30 12, 2010

Our New Year’s Eve Makeup Tips and Tricks Featured on Style Me Pretty’s Newsletter!

By |2010-12-30T17:12:38-07:00December 30th, 2010|Featured, Makeup, Makeup Tips|


If there is one thing that most women have in common, it is our long running relationship with makeup. Whether you are a glam goddess or simply like to spruce up your au natural beauty with a little lipgloss, chances are you have an arsenal of go-to products for putting your best face forward. Since it is the season for holiday parties and soirees, we thought what better time to try a new look or perfect your routine with some AMAZING tips from the professionals.

We called upon our favorite makeup guru, Mar from TEAM Hair and Makeup for her top party looks just in time for a New Year’s Eve debut and the best part? These could easily be translated into gorgeous bridal looks…Smokey Sensation

Foundation Tip: Ladies, our mothers were right when it comes to foundation…. Less is More! Use a dab of your favorite foundation along with a Taklon brush (designed for foundation) and when applying use gentle strokes going down. Blend with a mineral powder and you’re set!

Lip Tip: For the perfect pout, apply concealer on your lips first so your lipstick will blend and stay on all night. When using a bright color such as a red or a berry apply your lipstick on the outer edge of your mouth first then fill in, do this and your lips will look full without looking overdone or old fashioned with a lip liner.

Eye Tip: Smokey and Sultry, oh my! Start with the eye lid, apply your darkest color and as you work your way up go lighter and lighter until you are at the brow bone. Apply a gel liner around the eye then take your darkest shadow and gently smudge around your eye using a fine tip brush, apply mascara and at least 4 individual lashes on the outer lash line and voila! You have smokey eyes!


Vintage Flare

Eye Tip: The best way to be sure your eyeliner is spot on, is to apply a gel liner with a medium angle brush. Before the gel dries take a black eyeshadow and glide over the liner to create a rich looking dramatic line.

Lip Tip: Whether your “Vintage Flare” lip color is red, coral or berry always use a shimmery champagne to highlight your lips, add a touch of silver shadow and POP you have a festive shimmer to your pout.

Brows: To frame your face, use just a touch of color one shade lighter than your hair color to bring out your natural brow shape. Then grab a toothbrush, add a little hairspray to it and brush your brows into shape and make sure that brush ends up in your makeup bag and not your medicine cabinet!


Victorian Beauty

Lashes Tip: Patience is a virtue and so are your lashes! Enhance your natural lash line with individually placed lashes. Alternate between short, medium and at the very outer corner apply at least two long lashes to give your eyes a natural flare! Always use waterproof glue too!

Cheeks: Your blush color can be a tool to use to enhance the color of your eyes! Who would of thought using a pink poppy blush color could make your eyes POP! Well it can! Apply your blush in a “C” shape starting at the apple of your cheek going to the temple and blend! Add in a touch of yellow mineral powder just under the eyes for an extra highlighter, creating a higher cheekbone.

Lip Tip: Apply a lip stain in your favorite Holiday Red and smudge it on with your finger, apply twice for a deep matte shade, which will last all evening.


Beach Meets Chic

Cheek Tip: Apply a creme blush in peach, orange or coral to create a dewy sunkissed look. Take a gold shimmer or gold mineral shadow and gently dust over the creme blush for a festive and playful look!

Lip Tip: Gloss, Gloss and more Gloss! Apply your peach, orange or coral creme blush to your lips! Apply in two coats and set with a champagne gloss then gloss it up again in clear!

Brows: Au Natural can play too! Keep your brows as natural as possible. Focus on taming them not changing them! Brush your brows upwards (toothbrush works wonders) and then only remove the brow hairs which appear longer. Brush again and done!


And there you have it … perfectly steal-worthy looks for a night out on the town or even a skip down the aisle.

Photography: Lacie Hansen Photography / Styling: TEAM Hair and Makeup / Models:Yilin Wang, Rosine Ebangue, Mallory MacDougal, Eva Saint Denis

15 12, 2010

Featured on: Wedding Chicks

By |2010-12-15T09:30:35-07:00December 15th, 2010|Featured, Real Wedding|

We were featured on Wedding Chicks for a wedding we did hair and makeup for at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch. See below to view Wedding Chicks post on this beautiful shabby chic inspired wedding!

We have a splendid wedding to share with you today from Amelia Lyon Photography. Whitney and Steve were married at, Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California. This lovely venue features 10 different locations on property to hold your event, from cobblestone courtyards, olive groves and pool side patios to large fields able to accommodate well over 500. We love that there is a secluded original 1920s ranch house, known as “Sitting Bull”. Utterly charming! This is a must see venue!

