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

Bright, Bold, and Beautiful Lips!

Now that Spring has finally sprung, why not try a bright lip for your wedding day? Surprise everyone with these eye-catching lip colors!
IMG_0464 IMG_0490From left to right: OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy, MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia, and NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream

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OCC Lip Tar is known for its long-wearing properties and high pigmented hues. They can even be blended to create your own custom shade. With a variety of shades and finishes, you’re bound to find the perfect bridal lipcolor. This particular OCC Lip Tar is a bright pink hue with a matte finish. Be sure to apply with a lip brush because once it sets, it’s there to stay! Result: extremely kiss-proof, making it ideal for your wedding day!

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Cute packaging huh? MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is a bright, neon, coral hue. Its satin finish leaves the lips moist and hydrated, preventing any sliding around all night. Like all MAC lipsticks, it has a pleasant vanilla taste/smell. We’d say MAC’s got this one in the bag!

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With all of the attention the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks have been getting recently, how could we not include one? You will experience the wear of a stain, the color of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss. We tested this one all day through eating and drinking and it did not budge! We especially love this bright fuchsia hue for a spring/summer bride! Grab yours here! 

IMG_0448This gloss is one of Beauty with Julie’s go-to’s! Perfect for the bride that wants a shiny, creamy, bright lip, but still extremely subtle. This gorgeous peachy/coral hue will compliment any skin tone. Wear it alone or over a lipstick to make those luscious lips the center of attention!

TEMPTU Master Make-up Artistry Class – Tattoo Coverage

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We are so excited to share our awesome experience at the TEMPTU Master Make-up Artistry Class specializing in Tattoo Coverage! Just wait until you see these before and after pictures! We spent the day learning about the TEMPTU DURA Airbrush system which was developed for Pros working in bridal, editorial and runway artistry. At our class, we focused on the Tattoo Coverage Kit which combines TEMPTU’s 3 signature steps for flawless body coverage: Correct, Conceal and Complete! Dura is an alcohol-based formula and an instant industry favorite for body art, prosthetics, tattoo coloring, and special effects. It dries on impact, is completely waterproof and can last for days with proper care.

We are also extremely excited to announce that Beauty with Julie will now specialize in tattoo coverage for our brides! We require a consultation beforehand to become familiar with the tattoo we will be covering. Extra time will be allotted for on the day of your special day, depending on the size and coloring of the tattoo. For further details and pricing please contact Julie!

A huge thank you to our wonderful instructor Diana Racht, Senior Make-up Artist of Austin’s School of Spa Technology, and our patient tattoo model!

 

Kiss and Tell!

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We know how hard it is to choose the perfect lipstick for your wedding day. Do you dare wear red? How nude is too nude? How do you find a sweet pink pout? We want to know what shade you are anticipating wearing or may have already wore on your wedding day and why you chose to kiss the groom with this pout! Our perfect shade awaits! Ready..Set..Pucker Up! lips


Thank you for helping us out and our brides to be! You may now kiss the groom! Xo

2014 Beauty Must-Haves

DO IT YOURSELFWe 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

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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.

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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 FixNip and Fab
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-GlossNYX 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 2 LORAC ProLORAC 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.

maybellineagerewindMaybelline 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 cosmeticsAmazing 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!

voluminousLoreal 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!

Contour Kit

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!

brow wiz dipbrow_dark_brown_2_1Anastasia 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-cosmetics-shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-moonstone_1746_3Becca 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!

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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!

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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! 

mega-pro-and-colourpop-125Colour 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 lipsCity 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!

Bridal Wars Powder Puff Challenge

Beauty with Julie attended Bridal Wars this past December of 2014 and we had a BLAST!!! Hosted by Events with Style, Bridal Wars is a chance for brides to be and their friends/family to team up and compete in vendor challenges to score items for your wedding day!! This is an event we have grown to really love! Our vendor challenge “Powder Puff” focused on using beauty products in the midst of agility football drills. Needless to say, the girls gave it their all as they crossed the finish line! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Powder Puff challenge!!

