Before & After: Bridal Makeup Trial by Veronica Lopez

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 To achieve this gorgeous bridal look I started with a Biologique Recherche cleansing and toning routine with Lait U, P50 1970,  and Finishing Serum Fluide VipO2.  I also applied Serum Silk plus on the cheekbones for extra hydration and to enhance a dewy glow.  Once the skin is perfectly prepped I begin applying makeup from the luxurious Chantecaille line.
On the eyes, I used a neutral light colored pebble in Sesame to wash out any discoloration then blended darker colors into the lash line. The brows were enhanced with Oak brown retractable pencil from Chantecaille.  For the complexion, we mixed some Rose de Mai oil with Vanilla Future Skin color foundation for an extra supple natural texture. On the apples of the cheeks she is wearing “Emotion” powder blush and on her lips the beautiful “Primrose” lip chic color mixed with “Tone” lip liner.
The look was finished with the famous Chantecaille rose water to set the makeup.

Makeup Artist, Veronica Lopez

Introducing: Makeup Artist, Veronica Lopez

VERONICA LOPEZ

Veronica Lopez action shotVeronica Lopez is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. At Rescue, her main focus is makeup application, facial waxing, lash extensions, and brow/lash tinting.  She loves to apply her artistic talent to enhance the beauty of each client’s face. Veronica is very passionate about makeup and perfecting complexions with the stroke of a brush. She has been in the industry since 2009 and has grown rapidly. Lopez has done a broad range of events from; weddings to non-profits and professional photo shoots with well-known establishments such as Health Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Best of Philly Magazine, Johnson & Johnson, Five Below, Reinhard Modeling Agency, The Red Ball, Sh. Cosmetics, Duke and Winston and many others.

Local Bridal Guide: Pamper You & Your ‘Maids for Your Wedding

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There’s no better way to unwind and beautify before your walk down the aisle than with a stress-relieving massage, a glow-boosting facial or some pretty polish—with your brides- maids soaking it all in right alongside you, of course. Whether you’ve decided on a low-key bachelorette party or you simply want to gather your best girls for a bit of pre-wedding pampering, you can’t go wrong with a few hours spent at one of the Philadelphia area’s most luxurious spas.

Rescue Spa 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Rittenhouse, 215-772-2766

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The Vibe: Once you step off the elevator into this modern European oasis, it won’t take long to forget you’re in the center of a bustling city. The brightly lit space is the epitome of elegance, with dark wood, white-washed brick, soothing gray walls, and a long manicure table lined with high-backed Victorian chairs.

The Services: To ensure glowing, gorgeous skin for your Big Day, treat yourself to Rescue’s Luxe Facial—a new addition to the menu that combines microdermabrasion, a topical peel and non-invasive electric currents, to achieve firmer, more radiant skin. As for your girls, they’ll want to book blowouts in Rescue’s salon, indulge in manicures and pedicures with the talented Kelly Jean Collana, and have a go at the lash extension services now being offered by the spa’s primary makeup artist, Victoria Roggio.

The Experience: Rescue’s relaxing, intimate atmosphere is best suited to smaller parties (say, the bride and two or three girlfriends), since you’ll be sharing the lounge—which has a huge, comfortable couch that’s perfect for everyone to gather on between treatments—and locker room (complete with showers and a steam sauna) with the spa’s other guests.

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Ask For: When you give the spa a call, ask to speak to the general manager, Aggie Otrebska, who will help coordinate the appointments for your entire party. Catering: Rescue is strictly BYO; you’re welcome to bring along a bottle of bubbly and a light snack or cupcakes to nibble on during your stay.

Read more at: http://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2015/12/10/local-bridal-guide-7-spas-in-philly-the-burbs-that-can-pamper-you-your-maids-for-your-wedding/

Bridal Makeup by Victoria Roggio

Victoria Roggio is a Philadelphia based makeup artist and beauty blogger. Since her childhood days, Victoria has always been fascinated with art and professional makeup artistry. She spent years shadowing her mother, a makeup artist in Moldova, and working as her apprentice.

Later, Victoria was trained at the world-renowned Make Up For Ever Academy in Paris, France. She is certified by MAC Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Group, USA. Drawing inspiration from her European upbringing and her natural passion for the fashion industry, she brings innovative ideas as well as personal finesse and style to every individual project.

 

Bridal Makeup Trials: What To Remember

Most brides who have their wedding makeup professionally done opt to do a trial run before the big day. This is a great idea, it ensures that you and your makeup artist are on the same page beforehand, so you don’t end up looking like a totally different person. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your makeup trial:

1. Book Your Makeup Trials Well In Advance

Don’t make the mistake of leaving your bridal makeup trials to the last minute, after all you want your face be as perfect as your gown.  Start your trials as much as 12 months, and at least 3 months, before your wedding day. Then be prepared to meet again in the weeks leading up to the wedding to do a run-through.

2. Dress the Part

Wear a white top and have your hair trial maybe on the same day with your makeup trial, that way you will be able to easily visualize your entire bridal look.

3. Bring Pictures

This is obvious, but it’s incredibly helpful to see everything you like in one place so you can pinpoint the similarities between the looks that you’d like to replicate. Is it the glowing skin? The strong eyebrows? The shades of shadow? If possible, try to include photos of women who look somewhat similar to you. It’s much harder for both you and your makeup artist to envision how you want the makeup on your bronzed skin to look if you’ve only brought pictures of fair-skinned beauties. It is always helpful to have some photos of yourself with makeup looks you really like.

3. Natural Is Not Always Best

Keep in mind that the best makeup artist has many objectives: how you look in person; what is going to suit the lenses of the photographer and videographer; what makeup works in a variety of lights – natural indoors and outdoors as well as day and night; plus of course what brings out your best features and the style of the hair and gown.

3. Speak Up and Be Open-Minded

While it’s great to have an idea of what you want, it also helps to go in with an open mind. Determine your non-negotiables ahead of time—you will not wear dark lipstick or black eyeliner, for example—so you can remain open to other suggestions, like trying a different eye makeup or having your eyebrows filled in. If you hate it, don’t hesitate to say something! Pretending you love it isn’t fair to you or the makeup artist, who likely wants to please you. We are here to help you in any way possible and make you happy with the final results.

4. Photograph The Results

This helps you get a feel of how your makeup will look in your wedding day photos. Remember: Makeup can translate very differently once captured on camera. By taking some self portraits once you jump out of the chair and throughout the day/night you’ll then be able to review how the makeup worked for the camera, be it an amateurs, and also workout what you will need for touchups. Remember Hair and Makeup isn’t permanent so changes can always be made and it’s important for both parties that you leave happy and  excited!

Above all have fun with your trials, you will walk away with new tricks and products that will probably change your outlook on beauty for life!!!

Makeup Artist, Victoria Roggio

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DESIGNER EYEBROW SHAPING BY VICTORIA ROGGIO

Eyebrows are your most important feature, providing a frame for your face. We’ll accent your natural size and shape with careful trimming and tweezing to create balance, symmetry and harmony.

  • To shape the brow, tweezing is the best option for accuracy.
  • Tweezing works virtually the same way as waxing- pulling the hair out from the root – which means the effects last far longer than shaving.
  • The best tweezers are the ones from Tweezerman. However the type that works best for you is personal preference.
  • Victoria’s favorite brow products are: Revita Brow and Tweezerman Browmousse

To schedule an appointment with Victoria please feel free to email her at victoria@makemeuppretty.com or by calling the Rescue Spa concierge at 215.772.2766.

Designer Eyebrow Shaping: Price $40

 

Photo Credit: Morina Photography: http://www.morinaphotography.com/