We Need Your Beauty-ful Feedback!

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Calling all engaged and wedded! As your bridal makeup specialists, we are dedicated to providing our brides with the best possible beauty experience  for your forever moment. We want to continue to service our brides with exceptional customer service to meet our client’s specific needs, therefore, we need your feedback! Please let us know what you would like to see from Beauty with Julie next! Thank you in advance!

We encourage all brides to leave a note telling us what you would like to see from us next! Thank you ladies! We look forward to making you beauty-ful soon!

Always Evolving,

Beauty with Julie Xo

Stop, Drop & Strob!

No, no, this is not a rave this is makeup! The latest makeup trend strobing is layering different textured highlighters for a highlight that will be seen from space!

strobing 2Where to strob: You can apply your highlighters at the high points of the face to bring them forward. These areas include: inner corner of eyes, browbone, top of the cheekbone, cupids bow, top of the chin, straight down the nose, tip of the nose, and above the brow. Oily skins can still strob, but may want to keep the highlights away from the T-zone to avoid looking too shiny.

How to strob: Using your fingers, a beauty blender, or a brush, build up the highlight by using creams or liquids on the high points of the face before you’ve set your makeup with powder. Layer it up with a powder highlighter on top to set the cream or liquid highlighter and make it really pop!

What to strob with:

Mini Beauty Blender– When used damp, this applies and blends liquids and powders beautifully. Since it’s so cute and small you can get a precise highlight.

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Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight: ideal for fairer skin tones, layer this over a liquid highlighter to give a soft- focus glow.ss09gurw0290032starlight

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter– This cream-to-powder highlight gives skin a luminous champagne glow that lasts!

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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator– Available in shades peach or bronze. Perfect for a fresh, lit from within glow!71K1NZfREyL._SL1500_

 

 

 

Happy Strobbing Beauties! Xo

Summer Essential: Beauty Balms

Originating in Asia, Beauty Balms, commonly known as BB creams, have made their way to the western hemisphere over the last couple of years. Today, just about every makeup brand carries a BB cream!

BB creams/balms are meant to give skin benefits while providing coverage. A few of its many benefits include SPF, hydration,  and blurred imperfections. BB creams are also great to use as a primer under your foundation, providing convenience, moisture, color, and reliable sun protection.  They blend easily and provide sheer to medium coverage.

The Beauty with Julie girls have put together three BB creams we know and love! Xo

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream: Covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: The 1-step wonder for a good skin day, everyday. Packed with 8 great skin benefits for instant skin perfection. Ideal for Normal Skin.

MAC Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30: A beauty balm that blurs imperfections and evens skin tone immediately.

Brows Uncensored

Many of our brides express to us: “We don’t know what to do with our eyebrows!!” or “we have had a bad experience in the past with filling them in.” The Beauty with Julie girls are here to save your brows! We’re giving you some expert tips uncensored on filling them in along with a couple examples of products we know and love!
Prep: Have a case of the brow blues? Start by scheduling an appointment with your favorite brow girl and work on getting your brows shaped! Having a clear brow shape makes filling them in so much easier. We recommend going to a salon to get them threaded or waxed for first-timers, and then plucking stray hairs or trimming any long hairs with small scissors to maintain their shape. Not sure how your brows should look? Lets begin by taking an angled makeup brush or a pencil and line it up with one end at the base of your nostril and the other skimming alongside your eye which is where your brow should end). Keeping the pencil at your nostril, line it up so that the end is cutting right through your pupil which is where your arch should be. Lastly, keeping the pencil at your nostril, line it straight up (this is where your brow should start). Keep in no one’s eyebrows are perfectly symmetrical. Sisters, not twins!
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Brow Spooley– A clean traditional mascara wand that helps to brush the hairs into place and blend products. Most of the time these can be found on the end of a mechanical brow pencil.
Angled Eyeshadow Brush: This is perfect for any brow product you choose to fill in your brows with because it is small and precise.
Brow product to fill in brows: There are many products out there for this. With so many gels, pencils, or creams to choose from, it can get a little over whelming. For a brow beginner, powders are a little more forgiving. Make sure you find a color that matches your eyebrow color as closely as possible.
Brow Setting Gel: A lightweight gel that may or may not be tinted to help hold your beautiful brows in place!

