Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AMW Makeover: Mothers of the Bride and Groom

Hi AMW readers!  I hope international readers aren't swamped with the birthday giveaways!  I am still "high" on my 33rd birthday because I'm telling to the universe that this is MY YEAR!  Well I announce that every year but who cares?  It is our choice to make our lives worthwhile!  And I'm going for the positive path!

I am very thankful to God for wonderful blessings!  I've had a good share of makeup gigs and a lot I cannot post due to clients' request and I respect their decision :)  But nevertheless, you guys know who you are and I'm thanking you for the trust!

Mothers of the Bride and Groom

We all know the important role they play on any wedding day!  They meet and talk to a lot of guests while the Groom awaits the bride and while the bride is waiting inside the car.  With that thought in mind, I take care of the MOBs and MOGs with the same care I give to all my brides and grooms.

MOG
Skin type: normal
Request: Nothing
One of the most quiet MOG I've met.  She does not have any preference on her makeup.  As I touched her face (with clean hands of course!), I can't help but compliment her soft, supple skin!  She has smooth skin to start with and she suffers only a few sun spots (almost invisible to the eye).  I moisturized her face with an oil-free moisturizer and applied Paul & Joe Cream Foundation on her.  

Her lids are semi-hooded so I applied a good amount of eyelid primer, as eyeliner tends to smudge with hooded lids.  On to the eyeshadow, I applied a matte neutral colored e/s to make her eyes appear "awake" adding up a lighter e/s color on the inner 1/4 of her lids and finished up with mascara and eyeliner application.

I love her natural cheekbones so I enhanced it with contouring powder and I did not forget to contour her nose too!  A peachy, healthy looking blush was applied for her to have a healthy glow with a matching peach colored lipstick.

Left photo taken in front of bright lights 
Right photo is her actual skin color :)

*hair by Kim
MOB
Skin Type: Normal, Acidic
Request: Make her look picture perfect!

MOB obviously takes care of her skin on a daily basis so I did not have a hard time choosing the type of foundation on her. I applied a good amount of moisturizer prior to foundation application patting her face with clean hands for the skin to absorb the moisture.  

I chose 2-3 shades lighter foundation from Calvin Klein because client suffers from skin acidity (meaning, foundation turns 2-3 shades darker a couple of minutes after application).  As I wait for the foundation to oxidize and match her neck, I created darker looking eyes as MOB gave me the signal for heavier makeup application.  With her eye makeup, I used the Beauty Pro Sweet and Smoky Palette  (on client for the first time) and color payoff was really good and I'm  happy with the result.

For her cheeks, a very light matte pink blush which, as expected, turned a bit darker after the color oxidizes, the shade was my intention and I am happy with the way her cheek color complimented the red lips!

To keep her lip color stay longer, I applied red pencil liner all over the lips before I applied MAC's Red She Said, blotting a bit of the moisture with a tissue and re-applied. 

*hair by Kim

Is your mom or mother-in-law into makeup?
My mom, surprisingly, isn't!  But I'm glad she looked so good on my wedding day!  Having naturally gorgeous genes must run in our family!  *winks*  hahahaha  Just agree and just think of it as your post-birthday gift to me! hahahaa

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

15 comments:

  1. Oh, my mother is soooo into makeup! Grabe, daig pa ako! Nice work! :)

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  2. My mom isn't into makeup at all! I have to beg her to put some on her when we go to an event!

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    1. hahaha I don't have to beg my mom as I let her be! Just powder and lipstick she's ready to go :D

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  3. Your work is magic! You make people look like their most beautiful possible selves!

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    1. You are super nice for saying that! I'll keep your comments close to my heart JC :D

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  4. My mum isn't into makeup. At all lol. You did a wonderful job, as usual. They both look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I guess most of our mom's aren't into makeup! What's happening to our generation? hahahah :D

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  5. My mom put's on makeup everyday, but she never asked me to make her over, not even once... Now that I think about it, I should give her a makeover...hehe

    Great job like always.

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    1. Would you believe I never gave my mom a makeover too? I guess just her nails! I've done her nails several times :D

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  6. lovely! mothers are the next VIP to the brides so they have to look gorgeous too! my mothers are not super into makeup but they do use the basic ones like foundation and lipstick ;)

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    1. YES! They meet more people than the bride and groom if you ask me!!! Talking about moms, I can totally remember the day I got married, me and my mom were crying while I walk down the aisle, looking back, thank goodness her makeup is still intact! :)

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  7. Hi Nikki. I love how you used cream foundation on mature skin. I always thought it will just sit on the lines. Thank you for this! Please do a man makeup tutorial and how to groom them for their wedding. :)

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    1. HI sis, sige, I will try as Mr. AMW would kill me to put makeup on him! hahahhaha :) If I get the chance I'll write some tips :) Thanks dear!

      Ooohh I used cream foundation because the skin of the client is super "bata" !!! hahahah :D

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  8. I love that so many of your clients agree to have their before and after pictures taken.
    It helps to see how you work with their natural beauty.

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