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WED :: Mila’s wedding day beauty with Feather & Twine Photography at Piazza in the Village

17 Jan

Sweet Mila came to me wanting understated glamour and an elegant bridal look but most importantly, she wanted to look like herself. We kept her makeup really clean and fresh, adding a pop of color (purple!) on her eyes. We swept her dark silky hair up into a sleek chignon and sent her down the aisle to marry her prince charming. She treated her maid-of-honor to a day of beauty too! Enjoy!

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My favorite thing about this image? Mila came to me for an appointment around 8:30AM on her wedding day … and here she is, cake cutting, late night and all, still looking just as flawless as when she left my chair early that morning!

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Photography by the lovely Feather & Twine; venue Piazza in the Village, Colleyville.

WED: Marissa’s big day at Omni Fort Worth with Tucker Images :: Haute Hair

13 Nov

For Marissa & Yosi’s gorgeous wedding at the Omni Fort Worth, Beauty & the Blush was booked for a full day of haute hairstyles for the bride and her maids, which made me super excited because usually I’m busy doing makeup the whole time that I don’t get any of the super-fun and creative hair action on weddings days (which is fine because I usually leave that to my curling, poufing, pinning extraordinaire assistant Linda, who totally rocks).

IMG_1699(pp_w920_h667)I absolutely love Marissa’s undone braid-into-side-ponytail goodness that totally balanced her beautiful, feminine, delicate lace gown. Her bridesmaids varied from chignons to ballerina buns and braids all around.

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Special thanks to my sweet friend and wildly talented friend Britney of Tucker Images for capturing these great, swoon-worthy detail shots for me!

{makeup by Lip Service Professional Makeup Artistry}

Glam pink makeup | loose deconstructed hair | Featured on Ruffled Blog

16 Jul

One of my favorite things about being a makeup artist/hair stylist in DFW is partnering up with the AMAZING talents in this industry to create crazy-fun, glamorous, totally unique photoshoot inspiration ideas and concepts. Today, our pink+emerald+gold modern-chic wedding is featured on RUFFLED Blog and I’m super excited! See the full blog post here  and see the entire gallery of the shoot’s images here!

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And enjoy this special feature on the hair and makeup from the shoot. I incorporated the pink/gold theme into a shimmery, fully lined eye in deep burgundy, lighter pink and gold with glowing skin and bronze cheeks. Her hair is a little haphazard, a little messy, but big, full and loaded with volume.

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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photography and Styling: Lauren Peele Photography / Flowers: Kate Foley Designs/ Wedding Dress: De Ma Fille / Earrings: Laura Hunter Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Bow Tie: This Humble Abode / Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets / Plates, Water Glasses, and Champagne Glasses: West Elm / Swizzle Sticks: French Knot Studios / Animal Place Card Holders: The Festive Fox / Tassel Garland, Balloon Tail, and Geometric Piñatas: Studio Mucci / Triangle and Circle Garland: Glitter and Grain / “Cheers” Banner: Confetti Design Shop / Ghost Chairs: Studio 206 / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Napkins: Anthropologie / Invitations and Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

Glamorous Bridal Hair & Makeup :: Courtney’s Wedding at Event 1013

7 Jun

Someone! Cue the confetti, because this lovely girl just sparkles! Courtney’s gorgeous forest-fairy bridals at Grapevine Springs Park and her adorable (totally custom-EVERything) wedding at Event 1013 will make you swoon. Seriously, Courtney & Quinn …. cutest couple award, right here!

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I typically am a little skeptical of styling bride’s hair totally down for their wedding day … so many factors are in play to ensure it holds the style. But Courtney’s sleek, romantic, Hollywood-inspired curls are just to die for… and they we just as beautiful at 10am as they were for her exit at midnight! Along with her curls, a soft smokey eye and pretty lashes were on Courtney’s must-have list.

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Check out these beautiful photos from Braden Harris PhotographyAnd for more stunning photos and serious wedding inspiration, check out Braden’s entire blog post here!

