Amazing Before and After Transformaitons that Still Look Ultra Natural

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Amazing Before and After Transformaitons that Still Look Ultra Natural

What’s that you say?? “Makeup needs to be heavy to make a big impact” Pshaw! Just like a little black dress, or the perfect pair blue jeans can take your va-va-voom to the next level, so can subtle touches of understated cosmetics… but for your face . What’s more is no one will know precisely the tricks you used! Only that you look amazing! Here are some examples of makeup looks that feel effortless and still pack a punch!

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Subtle contouring on the eye, perfected brows, delicately winged liner, a sheer veil of foundation and a neutral pink lip give this bride the perfect glow on her wedding day.

Makeup and Photo by Glory Munoz

Makeup and Photo by Glory Munoz

This bride wanted to look bronzed and perfected, with eyes that “pop“. No doubt those baby blues did most of the work, but some warm brown eye shadow and a dusting of bronzer definitely take this beauty to the next level.

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Can you see how the white liner in this brides waterline brighten her eyes without looking like makeup? Subtle smokiness in the outer corner and a pop of sparkle over the tear duct accentuate the subtle almond shape of her eyes as well. The look is finished with medium coverage foundation in a natural finish (a great way to sneak in more coverage without looking too overdone), and a sheer pinky brown lipstick.

Photo and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Photo and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Makeup is all about balance. The trick is to ensure that every product you apply doesn’t pull the gaze in a direction you don’t want it to go. Too much definition on a brow, or excessive color on the lips can sometimes (not always) make it difficult to recognize a person’s innate beauty. A slick of light gold shadow on the lid, terracotta color in the crease, subtle brow definition, a hint of foundation and a subtle flush keep this beauty’s natural sparkle intact.

Makeup and Photo by Glory Munoz

Makeup and Photo by Glory Munoz

Let’s talk about foundation! Contrary to what the beauty companies would like you to think, there is no foundation on the market that will make skin texture look better. (Que the gasps and flying tomatoes) . Foundation’s job is to even out color, change the finish of the skin, and add as little texture as possible. If you are over the age of 25 or have large pores, it is in your best interest to use just enough foundation. Used sparingly and strategically foundation can create the photo perfect look most brides are after, too much however, will draw attention to pores and lines you didn’t even know you had.

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

Photos and Makeup by Glory Munoz

This mom of 3 simply requested that I make her look well rested. Lucky for her, as a tired mom myself, I know all the tricks! In fact, aiming to look well rested and healthy, I believe, is one of the best approaches for makeup. This no-makeup makeup look is little more than strategically placed foundation, blush, a smudge of liner top and bottom (which doesn’t even go all the way across the lash line), mascara and perfected brows. The effect is impactful yet authentic.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! I hope it contains the information you were in search of! If you still have natural makeup questions floating around in your head, please come find me on Instagram at @idontdohair where I am happy to answer questions and host live tutorials a few times a week.

Have a beautiful day! <3 Glory

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If your makeup artist doesn't ask you these 5 questions, find a new one FAST!

If your makeup artist doesn't ask you these 5 questions, find a new one FAST!

With the popularity of cosmetics exploding on social media, It seems everyone and their cousin is now a “Professional Makeup Artist“. How can you ensure you end up with a qualified, talented makeup artist on one of the most important (and expensive) days of your life? I’ve provided a checklist of five questions any worthwhile makeup artist will ask their clients in one way or another. If they don’t check ALL these boxes… don’t walk, RUN!

Photo by Dasha Dean

Photo by Dasha Dean

1. Will you be taking first look pictures?

Professional bridal makeup artist know that keeping to a schedule is of the utmost importance. Many novice makeup artist know makeup should be completed before a bride walks down the aisle, but with the growing popularity of first look pictures, many brides need to be photo ready 1-2 house before a ceremony (3 if they need to travel to the ceremony site). If you “artist“ waits until your planner sends out an itinerary to tell address the issue of timing… be afraid… be very afraid… or at least warn your photographer that they should expect the timeline to be pushed back to compensate for an ill planned makeup schedule.

Photo by Glory Munoz

Photo by Glory Munoz

2. Do you have any allergies or sensitivities?

You know what’s a great way to start your wedding day?? Anaphylactic shock! Oh wait, that would be the worst way actually (insert thinking face emoji). All jokes aside, commonly used cosmetic products can contain substances that some brides are highly allergic (or simply sensitive to) including latex and red pigments. If your “artist“ neglects to inquire about your allergies and sensitivities they may end up causing a very painful and unsightly catastrophe. At the very least its a good sign that they don’t know their stuff, and perhaps need a few more years on the makeup circuit before they’ll be ready to hit the big leagues.

