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Cameron is getting married the end of August, and today we did her run through/bridal portrait makeup.

We opted for a layered eye, starting with:

Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow by NARS,
then adding Himalayas by NARS over that,
and finally darkening and rimming the top lashline with Night Breed by Nars, a matte black with silver glitter.

Plenty of Voluminous Mascara by L’Oreal on top and bottom lashes.

Primer by Smashbox

Foundation by Chanel

Concealer by Becca

Powder by Laura Mercier

Lip Glosses by Sephora

This look took about 25 minutes. She’s adding false eyelashes on her wedding day.

See you soon Cameron!

Sara’s mom emailed me about makeup, and I went to their home in Aledo to do her makeup. Luckily they were extremely patient, because Spencer was in tow, and had just woken up from a nap.
Sara is beautiful and has a naturally exotic look. She wanted to go vintage.(Something tells me this is a trend….) I tried to meet halfway with a smokier cat eye, lashes, and a pop of teal in the inner corner.(I am in love with teal lately, sorry. Nails are teal, I wear teal eyeliner, I wish I had a teal unicorn….)
Anyway, Sara and her mom were so great, Sara is a theater buff and is currently in Aledo’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” and is planning to enter Auburn in the fall with a double major of Theater and Public Relations.
This is Sara, she’s going places!!

Megan contacted me about doing her makeup for her July 28th wedding, and today was her trial run/bridal photos in Bridgeport.
We hadn’t discussed style, but when I arrived and she told me what she wanted I knew immediately what I wanted to do. Vintage. Old Hollywood glamour.

A stylized version for an upturned cat eye, with some purple and teal pops of color to match the dark purple flowers and peacock feathers of her bouquet.(With LASHES of course!!) A matte red lip, (Cruella Velvet Matte Pencil by NARS) and porcelain, matte complection with pink blush. She is beautiful, and I look forward to her August wedding, thank goodness it’s inside!! (And thank goodness for NARS oil free primer!!)



I had the wonderful honor of doing the makeup of Katie Schmid and her bridal party at the home of her mother, Claire. I did her sister Mary’s makeup for her wedding, and we did it the same way, at her mother’s home, friends coming and going, listening to music, and relaxing.
The wedding was at 6pm, so we got an early start to make sure the party could leave for photos by 2:30pm. Amazing hairstylist Sarah Walker-Brittain of the Bee’s Knees Hair Studio in Fort Worth was booked for the entire day, and did everyone’s hair based on their taste. Makeup was also done based on the individual’s style. The styles ran the gamut, there were the “I NEVER wear makeup” variety, and The “I LOVE makeup and wear a TON” types as well.

I pride myself in doing exactly what the client wants. I don’t want to freak anyone out, or make them feel uncomfortable asking to change something. I really don’t get offended if it’s not what you envisioned, and you would like me to change it. I ultimately want you to feel beautiful, and not at all self concious.

Mary, for instance(First photos in the gallery) loves a dark dramatic eye. False lashes, lots of blush. She wants to look like she’s wearing makeup.

The Bride’s sister in law, on the other hand, (Second person) wears no makeup on a regular basis, so I just accentuated her beautiful features, and evened out her skin.

The photos of Katie(she’s the last one) show her without false lashes, and with. Most of the girls opted for lashes, and I provide those. I just wanted to show what a difference they make.

The gallery below is an example of a well planned and executed relaxing wedding day preparation. Congratulations Katie Schmid-Coffee!!

Kathy And Karen

I did makeup for Kathy Martinez-Babaa’s wedding today at Robson Ranch just North of Denton. Kathy’s mom was apprehensive about having her makeup done, because she “never wears makeup”. I reassured her and gave her a look that I feel looks modern, simple, enhanced and youthful.
Kathy is a makeup LOVER. She was totally cool with color, and I think her look is stylish, modern, but a little fun. I paid purples, plums, and pinks with a pop of gold. Adding a subtle pop of color adds interest, it doesn’t have to be bold, just a sheer wash of a contrasting color.

Congratulations, Kathy, you were a gorgeous bride, and a really sweet person!

Kathy, before

Kathy, after

Kathy's eyes, detail.

Karen, Kathy's mom, before

Karen, after

Kathy wanted a fun look for her bachelorette night out, one week before her wedding. The pop of chartreuse on the inner corner of her top lid really makes her green eyes “pop”. Hope you have a fun night, girlfriend!

On Eyes: Savage cream eyeshadow, Kyoto pencil, Star Sailor Duo Eyeshadow(metallic khaki), Rated R duo Eyeshadow(metallic chartreuse) All by NARS and Bobbi Brown gel liner in Ivy. Inner rims of top and bottom lashline lined in YSL Kohl liner in black. Black mascara, and false eyelashes by MOD in #53(top lashes only)

On cheeks: Orgasm blush and Laguna Bronzer by NARS

On Lips: Caraibe lip Lacquer by NARS mixed with Galaxy Girl lipstick also by NARS

Amy had her bridal portraits done after her wedding for a few reasons. Before the wedding, things were too hectic to get them done, and the August weather wasn’t very pleasant for outdoor photos, which were her preference.

We met at Shampoo salon in Fort Worth, where Kari Kinney did her hair, and I followed with her makeup. She wanted a similar look to her wedding look, but less theatrical, more timeless than vintage.

Photographer Jill johnson met us at Shampoo, and discussed Amy’s vision for her photos and they went on location (LOVE the shiny red garage door!) and then back to Jill’s studio for variety.

I think the photos came out great. I love working with all the stylists at Shampoo, and with Jill. It was a fun day, we were relaxed, and I think Amy enjoyed it as well, and she got some great shots to remember this special time. I think she looks lovely, and like she is enjoying herself in the photos!

Photos, Copy and Styling by Fort Worth Stylist and Photographer Rachel Peters, Hair by Shampoo, Makeup by Amy.

Ivana is a gorgeous model. When I did her makeup for the shoot, everyone loved the look so much, I reproduced it on everyone. Red lips seem to be a running theme in my life lately. Take a look at this Modern Meets Vintage spread.

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A gorgeous shot of Amy, photographed by Stacy Conner. Hair by Shampoo. Makeup by Amy Williams.

Congratulations Amy, you look stunning!

Seems there’s a trend going on, bride’s seem to be diggin’ on the Mad Men phenomenon and the look seems to work on just about everyone.

Amy Buresh was referred to me by Shampoo Salon, where Kari is doing her hair today. I went up to the Sheraton to do her makeup this morning, and found great bone structure, strong, deep set eyes,perfectly threaded brows, and a sparkling and inviting smile.

Amy is not a big makeup wearer, and I used minimal products for this look. Not much as far as eyeshadow, liquid liner smudged a little bit on the outer corners with a black eyeshadow, and lots of mascara.

I used the new HD ready powder by Jane Iredale, and I gotta say, it’s miraculous for “erasing” pores. She was a little iffy about red lips, but I used Damned Velvet Matte Pencil by NARS(a deep wine), topped off with Indian Red Lip Stain Gloss by NARS(a deep brick red) and it was exactly right on her.

Later I will post her finished look, but she isn’t finished with Kari at Shampoo yet. I can’t wait to see her hair!

Amy Buresh