would work well in the hot summer climate of Tanzania. My client was also interested in learning tips on freelancing…she had already attended several makeup classes from well-known artists so I also enjoyed listening and learning some tips from her as well.

Each time I do a makeup appointment, I like to provide a few tips that can help you in your own makeup application or on others:

1) if you want a heavy duty oil control primer, try nurturing force blot out-offensive…amazing!
2) if you have problems applying your own lashes, try taking a disposable brush you don’t care about…and apply the lash glue on a thin line above your lashes. Let it get tacky then pop the lash on…it’s much easier!
3) if you want to wear a bright lip color, try toning it down with a darker liner that blends into the color….make sure it blends though! This will make the color much easier to wear.
4) apply a lighter foundation to the center of your face...for women of color it tends to be lighter in the middle and darker around the edges.  Using at least 2 shades of foundation will give the skin a more natural, three dimensional look.

Check out the final look!

I’m trying to remember the exact items I used. I remembered for the most part, lol.

Here’s What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise stated):

-all that glitters e/s
-passionate e/s
-cream de violet e/s
-glamour check e/s
-revlon colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
-bamboo e/s
-spiked brow pencil and espresso e/s on brows

-Nurturing force blot out-offensive
-graftobian cream foundation and powder
-definitive sculpting powder and accentuate shaping powder

-ben nye lip pencil
-mix of violetta and Hollywood nights lipstick

I hope you guys have a great weekend!  I'll be volunteering my makeup services tomorrow for a charity event called Help Project...where underpriveleged families have an opportunity to have their picture taken for the first time at no cost. If you're interested in learning more, check out this amazing 4 minute video.

Atlanta Makeup Artist


o0oCarinao0o said...

Oh she looks so pretty! Definitely not traditional western bridal makeup.



It's wonderful that you are donating your time and talent to charity, so many people need help and motivation to get through tough times. Makeovers are definitely a confidence booster.

Thanks for the tips.


~ Bubbles and Kisses ~

o0o Carina o0o

Diane said...

that video made me cry.. thanks renren!

Tysh said...

That is such a good idea with the lashes, I will be trying, love the look.

yummy411 said...

great tips and beautiful bride!


hey ren!

i love this look! i never would have thought to use glamour check and passionate together. i'm going to have to try this. beautiful look.

about helping that charity out, that's awesome! photos are very important in any life. you're wonderful for helping them out!

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

I love how daring this bridal look is!!! it's different and unique and I think it's better! how often can you look that dramatic in your life? why not doing it on the most special day? yup, this gets my vote. and you have done an exllent job as always. :)

Paola said...

Hey ren ren I've been following your blog for awhile now and I'm now leaving my first comment lol beautiful look by the way... Love the pinks...don't know if this us yhe place to ask you but when u use the graftobian HD foundation do u thin it out with moisturizer or a foundation thinner I just bought the super palette and I'm trying to make it last long lol thanks for your help and the great makeup blog!

Kate Gene said...

What an amazing video. It made me choke up! Thank you for donating your time... That's so awesome! :)

chamichams said...

Hey Gorgeous Renren!

I just saw the youtube video and I must say that this video has cerntainly help me realize that we can make a difference in make-up! I'll definitely see if they have anything here in LA. I would love to volunteer my time!