Here are Beauty with Julie’s favorite picks for beautiful brows:

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Makeup Forever Aqua Brow

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brush brows through with spooley

Step 1: Brush brows through with spooley
Step 2: Dip angled brush in product and outline the bottom of your brow lightly to define shape
Step 3: Fill in sparse areas of brow starting at the end of the end, working towards the middle, then front. The most product should be at the end of the brow with the least being at the front of the brow. Take more time to fill in trouble areas of the brow starting with little product then adding more if needed. Less is more!
Step 4: Brush through brows with spooley to blend any harshness and lines and brush on setting gel.

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A Look Inside…Ardell Individual Eyelashes

Here’s an inside look on what the Beauty with Julie gals have in their makeup kits at all times!

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Individual eyelashes are a must for your wedding day! Do you want eyelashes that are darker, longer, more voluminous, and look great in pictures? The Beauty with Julie girls have just what you need! Our individual short lashes provide more volume, while the medium and long lashes are perfect for length. Most of our clients look great in black lashes, but for our fairer clients who have a lighter shade of lashes we recommend using brown eyelashes to avoid any harshness.

It only takes us an additional 5-10 minutes to apply these lashes during your make-up application so it is totally worth it! We use a mild adhesive to glue them onto the lashline one cluster at a time. This is usually done before mascara and foundation. The last step is a light coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes into your new falsies. They can be removed by soaking a warm washcloth on your eye and gently wiping them off, or using an eye makeup remover, baby oil, or makeup wipe. Individual lashes do not attach to your actual eyelashes so don’t worry about loosing your real ones! The best part? Many of our clients individual eyelashes last up to 1 week with the proper care. We recommend not letting any water run on them and avoid touching/rubbing your eyes. Honeymooning after your special day? Who wouldn’t want their lashes to stay on for days after their wedding?!

Love your lashes Xo

Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Claims: “A 15-hour, flawless foundation that stays looking fresh and natural through heat, humidity, and nonstop activity.”

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Coverage: Medium to Full

Pros: When they say 15-hour, they mean 15 hour! Super long lasting, lightweight, oil-free, oil-control, buildable. This comes in a variety of cool, neutral, and warm shades so no worries on finding your match. Double wear is a very pigmented foundation, therefore it does not give off the “no-makeup”makeup look. A transfer resistant foundation, this stuff is bulletproof and stays put on under your bronzer/blush/highlighter.

Cons: Although it claims it is fragrance-free, we smell a pleasant perfume scent, so sensitive skinned girls beware. Its SPF 10 may unfortunately flashback in photos. In addition, this foundation can get patchy on drier skin types so be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and prime accordingly. No pump + glass bottle= not travel friendly.

Details: Dries quickly so you’ll need to work fast. Will get cakey if you apply too much. Most of you will only need one layer so start due to its buildable coverage. It can be difficult to remove so try an oil-based makeup remover. Double Wear can be found at any Sephora or Estee Lauder counter.

Overall: We recommend Double Wear Foundation for combination/oily skin types because the oil-control is great! Great in humidity and sweat. Although it is a bit pricey, this will last you forever because you don’t need to use as much product with higher pigmented foundations. A must have for summer!

 

 

Pores No More!

Large pores are a consistent skin concern for individuals of all ethnicity’s and skin types. Oily skin types and mature skin with large follicles are more prone to enlarged pores which in turn can create clogging and a build up of cells. We’re constantly hearing our brides say “My pores are huge!” So, you ask, what is the solution?! We know you will want your skin to look extra perfect for your wedding day so luckily, the Beauty with Julie girls have put together 4 pore refining primers to help minimize the look of pores.

  1. pores no moreDr. Brandt’s pores no more-pore refiner primer: An effective primer that instantly mattifies shine and minimizes pores. A cult favorite, this is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin at any age and during any season. A combination of treatment and cosmetic properties, this miracle base creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application. This velvety primer absorbs excess oil, blurs fine lines and imperfections, and is resistant to sweat and humidity.
  2. s1259068-main-hero-300Benefit’s The POREfessional: This very popular primer helps makeup stay put as well as minimizing pores. Perfect for for those “no-makeup” days because it can even be worn on its own! Its translucent/nude color easily blends onto the skin.
  3. 2268948Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser: This is a drugstore steal! At only $6.99 it helps foundation smooth right over pores, not in them. It has a silicone consistency so it’s silky to the touch. This primer is clear and can be worn on its own or under makeup
  4. s1404599-main-LheroTarte’s Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer: This waterproof, pore-perfecting primer consists of avocado oil which helps refine skin. Apply before underneath makeup for flawless bridal perfection.

