Here are Some Reasons to Consider Hiring a Professional for Your Big Day!
  • A Professional Makeup Artist (MUA) knows all to well that applying makeup that will be photographed is MUCH different than applying makeup for day-today wear, you don't want to look washed out. A professional not only takes into consideration your skin tone, hair and eye color, but also your dress, bridesmaids dresses and lighting.
  • Artists use professional products that are designed to last for hours under hot lights and in all weather conditions. All Professional Makeup Artists should have brands like MAC and Smashbox and Chanel and use them on their clients..
  • Professionals know you need everyone in the bridal party to stay with your color schemes, so your photos come out stunning! Mixed and matched makeup looks strange together in photos, so it is important to have all the bridal party in the same or similar color schemes.
  • A Makeup Artist makes a bride feel pampered on their special day with someone who's attention is squarely on them and their needs
  • Most importantly you should look like you, but more enhanced. That means you need more makeup than you normally wear so it will show up on camera.
  • Many Makeup Artists typically offer a discount with a large wedding party or offer a special discount for the bride when she has a group of people who need services that day.

  • Freelance Makeup Artists have the ability to travel to your location. This saves you the time, trouble and stress of getting to a salon. A professional makeup artist can also stay with you throughout your wedding day to be available for any touch ups for an additional fee.


So Brides-to-be, hire a pro Makeup Artist. Remember to look at their portfolio and most importantly, do a trial run. You want to look amazing in person AND on camera.

How Does Airbrush Tanning Work?


Do you want a darker skin tone? This article focuses on the airbrush tanning method as a safe and effective tanning method. Useful tips are given on prolonging the tan and maintaining skin health between treatments.


Exposing skin to UV rays via direct sunlight or tanning beds are two ways to darken the skin, but these UV rays can cause burning and can eventually lead to skin cancer. The American Cancer Societyrecommends UV-free spray-on tanningsolutions as the safest ways to tan the skin. Of these airbrush tanning is the best method because it assures an even and longer-lasting tan.


Airbrush tanning does not use UV rays, yet it can give an instant tan once applied to the skin. The main active ingredient in most airbrush tanning solutions is Dihydroxyacetone or DHA, which has been proven safe and gentle on skin.


A pen-sized precision instrument sprays the solution directly on the skin. Once DHA comes in contact with skin, it reacts with the skin's amino acids to produce melanin, the compound responsible for darkening the skin. The spray is able to reach difficult areas such as the elbow, feet, and hairline. One airbrush application is equivalent to six tanning bed sessions, thus making it a more economical and convenient tanning method.


Airbrush Tanning Tips

Select an airbrush tanning salon whose staff is specially trained and experienced in the method. Base your choice on the salon's reputation and on recommendations by friends or clients you may meet in their office, rather than solely on price. Many new airbrush salons offer bargains but may have limited experience in this procedure.

Before Tanning

Before tanning, take a shower and exfoliate the skin to remove any residue of perfume, deodorants, lotions, or any other foreign substances on the skin. Such a residue on the skin will act as a barrier against effective retention of the airbrush tanning solution on the skin's surface. Remove all jewelry and clothing, and try to keep them off several hours after the tanning.


DHA (Dihydroxyacetone)

The DHA content in the solution is safe to use on virtually any skin area, and can effectively cover freckles, skin blemishes, and scars. You can even use it to hide bald spots on the scalp. The tanning solution takes several hours to set on the skin, so wear only loose clothing over the tanned areas.


After Tanning

DHA can stain wool, silk, and nylon so clothes with these fabrics should not be worn right after tanning. If you do experience such stains, they can easily be removed by washing the garmet.

How to Prolong the Tan?

Once the tan sets, the color produced by the tanning solution will not wash off with ordinary soap and water, although it does fade gradually when the upper layers of the epidermis wear away. If for any reason you want to remove the tan, you can gently scrub the tanned surface with a soft wash cloth or sponge. The tan will not completely disappear immediately, but your skin will lighten a bit.

Depending on individual skin type, it may take several applications before the desired skin tone is achieved.


Keeping Skin Healthy after an Airbrush Tan

Some salons recommend applying a tan extender on the skin for three consecutive nights after tanning. Also, it is a good idea to keep the skin moisturized to avoid peeling. If desired, the tan can be maintained with repeat applications.

Remember that the tanned surface is still susceptible to the sun's harmful UV rays, so use lotion with high SPF before sun exposure.

What is Airbrush Makeup?

Airbrushing involves using compressed air to spray a thin layer of foundation onto the skin. Traditional foundation lays on top of the skin, whereas airbrush makeup absorbs into the skin achieving a clean, smooth finish.


Why is airbrush better than traditional foundation?

-Lasts longer (up to 12 hours)

-Sweat proof and water resistant

-Oil-free and extremely lightweight

-Allows for more flawless coverage

-Results in a glowing finish


Airbrush foundation is perfect for those brides who love to dance the night away, and for mother of the brides who think they may shed a tear or two!