Winter is upon us, even though New Orleans doesn’t realize it. And with the changing of the season comes the winter wonderland of weddings. Frosted accents, rich, vibrant colors and warm makeup tones will be filling the impending winter nuptials.
One of the final touches to any brides wedding day look is the makeup, which makes ever more important the makeup artist she chooses. It’s essential for the bride to find the ideal match when it comes to her makeup artist and that this match results in a seasonally appropriate, flawless look. To prepare brides for winter and beyond, we asked makeup artist Ashley Sievert, owner of the Ashley Sievert Beauty brand, to give some of her best tips, tricks and advice for any winter (and spring) brides.
LTEC: What makeup trends are most popular for the winter season?
Ashley Sievert: I have had a few brides opt for the dark plum lip. This trend is makes for such a pretty look and is very popular this time of year.
LTEC: Do you see any new trends popping up in winter?
AS: A modern 'vampy' look is very trendy and can be so chic. To achieve this look, my team and I use Ashley Sievert Beauty Velvet Crème for a flawless completion. Make sure to add some lashes, go for a deep bold lip and not too heavy on the eye shadow and bronzer.
LTEC: What do you suggest brides and bridesmaids do to prepare for the day of the wedding?
AS: A great way to prep the face is to use an exfoliator to shed some dead skin. Try the Dermaware Bare Fruit 1 and 2. The makeup will go on much smoother.
LTEC: Would you suggest a makeup trial run for brides?
AS: A trial run with the makeup artist is always a great idea so any changes can be made the day of the wedding. Bridal pictures, rehearsal dinner or a shower make for the best trial run option.
LTEC: For brides getting an early start for spring, what are some of your favorite makeup trends for spring?
AS: Highlighting is key to achieve a fresh glow, which is perfect for a spring bride. My team uses the Ashley Sievert Beauty "Glow" to brighten and lighten.
LTEC: Is there anything else you would like to tell future brides looking for the best makeup for their Big Day?
AS: Something I have been having an issue with is a bride who opts for semi permanent eyelash extensions. They are OK for an everyday ‘no makeup’ look, but I discourage them for the wedding. When applied correctly, false cluster lashes with mascara is the best option.
Ashley Sievert Beauty, www.ashleysievert.com.