Guest Post Part II: Five Beauty Essentials for the Bride

Hi all! Yesterday I shared my guest blog post for Los Angeles-based event coordinating company, Purple Meadows Events and today I bring you Part II: 5 Beauty Must-Haves to Prepare For Your Wedding Day

Debra Meadowsowner of PM events has a fantastic wedding blog that covers everything from decorations to the dress. Part II of my guest post goes over the best products to have with you in preparation of your big day. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Bride Makeup

Attention Bride-to-be’s: this video was made especially for you! Click below to watch my all-skin-tone flattering, waterproof, HD photo-ready makeup tutorial for your big day.



As promised, here is a full list of the products I used:

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Inner corner, top and bottom: MAC eye pencil in Gilded White (any white/cream colored eye liner will do)
Eyelid/brow bone: Virgin eye shadow from the Naked Palette
Eyelid: layered with MAC Yogurt eye shadow and Vanilla pigment on top
Crease: MAC’s lavender/pink Haux eye shadow, followed by grey Scene and dark grey Print.
Waterline: Urban Decay Perversion liner
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Fake lashes: non-brand from Naimies, #10s from MAC are similar.
Blush: MAC Breath of Plum
Cheekbones: MAC’s Trophy Bounce shadow with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (any) on top
Lips: MAC’s Highstrung and Creme Cup lipsticks with MAC Plum liner and NYX Naked liner

My Diamonds & Pearls Bride

One of the most enthusiastic and genuinely happy brides I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on, Stephanie Nunez, married her long time love, Andy Faucett, last summer in Lodi, Calif. They had an outdoor wedding ceremony and held their reception in a winery barn. I was honored to be the makeup artist for her entire wedding party. I call this look, “Old Hollywood Latina Glam”!
June 2010

The funnest bridesmaids around!

Here’s to forever lasting love


Njambi, Santa Barbara’s Bridal Beauty

Last May, I had the pleasure of doing all the makeup for Njambi and Kevin’s Santa Barbara wedding. Here are some of the professional photos taken from their special day.

Here is the Mrs. touching up in the mirror– this is my favorite photo of her!

Njambi and Kevin with their lovely moms. All makeup used on these ladies was via MAC Cosmetics.
What a fun bunch these girls were! The Brunette Beauties. All of them had amazing skin. It was a makeup artist’s dream.

Here are some shots of the speeches:

A guest shot of Lisa (I did her eyes)


Gorgeous Matte Skin in the Summer

Last weekend, I went to a fabulous vineyard wedding in Northern California and did the makeup for the bridal party. Here is the Mother of the Bride. She wore a navy blue long gown with crystal accessories. Her skin is on the oily side so I packed her down with MAC Matte CreamPrep + Prime Skin and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. The powder can be worn on top of or underneath foundation. It’s such a shine-saver! 
I gave Becky’s olive complexion coral cheeks and lips to make it pop and matched her eyes to her dress.

May Wedding in Santa Barbara

Happy Spring! The weather was beautiful this weekend in Santa Barbara, where I traveled to do fresh-faced Njambi’s wedding. This was the most relaxed wedding party I have ever met. Everyone was on time and in a great mood. I always say that the “mood” of the party trickles down from the bride. So kudos to Njambi for keeping everyone cool as a cucumber 🙂
Here is the Matron of Honor, Rosemary’s eyes.
Junior Bridesmaid
The groom’s mother
The bride’s mother, who was making me laugh and cracking jokes all day.
Here is more of a natural look on wedding guest Lisa’s eyes:

Sweetest Bride

I did this lovely bride’s makeup, Corine, for her July 4th wedding at the Beverly Hilton and Greystone Mansion. She already had smooth even skin, so it made my job easy. Her fiance’s request was that she look like she does everyday (natural, obvs) so i kept her fresh and sweet appearance and enhanced with lashes (which she STILL had on the next day for the family breakfast and poolside event, haha!)

Peek A Boo!

Hi Makeup Lovers! I have been super busy with family and work events this fall, and completely forgot about this poor blog! My apologies, I promise I’ll be more attentive in the future…
 Here is another LadyCArtistry bride named Monique. She’s a shy one, but I was able to snag this pic of her on her most important day. I had the privelidge of doing her makeup back in Spring of 2009.

Bridal Makeup

Good morning dolls! Thought I’d finally post some photos of my work. This is the lovely Mrs. Angelica Rose McDonnell in November 2008. Got her ready for the best day of her life with the full Bridal treatment. She wanted a natural look (as most brides do), so i used some really classic lashes and of course waterproof eye makeup. Brides are my favorite clients, i love being there on their special day and making them feel beautiful.

Contact me on here for inquiries and appts. I would love to help you get ready for your special day! 🙂