We are so excited for the next upcoming Bridal Wars on April 17, 2015! We have a new challenge in store for you beauty’s! Register here today.

http://eventswithstylealbany.com/bridal-wars-back-december-5th-afrims-sports/

Little Lady Glam Party

 

Little ladies need pampering too! We had the pleasure of dolling up these beautiful little ladies for a special 6th beauty birthday party at our Bridal News location. The girls enjoyed make-up, nail painting, treats, and a fancy glamour shot by Nicole of Bridal News. Many of our daughters are smitten with the world of sparkle and glitter and we are too! Your little girl and her friends will be transformed into beauty queen’s for the day with our experience and expertise. Join Bridal News and Beauty with Julie for an ultimate pamper package! We promise your little girls will feel like A-Lister celebs for the day! Contact us for additional information!

Check out more of these adorable images by Nicole of Bridal News! Thank you for having us be a part of your special birthday! We are SO excited for our next little lady glam party!

 

You’ve Got it Glowing On Girl!

Crooked-Lake-House-Wedding-Photos18So we all want the blushing bridal glow on our wedding day, right?! Well…beautiful make-up begins with beautiful skin! I highly encourage all of my brides to be to start a regular skincare regimen at least 4-6 months before your special day. Beauty with Julie provides our brides with product recommendations which are geared towards your specific skincare concerns. The following are a few of our Pro Tips for gorgeous glowing skin!

Cleanse
Cleanse your face twice—the first cleanse removes the day and the second one actually cleans your skin. Impurities from the day can clog pores and cause breakouts. Clean skin provides the perfect surface so that night creams can be most effective. Your skin repairs itself at night. One of the reasons it is important to use skincare at night is that cleaning your skin/removing the day gives your skin a fighting chance.

♥ SPF
Protect your skin and use sunscreen! Sunscreen can be found as a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product which absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s UV radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight, thus helping protect against sunburn. Sunscreen is extremely important to incorporate into your skincare regimen, we do not want any unwanted dark spots appearing before the special day!

Exfoliate
Regular exfoliation of the skin is an important part of a good anti-aging, blemish-reducing, skin care regimen. I suggest exfoliating 1-2 times per week. By doing this, you’ll help to diminish the ability for acne-causing bacteria to thrive inside the pores, lessening blemish activity. Exfoliating is very important, especially in the winter. Often when the skin is dry, we tend to load up on heavier creams to compensate for the dryness. But dry skin means you have dry skin cell buildup. Instead, increase your exfoliation to remove the dry skin cells, and then moisturize the new skin cells, resulting in a moister skin.

♥ Moisturize
It’s a fact that rough, dry skin = dull, tired-looking skin. Healthy, glowing skin = light reflective skin. Applying moisturizer creates a barrier on your skin that keeps oils from escaping and harmful outside elements from causing dryness or irritation. Give your skin a drink and stay hydrated!

Eye Cream & Vitamin C
Getting rid of dark circles and under eye puffiness is one complaint I hear about very often from my clients. Lack of sleep, allergies, climate, stress, salty foods and genetics can be the cause for both conditions. I believe the best under eye cream to instantly brighten tired eyes is an eye cream that contains Vitamin C. In fact, Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin.

Drink Water
Our bodies use water for essential hydration. It has no fat, calories, carbs or sugar so it’s the most pure thing you can put into your body. Water helps our lymphatic system detoxify by flushing out impurities and helps with cellular regeneration. And most importantly, this simple routine of drinking water helps maintain beautiful, youthful skin!

Glow on girl…your illuminating complexion awaits!! Xo

 

Mother-Daughter Styled Shoot with YTK Photography

Awhile back I had approached the fabulous Katherine Wright of YTK Photography  about doing a styled mother/daughter winter photo shoot. This is something my mother and I have always wanted to do! Not to mention it is always a wonderful time collaborating with Miss Katherine! She is beyond amazing at what she does, and her authentic ideas never cease to amaze me! You will notice a lot of my work on here is done by this talented vixen. I highly recommend YTK Photography to all of my brides to be!


My mother has been an inspiration of mine for the past 25 years of my life. I often model myself professionally and personally after the strong woman and mother she has become. Today, I live by the inspiring words she always said to me, “Go Dazzle the World with Your Talent!” Thank you for giving me wings, forever believing in me, and supporting my dreams! Love you a Bushel & A Peck! Xo

Visit the YTK Photography Blog to see more of their beautiful work!
Hair & Make-up by my fellow make-up artist and good friend Erica Sherman