Fine Art Beauty Series | Patti

Part three of our fine art beauty series: Model, Patti with artists Lindsay + Rebecca

We say it time and time again, but we truly believe that one of the best parts about this industry is all of the amazing women we get to meet along the way. For this piece of our series we were excited to include a favorite Connecticut vendor and our past bride, Patti Murphy. She is a talented designer, curator + owner of one of the cutest shops, Salt Mystic - It's filled with beautiful art, hand crafted jewelry, candles, pottery - you name it. If you happen to find yourself down by the shore, you're going to want to put this stop on your list!

Lindsay | Hair: My approach to hair is simplistic; airy and romantic. Think pastels, moody greens and soft waves. Love has and always will be the main source of inspiration for me. 

Rebecca | Makeup: This was the most beautiful photo shoot that I have been a part of. The bright sunshine that filled the room while we were working was so soothing - spring was in the air and you would have never guessed there was a snowstorm the night before. I was inspired by nature for this look and wanted to create soft, well blended washes of rose and peach shades; colors that are transparent, almost like watercolor. I focused on creating luminous skin by layering minimal makeup over customized skin preparation and adding a touch of highlight to the inner corner of the eyes for a brighter look.

Photography: Melanie Ruth Photography
Florals: Jakkelyn Iris
Space: Karri Lee Designs Studio

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Hair Notes:

KMS Dry wax
KMS Hairspray
Kendra Dry Texture Spray
Kenra Hairspray
Puff Me

Makeup Notes:

Mac strobe cream
Mac natural radiance primer
Temptu airbrush foundation
Mac studio finish concealer
Mac skin finish powder
Mac naked lunch eye shadow
Mac haux eye shadow
Mac sketch eye shadow
Mac blushbaby blush
Mac blankety lipstick
Mac whirl lip pencil
Mac prrr lipglass

Fine Art Beauty Series | Meg

Part two of our fine art beauty series:  Model, Meghan with artists Lindsay + Evie.

 If you didn't already hear, this winter is going to be a long one. We're channeling spring in this piece from Part 2 of our shoot with Melanie Ruth Photography + Jakkelyn Iris! CLICK HERE to view Part 1 and to read a little about our inspiration for this project. Hair and Makeup notes are included at the end of this post if you're interested in the products used to achieve this look.

Artists inspiration for Meghan's look:

Lindsay | Hair: My approach to hair is simplistic; airy and romantic. Think pastels, moody greens and soft waves. Love has and always will be the main source of inspiration for me. 

Evie | Makeup: Inspired by my model's natural beauty I decided to blend soft, warm peach + beige shadows that brought out her mesmerizing blue eyes and complimented her porcelain skin. To elevate + balance out the look I used deep, rich and soft carmine - a custom blended lip color.

 

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Hair Notes:

KMS Dry wax
KMS Hairspray
Kendra Dry Texture Spray
Kenra Hairspray
Puff Me

Makeup Notes:

Laura Mercier Primer
Tarte Hydrating Foundation Primer Concealer
Temptu Shape Tape in Fair Airbrush Foundation
SD Soft Ivory Eyebrow
Urban Decay Brow Box in Blondie
ARTDECO Eyeshadow base
Too Faced Sweet Peach + Tarteist Eye Shadow
Tarte Pro Eyeliner
Tarteist Double take eyeliner
Kiss Shy Eyelashes
NARS Orgasm Blush
Too Faced Cocoa Contour
Anastasia Beverly Hills Professional Lip palette
Too Faced Hungover Rx Setting Spray

Fine Art Beauty Series | Michelle

Part one of our fine art beauty series:  Model, Michelle with artists Brittany + Jessica.  

This shoot was initially planned to highlight our artist's talents for use in portfolios and cross-platform content. We were set on an on-brand, cohesive vibe that detailed our love of fresh, flawless skin and soft, romantic styles. It turned out to be 1000 times more beautiful than we could ever imagine. The vendors that came together to capture our vision absolutely nailed it. Hats off to Melanie Ruth Photography for driving this shoot all day long without even batting an eye, Jakkelyn Iris Flowers for building an insanely beautiful floral installation that made for a perfect backdrop, Karri Lee Designs for providing her perfectly light filled studio for us to create in and for all of the models for allowing us to play with their hair and makeup and photograph them all day. We don't often find ourselves all in one room, it was especially fun just getting together and collaborating in the spirit of what we love. 

Artist's Inspiration for Michelle's Look:

Brittany | Hair: A hair style is a work of art, and I always approach it that way. My aim is to create a style that flows beautifully whilst also enhancing the clients color + texture. Whenever possible, I love incorporating organic elements such as greenery or florals. Even a small amount seems to add a 'WOW' factor. I felt a low, soft style would emphasize Michelle's blonde locks. I love working with all hair types and colors, but there is something about blonde highlights that add depth and dimension to an updo. We added soft face framing pieces for a touch of romance to finish off her look.

Jessica | Makeup: My initial inspiration sparked from a look that Sarah Tanno created on her muse, Lady Gaga. Light shadow with a smoked out wing, flawless complexion and a natural lip color. My main goal with any makeup application is to use the least amount of product possible to create a flawless, luminous finish. I'm always fighting an internal struggle to conform with "Instagram Glam" which among other things, calls for full coverage, typically matte foundation that reads 'flawless' on screen. On screen being the key word. While its important for a makeup look to translate well in photography, to me - being in the bridal business, its more important for a client's makeup to look perfect in person. To achieve this with Michelle I used a combination of liquid foundation topped with a light layer of airbrush to perfect the skin. Makeup notes are provided below.

 

We hope you enjoy these images as much as we do <3


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Makeup Notes:

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Belif Eye Bomb moisturizer
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
MAC Airbrush Foundation in Porcelain
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Senna Brow Book
Inglot Gel Liner in Black
Urban Decay Shape Shifter Palette (Powder Contour + Highlight)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
Nars Orgasam Blush
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Clever
Revlon Precision Lash Glue
Christina Lashes in Style #DW

Hair Notes:

Hot Tools 1" Curling Iron
KMS Hairstay Working Hairspray
Kenra Volume Spray 25 - Super Hold
Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray
Puff Me

Upstyle Hair + Makeup artists | 2017 Recap

It's officially the end of one of our best wedding seasons and we're ready to put the party pants on and ring in this beautiful new year! January is the start of our 'slow' time and for us this means reflecting, setting intentions for the year, and prepping for our 2018 brides (but also traveling, relaxing and netflix because WINTER, am I right?).

Some of our favorite things from this past season - non traditional touches, wild bouquets, undone hair, romantic makeup with copper tones, all the greenery, cool airbnb getting ready locations + amazing brides who become friends.

A big thank you to all of our clients, vendors + the lovely group of girls that stand behind Upstyle - you guys rock and we are so excited for next year + the new adventures that lie ahead.

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Photography: Corey Lynn Tucker

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Photography: Ashley Caroline 

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