Irish wedding in Rome

Sometimes it rains even in Rome. I remember the day my clients from Ireland got married in Rome: the day before the weather was fantastic, but on their destination wedding in Rome it was raining. The thing I love about Irish people is that they are very mind, polite, hospitable and happy, no matter what: despite of the rain they were having fun!

I really enjoyed doing make up of my client; her skin looked a bit tired and had some imperfections, but after hydrating treatment, facial mask, some massage, good foundation and concealers that made the skin look fresh, radiant and dewy, the rest was very simple: a nice accent for the eyes in pinkish shimmery shades and some false eyelashes. For hairstyling I used hot rolls by Remington to achieve the maximum volume for thin hair and then created a soft updo. The final look was very chic and elegant.

Nothing is more rewarding for me than my client 's happy smile!

The wedding was organised by the wonderful wedding planner Svelana→ 

Italian-Russian destination wedding: a sunny day in Rome

When I made make up and hair on this beautiful girl, it was a wonderful day for 3 reasons: it was great sunny day in Rome, it was my birthday and it was the destination wedding of this wonderful bride from Russia.

October is a very requested month in Italy for destination weddings as is sunny and fantastic; it’s not hot anymore but usually the average temperature during the day is + 25.

My beautiful client wasn’t very used to heavy make up, so something very radiant and polished was just for her! She couldn't do a trial, so we had online session to discuss all the details as my objective is to understand completely my client's needs, desires and preferences especially on such a special day, when one can’t make a mistake!

So we went for neutral shades for her eyes, eyeliner, luminous finish and very light foundation, as her skin was perfect, and nude shade lipgloss! As for the hair I created a soft romantic updo that suited her sophisticated bridal dress perfectly with a wonderful handmade hair accessory made by Tatiana Batko.

It was a happy day and I had an amazing birthday gift: my client 's happy smile!

Promozione ottobre: sconto su trucco e acconciatura sposa

Durante il giorno del matrimonio è essenziale avere vicino qualcuno che capisca davvero quello che vuoi, qualcuno che sappia creare uno stile che ti faccia sentire a tuo agio e che metta in risalto la tua bellezza naturale. Per me sarà un piacere studiare insieme a te un look per il tuo grande giorno!

Approfitta subito di questa promozione last minute su trucco e acconciatura sposa! 

Prenota entro il 31 ottobre e otterrai il 50% di sconto su uno dei 3 pacchetti:

  • Make up sposa

  • Acconciatura sposa

  • Make up + acconciatura

L'offerta è valida per tutte le spose che convoleranno a nozze a ottobre/novembre 2017.

Per maggiori informazioni non esitare a contattarmi!

Valentina and Wendzhe: 2 models, 2 bridal dresses photo shoot

Hi, beautiful women!

Today I wanted to share with you some photos from this beautiful photo shoot in Rome that I participated in last October. It was organised by My Chic Wedding in villa Appia Antica, a wonderful villa in Rome. The dresses were made by an amazing designer of Haute Couture, Jamal Taslaq→; handmade hair accessories were made-by Tatiana Batko.

I created different looks for the models considering the type of their dresses. 

Valentina's bridal dress photo shoot

The blonde model Valentina's first dress was very romantic; she had a flower crown, so I curled her long hair in soft curls, giving some volume to the top to fix well the crown. For her first makeup I enhanced her beautiful green eyes by pinkish-taupe shades from Naked and Kat von D palette adding black eyeliner and false eyelashes for a more dramatic effect; for the lips I used Mac's nude-pink lipstick, for the skin I went for a clean and healthy skin using Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk foundation.

For her second look, as the dress was a bit of “Great Gatsby” style, I did a soft updo for her hair and decorated it with a beautiful hair accessory. For her make up I chose a darker shade of her lipstick, using Mac's Sin shade which is of dark cherry-bordeaux colour.

Wendzhe bridal dress photo shoot

For my second model, the beautiful Chinese model Wendzhe, I wanted to create fresh and radiant skin as she has an amazing fair colour: so I used Lancome's Teint Miracle foundation, added some pinkish-peachy cream blush by Mac and used shimmery pinkish shades from Naked palette of Urban Decay for her eyes. On the lips I used Mac's long lasting lip paint and add some lip balm on top. For the hair I chose a soft half updo, as her hair is long and beautiful: it suited the dress perfectly!

For her second look, I did her hair up with some soft hair that went out of the hairstyle for a messy and natural effect, and darkened her lips with dark red lipstick by Mac.

Hope you have enjoyed… to be continued!

Do you need a make up artist and hairstyle for your wedding or your bridal photo shoot? Contact me whenever you want for further information.

How to make your make up last all day in summer: my tips

Hi, my dear and beautiful women!

Today I wanted to write about a very interesting issue: about some tips to make your make up last longer in hot and humid summer climate. I love make up and for my job I always need to have my face in order as often I work on runways, I meet my clients, I have various appointments in the city centre. Sometimes in the middle of the day I can go to the gym, so I need to have my make up resistant to everything: humidity, hot temperatures, water, sweat etc.

So here I will give you just some general tips that can be useful for everyday life or if you have a special occasion!

Tips to make your make up last all day in summer

First of all to make our make up long-lasting we need to use waterproof products. Use hydrating creams which are lighter and can be a perfect make up base (Biotherm creams are a good option as they are like gel). All pencils for eyes and eyebrows must be waterproof (Aqua Lip or Aqua Brow by Make Up Forever, for example) as well as mascara; but for those who doesn’t like waterproof mascaras there are many that are long-lasting and that you can remove only with hot water (Clinique Lash Powder, Bareminerals Lash Domination, Mac Extended Play Lash).

It’s very important to use a high quality foundation with SPF filters that protects your skin from the sun and lasts all day (my favourite one is Teint Miracle by Lancome).
If you don’t use any primer your eyeshadow won’t last as the skin on eyelids is very greasy; so if you want a perfect eyeshadow it’s better you use a good primer before (I use Urban Decay), translucent powder that mattifies well, especially the T-zone: for me the best is Prep+Prime by Mac.

Last but not least, set your make up with a thermal water (Avene is my favourite) or a setting spray (Fix + by Mac or All Nighter by Urban Decay) to make your make up last longer: you can spray it all day on your face. A good idea is also to apply some powder on the T-zone.

Another important tip is not to touch your face with your hands all the time: remember that you have your make up on! We can melt our make up touching it all the time.

Hope these tips can be helpful to make your make up look flawless even in hot and humid summer days!

Have A great and beautiful summer!