WOW! Wedding Makeup, Hair, Roof, Band Camp, Whew!!

Welcome to WaVeS oN wEdNeSdAy!  What a week!  This is happening:IMG_7488

Plus, Pooh is pulling four 12-hour shifts at band camp this week.  She’s been coming in at 9 pm, sweaty and red as a tomato, with bright, shining eyes and a huge smile.  Eat, crash, wake, go again.  She is a trooper with a busted lip (trumpets and braces shouldn’t collide).

Yesterday, I had a makeup practice for a wedding coming up on Saturday.  That was scheduled amongst my regular hair customers, which made for a 10-hour Tuesday.  We had supper at bedtime last night, finally settled in to snooze at 11:30, and woke at 5:30 to the sound of panicked dogs barking and roofers converging on the place.  The roofers were actually here yesterday, and as they began scraping off the last 60 years’ worth of shingles, realized that there was absolutely no decking on our roof.  The 3 layers of shingles were nailed to some old sawmill lumber, which has been there since 1900-ish, causing the boards to shrink and shift until there was a 1/2 inch space between each one.  Check out the light show upstairs, just from removing shingles!IMG_7491

You can expect some great progress photos soon… I’m so excited I can’t see straight!

Alas, this is Waves On Wednesday, so I must stay on subject!  In light of all the activity, I’m just going to show you some of my favorite wedding makeup essentials.  Let’s not waste any time, because I have a roofing crew to watch today!

First of all, I can’t do my job without my trusty Temptu airbrush machine.  Here she is.  IMG_7478I’ve had this one for about 3 years now, and it’s a gem.  Of course, it wouldn’t do me any good without the Temptu S/B foundation.  IMG_7482S/B stands for ‘silicone based’, which means this makeup will not sweat off, cry off, or even get rained off.  It stays put!

I always take care of the eyes before I airbrush, just in case I get messy and have a lot of eye shadow crumbs that I have to clean up on the cheekbones.  I almost always start the eyes with this product: IMG_7481 It’s from MAC, and it’s called Paint Pot.  I love this color (soft ochre), and it works wonders as an eyeshadow primer, creating the perfect, smooth palette for my eyeshadows.

This is my favorite wedding eyeshadow: IMG_7484 It has a matte finish, which is a must for wedding makeup.  Anything with shimmer can reflect light, which can make for some very Strar-Trekky-looking wedding photos!  This is TIGI Bedhead cosmetics shadow in Vanilla…perfect for brow-bone, inside corners of the eyes, and for brightening up that little spot right in the middle of the lid.  I use this eyeshadow nearly everyday, so it’s not just for formal occasions.  It even looks great alone, with bold, black eyeliner and red lips!  Think Taylor…taylor

Last, but not least, since no bride wants her eyebrows to disappear on wedding day:  IMG_7487These two brow pencils from MAC are essential for filling in or enhancing your bride’s brows.  Airbrushing always tends to make the brows blend in too much, so it’s pretty important that I give the brows a little definition after spraying.  The lighter color is perfect for blondes, and the darker one is great for brunettes.  Yes, it looks light, also, but trust me…you don’t want Groucho Marx eyebrows on wedding day, or any other day.

Since I’m in wedding mode, I’d like to remind you of this wedding I worked a month ago.  I received a link to the photographer’s gallery of this wedding, and I get to share that with you all!  Caitlin and Paul by A.J. Holmes Photography.  WOW is too small and simple a word to describe these shots, but I am speechless about his beautiful work.  I ordered a few prints for my physical portfolio this morning, and I can’t wait to get them.

That’s it for today, because I keep hearing things like “BANG! BANG! BANG!” and “SCRAPE, CRASH, BOOM!”  I’m ready to head outside and be nosy for a bit,  then head to the sewing machine (because I don’t have enough to do already)!  Have a wonderful Hump Day!

X,O,X,O,    Martie