A Bridal Look by David Andrew SalonDiane has short, fine, baby fine hair. Like so many other brides, even if the have long, thick hair, Diane wanted longer thicker hair so she could have a style that was half up and half down.
Easily remedied by the addition of a few rows of clipped-in hair extensions. Since her hair is so fine, I added a slight base of teasing to her hair; enough so that the clips would be able to "grab" on and not move around.
After her hair was done, we moved onto the airbrushed makeup. A type of makeup application she had never had before. I explained to her, why in my opinion it was the best type for our desert community; light, but covers as well as allowing the skin to breathe, and is sweat proof as well as water proof.
As with all my brides, when it is their first time having airbrushed makeup. I have them close their eyes and just allow the air from the airbrush touch their skin and explain to them that this is all the are going to feel. While I am doing this, I am also assessing their skin, looking for blemishes, scars, freckles, etc. to see what needs they may have that need to be addressed.
I usually mix 2 different colors in the makeup cup on the airbrush for the foundation. Once satisfactorily applied, I then add a shade of pink to the same formula for the blush and contouring. I do this so that the pink itself is not overwhelming and looks more naturally.If the bride is getting married outdoors, I may add a little more compensating that the sun will "wash it out" Keeping in mind the cheeks are not the only part of the face that "blushes", I will add it to the tip of the nose, chin and around the hair line. From the blush, I then I apply the makeup to the eyelids (also airbrushed). You can still get the smokey eye look using airbrushed makeup. Then comes the brows. I find airbrushing makeup on fills in nicely for thinner brows. If necessary, I have eyebrow stencils for adding length, "hair" etc.
Although airbrushed makeup can be used for eyeliner and lip-liner as well as lip color, I prefer the more traditional form of application; pencil, brushes. However always sharpening the pencils before and after each use and all my brushes are disposable and never "double-dipped".
Thank you so much for sharing, David! The bride looks beautiful!
Photos by Gregg Felsen Photography