Tuesday, August 16

A Lovely Bride Feature

Today we have our last solo Sponsor feature and it is a good one. Rachel is my BFF and a totally amazing makeup artist. Here she is sharing one of her favorite looks, and offering you locals a pretty sweet discount. Also featured is Andrea, who also is a doll and has a lovely blog you should check out! Enjoy!
     Hello lovely Weekend File followers! I’m so happy to occupy advertising real estate on such an adorable blog. Anyhow, you might recognize me from a guest post here and there. My name is Rachel, I am an Orange County based make-up artist and I absolutely LOVE what I do and I LOVE making brides beautiful. As a matter of fact, I love what I do so much that I’m offering a 20% discount on any bookings made this month for events taking place by February 2012. Just mention that you are a Weekend File follower when you schedule your consultation.  For more information on pricing and services you can head to A Lovely Bride.
     I’ll tell you a bit about one of my favorite bridal experiences. I was called by an old college friend to make her dreams of a vintage inspired super-glam wedding happen. Andrea is a woman of impeccable taste and style, the fact that I was able to participate in such a glorious affair was, not to sound too Golden Globes, but an honor just to be nominated. The wedding took place at the Millenium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles and we started super early to get everybody through make-up (I believe it ended up being 19 people total). The look was classic retro elegance for the bridesmaids- glowing skin, perfect red lips and lashes, Andrea’s look was a more modern take on the classic vintage beauty, we decided on a plum-red lipstick, flawless skin and a softer smoky eye with gorgeous lashes.
     Feeling a bit glam? Want to recreate Andrea’s classic bridal look at your next soiree? Here’s the breakdown: 
I used with Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #117 (1) and Benefit High Beam (3) to create luminous points on her face- I recommend adding a dab to the top of cheekbones, the inner corner of the eyes and on the cupid’s bow of the lip. 
I dusted Andrea’s cheek with MAC Powder Blush in “Cheek” (2) starting at the apple and working back toward the temple. 
For the soft brown smoky look I used Chanel Quadra Shadow Palette in Spices (6) and the classic retro liner on the top lid using MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (4). 
The finishing touch on the eye was adding Make Up For Ever Faux Lash #157 (7) and a double dose of L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara (8). 
The final touch to any inspired-by-yesteryear look is the lips! I recommend finding a color that suits you best, Dubonnet by MAC (5) is one of my long-time personal favorites.


  1. OMG, I had no idea Rachel and I would be featured! This is so exciting!!

    I am telling you ladies, Rachel is AMAZING. She is seriously an incredibly gifted makeup artist and I'm not just saying that because we used to be roommates in college or because we are still friends. You need to take advantage of this opportunity!!

    Hayley and Rachel, thank you both so much for featuring me!!

  2. Oh haha... I am glad you like it! These photos of you are gorgeous!

  3. This blog is adorable. How have I not found it earlier?

  4. I LOVE the vintage glam look! What a beautiful bride!

  5. Andrea's wedding photos=stunning! Absolutely stunning!


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