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Outdoor Dallas Engagement Session :: Jasmine’s hair & makeup

29 Jul

I absolutely adore this outdoor engagement session with my bride Jasmine!

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She wanted outdoor-friendly, smoldering, smokey eye makeup … so instead of the traditional black and grey used to create a smokey eye, I made it daytime-approriate by using taupe, slate grey and a hint of plum. Pair that with carefree, voluminous waves, and you get this  this fashionably sassy engagement shoot by Amy Karp Photography!

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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}

Lucky in Love {St. Patrick’s Day Shoot} Hair & Makeup

16 Mar

Here’s a little ode to the Irish … our Lucky in Love photo shoot was featured on the Ruffled Blog today … and here’s a little recap of my model’s side-swept, braided and twisted updo, porcelain skin and sherbet-orange lip that I just can’t get enough of! {see the entire Ruffled feature here!}

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Her sassy red hair and peachy-glow makeup totally rocks with the emerald and mint, right?

Shoot Location: Fort Worth, TX / Photographer: Nine Photography / Design and Coordination: Grit & Gold / Design and Styling: Jen Rios Design / Floral Design: We + You / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Shoot Venue: The Main Social / Rentals: Rent My Dust / Chocolates: CocoAndre / Paper Goods: Caroline Creates

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

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!

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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Beauty&theBlush featured on the Ruffled Blog {Giving Thanks Photoshoot}

30 Nov

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Thanksgiving may be over, but today I am totally giving thanks for these beauties … and the awesome wedding pros behind this sweet shoot! Take a look at this turkey day inspired photoshoot, {designed by Couture Events by Lottie and photographed by Heather Hawkins Photography with floral from We + You} where I had the fun opportunity to do hair and makeup for two very good friends of mine! Jessica + Joey (a former bride/client of mine) and Missy + Jesse (tying the knot next year) were my gorgeous models for the shoot! You can see the entire Ruffled blog post hereEnjoy!

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Full Credits :: Event Design and Styling: Couture Events by Lottie / Wedding Flowers: We Plus You / Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe: Beauty & the Blush / Food: Couture Events by Lottie / Pies: Uncle Willie’s / Rentals: Give Me Props and The Vintage Dish / Stationery: Caroline Creates / Custom Napkins: Love Dove

Sparkle & Shine Holiday Special {get party-perfect hair and makeup for this season’s soirees!}

27 Nov

 

Beauty&theBlush is offering a haute holiday special just for YOU!

Airbrush makeup and couture makeup application plus a beautiful blowout or styled ‘do for this holiday season’s biggest bashes and sparkliest soirees.

You deserve to sparkle & shine!

BOOK NOW by emailing me at

{beautyandtheblush@yahoo.com}


Offer valid December 1-31 | subject to availability | 2-hour appointment | Payment due at time of booking

Photoshoot {Phantom of the Opera}

4 Sep

I am LOVING these seriously haute images I just received from a photo shoot I did makeup and hair for last week! Inspired by the classic, Phantom of the Opera and shot at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas.

Our beautiful model (and actual bride-to-be) took on the leading role with soft matte eyes in a neutral peach, glam false lashes loaded with mascara, fierce eyebrows and a vampy, plum-red lipstick that stole the show!

{Fab Vendor Lineup}

Lyncca Harvey Photography, Jen Rios DesignHolly Viles Events and DecorBeauty&theBlush Makeup & StylingKennique LinensGloss Luxury Event RentalsBlue Eye Brown EyeCakewalk Bake ShopBliss Bridal SalonQ Custom Clothier, and Period Charm Rentals 

WED {Claire}

29 May

Claire & Jason said “I Do” in a glamorous ceremony at the beautiful Piazza in the Village on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Claire’s gorgeous olive complexion looked even more stunning with the airbrush and her dark eyes sparkled with a heavy metallic greige and brown smokey eye. Pair that with  peachy-bronze cheek bones and a nude-mauve lip and she was ready to walk down the aisle!

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This wedding was especially meaningful to me because it was my second wedding for this family. Last summer, I was the makeup artist for Claire’s sister-in-law, Jessica {seen at Jessica’s wedding here}.

Meaningful and bittersweet. As a makeup artist, I get to spend the most important, special and celebrated day of a family’s life with them, and because of that, I get to really know a family. Shortly after Claire’s wedding, her wonderfully sweet and loving mom, Patricia, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I will always remember Mrs. Pena as one of my favorite (and kindest) mother-of-the-bride clients … she just loved her false eyelashes and getting made up! And I had the good fortune of having her in my chair not just once, but twice.

{in loving memory & honor of Mrs. Patricia Pena}

{photography by My Little Umbrella}

 

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