Category Archives: BEAUTY

2016 In Review

2016 in review

This year went by in what seemed like a crazed blur. There were SO many changes in our life this year – we went through a lot of personal growth, self reflection, “realizing things” as Kylie Jenner would say…but overall my takeaway from 2016 was to grab opportunity by the horns and take the incredible […]

Satahi + Kyle | Off the Beaten Path

off the beaten path

I’ve waited with baited-breath to show you this styled shoot–shot at beautiful Craggy Gardens in the mountains near Asheville. Now it’s officially featured in Charlotte Brides, (YAY) I’m finally allowed to pop off the top and spill the contents of this whimsy, ethereal love story.  If you think our models actually look like they are […]

Nude Lipsticks To Try

Nude Lipsticks to Try

I am actually one that loves to break out the nude lipsticks in colder months. Especially ones with warm brown, mauve or rose petal pink undertones. Straight flesh-colored, beige has never suited me with thin lips (want lip filler but I’m a baby) as it all but erases my mouth. Typically, colors like that don’t […]

Melissa + Jake

tessablackstone-7

Melissa came into my studio like a burst of sunshine–super enthusiastic, warm and down-to-earth. I absolutely loved dolling her up for her engagement session. She knew exactly the direction she wanted to go with the makeup. We strategized the colors for her eyes, lips and cheeks as she described the theme of the shoot and her […]

Luxe Holiday Makeup Gifts

luxe makeup gifts

  The holiday season is quickly approaching (like seriously–Thanksgiving is tomorrow?!) so this is ’round about the time my makeup spidey senses begin tingling with JOY at the thought of holiday gift sets. If you followed this blog last Christmas season, you will know my obsession with holiday gift sets (especially ones from Sephora). I […]

Tips From Your Makeup Artist Before Wedding Day

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-3-26-36-pm

For my brides (and any brides for that matter) getting married in the next few months, I thought I would share a few complexion-enhancing tips to prepare you to look your best for the most special day of your life! Over my journey as a makeup artist, I have learned some key points that truly […]