Abigail's Campbell House Wedding was adorned with Silver, gray and yellow accents. Her request for makeup was to be Natural and Radiant. Her daily makeup routine was fairly conservative so we decided to be true to her style and keep her wedding look simple, classic and elegant with balanced emphasis on her best features.
For her eye makeup we chose a rich bronze cream base and followed with MAC's Woodwinked for a gorgeous metallic shimmer. We added MAC's Mythology to the outer corner for interest and intensity. MAC airbrush was used for a flawless, lightweight all day perfect finish. MAC Pinch-me blush added the final touch of glow to her cheeks. She used her own favorite lip color and we gave her an MK gloss in Fancy Nancy for some added shine and touch ups.
During our initial consultation Eryn described in elaborate detail the vision for her wedding day as I hung onto every word. Flowers and accent colors in African Violet purple, Ink blue, and Fushia pink. A 1950's inspired dress with traditional lace veil and a rhinestone headband. African themed, colorful and joyous. All of this, the perfect fit for the vibrant, bubbly and energetic Bride-to-be sitting across the table from me at Joseph Beth Bookstore.
For her makeup we chose a peachy gold shimmer eye using MAC Mythology as our lid color. We enhanced this with MK Black Ice in the outside corner to add lift and interest to the eye area. Her lips were soft with Coral Bliss and her perfect skin only needed a sheer coat of Airbrush Foundation to be camera ready.
I am so excited to share these dreamy pictures of Meredith and Steve's November wedding!
A crisp breezy day, gorgeous ivory beaded ballgown, neutral palette of gray and navy spiced up with vibrant fall colors and the perfect pop of lip color ....these are a few of my favorite things!
If you look closely you can see the combo of MAC Satin taupe and MK City Sophisticate Silver adorning Hannah's pretty blue eyes. The undertone of brown in the taupe pops that blue but stays true to her choice of a soft silver metallic eye ( yes, I actually think about these things all of the time)
Her lip color may just be my favorite combo of all times. We started with Chanel's Rose gloss which is beautiful, but also stays put all day. We lined with MACs Absolutely It lip pencil and finished with Mary Kay's Spice N Nice. The result a beautiful long wearing warm red lip- a perfect compliment to the amazing floral designs by Stems and just what Hannah requested. She wanted it to Pop in pictures but still look natural.
What an honor it was to work with this team of talented and passionate professionals to pull together this Styled Bridal Shoot. A cabin in the back woods of KY on a crisp Fall day provided a lovely backdrop for our chosen theme.
For the first look I chose a soft pink smokey eye with the emphasis on the lips in a gorgeous deep berry. Brandy's skin is typically oily but because I knew I would be there for touch ups and because it was a cold dry day I took the risk and used MK Luminous foundation. This formula has such a beautiful rich, dewy finish.It held up throughout the shoot with minimal touch up required. Ainslie rocked Brandy's long thick hair with this gorgeous curled updo enhanced with babies breath. Breathtaking if I must say so myself.
Want a fun behind the scenes tidbit? Its always fun to put something personal into these shoots. The ring you see in the above images is mine that has now been passed onto my stylist daughter Lauren. This was a prize that I won when working as a Sales Director in Mary Kay and it is a coveted treasure. I think Brandy wore it well!
For our second look the dress was much more modern, especially with the addition of the beaded jacket draped over her shoulders. The color scheme stayed the same but the style change gave us the opportunity to move from traditional to trendy with hair and makeup. We amped up her eye makeup into a deeper burgundy smoked out wing and took the lips towards nude. With her hair down those beautiful curls provided softness and frame.
At Image Insight we like to call it your "Design" appointment not "trial run". To me, trial run means you will sit in my chair and I will choose the colors and application process to make you look and feel beautiful on your wedding day. Design however , implies that this is a collaborative effort between you and your makeup artist (MUA). Lets look at it this way. You would probably never walk into your wedding planner's office and say: "you are the expert, create my wedding and I'm sure it will be perfect." Before you walk into her space you will have most likely already formed an opinion about what you loved and didn't love from the weddings you have attended. You have chosen or at least started choosing a color scheme and somewhere in your mind there is a theme forming. Your planner has the experience to guide your decisions, the creativity to add to your vision in a positive way and the resources to make your dream wedding a reality. Your MUA is not all that different. She will have the knowledge to know how to flatter your features, the experience to know what holds up best and looks best on a the most photographed day of your life and the creativity and resources to work with your vision and design a look ( with your help) that you will love!
Here are a few tips to make the most of your Makeup Design appointment.
1. If you already have your makeup on for the day, leave it on. It's beneficial for your MUA to see what you wear daily and how it holds up in the current weather conditions. If you aren't wearing MU that day, don't sweat it. Pull up some pics of how you wear your MU for a special occasion.
2. Inspiration pictures are so very helpful! Create a file on Pinterest with your MU inspiration pics making a note on each about what you like and just as importantly what you don't like. Visit Image Insights Pinterest Page for a variety of ideas.
