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Behind the Beauty: A Spotlight on Editorial Beauty Looks

by Jennifer Mathis

Take a look behind the beauty as we spotlight the incredible editorial beauty looks from the Spring/Summer issue! Our very favorite local beauty artists brought their A-game when creating hair and makeup for our model brides and bridesmaids on each styled shoot and we were lucky enough to get their insight into each stunning style. Scroll through to hear their tips and tricks and read up on how to get these picture perfect looks for yourself!

Behind the Beauty: A Spotlight on Editorial Beauty Looks

Blushing Beauty

MAKEUP: “I wanted to accentuate her gorgeous brown eyes and olive skin with a bronze and gold shadow. She already had such striking features that I just wanted to enhance her overall look. I used a golden brown shade for contour and my favorite pinky coral blush. What look would be complete without a pair of fluffy lashes and a nude pink lip?” – Kylee Blanchard, Sunkissed and Made Up

See more from this look here. // Photos: Sarah McKenzie Photography

Bronzed & Beachy

HAIR + MAKEUP: “For the hair, we went with a messy, yet sophisticated beach wave — perfect for spring and summer! We used all Kenra products for these looks. For the makeup, we went with a gorgeous bronze look perfect for summer. The eyes had a hint of gold sheen and matte black eyeliner.” – Brandy Palacios, BP Arististry

See more from this look here. // Photos: Smith House Weddings

Soft & Neutral

HAIR + MAKEUP: “I focused on a style that was timeless, soft and neutral with my makeup application and complemented that with a classic tousled updo that will never go out of style!” – Sarah Willis, Beauty Mark

See more from this look here. // Photos: Sara Abdulaziz Photography

Romantic Texture

HAIR: “I wanted the feel of this hairstyle to be flirty and playful while still being bridal, and I think it was well achieved with this twisted ponytail. I used a heavier face frame for that effortless feel while twisting the sides back into the low ponytail to create some dimension and flare to an otherwise perfect pony. To me this bridal style is an epic balance of romance and playfulness.” – Callie McWhirter, Callie Elizabeth Hair

See more from this look here. // Photos: Fulleylove Photography

Effortless Drama

HAIR + MAKEUP: “With the Italian villa inspiration, we felt that it was fitting to create an effortless pony and mauve toned lips and cheeks. The matte lip and smoked out eyes created the perfect amount of drama.” – Hailey Daniels, Etoilly Artistry

See more from this look here. // Photos: Mustard Seed Photography

Mauve Moods

MAKEUP: “The look I envisioned was a soft romantic look. On the eyes I used two different soft mauve brown shades for the crease and a soft golden shimmer on the lid. I didn’t want to go to dark on the liner so I used a softer brown shadow to buff out and then applied wispy lashes for a more innocent look. The brows are still carved but not as dramatic which is one of my favorites, to highlight her focal points I used a light gold. I wanted to go for more rosie cheeks instead of a dark contour. And for the lip I went in for an ombré effect of pinks to finish it out!” – Addie Allen, Hey Doll Beauty

See more from this look here. // Photos: Stephania Campos Photography

Timeless Glow

MAKEUP: “We wanted to create a really timeless, classic look that won’t ever look too dated or trendy. Mauve tones were the perfect color palette to make that happen. We applied a soft wash of a warm toned brown matte eye shadow across the lids, with a touch of highlight on the inner corner. We kept cheeks soft and glowing with light touch of mauvey pink blush and a shimmer blush on the high points of the face. We completed the look with a creamy rose colored liquid lipstick and a mauve lip liner blended together for a soft, kissable lip with just a hint of shine.” – Elizabeth Moran Howard, ELM Beauty

See more from this look here. // Photos: Fulleylove Photography

Natural Vibes

HAIR + MAKEUP: “Effortless and natural were what I wanted for Sarah’s look. The key was to create an immaculate base. I kept her skin fresh but not too luminous or matte. On the eyes, I defined the crease with a matte nude shadow about one shade darker than her skin tone, buffing it out a little bit past the outer corners. Then I brushed a champagne-colored shadow all over the inner half of her eyes—so around the inner corners, up over the crease, and on the lids. I completed the glowy look with a rose-gold lip gloss. A sleek chignon complemented her modern gown beautifully.” – Erica Luttmann, Hey Lovely

See more from this look here. // Photos: Josh and Dana Fernandez

Luxe Beauty

HAIR + MAKEUP: “We created a romantic tousled updo with a sultry eye and nude lip. This is an amazing look for a more formal affair for a bride who likes a good amount of glam.” – Taylor deClercq, Sunkissed & Made Up

See more from this look here. // Photos: Kelli Durham Photography

Copper Contour

HAIR + MAKEUP: “For this look, we were going for a soft romantic vibe. For the eyes, we used warm coppery tones, paired with a touch of liner on both top and bottom. We incorporated a nude liner on her waterline to brighten up her beautiful brown eyes. Then, we finished her off with a pop of blush, soft contour and just enough highlight to give her that gorgeous dewy glow! We wanted to keep her style soft and whimsical, so we added some volume with a soft tease and pulled her hair back into a low messy pull through braid; we finished the look off with a swooped bang and just a few wisps to frame her face.” – Jayme Rojas, Twisted Couture

See more from this look here. // Photos: R and M Bledsoe Photography

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