Bridal Beauty Blog

15 Dec North Carolina Beauty

I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to do Morgan’s bridal airbrush makeup and hair styling.  I love getting the chance to travel for weddings! She was married on Oct 4, 2014 on a working farm called Morning Glory Farm in Monroe, North Carolina. It was a perfect fall day, with all the leaves still brightly colored. With Morgan living in NC, we never had a chance to do a trial run for her makeup and hair.  We exchanged phone calls and emails with looks that she was interested in.

Morgan trusted my experience and expertise to allow me to do what I thought would be best for her.  She was such a stunning person naturally.  I knew she would be so much fun to doll up for her wedding.  I decided to apply airbrush makeup to last throughout the night.  I kept her eyelid color a soft neutral tone. To make her beautiful green eyes pop, I lined her eyes with black liquid liner.  I blended the liner with a soft black powder to give her a subtle smokey look.  I choose individual lashes, that gave her a natural look. I felt that peach tones would be great on her cheeks, lips, and skin.  I finished the look with a soft champagne shimmer glow on her cheeks, to help give her the dewey bride look.  Morgan’s hair was set with curls, and the top half of her crown was teased to give her the fullness she wanted.  All her curls were swept to the side, to achieve a romantic look.

 

Photography: Cindy McFarland Photography

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01 Dec Gorgeous Bride and Bridal Party

The Veil Of Grace team had the privilege to beautify Amanda and her bridal party.  All eight bridesmaids had their makeup and hair styled for the wedding.  Airbrush makeup and individual lashes were applied to the bride.  She was a bronzed beauty with her gorgeous long hair.  Below are some behind the scene photos of Amanda’s wedding day!

Photography: Caliendo Photography

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11 Nov Tips for Choosing a Bridal Beauty Team

Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for your wedding, you want to make sure they understand your unique vision, and have the experience and expertise to bring it to life.  To help you make the best choice for your memorable day, take a minute to read these tips for choosing the right bridal beauty team.

The Do’s and Dont’s when booking a makeup artist and hair stylist.

1.  Do your research on who you are interested in booking, including their website, reviews, and photos.

~  Do not book someone without knowing their training and experience.

2.  Do a trial run for your makeup and hair styling 6 months prior to your wedding.  This will provide an actual experience for what your “wedding day” makeup and hair could possibly look like.

~  Do not have a friend, whom could be inexperienced in the beauty industry, do your makeup and hair.  If you book your bridal trial in advance, you should have plenty of time to find someone else if you are not happy with the service.

3.  Do coordinate your bridal trial on the day of your engagement shoot, bridal shower, dress fitting, or a special night out with the girls.  This way you can maximize the cost of having your hair and makeup professionally done.

~  Do not go home and wash your face right away.  Actually see how long the makeup lasts throughout the day.  We encourage you to also take photos and see how your makeup and hair photographs.

4. Do make sure your makeup artist and hair stylist provides a contract of all services that are provided on your wedding day.

~  Do not leave without a contract. You do not want any last minute expenses that are unexpected, such as travel, hotel, assistants, and touch ups.

5.  Do ask if your vendor will provide assistants if they are needed for additional services for your bridal party.

~  Do not assume that one person can do hair and makeup for a whole bridal party.  You do not want services left incomplete and potentially be late for your own wedding.

6.  Do ask if the makeup artist or hair stylist will travel to you, or if they assume you are coming to them.  Get details on any “travel fee” cost.  

~  Do not assume that travel, hotel, parking and gratuity is included in the services unless stated.

The Veil Of Grace team will make sure that your wedding day goes smoothly.  We are extremely thorough with our clients and their contracts.  This ensures that every service is accounted for and there are no last minute charges. We take great responsibility in making sure the bride and bridal party feel their absolute best.  Let us help you become the bride of your dreams.

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27 Oct Day Of The Dead Makeup

Samantha Singer, Owner of Veil of Grace, had the amazing opportunity to do a simple Day of the Dead inspired makeup for the Sugar and Charm Blog by Eden Passante. Halloween makeup can be fun and easy with a few simple tips! When creating a Day of the Dead Halloween makeup, you can be as creative as you would like.  Below are the step by step techniques and products used.

 

   

1. Start with a foundation that matches your skin or a few shades lighter for a more “dead look”- MUD foundation

2. Prep eyelid with Mac Paint Pot- Bare Study. Apply all over eyelid and over eyebrow

3. Apply a bright eye shadow color in a circular shape on your eyelid. Continue with the bold color to the top of your brow and below your eyelid. Ben Nye Shadow- Turquoise

4. Apply a second color around the eyes for more definition. Ben Nye Shadow- Celestial Blue

5. Line inside of the lash waterline of your eyes with black eyeliner. Mac Prolong eyeliner- graphite

6. Line the top of your eyelid with a black eyeliner. Mac superslick eyeliner- black

7. Use a black eyeshadow to smudge and smoke out the top and bottom eyeliners. Take the eye shadow and blend over the eyeliner.

8. Create a unique design around the circular shape around your eyes. Half circles were drawn using Mac Superslick liquid liner -green

9. Have fun by using the Mac superslick liners to draw all over your face. Be creative!

10. Complete the look by using the bright eyeshadows you applied on the eyes and nose to contour and hi-light any design that you made on the face.

 

            

 

Floral Crown:  White Fig Designs 

Photography:  Mad Citizen

 

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01 Oct Jamielee’s Wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When Jamielee was searching for a hair and makeup artist for her destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, there were a number of important factors to consider.  The hair and makeup artist would not only have to meet her expectations and budget concerns but also be willing and able to travel internationally.  The Veil of Grace team was exactly what Jamielee was looking for, and excited to be apart of such an amazing event!
No matter what venue they choose, all brides are looking for flawless makeup that will last the whole ceremony, and Jamielee was no exception.  With Veil of Grace owner Samantha Singer’s advanced training in airbrush makeup, each bride can achieve that perfect balance between beauty and functionality.  Airbrush makeup is a silicon based product that is sweat proof, waterproof, and very light weight on the skin.
After an initial consultation and trial run at Priscillas Salon in Valencia, CA, Jamielee and Samantha came up with the perfect look; light skin coverage, grey smokey eyes, individual lashes, natural pink blush, and tinted rose colored lip gloss.  The bride’s hair was styled down with a soft wave.  In addition to Jamielee, Samantha also performed airbrush makeup and up do’s on Jamielee’s mother and three bridesmaids. The wedding was a huge success, with Jamielee’s makeup lasting through all the laughter, tears, and kisses on the cheeks. From the first stroke of the airbrush, to the wedding’s very last toast, she remained a flawless glowing bride.
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