We proud to share 2017 Bridal Hair and Make up looks created by Key West Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist Elena Southcott.With the 2017 wedding season fast approaching hopefully this ispiration looks will be helpfll to 2017 Key West Brides.
My research at this time of the year turns to the Bridal catwalk shows and big name designers to what is new and what timeless looks remain popular. My clients will always ask what is ‘on trend’ for the coming year.
In 2017 make up is fresher, and subtle with small flashes of colour here and there from a cheek or lip. As always dewy, glowy skin remains very present as a classic, modern make up look for a Bride.
Hair seems to have taken a gentler side too with very natural flowy hair down looks but braids do remain a dominant look too, either incorporated into a style or making up the whole hairstyle.
Remember the key is just to take a small part of these influences and incorporate them into your overall look so that your look remains timeless.
I am loving both of these understated, nearly natural looks. Dewy skin and a pale pink lip look fabulous against our beautiful tropical settings. Let your flowers etc. do the talking and keep the make-up simple. For a subtle peachy pink lip try Bourjois Souffle de Velvet in VIP Peach. Long lasting too.
For hair I am loving these low twisted chignon type braids – perfect to keep you cool and your hair neat in the heat of a Key West summer.
Also these half up/half down with the braid at the back is a timeless look for a modern Bride.
If you wish to discuss any wedding hair and makeup ideas (I’ve got lots!) Then don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact page and we can talk all things wedding hair and beautiful makeup!
Meg and Chris had their fabulous wedding at Key Audubon House and Gardens on a gorgeous February day.
I met up with Meg a day before for hair and makeup trial. It was an instant like! On a wedding day I came to her suite and proceeded to get everyone ready with hair and makeup which made for a super time.
There was a lot of excitement, laughter and giggles with this group and we just loved being included in this special time.
Meg wore her hair half up half down down with loose,defined curles. Love the stunning broche that I actually head to saw into her hair. It was a family treasure for over 100 years and can not be lost.
For her makeup Meg wanted a strong eye with false eyelashes,rosy checks and a lips. She looked so glam.
Congratulations Meg and Chris.Wishing them both a wonderful life together!!!!
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Here are some makeup beauty tips from Key West Wedding Stylist & makeup artist Elena Southcott on how to look your best for any Key West bride,bridesmaid or wedding guest.
Elena is extremely dedicated to making brides beautiful through sophisticated bridal hair, makeup & styling services for over a decade.
Makeup Beauty Tips on how to look your best on a wedding day.
Tip number one is:” Be Your Self”.
No makeup can hide tired looking Eyes so please Get enough sleep!
Eyes that aren’t getting enough sleep will look dull and lifeless, not shiny and bright. Your eyes are the first thing people notice when they look at you, so adding even 20 minutes more to your sleep each night can really make a difference on your wedding day.
Healthy skin prevents wrinkles around the eyes. Low-fat dairy products contain vitamin A which promotes healthy skin cells. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are great ways to get additional vitamin A—and the bone strengthening calcium. Fresh fruits and vegetables like berries, artichokes, and prunes have high antioxidants. These help your skin renew by protecting the skin cell membranes, which in turn creates healthy, glowing skin.
Makeup beauty tips include using collagen, a skin-supporting compound produced naturally in young skin that is responsible for a firm, young appearance. Since natural collagen levels decrease as you age, skin’s support system breaks down. As a result, wrinkles and bags can begin to form and skin looks tired.The Pentapeptides are combined with fatty acids to get the compound deep into the skin and you may start to see results in as little as four weeks.
But your best bet for healthy skin that opens a wonderful palette to apply makeup is water, water, water! Water helps the skin cells renew themselves. Drink at least eight glasses a day, and more during the hot Key West weather when the skin cells become dehydrated.
Eye makeup tips include using gentle make-up removers containing all natural ingredients that can improve the health of skin around the eyes as well as remove stubborn eye-makeup. Look for products with high water content, chamomile flowers, citrus extract such as grapefruit, and tea tree oil.
Update your makeup routine every few years.
