Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bridal Trial - Naturally Colorful

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a quick post.  I was planning on uploading a video today but somebody forgot to return my memory card and sim reader to me (ahem the BF), lol, so it will probably go up tonight.

Instead, i'll be featuring a bridal trial I did a few weeks ago.  One of my viewers actually just moved to Atlanta and contacted me about doing a trial.  It's always fun working with a viewer because they tend to be very knowledgeable about makeup!  My client was super friendly and already naturally gorgeous.  I knew that it was going to be a fun trial.




My client brought a lot of pictures of gorgeous celebrities like Sanaa Latham and Alicia Keys.  She wanted something a little smokey but still natural.  During the trial, we went through several looks to see what suited her best.  We also focused on evening out her skin tone.

Here's what we came up with.

The looks featured a plum theme using MAC's star violet eyeshadow and various brown shadows.  We went for a plummy lip close to her own lip color.  It's a very bridal look but still has some color.  When I do a bridal consultation, I always recommend that the bride wear the makeup for a few hours after to see how it holds up.  That way, I can tell if I need to make adjustments.  For example, if they felt a little oily, I can use more shine-control products...or if there eyeliner smudged...I can make sure to use primer underneath and set with shadow. 

In this case, my client felt a little oily so we might try to mix up the foundation.  I'll be working with her again soon on her engagement pictures and I can wait to share with you another look. 

Ciao bellas!

17 comments:

Nepenthe said...

This is lovely. I feel that plums and purples can really be that "other" neutral shade.

She looks lovely, awesome work!

K&T Makeup Artistry said...

Great look and wonderful recommendation. I never think about telling them to keep the makeup on for a few hours to see how it feels. Definitely will be doing that from now on!

~KT Makeup

mina said...

She looks beautiful!

MW said...

luvs it !!
xo mw

NV Beauty said...

She looks gorgeous! Good job Ren!

Ashwini said...

Holy moly her eyebrows look SO perfect in the after shot! What did you use? You also evened out the skin so well! Tutorial pretty please?

Mary said...

well done I'm adding my Wedding before and after in a few day sure to check it out

LordxCupcake said...

Beautiful work as always Ren Ren!

Askmewhats said...

LOVE the makeover, and her skin looks gorgeous!

facesbyshana said...

Goodness this is beautiful! LOVE the precision of the brows and it just came out so natural and beautiful.

LADYJANE said...

She's glowing! :)

yummy411 said...

gorgeous! you've been tagged love ;)

trinity said...

ren!! her skin is flawless and her brows are on point! great overall look! :)

kristin said...

wooow :) sooo prettyy. love it :D great joob!!

Kesh said...

Ren, I am loving this look! I would love to see you do a tutorial on this. I think this would be a great spring look and I wanna try it out!

Trina Mui said...

very talented indeed ^^

Marta said...

OMG, this is beautifful!
Sorry my english but I'm brazilian and speak only portuguese.
But I'l try...