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Engagement Session : MihnTu’s Old Hollywood-inspired Hair + Makeup

22 Oct

This sweet little bride has flawless skin, gorgeous eyes and hair that just doesn’t stop … which made her old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup look for her engagement session with fiancé Mark seem effortless! Ruby red lips, a mini-cat eye and big sleek curls with a deep side part – AMAZING!

Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Sarah Kate Photography and enjoy!

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Dramatic Wedding Makeup {Vanessa}

14 Mar

Meet Vanessa, my super sweet, ultra cool, totally gorgeous bride that knew how to rock a dramatic look.

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Intense slate grey, black and shimmery smokey eyes, fierce lashes, a full brow and a perfectly hot-pink-berry-red pout to match that out-of-this-world red hair of hers. I LOVE this look … and this sweet bride! Her wedding party was just as sweet, and totally excited about their beautiful bridesmaid looks.

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Ben & Vanessa tied the knot at the gorgeous  Belltower Chapel & Garden in Fort Worth in early March.

All images courtesy of the fabulous McGowen Images

Ashley’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding Hair & Makeup

5 Oct

When my good friend Ashley asked me to be her makeup artist and hairstylist for her August wedding in New Orleans, I was elated! And, when she requested one of my all time favorite looks, I was even more excited!

{photo credit :: all images courtesy of Joie Du Jour Photography | New Orleans}

With her traditional ceremony in a landmark New Orleans Episcopal cathedral and her outdoor terrace reception right in the heart of the French Quarter, her notion for all-out old school glamour was spot on. Inspired by the classic glamour of her surroundings, a matte red lip, winged liquid liner and glowing skin were her must-haves that day, as she and her wedding party got ready at the gorgeous Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

If you know me, you also know that my love and affection for a perfectly placed top-knot bun runs deep in my blood. So you can imagine my zeal for this beauty that we created. My favorite thing about Ashley’s bun is that it’s modern and elegant, but just messy enough to keep it youthful and fresh. Ashley had these sweet baby hairs that (as you can see) have a bit of a mind of their own. Rather than forcing them down with too much product, we let them run free, which in my opinion, makes the look all the more her.

Ashley wanted to share the love and glamour with her beautiful bridesmaids as well … sultry eyes and that signature matte red lip for everyone! Ashley’s mother-in-law got a glowing complexion and pretty smokey eyes to go with her gorgeous plum-hued gown. “Becky, you look fantastic,” I told her when I was finished … “I KNOW!!!!” she said! That’s how I know it’s been a good day.

Ashley was a seriously stunning bride on the outside, but her sweet love for her husband Michael and their beautiful baby girl Liv shone through and gave her a natural glow that no makeup can fake. I’m blessed to have been a part of such a lovely occasion!

Thank you to Ashley and Michael for sharing their day with Beauty&theBlush and a very special thank you to the crazy-talented couple at Joie Du Jour Photography of New Orleans for capturing these perfect images!

{Ashley’s beautiful wedding was featured on the Society Bride blog … click HERE to see the full feature and even more of her gorgeous wedding details!}

{wed} Chelsea

31 Jul

Meet Chelsea, my super sweet, full-of-life, Aggie bride who walked down the aisle at the beautiful Ashton Gardens on May 26th! Here’s a look at her gorgeous Aggie-inspired bridals on the A&M campus in College Station by the awesomely cool JP Beato Photography.

She wanted big, bold, statement-making red lips, long lashes and thick black liner … and that’s exactly what she got!

{I adore this photo of the bride and groom from her reception!}

{love this idea! she had her back to the group the entire time I did her makeup so that at the end, she could do a reveal photo to catch their reactions to her completed bridal look!}

{proof that even my party girls look fresh-faced and fabulous at the end of the night!}

{photo credit :: JP Beato}

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