Rachel is our bridal make-up and special event make-up expert. She offers on location or in salon services. Rachel believes every bride deserves to be at her best for that special day and will help you create your “dream look”.
Rachel grew up in the great state of Maine and moved west to beautiful Arizona about eight years ago. She’s a single mother to a handsome little man named Titus. She enjoys horse back riding, cooking, and her morning cup of coffee.
Rachel tells us “I have worked in the beauty industry for four years. I started out as the “just out of school” new comer in a wonderful salon. I grew to love curling and pinning hair more than any other aspect of the job. Later in my career, I met Jenne Anne who hired me as an assistant stylist. Under her guidance I was trained in the art of bridal makeup and I have been in love with it ever since. It is my passion to make women the most beautiful versions of themselves”. Check out some of her portfolio at http://rachelleighllc.com
Some Tips for Bridal Makeup
THINK ABOUT CLIMATE
If your wedding is going to be in a warmer climate, use as oil-free products as possible — primer, moisturizer, foundation, etc. — and keeping oil-free blotting sheets on hand.
SPIKE UP YOUR MAKE UP
A general rule for brides, “The camera will fade you out in pictures. Put on a little extra makeup since the camera and lights will tone down your makeup.”
USE A PRIMER
You want to make sure you cleanse and moisturize your skin before you start applying makeup. Then, after you moisturize and before you put on your foundation, there’s a really important step — primer. It will make your makeup go on smoother and last longer. You’re going to have a long day ahead of you, and you want your makeup to last you all day and all night.”
APPLY FOUNDATION WITH A SPONGE OR BRUSH
Foundations generally work best when applied with a sponge or brush ; never your fingers. The less you can touch your face, the better. If you use a sponge, apply by stippling the sponge, not swiping it across the skin. This gives a more natural look, and blends more evenly into your skin.
EYE SHADOW PRIMER
If you’ll use an eye shadow primer, you’ll enjoy smudge-free makeup, a must if you wear all white.
CREAM BLUSH LOOKS MORE NATURAL
It goes on sheer and looks healthy and fresh. If you want more staying power, try layering a powder blush on top of it.
SEE WHERE TO PLACE YOUR BLUSH JUST BY SMILING!
When you smile, the apple of your cheek pops out. Place your blush right there and blend into your temple — this will make it look like you’re naturally flushing.
AN EYEBROW PENCIL IS A MUST-HAVE
Use an brow pencil to fill in your eyebrow. It frames your eye and completes the look. A tip for finding the right color for your eyebrow pencil: Always go a shade or two lighter than your own natural eyebrow color.
Use a darker shadow on the outside of eyes, lighter and brighter as you work in so you don’t block out your eyes. This will make them look big, bright, and beautiful
A shimmer powder in the inner corners of your eyes before taking any photos makes a huge difference — it really will give you eyes that look bright and awake. Use a brush with a smaller head to get right into the inner corners of the eyes.
CURL YOUR LASHES CORRECTLY
Curl at the root of the lash, at the middle, and at the tip. Don’t clamp down hard with the curler, just squeeze lightly.