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25th of July

Salena’s Sydonie Wedding


Hello Beauties!

 

The 2018 Spring/Summer wedding season has officially wrapped and WOW I had some pretty incredible weddings. I wanted to share a favorite of mine, beautiful Salena’s wedding at Sydonie Mansion. Bridal season has it’s joys and watching a bride prepare to see her forever love for that first look down the aisle is my absolute favorite!

Salena had such a peace about her despite all the craziness that can happen on a wedding day. She kept her eye the prize and looked stunning while doing so. Selena had a career as a News reporter so her poise is top notch! Her style choice was also incredible. She choose a stunning Martina Liana gown from The Collection Bridal that literally fit her PERFECT!

She was sporting a beautiful tan, so I went with a glowing bronze look on her. I started with her eyes and did a bronze smokey eye with super fluffy lashes. She has beautiful brown eyes so it really made her eyes pop! Then I did some Temptu Airbrush makeup that gave her  that glow from within look. I added a little more glow on the high points of her face, a little color on the cheeks and defined her brows. I finished with the lips, I choose a glossy color to bring out her natural lip color. Her look was fresh, glowing and effortless.

I’m so excited for you to see these stunning photos by the amazing Hannah Glogower. The incredible Sydonie Mansion was such a magical venue. It was my first time there. It’s tucked away in Mount Dora, FL and it sure is a hidden gem! You’ll see in the following photos all the beauty! The hairstylist, the amazing Sarah Vaughn and I knocked out 16 services! Woo hoo! It was a busy and amazing day. I was honored and so delighted to be apart of Selena’s day and I wish her and her new hubby all the best!

Bride: Salena // Photographer: Hannah Glogower // Venue: Sydonie Mansion // Sydonie Weddings // Dress: The Collection Bridal // Martina Liana Bridal Designs // Hair: Sarah Vaughn // Makeup: Marin Makeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11th of July

4 Steps To The Perfect Smokey Eyeliner


Hey Beauties!

This is one of my favorite looks, my go to get outta the house quick look that looks like you spent an hour perfecting it! This is great for all eye shapes and all skill levels can perfect it, no problem!

Step 1:

  • Grab a creamy, long lasting black or brown pencil eyeliner, my go to right now is a drugstore brand. I got it in my Influenster box. Influenster is such a great way to try new products completely free, all you do is fill out a few surveys a month. Anyways, I digress.. Here is the link for the pencil I am currently personally using.
  • Make a line half way, stating at the outer corner on your lid as close to the lash line as possible then stop half way.

 

Step 2:

  • Grab a eyeliner smudge brush. Make sure its a smudge brush not a precise brush. Start at the outer corner, smudge and blend out the line to make it have no defined lines and bring it across the whole lid this time. Try a brush like this.

 

Step 3:

  • Grab a black or brown powder liner. It can be a loose powder or a pressed powder. Currently I just switched to a new product that I am loving! You can also just use a black or brown eyeshadow.
  • Grab your smudge liner brush again and dip the brush a bit into the powder then start at the outer corner and press into the liner and blend. Work it into the line all the way cross keeping close to the lash line as possible, this sets it and helps it stay all day too. Pro Tip!

 

Step 4:

  • Dip the brush into a little more powder and on the outside corner smudge up till you hit your brow bone. Then grab a more fluffy shadow brush, use as little powder as possible (for an even better look grab a clean fluffy shadow brush) and blend out all the steps mainly sticking to outer corner. Blend, blend, blend! This creates the look of a bigger eye yet keeping it natural, smokey & sexy. Add a little bronze or warm tone shadow to the lid and now your good to go!
  • Try this product its a great multitaskser for eyes and cheeks for a warm matte bronze shadow.
  • Also try this for a little bronze sparkle it’s an all time favorite of mine! Use the title picture as a reference and inspiration. Picture also shown below.

 

Photography credit: Erika Reiner Photography. Makeup by Ashley Marin

All recommendations and skills are from my personal arsenal and in no way have I been sponsored or told to use or purchase any of these products. I believe in this technique and products and spend my own hard earned money on them.

 

I hope you learned something new and have fun blending, blending, blending!

  • Ashley Marin, Your Favorite Neighborhood Makeup Artist.

 

