“As a makeup artist, I want to accentuate each bride’s unique facial structure,” says Brianna Lyn Gregory of Makeup by Bri-Lyn, “and to play up her features. Being part of a bride’s special day is one of the great rewards of my career.”
Makeup: Brianna Lyn Gregory of Makeup by Bri-Lyn
Hair: Cristina Mujica
Model: Monica Piccirillo of NY Model Mgt.
Bouquet: Ariston Flowers
Hair Jewelry: David’s Bridal
Necklaces: KVO Collections
Location: Oheka Castle
Styling: Melba Smith
Photos: Rick Bard
Hollywood Elegance. “The classic elegance of this gown inspired the romantic side ponytail hairstyle, paying tribute to Hollywood starlets. For a dramatic Tinseltown look, I created a statement brow with Makeup Forever Aqua Brow, long lashes with ‘Kiss’ false lashes, and classic red lips with a creamy red color from Makeup Forever.” (Gown: Oleg Cassini, CWG793, $658)
Brianna & Cristina’s Bridal Beauty Tips:
Book a Makeup and Hair Trial … "Find the look that you are most comfortable with, and if possible, schedule the trials for the day of your dress fitting for a full preview."
Look for Certified Beauty Artists … "Educated artists have received training in how to emphasize your natural features."
“Adding a complementary color to your eyes makes them pop, so I used purple Chanel eye shadow to bring out her green eyes" Says Brianna. "We created soft curls with a one-inch Conair curling iron, and I finishing the look with a glamorous headpiece," says Natalie. "The elegant hairstyle paired with the blue hue of the wedding gown, inspired the orchid lip color from Makeup Forever.” (Gown: Oleg Cassini, CWG789, $1258)
“The subtle pink hues in her bouquet and the princess styled wedding gown called for a fresh, bright look. For a flawless complexion, I used Temptu silicone-based airbrush foundation with a soft highlight by Nars Narsissist Blush & Highlight palette. The full-bodied voluminous hairstyle was completed with Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity spray.” (Gown: Oleg Cassini, CWG791, $1,158)