Photo by Kelley Raye

Photo by Kelley Raye

3. What kind of feeling do you want your bridal look to convey?

I worked for a large cosmetic line for many years where we were instructed to style our makeup from “H-T“ (short for head to toe). This meant that it wasn’t enough to have a flawless makeup look, but that it also needed to be in harmony with our hair and ensemble. To me, the best way to keep an entire bridal look cohesive is to think about the overall feel first… and work out the details from there. Romantic, moody, classic, whimsical, ethereal, earthy, glamorous, fun, sexy - these are all words my clients have used to describe their #bridalvibe. If your “artist” only asks about pictures you pinned, but doesn’t enquire about the feeling of your overall look, you may end up with a face that’s going to the club and a dress that’s headed to the beach.

Photo by Kelly Segre

Photo by Kelly Segre

4. What is your daily makeup / special occasion makeup look.

Almost every bride I’ve worked with has asked for “natural makeup“. It’s a term that I have found to be synonymous with “soft smoky eye and full coverage foundation“, “a sprinkling of eyeshadow and a smudge of lipstick“, as well as “red lipstick, defined eyebrows and nothing else“. I find, the best way to cut through the confusion is to do a deep investigation on what a client’s go-to makeup looks are. If your “artist“ asks you few questions about your usual preferences, you may find yourself wearing a look that is more reflective of their preferences than your own.

Photo by Kelly Segre and Jim Minics

Photo by Kelly Segre and Jim Minics

5. What time of day is your wedding ceremony??

Have you ever done your makeup in dim lighting… thought it looked amazing, only to sit down in your car, glance in the rear view mirror and realize you look like Pam Anderson in the peak of Baywatch fame?? Yep. Lighting matters… and the time of day of your ceremony will have a huge effect on the lighting (how intense it is, and the color). Make sure your artist knows to design your makeup look to shine best in the lighting you worked so hard to fit into all your wedding plans.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! I hope it helps you have the wedding of your dreams! If you have any questions about how to find the best makeup artist for your event, I would love to chat with you here or on Instagram @idontdohair!

All the best,

Glory

Vintage Garden Wedding at The Historic Pierpont Inn - Ventura, CA

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Vintage Garden Wedding at The Historic Pierpont Inn - Ventura, CA

This showcase was inspired by the history of the Pierpont Inn and recent wildflower explosion in and around Ventura County. In fact, our pallet is a veritable super-bloom!; incorporating hues of peony, dandelion, jadeite, cornflower, forget-me-not and chartreuse along with metallic accents in bronze and silver. We wanted to use traditional elements in ways that felt playful and refreshing. A mélange of antique tableware, vintage brooches in unexpected places, and an unconventional seating arrangement create a feeling that is at once, familiar and rebellious. Our bride and groom wear modern attire that would be right at home in a garden party of yesteryear. We hope you’ll find this showcase as delightful as we do.

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photo by Stephanie Anne Photography

Photographer:

Stephanie Ann Photography

(805)815-9755

www.stephanieannphoto.com

@stephanieann_photo


Floral:

Dulce Blomma

(530)945-0828

www.dulceblomma.com


Styling and Day of Coordination:

TLC Event Coordination

(805)798-7600

www.tlceventcoordination.com

IG: @tlceventcoordination


Creative Direction and Production:

Glory Munoz

(808)439-2636

www.glorymunoz.com

IG: @idontdohair


Makeup:

Glory Munoz Makeup Artistry

(808)439-2636

www.venturaweddingmakeup.com

IG: @venturaweddingmakeuppros


Hair:

Joanne Farmer Hair Artistry

(805)233-2356

www.joannefarmerhair.com


Caligraphy and Papergoods:

Brown and Co. Designs

brownandcodesigns@gmail.com

@brownandcodesigns


Cake:

Paty Cakes

(805)276-4926

www.patycakesbakery.com



Decor Rental:

Camino and Cherokee Rentals

(805) 535-9598

www.caminoandcheroke.com


Vintage Linens and Decor:

Antique Adventures

www.antiqueadventuresllc.com

@antique_adventures_llc


Kay Grayson

Graysonart@yahoo.com


Claire’s Cupboard

Sapdarleen@gmail.com








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