Monday, April 18, 2011

Bridal Makeup Style with Maris Malone Calderon

Austin is filled with fantastic make up artists, but Maris Malone Calderon is somebody that I have followed and admired for quite some time. Her approach to makeup is always stunning, flawless, yet achievable beauty. Maris's range of looks is endless, and her experience and recognitions speak for themselves. Included in her awards are: winner of the Austin Fashion Week 2010 Peers Choice Award for Best Makeup Artist, and 2009 Critics Choice awards for Best Use of Color & Most Creative Makeup Artist. She has been interviewed by American Beauty Magazine, GSD&M Idea City and her work has appeared in Austin Monthly, Austin Wedding Day, Tribeza, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, Under the Radar and Hairdressers Journal to name a few. As if all of these credentials don't have you convinced yet, take a peek at some of the pictures below, and you will become an uber-fan.... just like me!

I wanted to share a little bit of her wisdom, and helpful tidbits for our wonderful brides and bridesmaids. Enjoy!!

1. What trends are you seeing for brides this spring?
"Bright citrus corals, cotton-candy pinks on lips, cheeks and even on eyes were all the rage on the runways at New York Fashion Week and it seems Spring 2011 bridal makeup trends are following suit. As always, bridal makeup is about looking beautiful and polished, but this time with a splash of color! The pictures featured here show how to take the fun and fresh colors seen on the fashion runways and make them wearable for blushing spring brides."
Fresh Faced
"Both matte and dewy finishes are suitable for the season, but a flawless complexion, as always, is a must. I chose the best of both worlds for these looks using an airbrushed foundation to provide a beautiful, natural application that will remain pristine for the duration."
All Eyes on You
"Inspired by the bright coral eyeshadows seen on the runways, I chose more muted, bridal friendly corals matched with warm creams and browns for the eyes. I wanted the lashes to be
thick and lush, so I used individual false lashes to enhance the eyes while still keeping them very natural."
Get In Line
"Thick, cat-eyed liner is everywhere, but it can be a bit harsh for spring brides. Instead, I used a
bit of deep brown cream eyeliner right at the lash line to add a little drama to this understated
Cheek to Cheek
"Flushed, colorful cheeks are a must for a spring bride! Since I didn’t want the blush to be to
bright, I used pastel salmon and rosy tones topped off with a slight shimmer to give a soft, dewy
Lip Service
"Intense pinks and coral-red tones are popping up everywhere for spring! To transform these
shades into bridal-perfect pouts, I used vibrant, but muted hues of corals and pinks, then finished the look with a luster gloss in a corresponding shade."

2. Bird cage veils are always a big trend for brides...what style of makeup do you suggest to compliment this look?

"I love the Bird Cage Veil! It’s often seen as suitable only for a vintage inspired wedding, but I
think it works on so many more levels because it’s really a very modern trend! As you can see in the picture, I chose a more modern makeup style with an intense smoky eye and a pale pink lip. It’s just as compatible as the red-lipped starlet look (of which I’ll always be a big fan!) that we all associate with the bird cage veil, but it’s better for those brides who are looking for just a hint of vintage flare."
Photo credit: Forever Photography
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3. How do you think a bride's make up style should compliment her gown?

"So much goes into how I choose a makeup style for a bride and her dress is a very key element; it truly reflects her own personal style and the makeup should be in harmony with that. If her gown is of a vintage style, like Amy’s featured below, that doesn't necessarily mean choosing a vintage style makeup to match. One of Amy’s hobbies is the trapeze, so the red lip fit her style perfectly! On the other hand, Lindsay’s dress and hair style are very vintage inspired, but we choose a smoky eye and a nude lip because vintage makeup would have been to far away from her everyday style. Lastly, Jennifer’s dress, makeup and style are romantic, pure and simple. Ultimately, my goal is always for a bride to look and feel like herself, only more polished!"

Photo credit: Rebel with a Camera

Photo credit: Forever Photography
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4. How do you like to incorporate the bridesmaids' makeup style?
"I think the bridesmaids makeup is almost as important as the bride’s. Why? Because they will be an accessory to the bride on her wedding day. They’ll be by her side during the ceremony and in the pictures and having perfect makeup is a must! Choosing a specific style as well as keeping colors the same is a good idea, but I really feel it’s important to incorporate each bridesmaids individual style into her makeup... no cookie-cutter bridesmaids allowed!"

Photo credit: Christina Carroll Photography

Photo credit: Rebel with a Camera

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Thank you to Maris for teaming up with Serendipity Bridal for this awesome piece! You rock!!


jennie frost said...

Marriage ceremony of an individual have an important day for her life.On that day bridal want a different looks from others.The bridal looks beautiful throughout by her hair style and makeup.Most brides want to "look natural" or "look like themselves'.Thanks for the post.

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