Posts Tagged ‘modern’

HOLD THE SHIMMER!

photo: scott council/emmy magazine, graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

A lot of us are a little weary of matte products, believing that an all-matte face will make you look lifeless… but I’m here to say you should reconsider every now and then! There’s something ultra modern + chic about a matte eye paired with a matte cheek and a matte lip. I had the pleasure of doing the lovely Anna Paquin’s makeup for this Emmy Magazine story {HBO’s True Blood returns on Sunday; set your dvr’s!} and there isn’t an ounce of shimmer used on her. I wish you could have seen it in person as it created a moodiness that was very sultry and almost velvety. Here’s exactly what I used so you can re-create it: (more…)

THE MODERN BRIDE

photo: angela+ithyle/thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

I’ve been getting tons of emails about hair for the do-it-yourself bride. We’ll start off with this super simple chignon and work toward more intricate looks down the line. If you have curly or wavy hair, start by straightening your hair. (Have we even done a tutorial on proper straightening yet? No, and noted!)

Often, there is a rehearsal dinner the night before a wedding. I always suggest my brides get blown out for that evening. Freshly blown out hair on your wedding day can be semi-annoying because of the ooool’ pesky fly aways. When you blow your hair out the night before, it has a chance to calm down and settle, significantly decreasing your number of hairs gone rogue. If you think your hair will get dirty over night, a simple burst of dry shampoo on your wedding day will make your hair as good as new! Here’s what you’ll need to create this look:

TOOLS:  2 clear elastics, 5-10 large bobby pins, tail comb or teasing comb, firm holding hairspray and a hand mirror.

TIP: I always advise looking in a second mirror between each step to check your balance. You don’t want to get too far and then have to start over.

I made this particular photo tutorial printable with instructions next to the photos so it can be by your side on your wedding day. If you do choose to wear this classic modern chignon, technically you’re getting something old, something new, and something blue. Borrow a vintage brooch from a friend to add a little sparkle, and you’re all set.

xxkristin