Tag Archive: Bridal Makeup


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!!

Happy Oscar Sunday Makeup Fans! I love watching how gorgeous all the actresses look, especially considering the team of experts hired to make them look this way! These looks I have posted here, are all easily acheivable, and with a little guidance and instruction, the right tools, and products, you can do it all yourself! Call me if you want to learn, or feel free to pin anyof these for future events you may have coming up. I really think Rooney Mara’s look would be gorgeous on a bride. Rose lips, and neutral eyes with lashes? Classic, pretty and put together.

My pick for most likely to look gorgeous tonight at the Oscars? Rooney Mara. She has that Audrey Hepburn gamine glamour thing DOWN.

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!

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

Amanda Before

Amanda after
  1. Be honest

Have a run through a few weeks before the wedding, and tell the artist EXACTLY what you like, don’t like, and if they apply it in a way you don’t like, be specific as you can about what you would like changed. Don’t worry about hurting feelings. There’s no room for ego when you’re a makeup artist, I consider myself providing a service to you. If someone asks me to “do whatever you want, you’re the expert” I may not make them feel confident on their wedding day.

2. Get groomed

Have a facial a week before, get brows threaded or waxed by someone you TRUST, I have a list of people I trust to groom my brows, and they don’t include the back room of a nail salon. Don’t go to someone for the first time just prior to your wedding. Amanda’s brows are really beautifully groomed(photo) I filled them in slightly, but the shape fits her face.

3.Trust your makeup artist!!

If you have been specific about what you want, and don’t like what they’ve done at the run through, give them the opportunity to change it. This is not ┬áthe time to worry about hurt feelings. A good makeup artist has their client’s satisfaction first on their mind, and shouldn’t take it personally if you need something tweaked.

You would not believe the number of times a client tells me, “I had a bad experience last time I got my makeup done” or”They painted me up like a hooker” or worse,” He/She got mad when I asked them to tone it down”

Your comfort is my #1 priority.