Eye makeup tips can change with the season, just like fashion. Make sure you keep yours from looking dated. Here are some common makeup beauty tips “eye-don’ts” that will make you look dated:
— Bright colors: Don’t use a lot of different colors on your lids. Stay in the same color family.
— Blush as shadow: Don’t sweep blush across your lids and under brows unless it is a bronzer. The “pink” of blush is not appropriate for most skin tones.
If you want to create a striking look with eye makeup, we can choose colors that do not match. I like to use purples, bronzes and browns for green eyes; Peach, yellows, and gold shades are amazing with blue eyes.
Remember, there are many classic eye makeup colors that look great and are timeless. For example, We can try a soft brown with blue eyes to bring out the color or a smoky gray with brown eyes for that sultry look. I would use a bit of white to highlight, and you’re set, no matter what decade we are in!
Keep your brows well-groomed.
No amount of eye makeup can hide sloppy brows with stray hairs and no shape. The best thing is to have them professionally waxed or tweezed into shape at your local salon. Between visits, keep your brows neat by tweezing strays and keeping them brushed. You can cut long hairs with scissors or fill in thin brows with a pencil the same color as your hair.
If you are unable to go for a professional wax work over, you can still use this makeup tips for eyes.
Begin tweezing from the space between the brows by holding the skin taunt and plucking out unwanted hair. Complete the rest of the brows working from the inside to the outside. Remember to clean your tweezers and brows with astringent to prevent the spread of germs.
Need a fast fix for puffy eyes? Before your makeup artist arrives, use these tried-and-true (and free) all-natural make-up tips. Eyes can benefit from the cold! So keep chamomile tea ice cubes in the freezer for handy use. Gently rub them under and over puffy eyes to help reduce the swelling and calm skin irritation. Rinse you face in ice cold milk. The lactic acid in the milk tightens up your skin and minimizes pores while the natural emollients in milk help lock in moisture. Also, keep two spoons in the fridge. Place over puffy eyes to reduce any puffiness.
Other great ways to keep down puffy eyes is to sleep with a cool compress over the eyes. You can also use green tea bags or regular tea bags cooled and placed over the eyes. If your eyes are puffy, use cold wet tea bags to bring down the swelling.
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Beach Bridal Makeup tips From Elena Southcott.
Whether you decide to exchange vows on the beach or in out door location, consider the season and time of day you hold your wedding. To help Key West brides to choose a correct wedding makeup look.
Many beach weddings take place during late spring and summer and in Key West,Florida it is going to be hot and Humid. These factors should help you when choosing makeup colors and styles.
So with that in mind my advise would be a water proof makeup and minimum product. That can be done with use of airbrush makeup, because it is long lasting and it looks and feels like your bear skin. On top of that this is the only breathable foundation on a market, so it does nor clog your pores and you skin is breathing. The layer of product is so thin that your natural skin tone shines trough.
Chances are you’ll be very emotional on your wedding day, so waterproof mascara is a must.
Shimmery Look: A pale eye shadow with a hint of shimmer can easily brighten your eyes. Choose pale blue, pearl, pale taupe, peach or pink colors. I like to use a thin eye shadow brush to line lower lids with the same shimmery shade. A thin line of black eyeliner is optional. Several coats of mascara in brown or black. A light application of pale blush in powder or cream form won’t be too heavy. Lipstick in any shade of pink or even classic red will look fantastic.
For Natural look: Maybe your beach wedding will be very casual and you want your makeup to reflect that. We can create a natural look without looking bare-faced, by dusting your skin with sheer powder. I would recommend to apply brown or black eyeliner to your eyelids, pale blush to your cheeks (blend well) and a glossy lip color close to your natural lip color. A coat or two of mascara will complete your casual bridal ensemble nicely.
Evening or winter: If your beach ceremony take place in the evening or winter season, your makeup can be a little heavier, but remember to keep the location in mind.
Whether you marry in summer or winter, outdoor weddings can be especially beautiful. When your beach makeup matches your seaside theme well, you’re sure to be a gorgeous bride on your special day.
My best wishes to all of you and hope that you will find this article useful.