Daring Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspiration

by Azure

We always love finding beautiful inspiration in unusual places to share with you. Why? So that the dream wedding you create turns out to be anything but ordinary! When it comes to bridal hair and makeup, we don't suggest going too crazy (and Vera Wang agrees). But we're all for taking a high-fashion editorial look, and transforming it into something timeless and worthy of your white aisle. Luckily, with help from a professional MUA and hair stylist, and awe-inspiring photos like the...

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Top 5 Makeup Trends for Summer

by Azure

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Blow by Blow, a Chicago blow dry bar that happens to be across the street from the new Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street (talk about temptation!). The ladies of Blow by Blow showed us how to DIY the perfect blowout, how to achieve an easy breezy braided top knot, and... What's on-trend for makeup this summer! Ready to hear the top five beauty trends? Let's go! 1. Full Bushy Brows - Using a matte brown shadow and...

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Beautiful Wedding Hair + Makeup Hot Off the Bridal Catwalks

by Azure

I've always wanted to try Moroccanoil products, as I've heard nothing but raves from even the pickiest of ladies. And while I'm super low maintenance when it comes to my hair & makeup routine and upkeep (in large part because I work from home), I do have an addiction... I am a beauty product wh*ore (and my fiancé feeds the beast), always on the hunt for the next best cream, oil, serum, mask, etc. to give my skin or locks that goooood TLC. So you can imagine my delight when I...

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Simply Gorgeous Spring Wedding Makeup Guide

by Azure

Although we can't help but love the bold lips and dramatic cat eyes we're seeing on more and more brides these days, neutrals topped our list of trends for 2013 weddings...and not just for color palettes, decor, and flowers, but for bridal makeup too! Neutral makeup shades include tones naturally found in the skin, like peach, rose, bronze and plum. Makeup extraordinaire Bobbi Brown suggests (in the April 2013 issue of Real Simple) choosing neutral hues within two shades (darker or...

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Beauty on Your Wedding Day

by Brooklyn Bride

When it comes to makeup for your wedding, there are tons of directions you can go. I think the general consensus is that you want to look like a better version of your natural self, so I love these little "upgrades" to the makeup arsenal. The cat eye is a fabulously classic look that I'm pretty sure looks good on everyone. It takes a little practice, but any makeup artist can do it with ease. If you want to bring in some bright color, then a bold lip is definitely the way to...

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Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

by Azure

It's that time of year again! And you know what that means... style and beauty trend-spotting from the Fashion Week catwalks for your white aisle! Let's jump right in, shall we? Retro Rolled Updos and Bright Pink Lips at Carolina Herrera Untamed Curls and Glossy Red Lips at Marc Jacobs Origami Twist and Purple Lids at Jason Wu Effortless Waves and Bright Matte Lips at Diane von Furstenberg Sleek and Unique Low Side Pony at Zero + Maria Cornejo Slick, Smoky...

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I Do or I Don’t to Bright Lips for the Wedding Day?

by Azure

I'm a little bit late to the lipstick game (I still need to master the art of applying it!), but everywhere I turn I'm seeing pretty bold & bright puckers in shades of magenta, neon coral, and vivid red. I LOVE this look, and hope to see more brides rocking it down the road. There are risks, however, if you go with a bright shade of lipstick or stain for your wedding day. Can you imagine looking at your photos for the first time, and seeing (gasp!) a smear of lipstick on your...

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5 Favorite Beauty Looks from the 2012 Emmys

by Azure

When searching for your ideal wedding day hair and makeup, it's always a good idea to look to your favorite stars walking the red carpet. If there's a certain celebrity who can do no wrong in your eyes, she might be the perfect muse for your bridal beauty look. So today, we check out our favorite updos, down 'dos, and perfectly painted faces from the 2012 Emmys! Ginnifer Goodwin - Ginnifer's orange Monique Lhuillier dress isn't the only thing that stunned on the red carpet! Her...

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Bridal Beauty Report from Fashion Week

by Azure

The 1970's-inspired hair and makeup at Issa London's Spring 2013 RTW runway show knocked my socks off! Issa's models donned perfectly painted red and pink lips, dramatic cat eyes, retro-inspired updos finished with tropical orchids, and sun-kissed complexions as if they just stepped off a fabulous yacht in Bora Bora. Every last detail was perfection! Gorgeous, no?! But other designers delivered the pretty, too! And today, we share our favorite beauty looks and trends, perfect...

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Peacock Eyes and other Bridal Beauty Trends

by Azure

It wasn't just fashion that captured the spotlight on Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2012 Milan Fashion Week catwalk. Everyone was talking about the captivating peacock eyes! For a daring, fashion-forward bride, I think this look is divine! And if you want to give it a test drive to see if it's right for your white aisle, keep reading to learn the three simple steps... 1. Line eyes with black liner. 2. Sweep black shadow from the lids to the brow bones. 3. Apply three sparkling,...

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