3. Allow sufficient time for your appointment. We schedule 2 hours for a Design appointment. This allows for plenty of consultation time, application time and also time for making small tweaks and taking pictures.
4. Come alone or bring a trusted friend. It's always fun to have someone along that will encourage you and knows your style enough to help you make decisions. More than one friend along for the ride is not necessarily a good idea. Too many opinions creates confusion.
5. Wear your look for the entire day if at all possible. Take some selfies in all lighting situations. See anything that you would like tweaked? Send a text or email to your MUA with those thoughts/suggestions so that she can make notes for the wedding day.
Keyanna and CJ, a beautiful story of love.
A few behind the scenes moments. Veronica Gentry working her hair magic. Yes there were tears- a big thank you to the sweet bridesmaid ready to catch them! Keyanna chose a smoky eye in shades of gray and charcoal with custom mixed pink lip color. This girl can rock the pink!
Although she loves her tattoo she chose to have it covered because of the way her dress fell over part of the design. We used an alcohol based airbrush makeup by Temptu for this task. This product will last for days and won't rub off on clothing which is critical if it comes anywhere near her dress.
I have known this beautiful blue eyed girls since she was a baby. I am certain that she hates hearing this story even one more time, but I'll tell it anyway. Her Mom, a dear friend of mine, introduced me to the love of my life, was a bridesmaid in my wedding AND did my wedding makeup. So when her daughter Elise and fiancee Ethan began planning their destination wedding in the Dominican how could we pass up the opportunity to join them? No way, no how. The Allen's were all in!
Packing my makeup kit for this proved to be a challenge but with the support of everyone's carry on bags we pulled it off. The only glitch in the system was that the pressure on the plane literally blew up on of my foundations. Luckily they were packed in a plastic bag and a good bath cleaned up all the tubes and there was only one casualty that wasn't critical to our plan for the day. Note to self: squeeze out extra air, tighten cap carefully and always pack liquids in plastic bags when traveling.
Okay, so enough with the makeup disaster. The resort was beautiful and totally relaxing. We had a blast with Elise and her entire family. On the day of the wedding both of my girls jumped in to help with preparation. Image Insight is often a family affair- but that's for another blog.
Ahhh, wedding in paradise. And yes, that background is the real deal! Gorgeous huh? we love you Elise and Ethan! Thanks for including us in your special day!
One of the best things about being involved in the Wedding Industry is the wonderful people that we get to meet! Ali, her Mom Lizzy, and her team of Bridesmaids fall into that "wonderful" category and our good times at her pre-wedding glam-up session will always be remembered fondly.
On her wedding day my assistant Kara and I unloaded the makeup studio into Lizzy's beautiful inviting home and set up in the kitchen to take advantage of the natural light coming in the multiple windows. One by one Kara and I glammed up the wedding party, all the while chatting and enjoying a whole gang of fun, new friends.
For our Bride's look we chose soft neutral colors. Warm browns with golden undertones played up her deep brown eyes. Just a touch of Dusty Rose Lip color worked perfectly with her skin tone while playing nicely with the creams and peach tones in her bouquet. We created soft smoky eyes on the Bridesmaids with a sheer peach lipcolor that looked amazing with their gorgeous navy dresses.
All around, it was a beautiful day!! Wishing Ali and Derek the "Happily Ever After" that they so deserve!
Aaron Stringer Photography
Round Barn at the Red Mile
Nicole and Bryce chose a venue with special meaning. Natural Bridge, KY was where they met originally and had visited often to pursue their shared passion for hiking. One of the most exciting things for me was to escort Nicole down the “mountain” to her “first look”.( it’s probably just a hill but to this Florida girl it felt like a mountain) I stayed tucked away in my car as she and Bryce had some private time together before the start of a busy day. Photographers Steph and Dave captured the beauty of this moment as they discretely took photos from a distance. I have always loved the images captured at first looks but now I am a huge fan of what they can do for a nervous couple. As soon as Nicole saw her handsome groom-to-be she completely relaxed..all pre-wedding jitters were history and she was ready to enjoy the celebration
We kept Nicole's makeup simple and sophisticated. Peach eyeshadows made the blue in her gorgeous eyes pop. Adding lashes keeps the look natural but add the same time adds so much impact in the images. We did a soft smoky eye on her bridesmaid Kristin.
Image Insight was honored to play a small part in this special day and thrilled that Nikkie and Bryce were our first KY wedding! Wishing Nicole and Bryce the lifetime of happiness that they so deserve!
A special thank you to photography team Steph and Dave…your images are stunning!!!! Thank you for sharing them with me! My Tiny Wedding/Steph an Dave Photography
Meet the Artist
Hi, I'm Trish, owner and Lead MU artist at Image Insight. I love all things pretty and enjoy sharing them with you on this blog!