Jenny & Gustavo’s destination wedding in Rome

Jenny and Gustavo are a wonderful couple: very funny, smiling, laughing, intelligent and mature. It's been great working with them!

Jenny has Italian origins, that's why they didn't have doubts where to celebrate their Big Day, just the two of them. A wedding in Rome is a dream came true, as bride and groom are surrounded everywhere by history and art and... love is in the air and Rome is so romantic, especially with Christmas decorations!

Jenny found me on my website: she liked my style and contacted me, so we organised a trial for her bridal hair and make up. She had clear ideas about make up: she prepared a mood board of different make up styles and details to pay attention to beforehand, so it was easy to understand her preferences. Very fresh, glowy and extremely natural bridal make up, with a little accent on the eyebrows, contouring, highlighting and some false single eyelashes in the outer corners of her eyes.

 
 

For the hair, as she had a gorgeous wedding dress, we tried different hairstyles during the trial but then stopped on Hollywood waves: a very elegant and glam bridal hairstyle that suited so much the style of her dress.

Gustavo was present at the trial and was giving his comments: to my opinion, grooms are the best critics as they love us without make up, so they like when make up is done professionally!

I love happy people and they were extremely happy and positive and I really enjoyed my work!

Wish you lots of happiness, Jenny and Gustavo❤️😘

 
 

 The result of our work with the photographer Pasquale Minniti


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Best eyebrow products: my 4 holy grails

Hello, beautiful women!

Today I would like to share with you some of my tips about the products I use to create a perfect eyebrows shape. So many of us have few hair on their eyebrows because the thin shape was very fashionable before, and a lot of women have destroyed them with tweezers.

Ciao bellissime!

Oggi vorrei condividere con voi un po’ di consigli sui prodotti che uso per creare la forma delle mie sopracciglia. Tante ragazze hanno il problema delle sopracciglia poco folte rovinate dalle pinzette, perché anni fa andava di moda portarle molto sottili.

Photo by: Alex Comaschi - Model: Antonina Panteleeva - Make up and hair: Annartstyle


Fortunately, there are almost 3 solutions to fix the problem.


1) Eyebrows tattoo

This must be done only by a top quality specialist with many years’ experience, but I already talked about this in my previous article (Semi-permanent eyebrow: what to pay attention to).

2) Eyebrows pencil

I personally do not recommend eyebrows pencils because they are hard and remove the hair bulbs and the eyebrows become more and more thin and do not grow at all.

2) Eyebrow cream

I prefer cream products that should be used with an angled brush. The creams help to draw, sculpt, fill the gaps, obtain a fuller colour with a natural result. The texture is very pigmented, adheres very well, with a long lasting and smudge-free finish.

Per fortuna, però, ci sono almeno 3 soluzioni per risolvere questo problema.

1) Tatuare le sopracciglia

Se si decide di optare per questa soluzione io consiglio sempre di rivolgersi a un esperto con tanti anni di esperienza (leggi il post che ho scritto in proposito: Semi-permanent eyebrow: what to pay attention to).

2) Riempire i vuoti con le matite per sopracciglia

Personalmente non le consiglio perché le matite sono abbastanza dure e tolgono i bulbi dei peli, facendo diventare le sopracciglia sempre più rade.

3) Usare prodotti in crema

I prodotti in crema sono i miei preferiti in assoluto. Le creme aiutano a disegnare, scolpire, riempire i vuoti e ottenere un colore più pieno insieme a un risultato naturale. Si applicano con un pennellino angolato. La texture è molto pigmentata, aderisce benissimo, è a lunga tenuta e non sbava.

My favourite eyebrow products

The eyebrow creams I like best are:

Ecco i prodotti in crema per sopracciglia che preferisco:


Hope my tips were useful for you!

Spero che i miei consigli vi siano stati utili!


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Autumn lips: my favourite fall lipstick colours

Hello beautiful ladies, I hope you are doing fine!

Autumn is a wonderful season as it brings to us not only rain and cool weather, but fantastic shades in colours.

Buongiorno bellissime, spero stiate bene! L’autunno è una stagione bellissima che ci regala non solo la pioggia e tempo freddo ma anche dei colori fantastici!

This time I would like to speak about my favourite lip paints. Autumn brings us fantastic colours not only in nature but also in make up. Today the world offers a great choice of cosmetics and brands, fortunately for long-lasting products as well! As for me I’m a real fan of the quality products that last all day because I am a make up artist. For work and for my personal attitude, I like to have a fresh, flawless skin and I love my make up to last long: sometimes I work out in the gym and then I go to a shooting or an appointment with a client, so I don't have time to do my make up again, and long-lasting products are the best solution for me.

Oggi vorrei parlarvi delle mie tinte labbra preferite. L’autunno ci regala colori fantastici non solo nella natura, ma anche nel trucco. Oggi ci sono molti cosmetici e brand tra cui scegliere, fortunatamente anche per quanto riguarda i prodotti di lunga durata! Per quanto mi riguarda sono una fan dei prodotti di qualità che durano tutto il giorno. Per il lavoro sono truccatrice e mi piace avere una pelle fresca e impeccabile tutto il giorno e che il mio trucco duri a lungo: a volte prima del lavoro mi alleno in palestra e poi vado a un servizio fotografico oppure a un appuntamento con un cliente, quindi non ho tempo per rifarmi il trucco daccapo: i prodotti di lunga durata quindi sono la soluzione migliore per me.

Personally, I’m not a fan of a sticky effect, so I’m not fond of lip glosses. If I want to put some gloss or lip balm, I prefer to do it on top of a long-lasting lipstick! For what concerns colours, now I even don't understand the sense if using bright colours which won't last: that's why lip paints which last all day are a great invention for me.