To see all of the images click here.

14 12, 2010

Featured on: Once Wed

By |2010-12-14T11:09:32-07:00December 14th, 2010|Featured, Makeup, Photo shoot|

This month has just flown by and our features have been coming in!! With our holiday brides, photo shoots & Wedding Day Makeover TLC show we have been very busy! Because of that, we have been neglecting staying up to date with our postings:(  Now it is time to catch up!…Last week we were featured on Once Wed. This beautiful photoshoot was shot by, the always amazing Jose Villa, in the Santa Ynez Valley. Check out the Once Wed post!

Tada! Welcome to the new site! We’re so excited to finally show you! There are a ton of new features rolling out soon but we just couldn’t wait any longer to launch the new look. First off, over the next few days, we are SO excited to feature an amazing line of dresses from NY designer, Saja. Not only are they beautiful…they’re also amazingly affordable with every dress in her line being priced under $1150! And now you can order Saja wedding dresses online in our BRAND NEW Boutique!

Saja Wedding Dress Odette

Saja Wedding Dress Joe Pye

Saja Wedding Dress Fireflies

Photography by Jose Villa

Wedding Dresses by Saja

Hair and Makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

1 12, 2010

Featured on Style Me Pretty Again!

By |2010-12-01T10:00:17-07:00December 1st, 2010|Featured|

Los Angeles Wedding by Meg Perotti

November 30th. 2010 by Emilia Jane20 comments

I smell a new trend coming on and it smells like freshly cut grass in the city.  Meg Perotti is the talented shutterbug behind the lens of this nature-infused, modern wedding that is just overflowing with style and romance.  A green, white and gray palette with oodles of soft, romantic touches plays perfectly against the urban backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.  For more organic meets metropolitan inspiration check out the full gallery!

Downtown LA Wedding I

Downtown LA Wedding II

Downtown LA Wedding VI
Downtown LA Wedding V

Downtown LA Wedding IV

Downtown LA Wedding VIII

Downtown LA Wedding IX

Downtown LA Wedding VII

Downtown LA Wedding III

Very shortly after Adam and I were engaged, we started scouting out wedding venues in Los Angeles. From the moment we first saw Cafe Pinot, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. We both wanted to be married outside, ideally in an urban setting ( but one that was not cold). This venue offered a beautiful park and garden setting surrounded by tall buildings on almost every side. This became a big part of the inspiration for our wedding decor. Our colors a rich green, white, and gray were inspired by the colors that we fell in love with at the venue — the green of the trees and grass and the gray of the concrete buildings and sidewalks. As the planning evolved, we decided to add hints of blush pink for a feminine touch.

The taller centerpieces on each table featured white and blush colored garden roses (for their soft ruffle effect) and poufs of white hydrangea, contrasted against the shorter centerpieces which contained succulents perched atop gray river rocks.  Our escort card holders were hand cut birch branches which displayed the names of our guests in calligraphy done by the amazing Grace Edmands. For our cake stand we used a 6″ thick wood slice from an actual tree. The cake was decorated simply with olive leaves and garden roses.  We had our table numbers made using white paper embossed with a wood grain pattern.

Since Adam and I both love candy, we thought that candied apples would be the perfect treat to send our guests home with. I came up with the idea to only partially dip the apples so that they looked more organic and rustic (and so the green would show). We had them dipped in caramel and then in white chocolate to match our wedding colors. The amazing staff at Generations of Lee Gelfond Chocolate did such a wonderful job of painstakingly preparing the apples and wrapping each one in a beautiful clear box with a bow and favor tag we provided.

Our wedding day was so special and absolutely wonderful — not only because of the incredible that love Adam and I felt for each other, but because of all of the love and warmth that we were so lucky to be surrounded by. Although it rained on the morning of our wedding, looking back on the day this only added to the romantic and dreamy quality of the day (and the photos!). In the end, our organic romantic wedding (as we like to call it) turned out to be even lovelier than we could have imagined thanks to all of the amazing time and energy our vendors put in to help our vision become a reality.

Wedding Photographer: Meg Perotti Photographer / Wedding Venue: Cafe Pinot / Wedding Coordinator:Chic Ambiance Events / Wedding Cake: Fantasy Frosting / Entertainment: Rossi Music / Florist: The Hidden Garden / Hair and Make-up: T.E.A.M. Hair & Makeup

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