I arrived at her parents house a few minutes before she did and spent some time setting up and chatting with her mom and aunts which was was interesting because everyone was so relaxed which is rare.
When they arrived her sister hopped in my chair fresh faced and we began. She explained that since this day was simply the ceremony and she normally didn't wear a lot of makeup that keeping it neutral would be best.
So we kept it to golds & browns with minimal liner and clean simple lips and cheeks...
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Then it was on to the bride. She also wanted to keep it fairly simple so I decided on champagnes and browns. It was daytime so she didn't want super dramatic but I really think this combination played up her eyes well. We added half lashes and a bit of liner, gloss and blush and she was set!
The following day I arrived at their hotel to get all the bridesmaids and the bride ready for the reception. This time I had a bit of help (thanks Anjali) so we were able to take our time. The Indian outfits were purple and ivory and her reception color was purple so we decided to play up the purple theme. All the girls were so warm and friendly that it made my job so much easier!
Sister of the bride (before pic from the day before)
For the reception the bride wanted a bit more intensity. We used Beautiful Iris, Satellite Dreams, Fig & Nylon shadows from MAC to create this look. We again added the half lashes and more liner (MUFE aqua eyes), clean lips and a touch of blush (nars Orgasm & Peachykeen by MAC). I filled in and cleaned up her brows and added a few coats of mascara and voila!
Part of why I love doing what I do it to see the smile on my clients faces after. I had a blast with this bride, her family and friends and wish A&N all the best in their new life together.