A Look Inside Beauty with Julie’s Must Have’s

Here’s our top 3 products that the Beauty with Julie girls have in their makeup kits!

A concealer wheel/palette: We are always reaching for these from our kits because they’re so versatile. We use this to cover andownloady late-night circles or acne scars. They have a variety of shades that can be combined so every skin tone is covered! The TEMPTU Concealer Wheel produces high coverage, but can also be sheered out!

Black Gel Eyeliner:
We exclusively use waterproof eyeliner–we know there will be many tearful moments on your specdownload (1)ial day! We prefer a gel consistency because it is the easiest to work with and very black. We will use this to define the eye and make the lash line appear fuller. The NYX Gel Liner & Smudger is super creamy and lasts all through the night!

Highlighter: The Beauty with Julie gals love a good highlight on the top of the cheekbones! Our brides yearn for a blusimageshing bridal glow, which a highlighter can give you that glow that will look great in photos. Becca Cosmetics Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector is a creamy powder luminizer that absorbs and reflects light for a superb natural glow! *Tip and Trick: For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector to the center of your lower lip.

 

Stay Waterproof on your Wedding Day!

Worried you’ll ruin your makeup from all the teary-eyed moments on your wedding day? The Beauty with Julie girls have put together some products for staying smudge-proof on your special day!

Makeup Forever has its own Aqua line which features an array of waterproof products:

  • Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow– With an eyeshadow primer underneath, use this for your base with another eyeshadow on top and your eye makeup is completely cry-proof!
  • Aqua Creamliner Waterproof Cream Eyeliner– We prefer cream or gel liners because they’re easier to work with. Available in many different shades so maybe you’ll dare to wear turquoise eyeliner knowing it wont move!
  • Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil– Perfect your pout by lining the lips and filling them in. Kiss your hubby all night assured your lip color will stay put!
  • Aqua Smokey Extravagant Waterproof Mascara– This is a must have! Lashes stay full yet defined and won’t run down your face when you say your I’Dos!

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer– Yes, we know it is appropriate to wear waterproof eye makeup for our special day, but what do we use for the under eye area? This creamy, color correcting concealer will banish those dark circles and stay crease free all night long!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation– Although it is not advertised as a waterproof foundation, we’ve worn this in a pool and it didn’t budge! Just be sure to apply it in thin layers since it is a thicker, more pigmented formula. There are an array of shades for every skin tone and it even caters to normal/dry and combo/oily skins types.

Hope this helps you gorgeous ladies stay streak free on your wedding day! Xo

10 Honeymoon Makeup Essentials!

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We are definitely those girls that brings wayyy too much on a trip. Bags and suitcases full of options that we may never actually wear. The same goes with makeup. We are all guilty of packing for the what ifs. A girl needs her options! When it comes to your honeymoon, you don’t want to pack too much makeup. Remember: this is your time to relax and enjoy the start of your new adventure as husband and wife. Beauty with Julie has hand picked 10 products we believe will suffice the perfect honeymoon makeup kit. Use this as a guideline and make adjustments according to your destination and itinerary.

  1. 1. BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original– This also comes in oil-control, neutralizer, and brightening. Smooths skin in preperation for foundation. Love the packaging–it has a pump so it will not spill in your suitcase!
  2. Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation– Full coverage but can be sheered out with a moisturizer, long-wearing, and truly weightless
  3. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Concealer– A MAC prolongwear concealer dupe. Opaque, creamy, longwearing
  4. Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder– Stays matte and is extremely lightweight
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess– Gorgeous color, matte, buildable and blendable. One of our personal favorites!
  6. L’ORÉAL Color Riche La Palette Nude 1– A brilliant mix of shimmer and matte eye shadows. Create numerous eye looks, anything from natural to smokey. Great for traveling and excursions!
  7. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara– You’ve probably already heard everyone else ooing and ahhing over this mascara and it deserves every second of it. Very black, volumizing  & dramatic lash look
  8. Benefit Posietint– A pretty pink cheek stain, and can be doubled as a lipstain as well!
  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo– Super long lasting, great pigmentation, & blendable. Throw on a brow and a lipstick and you are ready for anything that comes your way!
  10. Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain– The name says it all! We know you’ll be taking lots of kissing selfies and this will stay put without overdrying

    BONUS – Last but not least, ALWAYS remember to bring your sunscreen!! We cannot stress the importance of this anti-aging phenomenon!! We recommend Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ Sunscreen, it is super lightweight and looks and feel great under makeup!

    Happy honeymooning! Xo