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

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

20 10, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors

By |2010-10-20T14:58:27-06:00October 20th, 2010|Makeup, Photo shoot|

We recently got a chance to do the hair and makeup on the 2011 lookbook with the girls of Smoke & Mirrors. The duo originally met while attending Otis College of Art & Design in the late 1990’s. After Michelle launched two collections on her own and decided to move to New York & Emily became a contestant on Bravo’s 5th season of “Project Runway,” the friends decided to join forces. In the Fall of 2007, the girls launched their first women’s designer contemporary collection under the name,  Smoke & Mirrors. Ranging from bold colors to soft neutrals, to graphics and prints, these easy to wear playful pieces translate into must haves each season. Take a peak below at some of Smoke & Mirrors newest additions for Spring 2011. Enjoy!

Photography by Nancy Neil , Hair & Makeup by Mar & Jenny of Team Hair & Makeup, Styling by Michelle Chaplin & Emily Harteau of Smoke & Mirrors Clothing , Models are Leticia Maldonado & Alex Essoe

23 07, 2010

Airbrush Makeup For Flawless Skin!

By |2010-07-23T08:00:17-06:00July 23rd, 2010|Makeup|

Airbrush Foundation

One of the two types of makeup offered by T.E.A.M. Hair and Makeup, that sets them apart from the competition, is airbrush makeup. The difference that it makes can be explained if you think of the difference between a regular old TV screen, versus a high definition TV screen. Airbrush makeup is used in most celebrity photshoots, runway shows, movies, and more, because it delivers flawless results. Because the makeup is sprayed onto the skin with compressed air, it comes out in microscopic specks that spread evenly over the skin, creating an even skin tone, and the most natural effect available. It truly looks like your own skin. Or if your skin is not perfect, it looks like the perfected version of your own skin!

Airbrush makeup can be used to apply all of your makeup, but T.E.A.M. uses airbrush mostly for foundation, bronzer and blush. Airbrushing makes all the difference on your special day, for perfect photos that you will cherish for years to come.

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