Hashtag Melzone Wedding

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Where do we begin?! I met Kristen at The Albany Bridal Show hosted by Events with Style in October of 2013, and I have had the pleasure of working with this wonderful lady ever since! Kristen and her best friend Erin, who was also a Beauty with Julie bride, had their bridal make-up trials done together and had the chance to rock their look all night! A few short months later, I worked with Kristen for her beautiful engagement shoot with Elario Photography Inc.
View more images from their e-shoot here!

  Every time I am with Kristen and Steve, I can literally feel the unconditional love they have for each other! They are a perfect math and I am so happy for the both of you! The morning of Kristen’s special day at The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake was filled with laughter, glamour, romance, and of course plenty of hashtags!  As most of you may know this, Kristen and Steve are quite the social media enthusiasts. Hence, their entire wedding was captured by the infamous #melzonewedding. Even check out the awesome image by Elario Photography Inc. of their rings! Congratulations Kristen and Steve!! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together! I look forward to continuing a wonderful friendship : )

View more stunning images by Elario Photography Inc. of Kristen and Steve’s wedding here! http://elariophotography.com/kristen-steves-crooked-lake-house-wedding-photos/

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Deanna & Juan Tie The Knot

10665237_10152641627929300_2362183263839484397_n10590426_10152641627404300_3430113549440402616_nDeanna and her bridal party sported these rockin’ cowboy boots down the aisle! The girls’ American spirit glowed as they stood by Deanna while she married the love of her life, Juan! I met Deanna in March of 2014, when she came to me for her bridal make-up trial.  I have had the pleasure of working with Deanna and her family for some time now! I really can’t say enough great things about Deanna’s wonderful family, and this dream outdoor rustic barn wedding they created for their sweet daughter. It was a pleasure sharing Deanna and Juan’s special day with them. Congratulations you two!!

Images by the talented Louis Torres Photography
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Melissa and Matt

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Melissa and Matt tied the knot on August 29, 2014, at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont, New York! I was fortunate to meet Melissa and Matt a few short months back in June of 2014, when we did her bridal make-up trial/engagement photo session make-up.  Two months latter, Beauty with Julie performed make-up services for Melissa and Matt’s Jack and Jill Bachelor & Bachelorette Party. As always, I cannot get enough of real love stories, and this pair was truly destined from the start! Here is Melissa’s look from their engagement photo session with the talented Jeff Foley Photography!

  View more of this Engagement Photo Session here!

On the morning of Melissa and Matt’s special day, Beauty with Julie glammed the bride to be, her bridal party, mother of the bride,  and mother of the groom.  Hair was done by the talented Emily Van Dervoort – Stylist & Extension Specialist. It was a fabulous morning filled with love, laughter, and of course lots of lashes! Congratulations to you both!!

View more beautiful images of Melissa and Matt’s wedding day by Jeff Foley Photography here! http://jefffoley.com/blog/?p=11978

Sweet hearts in Saratoga

August 23, 2014

Saratoga Springs, New York

Photographer: Michael Gallitelli – Metroland Photo

Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club

I met Jennifer and Pete the morning of their special day. From the moment I met them, I knew they were so special to each other! After the future husband and wife said their goodbyes until their “I Do’s,” Jennifer and I got to work with her hair and make-up. We decided on a romantic look, which would accentuate her stunning bridal gown. Jennifer was so excited about using airbrush make-up for her complexion! As you can see, Jennifer was flawless! We spent the morning chatting about Jennifer and Pete’s love story and her big day which was only moments away!  I was also fortunate to perform hair and make-up services on Jennifer’s darling mother, Sally, who kept the morning alive with her loving spirit. Congratulations to Jennifer and Pete!! You are both truly sweet hearts! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness! Xo

Fashion Photo Shoot with Saratoga Photography

Beauty with Julie had so much fun with Julia LeVan for her first fashion photo shoot with Alan King of Saratoga Photography! When Julia walked through the door, I knew she had “model” written all over her! As you can see, she is a total natural in front of the camera. We decided to go with a boho chic make-up and hair look, which would accentuate her piercing green/blue eyes and long flowing locks. Julia is a beautiful young lady! I look forward to working with her in the future to develop her growing modeling portfolio 🙂