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20th of June

5 Reasons to Upgrade to Airbrush Makeup for Your Wedding Day.


5 Reasons to Upgrade to Airbrush Makeup for Your Wedding Day:
  1. Texture. It feels like second skin and is perfect for those brides who don’t want to feel they have makeup on. But good news it looks amazing! Makes you camera ready in an instant!
  2. Long wear. It’s water resistant and transfer resistant. The technology in most airbrush makeup formulas makes it so it adheres like skin to the face. When used with proper primers, moisturizers and setting powder it truly it’s unstoppable! So much so I put Temptu’s perfect canvas hydra lock formula to the test at a recent shoot where the model went underwater. And not just a dip like full on swimming! Her face stayed perfect! I’d say you want that in your wedding day!
  3. HD camera approved. I briefly mentioned this is number 1 but I’ll go into more detail. Using an HD makeup formula is so important in today’s use of HD camera and video. You want a smooth finishing and every pore covered for that big day and airbrush makeup is your solution! The way in which the foundation is blown through the gun creates a finishing that looks perfect on camera!
  4. Skill. Airbrush makeup application takes a certain level of skill. When hiring a professional makeup artist, make sure they have a wide range of skills. Learning and mastering airbrush application is such a great skill to have and brings more options to the table for your best day ever!!!! Most makeup artist that offer this service have a few years under their belt and you can trust them with all your makeup need so the day of your wedding.
  5. Investment. Those makeup artist’s who spend money on a good airbrush system see the value in giving you the best of the best! A good airbrush system can cost in upwards of $500. We truly want you to have the best for your best day ever! Investing in our makeup kit is investing in you! An artist who carries good quality products is the artist you want to hire. Professional products require professional skills.
Airbrush makeup may be a bit more expensive than your average makeup application but let me tell you its worth every penny. I will say there is only one downfall to airbrush and depending on the formula it is not well suited for some mature skin types. I will say though the new Temptu Hydra Lock formula is perfect for mature skin and all the above. It’s my new secret weapon! So for all my fellow artists reading this, the sky is the limit with the Hydra Lock Formula!
I hope this helps in your makeup decision for your big day! Much luck to you!
Ps. In no way am I sponsored by Temptu or any airbrush makeup company. I truly believe in these products and spend my hard earned makeup money on them. I know I can trust them to perform to the quality I want them to and trust them to make my client look their absolute best!

-Ashley Marin, Your Friendly Neighborhood Makeup Artist.

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13th of June

Countdown to Summer Vacation!!!


This may not be something to actually write a blog about but why not! This is the first summer in 4 years my hubby and I are taking a legit summer vacation and to say I’m freaking out excited is an understatement!!! Do any of you remember that movie ” The Last Song” …. (The early days of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth love story)  Well that’s where we’ll be going! Tybee Island, GA! Tybee has such serious charm, for all those that know the amazing charm of Savannah, GA… this is that, plus a laid back beach attitude, yes please! My grandparents own a beach house in Tybee Island and its always been a family tradition to go and stay. This time will be all together different though, our best friends from VA will be joining us whom we haven’t seen in 4 years!!!! SO SO SO EXCITED!!!

I have such amazing memories of my grandparents house on the Isle of Hope right on the savannah river. Swimming in the river, taking mud baths and swimming with dolphins. As an adult now its crazy how much we take for granted. The following photos are a few of my favorite things on the island, the sea turtle conservatory, the Tybee Island pier, the crazy beautiful sea oats and incredible sunsets! I am soooooo ready to be there, now!!!!

 

 

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23rd of May

JULIANNA


Hello Beauties!

I just realized I never shared this amazing fashion shoot with the beautiful JULIANNA. The final product sure did blow me away, thanks to Sufia Huq Photo. Months of planning and collaboration went into this day. Picking out color palettes, locations, outfits. But most importantly finding the perfect model. Honestly once we started shooting and the lighting, the colors, the style, Julianna, it literally all collided in one moment and my breath was taken away. Also can I just say, this was Julianna’s first shoot modeling and WOW she killed it! There is something super intense about the creative process. An intensity that is filled with hope yet fear. Hope that everything you had in your mind comes fourth and then fear that it may just totally flop! Well this was a creative release that was well worth the pressure!

For this makeup look I wanted Julianna’s skin to shine! Every curve of her face to have definition and glow. My product of choice was, Temptu, silicon base airbrush makeup. I used all airbrush, foundation, blush, highlight, contour and eye shadow. In some of the last photos I added some glitter lips, seriously, SO FUN! I switched up her lip color three times. See if you can spot it. 😉 I also styled her hair, which those that know me, I do NOT do hair. But for this I wanted a super simple look with all focus on her face. I went with a middle part slicked back low pony tail and it totally completed her look more than I realized once we got on location to shoot, it fit perfect!

The vintage fur coat was actually my nana’s whom my mom now owns and lent us, truly the shoot wouldn’t have been the same without it! Fur coat for the win! I love this shoot because it can be used for spring/summer and fall/winter fashion. The crushed velvet gold dress perfect for spring and so versatile! And can we just talk about the red velvet block heels, all sorts of YES! I wish I bought a pair in my size!

In the middle of shooting we noticed a car that fit perfectly into our color palette and well the guy was kind enough to let us shoot with its awesome paint job, lifted spinners and all. Oh Orlando, I love you. I hope you enjoyed my breakdown of this shoot, now go enjoy some photos… Let me know what you think.

– Ashley Marin 🙂

 

Photography: Sufia Huq // Makeup: Ashley Marin, Marin Makeup // Model: Julianna Johnson // Dress: Forever 21 // Shoes: Target // Location: Magic Mall off Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida

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