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showtime: Before & After | Wedding Trial with Gianna

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Just look at this stunner of a bride to be, Gianna! She’s absolutely gorgeous, inside and out, and so much fun!
This beautiful soul seriously has THE most amazing skin ever. She takes great care of it and it sure does show. Makeup application is seemingly flawless and easy when you take good (and strict) care of your skin! Like Gianna! :)

I am so honoured and excited to do makeup for Gianna’s wedding in Spain (yes, SPAIN) in just a few weeks!
Her look is perfect. She wanted a fresh, glowing skin look to go with her soft, bridal dress, flower crown and the hot weather!
I used very minimal makeup. Remember that a little goes a long way. Lining her waterlines were totally unnecessary.
I can’t wait to see the look pulled together and share it with you all. Stay tuned.

Here are the products I used on Gianna:
Foundation: Makeup Forever 117 + 140
Concealer: Makeup Forever camouflage cream
Setting Powder: Ben Nye translucent powder
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow in dark brown
Eyes: MAC Burgundy Times Nine palette: Embark on crease; Honey Lust on lids; Grand Entrance (MAC) in inner tear duct
Mascara: L’Oreal waterproof Voluminous Extreme in Black
Eyeliner: Morphe (black) Slate gel eyeliner
Lashes: Ardell in black whispies (MY FAVE)
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Contour: NARS Laguna
Highlight: MAC Soft and Gentle
Lips: MAC Patisserie
Set face with MAC Fix+

I love this girl, her groom is one lucky man! I’m ecstatic to share the love in España, along with my love!
It’s gonna be good times indeed!

xoxo

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Rowena Before and After

showtime: Before & After | Wedding trial with Rowena

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Oh my goodness guys. Look at this beauty, Rowena!
I am super duper stoked for this beauty of a bride to be, who will say “I do” to the love of her life, TOMORROW!

Her trial went fantastic. She wanted a beautiful, glowing, fresh faced look. Light on the eyes, and as natural as possible.  Not in the least overdone. It was perfection!
I can’t wait to be a part of her special day! It’s been an absolute honour and pleasure getting to know this beautiful soul. She’s so amazing, inside and out! We’ve had so much fun getting to know each other! Congratulations, Rowena & Mark!

 

xo

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Janet – Before and After

showtime: Before + After | Janet

Janet is one of those friends that you can pick up right where you left off, even if it’s been eons and eons since you last met. Life gets in the way, days turn into weeks,  weeks into months, and all of a sudden years have past and you wonder, “where the hell did the all the time go?”.
We’ve all experienced it with friendships, especially as we get older and busier, time seems to be against us more frequently.

She’s one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever met. In additional to her incredible loyalty, and honesty, she’s one of the few people I know I can depend, rely on and trust, no matter what. Not to mention, hilarious. I can’t stress enough how lucky I am to have Janet as a great friend, and I wish that more time was on our side.

Janet happily helped me build the More Beauté, the studio, and it was so much fun spending more time together. She always has me laughing until tears and sore .

Janet never wears makeup unless she has to.  She was quite nervous about the whole thing, and she was pleasantly surprised! I think you’ll agree that she’s a beauty, inside and out! She has such beautiful skin, I wanted to make it glow. She didn’t need (or want) a heavy application at all. Just a gentle touch of colour here and there to define her beautiful features.

 

 

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xo,

Joan

 

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showtime: Before + After | Cindy + Bridesmaids

 

 

I’m excited to share with you all some before and after photos of Cindy and her gorgeous bridesmaids!
I had so much fun dolling up these beauties for Cindy’s special day, that I had no issues with the 2:30am wake up call that morning. Hahaha. You ladies are all amazing!

Congratulations Cindy! It was an absolute honour!
Man, I love weddings.

*Photos were taken on my iPhone 5 and no filters or Photoshop were applied.

xo

 

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