Free people elopement styled shoot | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Wedding Airbrush Makeup Artist

When the wind blows through the fields and brings in the afternoon showers, you find a free flowing dress and flowers for your hair. 

Kristina with Decorus Photography and I wanted to put together a "wedding" styled shoot for the offbeat, boho, free people style, bride. Not everything needs to be white and formal. 

We took a free people dress,...

some whole foods flowers,...

a guitar,...

a man bun,...

a sweet beard...

an open space.... 

and made magic....

Fit Girl Bridal Babe | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Bridal Airbrush Makeup Artist

So happy this fit girl bridal babe found me last year. Right in the dead of summer, she was a total breath of fresh air. 

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denver bridal airbrush makeup

Taylor came to me with claims that she is in no way a makeup and hair girly girl. WHAT? I would have never have guessed it from the way this stunner pulled of this wedding look. 

Taylor is a personal trainer. Shes used to living in spandex and comfort. So she was not about to put on a big fluffy wedding gown. The dress she chose was like it was specially made for her. It fit snuggley in all the right places.. Can we take a moment to appreciate the back? Love every minute of this dress. 

We accentuated her big sparkling eyes with some individual cluster lashes, and made her blue green pop with the Naked 3 palate form Urban Decay.

This was the second wedding that I did at Deer Creek Valley Ranch in Bailey Colorado. Its just outside the city, but not such a mess with traffic and tourists. Such a breathtaking backdrop to be married in front of. I LOVE the reception area as well. So intimate. 

deer creek valley ranch bridal makeup

The girls were also kind enough to hang with my mini while I prepped the bride and her mom... I love when people support small businesses with a family vibe. I'm always so appreciative of their understanding.  Baby girl just wants in on the glam squad too. 

airbrush makeup artist with baby
denver bridal airbrush makeup

Thank you so much, Taylor. I loved being  part of your big day. Keep smiling, you super positive and bubbly girl! I love your energy!

Thank you also to Catherine Jeter Photography for the beautiful photos! Please check out her work. She is based in Breckenridge but travels all over for the perfect shot! 

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Alicia's Wild Basin Lodge Wedding | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Airbrush Makeup Artist

I am finally getting around to blogging this beautiful wedding I got the chance to be a part of last August. Alicia was totally on the ball getting me booked almost a year before her wedding date! Total kudos, Girl! I love getting stuff nailed down early! Just so happens that the date was also my birthday. She's also a fellow Nebraska girl.. so this wedding held so many special places in my heart. 

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She came into town to finalize some wedding details and we had a little trial session.  I really cannot express how important a trial session is. I was able to learn her skin type and to steer her in the right direction as far as goals and skin care treatments so that her skin would be on point for her wedding day. Especially changing climates from humid to very dry. It was a big change in how the makeup would lay on the day of. So I recommended she check out my amazing cousin in Omaha, Jessica at Victor Victoria for a little skin balancing act. As you can see from these gorgeous photos from Caroline Colvin Photography... everything was absolutely perfect.

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She wanted something natural, but with a pop in her lashes... it all balanced itself out so beautifully. 

Sandey from Union Salon created these beautiful hairstyles for Alicia and her daughter. I love that they both had braids to match. 

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denver wedding hair and makeup

I wish nothing but the best for this Nebraska beauty... She pulled off such an amazing destination wedding that everyone should be jealous off. 

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denver airbrush makeup artist

Location -  Wild Basin Lodge in Estes Park

Hair by Sandey at Union Salon

Photography by Caroline Colvin Photography

Highlight like the Pros | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Airbrush Makeup Artist

One really easy step that you can add to your daily makeup routine is a killer highlight. Highlight is meant to make those areas stand out. Giving a bit of an optical illusion. That's why every Hollywood makeup artist is crazy about it. On the red carpet and under all those bright flash bulbs and stage lights you need a little something to keep you standing out in the crowd. In comes the highlight and contour routine. This blog will give you the basics on highlight. Check back next week for contour tips and tricks. 

There's a few different types of highlighting product. Here's a few of my favorites at the moment.  

face highlighting products

Cream- l'oreal this is great for dry skin types, and a more natural finish. It give those areas more glow rather than shimmer.

Powder-Mary Lou Manizer  this can be used on top of all your other product. Use a flat blender brush on top of your cheek bone to give a dewy effect. This defiantly is more sparkly than a cream. 

Stick-High Beam I use this as a highlight in my inner tear duct and sometimes on my cupids bow. This contains a little more shimmery glitter than a cream. 

face highlight guildlines

Follow the guidelines of these photos when applying cream highlight. upside down triangle under the eyes and between the brows. Down the center of your nose to your cupids bow. A triangle on the chin.

face highlight blending

Blend with a fluffy cream foundation brush. It's your choice whether to add it before or after your foundation. Since I use airbrush foundation, I highlight and contour first. 

Find your glow and add it into your routine.  

Photography by Baby Rose Photography