OK have I already admitted that I’m not the world’s best blogger? I apologize to anyone reading this now that I have been late with the posting of this detailed info. In the previous blog I showcased an editorial video shoot of bridal hair and makeup ideas & photographs. I promised you behind the scenes and all the nitty gritty detail so here it is…. but don’t take my word for it – listen to the experts tell you about fabulous hair styles & makeup…
Here is the play by play detail that only SASHA (fabulous makeup artist available for Bridal & Engagement shoots this season hint hintand hair expert extraordinaire VLAD (found at the one and only Jonathan Neil Salon in Halifax – I really must remember to book him for my next root touch up as he so politely reminded me of… LOL).
THE HAIR – DETAILS BY VLAD
“These 3 looks are based on 2 of the biggest trends now.
Kristin (blonde) – The undone look with loose beach waves.
How did I do it?
I used a micro crimper to get texture and volume because her hair was fine. Then I curled it /spiral with curling iron to soft loose curls. I then made knots on the top for the illusion of the braid in her 2nd photo as shown.
Caitlyn (redhead) – Old Hollywood Glam
I curled it with curling iron then brushed it all to make old hollywood glam waves – gorgeous!
Sarah (brunette) – Tight high pony-tail (what is one of the biggest trends now) then put in in few sleek buns on the top with very sleek & sexy side bangs.
AND OF COURSE WE CAN’T FORGET THE MAKEUP!!!!
Most brides tend to choose a natural makeup look. It’s all about focusing on a flawless complexion, and enhancing the eyes and lips without using bold colors or really dark shades. Instead, using neutral colors for the eyeshadow such as beige, champagne, bronze, taupe, and lighter shades work best. Applying a thin dark brown or black liner on the upper lashline will help open up the eyes. Instead of using a pencil liner, I usually like applying a light shadow with a smudge brush on the lower lash line to give a softer line. For Kristin, I used individual lashes to create a fuller lash without it looking to overdone. Depending on the brides’ lashes and what she wants, we may or may not use them. This look will make you feel like a more polished version of yourself on your wedding day, but always remember that makeup looks slightly different in photographs than in person. You’ll want to take some pictures after your makeup consult to see if you like the intensity. You may even want something more natural for your ceremony, then darken it up for your reception.
More and more brides are interested in choosing vintage styled makeup for their wedding. Think old hollywood glamour with the classic red lip and doe eyes. Remember with Red lips, although stunning, can be a challenge because it may require more maintainence. There are some tricks to help the red lip last longer and prevent bleeding- bleeding is something you definitely don’t want in pictures! A reservable lip liner is a great product to use outside of the lip to help prevent bleeding. Applying a red lip liner that matches your shade lipstick, all over the lip beforehand will help the lipstick adhere and last longer. Some artists will take a tissue and tear it into 1 ply and gently place it over the lips after the liner and lipstick is applied, and tap translucent powder over top to help set. You can add gloss if you dont want a matte look. Matte colors last longer than others, although they tend to be more drying. It depends what look you prefer. Caitlyn looks great in this classic shade of red, and the key to this look is keeping the eyeshadow to a minimum. I used a light wash for the lid to the brow bone, and a soft taupe for the crease. To make this look complete, I used a black gel liner with a fine point brush just on the upper lash line and created a wing at the outer corner. A full strip of false lashes were applied to create a nice doe eyed effect.
Think sexy and glamorous! For brides who want red carpet glam for their wedding, this style gives you so many options. A smokey eye can be created with many color variations, and you can really have fun with it. Many brides seem to shy away from this style makeup because it’s out of their comfort zone, but just remember makeup isn’t permanent and having a consultation will ensure you’re confident with your choice! You should choose a focus. If you choose a darker eye, always go with a softer lip or vice versa. On Sarah, I chose a smokey eye using a mixture of colors, and by adding a small amount of silver shadow on the lower lash line really makes her eyes pop. I decided to go with full strip lashes, but again, you can use other options such as individual lashes. The soft pink lip and cheek helps balance the smokey eye nicely. Her flawless complexion was created using a lightweight hd foundation, brightening concealer under the eyes and hd powder to set.
Contouring and highlighting are important makeup techniques for photography. You can enhance or minimize facial features, and can be used in any style makeup you choose.
Shaping and filling in the brows is key to framing the face and completing any look.
*** AGAIN THANK YOU TO THE TEAM!
Makeup: Sasha Andrews
Hair: Vlad Snytkin
Video Production: Tanya Reynolds
Model 1: Kristin Langille
Model 2: Caitlyn Dorey/ Dress from Felicity Bridal
Model 3: Sarah Harrison/ Dress from Felicity Bridal
Super special THANK YOU to Christa Ackerman at the fabulous Felicity Bridal!