 

Products used:

Face: Cover FX concealer, Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation, Neutrogena Shine Control Powder

Cheeks: NARS Casino Bronzer, MAC Sweet at Cocoa Blush, Temptu Airbrush Gold Highlighter

Eyes: LORAC Cosmetics Pro Palette, LORAC Cosmetics Unzipped Palette, Stila In The Know Eye shadow Palette, NYX Eye liner, Rimmel Liquid Liner

Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel

Lips: Revlon Colorburst, Bobbi Brown Plum Gold Lip gloss

Lashes: Ardell Quick Lashes

Tips & Tricks: A Flawless Matte and Shimmer Eye Look

65938_10152877502640166_1802773684381478472_n For those who don’t know, LORAC Cosmetics is one of my top FAVORITE brands to use! It was love at first sight when I stumbled upon LORAC’s best selling Tantilizer Body Bronzing Luminizer, which instantly gives your skin a bronzed sun-kissed glow with a hint of shimmer. I began using other products from this professional line, and again found myself loving every single one! I think its safe to say, LORAC had me at hello 😉 Recently, I have been using the LORAC Pro Palette on just about all of my brides and bridal parties. This PRO artist palette comes with 16 matte and shimmer warm eye shadows to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line, and define your eyes. The colors are very well pigmented and extremely soft, and here comes the bonus…each palette comes with a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer so your shadow will stay place all day long! That being said, I introduce to you LORAC’s newest cool tone eye palette launch, the Pro Palette 2, and I will be sharing some of my own tips and tricks to create a flawless matte and shimmer eye look, as well as artistry tips from the creator of LORAC, Carol Shaw. Enjoy!

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Step 1 – Begin by applying Behind The Scenes Eye Primer all over the lid and blend up towards the brow bone

Step 2 – Using a Tapered Blending Brush softly blend the color “Lt. Brown” in your crease, back and forth motions

Step 3- Using a Large Shader Brush apply the color “Buff”onto your entire lid

Step 4- Using a Eye Shading Brush apply the color “Cool Gray” to the outer corner of the eye lid, and drag up towards your crease. Creating a “V” shape to the outer corner.

Step 5- Using a Medium Angled Shading Brush (or any Blending Brush) blend out the crease and outer corner using the backward “S” technique which Carol Shaw will explain in the video below!

Step 6- Wet an Eye Liner Brush and apply the color “Black” on the upper lash line.  Smudge to create a more smokey effect.

Step 7- Using a Pencil Brush apply the color “Lt. Brown” on lower lash line

Step 8 – Using a Pencil Brush apply the color “Black” on outer corner of lower lash line

Step 9- Using a Tapered Blending Brush softly blend the color “Nectar” in your crease

Step 10- Using Large Shader Brush apply the color “Buff” under brow bone

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I cannot WAIT to receive my welcome package which includes exclusive samples from Sigma’s best-selling product line!! I will be sure to post my goodies when they arrive!

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With Love,

Julie Xo

Samantha and Dana tie the knot!

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I met with Samantha two weeks prior to her special day for her bridal make-up trial and after 2 hours of chatting and glamming we nailed the perfect look! (despite both of our refrigerators breaking the day of) I especially loved hearing about the couple’s story and of course their second anniversary, where Dana popped the question 😉

As I walked into the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, New York, on the day of Samantha’s wedding, I was greeted by the bride to be and her lovely bridal party! These girls were just a blast to work with and everyone remained the three C’s…. cool, calm, and collected! The girls were amazed by the eye lashes, so of course I lashed them all up 🙂 I also had the pleasure of working with the talented Anna Curcio from Bella Fiora Hair Studio, and A Slyer Image Photography who captured Samantha and Dana’s gorgeous wedding at Shaker Ridge Country Club in Albany! Check out their amazing work!

http://slyerimage.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/6/dana-samantha-wedding

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Congratulations to Samantha and Dana on their wedding day!! Thank you for choosing Beauty with Julie! I had such an amazing time with your bridal party and family! You are a stunning bride! Xo

Say I Do with TEMPTU!

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