Personalmente non amo l’effetto appiccicoso sulle labbra, perciò preferisco evitare i lip gloss e metto piuttosto un balsamo per le labbra sopra un rossetto a lunga durata! Per quanto riguarda i colori non capisco nemmeno il senso di usare colori vivaci che poi non durano: ecco perché le tinte long-lasting sono una grande invenzione secondo me.

I tried a lot of brands and almost all lip paints dry the lips, so before using them my advice is to gently exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub, put a high quality hydrating lip balm, wait some minutes, blot off any access of it and then apply a long-lasting lip paint.

Ho provato tanti brand e posso dire che quasi tutti i rossetti long-lasting seccano le labbra, quindi prima di usarli il mio consiglio è di esfoliare delicatamente le labbra con uno scrub, mettere un balsamo idratante di alta qualità, attendere alcuni minuti, tamponare qualsiasi eccesso e applicare una tinta per le labbra a lunga durata.

My favourite liquid lipsticks: Huda Beauty Matte Liquid Lipsticks

After having tried a lot of brands, my favourite at the moment is Huda Beauty, as it has a very long-lasting but really not-drying formula; moreover it has a pleasant vanilla smell. It has really beautiful shades and for this autum trends I suggest: cheerleaders, heartbreaker, famous, vixen, material girl, icon and trendsetter, as in this autumn 2018 the colours which are very trendy are rich berry, chocolate brown, black cherry, brick red, wine and plum.

Dopo aver provato tanti brand al momento il mio preferito è Huda Beauty, in quanto ha una formula molto duratura ma non secca per niente le labbra, in più ha una piacevole profumazione di vaniglia. Ha delle sfumature davvero belle e in base alle tendenze di questo autunno vi consiglio queste tonalità: cheerleader, heartbreaker, famous, vixen, material girl, icon e trendsetter, dato che i colori più in voga saranno i berry, i marroni cioccolato, i rossi ciliegia scuro, i rossi mattone, i rossi vino e il prugna.

Tell me what do you think about it? Have you tried them?

E voi cosa ne pensate? Li avete già provati?

Corso di self make up a Roma: una giornata dedicata al trucco!

Ciao bellissime!

Oggi voglio raccontarvi della lezione di self-make up che ho tenuto qualche tempo fa nel mio studio. Mica penserete che si tratti solo di studio, vero? Ebbene, no! Le lezioni di self-make up sono soprattutto un’occasione per divertirsi e imparare a diventare ancora più belle e sicure di noi stesse!

Durante la lezione le mie bellissime allieve Olga e Alexandra hanno scoperto come fare un trucco da tutti i giorni e come trasformarlo in trucco da sera, come fare il contouring e a che cosa serve, come fare bene la base e coprire le occhiaie, come correggere la forma delle sopracciglia e come far risaltare gli occhi. Nell'atmosfera accogliente di casa ci siamo divertite tantissimo e abbiamo concluso la nostra lezione con un bel brindisi!

Prenota una lezione di self make up a Roma

Vuoi passare un weekend diverso e imparare i segreti del make up? Contattami e prenota la tua lezione di trucco: sarò felice di condividere con te la mia esperienza e aiutarti a diventare ancora più bella e sicura di te!

Sabrina’s wedding in Umbria (and some tips on wedding organization in Italy!)

Hi, beautiful ladies!

In this article I would like to tell you about my client's Sabrina. She was born in the USA, but her mother is originally from Italy. She met her future husband in the US but he is from Rome, so what is better than getting married in Italy? It is so romantic, especially in Umbria with its medieval castles and towns.

Sabrina contacted me in September, as they were coming to look for the venues and in the meanwhile organised the prewedding photoshoot with great photographers Andrea & Federica (www.andreatappo.com). We organised the trial earlier on that day, so Sabrina had nice day make up and loose wavy half updo ready for the photoshoot in Rome.

I would recommend all the brides who are coming from abroad to get to know your photographer and your make up artist in this way, to have nice photos as a result. There are so many professionals nowadays online, but nothing is better than face-to-face contact!

So, then the guys went back to the States and we kept in touch with Sabrina.

They chose a very particular date for the wedding, 14 August: everyone who comes to Italy should know that 14-15 August in Italy is called Ferragosto holidays, when everybody leaves on vacation or stays outside the city, or with their family; that's why to find professionals available during those days you need to book them much in advance and sometimes the price of the service is higher.

The wedding was organised in beautiful and romantic Castello di Rosciano (www.castellodirosciano.com). It was an international wedding with the guests from all over the world. The day before there was a welcoming dinner and Sabrina decided to have another trial and have beautiful evening make up (we went for nice smokey eyes in earthy shades) and hair (we did loose Boho waves hair). She looked amazing in her long floral dress.

On the wedding day, the atmosphere was great and relaxing. The bride and the bridesmaids were having fun sipping some Prosecco. I brought my team make up artist and hairstylist to prepare the bridesmaids on the wedding day, so I did Sabrina's bridal hair and make up and her mother's hair and make up. It was wonderful working in this relaxing atmosphere and that's why the results were great!

You may see it on the great photos of Andrea & Federica (www.andreatappo.com).

Even if a bit worried at the beginning, my bride looked very beautiful in her stylish dress and her glowy bridal make up; hollywood wavy hair suited so much to it!

When you organise a wedding in Italy, especially in the middle of August, try to think about everything much in advance: choose a great wedding planner who will save you nerves and time, choose thoroughly all the professionals and make sure they work already a lot with couples from abroad, they speak great English and have really modern style!

Good luck for everybody who is going to get married in Italy and don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you need any information!

 Anna