Bright eyes + bow bun tutorial

bright eye bow bun

By now you guys should know that my favorite color is green, so when Linsey over at Face Time Beauty pulled out the eyeshadow & liner for this tutorial, I was positively giddy!  This time we focused on a bright eye so the rest of the face was toned down, and took on the infamous “hair bow”.  If you’re not bold enough to take on a green eye for your wedding, this look would work just as well for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower (but I say take the leap!!!)

And in case you missed it, check out the first tutorial for bold lips + sexy hair.

bow bun hair tutorial

You’ll need:

teasing comb/brush
1 hairband
a few bobby pins
and some hair spray to finish

Steps:

step 1 – Gather hair in a pony tail at crown
step 2 – Divide into 5 sections (4 equal and one smaller) and backcomb each one
step 3 – Taking one section at a time roll down and fan out each to create a bun
step 4 – Taking your last section, split it into 3 smaller sections, roll them backward and pin into place to create a bow

green eyeliner makeup tutorial

You’ll need:

Crème blush (We used: 3 Custom Color’s Ski Bunny)
Light foundation (We used: Make up For Ever HD Foundation)
Mascara (We used: CoverGirl LashBlast)
Translucent Powder (We used: Make Up For Ever HD Powder)
Green Eyeshadow (We used: Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Lilium)
Green Liquid Eyeliner (We used: Pantone in I Dream of Greenie)
Lipgloss (We used: L’Oreal in Coral Tattoo)

Steps:

step 1 – Start with a fresh, clean + moisturized face
step 2 – Apply foundation sparingly and put the crème blush on the apples of the cheeks
step 3 – Dust on translucent powder over the face and on the eyelids
step 4 – Use your finger to dab on lightest green shadow on the top lid and bottom lid (remember: this color sets the tone for the whole eye + the heavier this color is applied the heavier everything else must be, so apply this sparingly)
step 5 – Sweep the slightly darker green shade in the crease (again: make sure it is not applied too heavily)
step 6 – Draw a thin line on the lash line and extend the line upward a tiny bit more from where the natural lash line ends. You don’t want a “cat – eye” but a slight extension.
Step 7 – Apply two coats of mascara on top and one coat on bottom
Step 8 – Lightly dab on soft, pink toned lipstick

Hair: Paul for Face Time Beauty | Makeup: Linsey for Face Time Beauty | Model: Mila Skidelsky

[images by Trent Bailey]

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Bold lip + sexy hair tutorial

bold lip sexy hair

Obviously Pinterest does pretty well with inspiring makeup and hair ideas, so we thought it would be fun to try a couple out to see how they’d do for weddings.  We teamed up with the fabulous team at Face Time Beauty and Mr. Trent Bailey behind the camera to catch all the goods.  This time around for makeup, all the focus was on a bright bold lip, and the hair was a simple sweep to the side to add a little more drama.  The result is pretty spectacular for a bride!

hair tutorial

You’ll need:

a curling iron
teasing comb/brush
1 hairband
a few bobby pins
and some hair spray to finish

step 1 – Curl hair
step 2 – Twist hair from the front right section to the back left side right behind the ear
step 3 – Twist hair from front left section back into other section and hairband
step 4 – Gather all hair, backcomb a little, roll up, fan out, and pin

bold lip

You’ll need:

Crème blush (We used: 3 Custom Color’s Ski Bunny)
Light foundation (We used: Make up For Ever HD Foundation)
Mascara (We used: CoverGirl LashBlast)
Translucent Powder (We used: Make Up For Ever HD Powder)
Skin-toned Eyeshadow (We used: Bobbi Brown in Bone)
Lipstick (We used: MAC lipstick in Angel)

step 1 – Start with a fresh, clean + moisturized face
step 2 – Apply foundation sparingly and put the crème blush on the apples of cheeks
step 3 – Dust on translucent powder over the face and beige eye shadow from lash line up to brow
step 4 – Apply two coats of mascara
step 5 – Apply high pigmented lip gloss

Hair: Paul for Face Time Beauty | Makeup: Linsey for Face Time Beauty | Model: Mila Skidelsky

[images by Trent Bailey]

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You + Me* DIY: Stop-motion packaging

When we were thinking of how to deliver the video, sending an email with a link seemed way too informal, but sending an over-produced package didn’t seem right, either. The solution? A DIY sleeve made to look (and work) like a record sleeve. We’ve provided a pattern for you so you can design your own jacket, along with a blank record so you can put in your own text. It could be super cute to use a custom stamp kit (kind of like these business cards or this wedding invitation suite over at design sponge), or hire a calligrapher to write out your names and the date of your wedding, then use that on the jacket and record. We opted for a transparent envelope with a wrap-around label so that the picture of Mike and Amber would show through, but you could also use any other 5″ square envelope. After you’re done designing, the assembly is easy. Cut out your “record jacket” with an exacto knife (be sure you use a sharp one, or you’ll get kind of fuzzy edges like I did) and ruler, and score the lines between the flaps and the front of the jacket. Fold with a bone folder (to make your creases nice and crisp), and glue the flaps to the back of the jacket. Use the record template to customize the template that comes with your cd labels. The possibilities are endless! If you’re stuck, Trent Bailey and You + ME* offers custom packaging design along with stop motion save the dates.

Download the templates here:

Record graphic

CD packaging

Label sheet

[images from Trent Bailey]

Trent Bailey and You + Me* are sponsors of Brooklyn Bride

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Bridal Market: Amsale

I always find the Amsale line the most modern out of the 3, and this year was no exception.  My favorite was a dress you’ll find below, layers of tulle with a slight grid pattern over the skirt…so fashion forward and architectural!

You can see these and many more of the pictures from Bridal Market over on our Facebook page.

[images from Trent Bailey]

Trent Bailey is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride

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