We can’t believe a whole year has passed already! We are so thankful for the wonderful clients we have met and the relationships we continue to build with our beautiful brides! Beauty with Julie has many new and exciting adventures coming up in our 2015 Wedding Glam Season. But first, we must reflect back to 2014, and what better way then sharing our favorite beauty products and must-haves of the year?! These products are based upon our experience, as well as the top picks of our 2014 brides! We would also love to hear your feedback from these tried and true beauty favorites or any others we do not have listed here! Xo
Georgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation
Capture the glow of perfect skin with this gorgeous foundation, an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation! Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage.
LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick “CEO”
Highly-pigmented with an opaque, matte finish. CEO is a dusty rose/marsala hue that instantly screams GIRLBOSS!
Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix
We stumbled across this one in our local Target store and we are hooked! Glycolic Fix contains 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid to retexture and resurface skin. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin!
NYX Butter Gloss
Butter Gloss has quickly become a favorite with our brides! Buttery soft and silky smooth, Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.
LORAC Pro & LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palettes
For those who have not yet discovered the amazing brand of LORAC, this is your chance! LORAC has been a favorite of ours since 2011! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw (which is LORAC spelled backwards! so cool, right?) these PRO artistry palettes are packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the most gorgeous looks! LORAC’S velvety-smooth shadows are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
We especially love this concealer in the color Neutralizer, which acts as a color corrector for blue/purple tones under the eyes. This active formula and micro-corrector applicator erases dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly, creating a beautiful lit from within look. This concealer also acts as a highlighter which we love to use on our glowing brides!
Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer
AmazingConcealer is a full coverage, water-proof concealer that makes all skin imperfections disappear. Its complexion-perfection, highly-pigmented formula gives a natural-looking finish and full coverage for everything from dark circles to blemishes. A favorite of professional makeup artists, celebrities and enthusiasts from around the world, AmazingConcealer is the “magic-eraser” that will transform your skin, into amazing skin!
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
We believe in love at first sight, which is exactly how we felt the first time we used Loreal’s Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara! It separates and builds lashes up to 5X their natural thickness with 2X the intensity of your regular black shade. Experience bold volume, zero clumping, and no flakes or smudges in one single application for a full and dramatic look!
Anastasia Contour Kit
We are suckers for high cheek bones and glowy skin! So..you can imagine we are pretty obsessed with Anastasia’s Contour and Highlighting palette with six shades: three for highlighting and three for contouring. This contouring collectible contains six blendable formulas to sculpt and define features. Darker shades are perfect for shading and defining, while lighter shades sculpt and enhance features. This kit contains all the color needed to start expertly emphasizing eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline!
Anastasia Brow Wiz & DipBrow Pomade
Hands down our favorite brow products to use on everyone and anyone by the brow queen Anastasia of Beverly Hills! We always start by outlining the brown with Anastasia’s Brow Wiz, an ultra-slim mechanical pencil for outlining and filling in brows. The pencil tip mimics the appearance of tiny hairs to naturally and easily fill in sparse areas. We then use the Anastasia DipBrow Pomade, a creamy, waterproof brow color ideal for defining and sculpting precise, smudge-free brows! We have found that the color Taupe is best fitting for most of our clients!
Becca Shimmering Skin Pefector Pressed
This creamy powder luminizer is like crushed gemstones in a compact! We are in love with the color Moonstone, which is more of a pale yellow/gold highlighter that gives our brides a natural glow! For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed to the center of your lower lip, and give your best pout!
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
A loose powder that is applied over any foundation or concealer to set makeup and reinforces wearability for up to 16 hours of consistent color wear that is smudge and transfer resistant! SOLD!
MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly
This neutral/peachy blush is the perfect accessory to any bridal look! It instantly adds a gorgeous flush of color to the cheeks and pairs well with just about any lip color!
Colour Pop Lippie Stix
We are always looking for the best lip shades at an affordable price and these hit everything on our checklist! Oh AND Lippie Stix has a matching Lippie Pencil that was designed to match its partner perfectly. Want to know something even better?! Lippie Stix are only $5!!! Full coverage, superrr long wearing, ultra-comfortable and seriously loaded with pigment!!
City Lips Lip Plumper
So when we think of lip plumpers, we instantly think of discomfort and burning, right? Well, this is pretty amazing stuff so listen closely beauty’s! City Lips is an award-winning treatment infused with revolutionary technology for instant and long-lasting results. Dramatically, the lips become smoother and fuller within minutes of application. (it’s true, we have tested this product many times!) City Lips utilizes exclusive ingredients and natural lip enhancers that work painlessly and safely to pump up the volume, and it will stimulate lasting natural collagen production with continued use! It’s a definite must-have!