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Ashley’s simply chic wedding style :: makeup & hair

16 May

Ashley is the kind of girl that you look at and think to yourself… “She’s so cool. I wanna be friends with her.” She’s effortlessly chic, down to earth, a little boho, and just about as naturally pretty as it gets. (the kind of girl who can swipe on a little mascara and look drop dead gorgeous, sigh.) And, when she agreed to let me use a more-orange-than-coral lipstick on her for her Big Day, well … that just took it to a whole different level. I should mention that since her wedding, I’ve become totally obsessed (hehe!) with Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar). Please enjoy these ah-maz-ing images from Ashley & Greg’s big day at the Magnolia Hotel, photographed by one of my favorites of all time, Sara & Rocky Photography.

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{bridesmaids hairstyling by Tracy Melton}

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I should also mention that while Ashley’s updo was one of my favorite hairstyles I’ve done to date (golden/diamond hair accessory from White Gown Showroom), she also had a mid-reception gown change and hairstyle flip! Her glamorous waves were perfectly topped off with an chic, oversized flower comb!

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{fabulous floral by Ed Barrett of Signature Weddings; wedding design & styling by Jen Rios Design}

Warm, natural, golden wedding makeup and romantic hair {Linda}

18 Mar

Meet Linda, friends! One of the sweetest brides I’ve ever worked with! She and I hit it off the moment she walked in the door and created several different looks for her bridals, boudoir session (at Nuvo Room) and her Big Day (at the Filter Building)!

For her consultation, we did a low, loose and twisted, curled, updo on the side.

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At her bridals, we took the twists to the back of her head and did a style flip and took it down with beautiful tousled waves for her boudoirs.

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Then, on her Big Day, we created more of a softer, low bun! Add lots of natural, soft, romantic volume on top and voila! Makeup for her bridals and boudoir was a light smokey eye and for her wedding day, we went more of  a soft, glowing, golden route. All the looks were gorgeous on her!

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{all images courtesy of the fabulously talented TUCKER IMAGES}

Hair Love :: Bridal Bouffant

20 Jan

I LOVE when my brides want to try something new, different, cool …. and BIG with their hair! One of my recent brides came to me with this photo (below). She wanted big, oversized curls, tons of pouf and volume with a teeny headband for her big day!

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Here’s how we tailored the look just for her!

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Don’t be afraid to try something a little unexpected for your Big Day!

Natalie’s Trophy Club Wedding {makeup & hair}

15 Jan

While perusing last year’s Beauty&theBlush schedule, I almost fell out of my chair when I realized I hadn’t blogged my beautiful bride, Natalie, and her gorgeous Trophy Club Country Club wedding! (I mean, let’s be honest, she is shut-the-front-door pretty!)

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Even though I am ridiculously late in posting and Natalie is coming up on her one year anniversary with her handsome hubby, not sharing these images with you would just be a crime. Her soft, romantic but totally glamorous makeup was perfect for her outdoor, spring wedding. And her side swept, sleek chignon topped it all off! So without further adieu, I give you the stunning bride, Natalie.

{images courtesy of Anna Routh Photography}

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Makeup & Hair :: New Year’s Eve Special :: $100!

20 Dec

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Lynne’s stunning Houston wedding : dramatic makeup & glamorous updo

13 Dec

Meet Lynne, my sweet Houston bride that’s got a heart of gold and the bone structure of a mythical goddess. I mean, seriously, this Southern belle turned pageant queen could have walked down the aisle sans-makeup and hair a muck and she still would have glowed… but lucky for me, I had the awesome opportunity to spend the day with her in Houston for her big “I Do” to her sweet hubby Cale.

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Lynne’s pretty olive skin and dark hair called for smoldering bronzy-brown eyes, an apricot cheek and sun kissed lips. We topped off her classic glam look with a delicate, slightly tousled pompadour undo.

(photos courtesy of Matthew Hogan Photography)

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