Professional Makeup For The Bride

 When makeup is requested with our team photography package the bride will have her personal makeup artist with her throughout the entire event! Discreet beauty touch ups are included. A true luxury our bride’s really love!

As a professional makeup artist Colette’s career has taken her to many wonderful places and put her in front of many remarkable people. It has also taken many forms, advertising, magazine editorial, celebrity portraiture and television commercials. The majority of her work has been in print media, a still-medium that requires great attention to detail. A highly competitive and specialized field with the highest of standards. 

Traveling extensively for her job, from safaris in Kenya to the South Pacific, she’s familiar with the the beauty challenges that come with different climates and complexions. Colette says, working on-set allows her the opportunity to step-in between shots to freshen fatigued makeup as frequently as necessary, and the lighting is always gorgeous, because the lighting tech has worked his magic. But with weddings its not the case, she says, “Wedding day makeup can be one of the most demanding of all applications. It requires lasting coverage that looks beautiful in the most revealing light – daylight, and by the most critical lens, the human eye. There is seldom an opportunity to step-in. The makeup also needs to translate beautifully for the camera, in a variety of uncontrolled light changes and it needs to last through hugs and tears. Oh … and lets not forget it needs to be kissable too! A tall order but with an experienced makeup artist, its a realistic request”

Colette’s bride beauty philosophy begins with a healthy complexion. She suggests to her clients to drink plenty of pure spring water, include organic essential fatty acids in their diet and regular sweaty exercise, that she says “is the best kind of facial” She also suggests to her clients to use a Clairsonic facial brush for gentle, deep cleaning.

Her bride beauty philosophy continues with the makeup application, “I prefer to work with a light weight to medium foundation coverage applied with a small brush that finishes with a soft sheen as opposed to a heavier matte or airbrush finishes. I love the micro-powders and high tech foundations that allow for this beautiful combination. A natural, yet defined brow and lashes that are carefully chosen to add just the right amount of glam and contrast. An overall wedding day beauty style that says feminine, sexy and smart. In my opinion the most gorgeous bride looks like the very best version of herself, not the latest trend or like someone else.”

“Colette is one of the best makeup artists I know, she really understands how to make a woman look her most beautiful, a skill that translates on and off the camera” ~ Kathy Nenneker / Editor in Chief Los Angeles Weddings Magazine

A few of Colette’s favorite cosmetic brands include: Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Shu Uemura & Stila