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Advance Minerals makes color selection both fun and foolproof! Two beautiful color pallets are available with pre-selected tones that will give you some great combos for your daily routine. You can also start with an empty compact and customize to your hearts content. The lipsticks and lip glosses are gorgeous and give you endless combinations to enjoy. This is one of the most comfortable and lasting lipcolors I have worn.
One of my favorite and most versatile products in this line is the highlight cream. There is one in each compact and a 3rd available to order separately. This can be used as a traditional highlighter to add a soft glow to the high points on the face but it can also be used as a cream shadow on the eyes, or as a lip highlighter. The 3 color options are stunning.
To get Okay, so what if foundation and concealer didn't have to be the big cover up? Many of the foundations we wear to cover skin imperfections actually make them worse. If you find yourself applying more and more layers and feeling like you can't leave the house without your makeup then maybe its time to re-think everything that's going onto ( and into) your skin.
Parabens, silicones, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils etc. are just a few of the controversial ingredients used in cosmetics today. Some of these ingredients are endocrine disruptors, skin irritants, comedogenic and some are toxic to our bodies and the environments.
In the search for foundation and concealer that excluded harmful ingredients I found a lot of mediocrity. Most formulas were rated highly on the "safety scale" but the performance was just not there. There was no way as a makeup artist that I could promote a product that didn't go on well and stay on well.
Advanced Minerals was the perfect fit. This product has a beautiful lasting airbrush finish as well as safe and healing formulations.
The liquid foundation comes in 7 self adjusting formulas making it easy to get a good match and versatile for my clients as they go through the seasons. The product is anti microbial, anti inflammatory, light weight and long lasting. It won't clog pores and is perfect for sensitive skin. No dyes, perfumes, talc, mineral oil or parabens.
Loose and pressed powders can be used alone or with the liquid and contain the same great resume as the liquid foundation. They are build-able and blend-able with a beautiful light diffusing technology. All of AM Foundations and powders contain natural sunscreen. The pigments are very finely milled and won't give you that bounce back white face in a photo and they won't settle accentuate fine lines.
The perfecting concealer works beautifully as an under eye or blemish cover up as well as a primer for your eye shadows. Using a light and dark concealer can give you the ability to contour like the pros! Secret ingredients? Grapeseed oil, vitamin E and shea butter that hydrate your skin. It won't clog pores and won't settle into fine lines but it will stay put all day!
Interested in trying any of these formulas? Schedule a FREE makeup lesson in March at Image Insight. You can also attend our Shake Up Your Makeup Class on March 30. Click on Schedule Now to book.
Every Bride is special to us and typically by the time we have finished up a Wedding we feel very connected to our clients. However, sometimes we have the pleasure and privilege of working clients that are already dear friends.
When Christy emailed to ask my availability for her July wedding I actually held my breath as I checked my calendar. July was already busy...was there a chance that I still had her date available? With a sigh of relief I responded YES to her inquiry.
Back in our Florida days, both of our girls were involved in Synchronized Swimming. This is a sport that involves the entire family. No such thing as sitting on the Synchro sidelines! We therefore had the chance to get to know all of the families and the coaches quite well. The sport and all involved truly became our extended family and as a coach, Christy was an important part of that family. We were so thrilled to be involved in her Cincinnati wedding!
Christy chose a gorgeous shade of Aqua for her Bridesmaids with florals in creams and soft peaches. We gathered at the Marriott River Center for our get ready party with a amazing view of the River as we glammed up these girls on a perfect Summer day.
For Christy's Makeup we selected warm neutral eye colors to enhance her beautiful blue eyes. MAC "Concrete" was used in the outer corner to add just a little drama and a wide eye'd look. MK Pink Satin Lip Color played up our bride's lips. Airbrush foundation was the perfect choice to withstand the summer heat and humidity and keep this group flawless into the evening.
What an honor it was to participate in Christine and Matt's big day. Christy provided leadership to my daughters and was such a positive role model for them as they were growing up. We are blessed to call her our friend. Christy and Matt- it was truly a fairy tale wedding and we wish you the happily-ever-after that you so deserve! with love, Trish, Chris, Lauren and Samantha
It may have been a gloomy KY day outside, but the dressing rooms at The Polo Barn were filled with all things bright and beautiful. Our team arrived bright and early to start the makeup on Moms and Bridesmaids. We sat by the window for the best lighting all the while wishing and praying the rain away. Jenny chose airbrush makeup for her gang which is perfect to withstand KY summer humidity. Neutral colors enhanced the girls Lilac dresses. Jenny's eyes were adorned with Mary Kay's Sandstone collection. The pink undertones in this palette served to show off her green eyes perfectly and the contrast from the lightest color to the darkest used in the outside corner created the drama she was looking for. What a pleasure it was to see a social media post with Jenny and Chris standing in the sunshine surrounded by friends and family. The clouds had parted for their vows- the perfect start to a very blessed marriage. Thank you Jenny for letting us take part in this amazing day!
Venue: Polo Barn at Saxony Farm
Photography: Shelby Street Photography
Videography: Colburn Video
Flowers: Jessica Byers
Cake/Cupcakes: Mondelli's Bakery
Make-up: Image Insight
Hair: Mallory Simpson
DJ: Larry Lee with Soundwave DJ
Dress: Twirl-Hayley Paige Gown
Suits: Joseph A. Bank
Transportation: Goldshield Limosuines
Wedding Coordinator: Brandan Gravitt with The Bride's Assistant
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.
I met with Sandi many months before her September wedding for a consultation. We had a blast getting to know one another and before we know it and hour had flown by and it felt as if we were old friends. Because we got such an early start I had the pleasure and privilege of getting her made up for her engagement photo session as well as her wedding. There are so many benefits to this added session I don't even know where to begin. In addition to getting to know each other even better it seems that each time I work with someone I learn more about their skin, how it responds to products and I most certainly I gain valuable insight into my Brides makeup preferences.
By the time I had arrived in her Mom's kitchen for wedding day prep we had worked together for both the engagement session and a trial run design appointment. This made the day fun and relaxed for everyone. The details of Sandi's wedding came together so beautifully and it was such an honor to play a small role with he makeup design!
So here is where it gets crazy exciting for me! Fast forward just over a year...Sandi and Andy are expecting their first little one- baby Grace! Can I just tell you that taking her from engagement through wedding and now taking part in their maternity pictures is a dream come true for this MUA? Totally!! Loving this little family and very anxious to meet their sweet baby girl. Mommy, newborn pictures soon to follow!!
Once upon a time.....
Dreamy is in the Details
What an honor it was to work with this Stunning Bride and her lovely Bridal Party. Castlepost in Versailles, KY provided the gorgeous backdrop for these photos as well as the most regal space for this couple and their families to celebrate their nuptials.
Sarah chose a deep red lip color created with a dark red pencil and Sizzling Red Lipstick by Mary Kay as the focal point of her look. To make sure this pop of color didn't fade throughout the day we based it with Channel's long wearing lip stain in Red. To pop Sarah's beautiful deep set eyes we used shades of gold. A custom mix of MAC airbrush foundation enhanced our Brides beautiful complexion.
Thank you Sarah for allowing us to play a role in your special day!!
Makeup: Image Insight
Hair: Mollie Monthie Radden
Flowers: Michlers Florist
Event Planner: Christa Tinker
Photography: Meghan Beth 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!