I recently got an email from a bride asking me for advice on what to ask makeup artists before she chooses one. So I got to thinking and came up with a list of five things you absolutely must ask a makeup artist before hiring them.
I created this board to give brides an idea of what they should do if their Valimah outfit (or wedding outfit, you modern brides!) is blue. My sister-in-law had a gorgeous red outfit with deep blue accents, and we had an incredible time picking decor. Since most brides these days tend to not want to focus so much on the “red” (way overdone) I created an inspiration board around this particular lengha that plays around with the blue and cream hues more.
Whereas the dress does not have a hint of white, I think it’s perfectly OK to place cream or champagne colored accents on the cake, depending on your embroidery. I think where most brides go wrong is where they try to mimic the teal or almost pastel shade of their blue outfit in their makeup. It’s absolutely not necessary to have teal colored eyeshadow, what you can do is play up your gorgeous almond-shaped Pakistani eyes and use this silvery smokey eye makeup (find details on my Pinterest).
I also love that hydrangeas can be found in blue if you must have blue centerpieces! You can mix your flowers with shades of deep purple and cream or gold colored flowers if you want to.
What colors do you struggle finding wedding inspiration for?
Hello all! With the wedding over and behind me (it happened 4 months ago can you believe it??) I don’t have much time or topics to blog about. I’ve been meaning to blog about more experiences with super important things, like your makeup trials, choosing a DJ (mine was AWFUL!) and other little things that you should really spend a bit more time on when searching for your perfect vendors.
I would have to say the best thing about Kim K (as always) is that girls incredible makeup! Her artists never fail to make her look incredible, and for her first look, I love the pink glossy lips and brown eye shadow. I feel like the entire blog world was buzzing about it and brides will for sure copy that. Take a look below, beautiful!!
Her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic dished to People that he used Lancôme 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Frenzy ($48 at Macy’s, Nordstrom) on her lids. I own the Urban Decay Naked Palette so I’m not sure I’d need to buy this $48 palette, but I will go to Macy’s to test it out. Her makeup artist to People “I swept the golden shade all over lid, the darkest shade along her crease and the lightest shade I used on the brow bone to highlight. I swept the golden colors along Kim’s lower lash line for a super-soft smoky look.” He doesn’t mention which false lashes he used on her eyes, but since she’s known to wear Make Up For Ever foundation it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the brand she wore. I usually tend to go for the MAC lashes because the #7s never fail me.
Now for that incredible headpiece (diamonds by Lorraine Schwartz. Would you expect less from Kim??). It had a little bit of a Pakistani twist to it, since many Pakistani brides wear what we call a “Sehra” or “Mang” around their head (see photo below). I chose not to wear one because I think they only suit a certain woman’s face.
Do you see where the inspiration came from? Not quite the same, but very similar! What did you think of her wedding?? Amazing, our a bit too much?