Wedding @ Boston Public Library | Laura & Ron

Date: July 19, 2014
Couple: Laura & Ron
Photographer: Hitched Studios
Hair Stylist: Priscilla Collins
Venue: Boston Public Library
Gown: Alvina Valenta
Makeup: Katrina Hess

Photos to come!

Posted in Recent Weddings

Wedding @ Woods Hole, MA | Kate & Hugh

Date: July 12, 2014
Couple: Kate & Hugh
Photography: Bello Photography
Video: After Image Production
Reception site: Private Home Woods Hole, MA
Wedding Planner: Pink Polka Dot
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Makeup: Katrina Hess

Photos to come!

Posted in Recent Weddings

Katrina’s Pocket Guide to Perfect Makeup

I first put together this five-part list of makeup tips and tricks for the Young Presidents’ Organization event that I participated in back in June. This pocket guide was so successful with the ladies in attendance that I decided to share it with you all here on my blog! If you have any questions about any of the tips, feel free to ask me next time you’re here in the studio.

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Posted in Beauty, Boston Makeup, Boston Makeup Artist, Boston Makeup Studio, Boston Wedding Makeup Artist, Bridal Makeup, Brides, Katrina Hess, Katrina Hess Makeup

Wedding @ Willowdale Estate, Topsfield MA | Elisa & Brendan

Date: July 5, 2014
Couple: Elisa & Brendan
Photography: WILL GET
Venue: Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA
Gown: Paloma Blanca
Makeup: Katrina Hess

 

Photos to come!

Posted in Recent Weddings

Wedding @ Belle Mer, Newport RI | Alicia & Travis

Date: June 27, 2014
Couple: Alicia & Travis
Photography: Snap
Venue: Belle Mer, Newport, RI
Gown: Reem Acra
Makeup: Katrina Hess

 

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June 27 2014 Alicia and Travis

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Summer Styles: Bright Eyes and Bold Lips

Summer is officially here, and with warm weather comes more colorful looks. Sometimes my clients are a tad afraid of using bold shades of blue and green on their eyes, but matching mascara colors to your baby blues is officially in this season.

If you’re interested in trying a colored mascara look for summer, I recommend diego dalla palma’a blue green or cyan blue mascara (part of their Rainbow Mascara collection), or Yves Saint Laurent’s bold Extreme Blue shade ($30). Diego’s colors can be a little tricky to find here in Boston, so ask me about them next time you’re at my studio if you’re interested.

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To create the perfect sunny-weather colored mascara look, apply a heavy coat of mascara in a shade that matches your eyes close to the base of your lashes. If you do this step right, the color should almost act as a vivid liner and you won’t need to use a separate pencil. Leave the very tips of your lashes free from color, and then layer on  black mascara to just the tips to lengthen your lashes and make your eyes really pop.

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You can pair bright eyes with a nude lip or a bold pink, but just ensure you use a color that doesn’t compete too much with your eyes. If green or blue mascara is too bright a look for you, try a blue or green eye pencil and a nude eyelid, and then a fresh pink for your lips. Have fun!

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Wedding @ Oyster Harbor Club | Kelly & Jared

Date: June 21, 2014
Couple: Kelly & Jared
Hair Stylist: Priscilla Collins
Venue: Ceremony – Oyster Harbor Club; Reception – Private Residence
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Gown: Vera Wang
Makeup: Katrina Hess

 

Photos to come!

Posted in Oyster Harbors Club, Recent Weddings

A Little Makeup Goes a Long Way – Blog Revisit

Whether you’re a career gal, shop girl, entrepreneur or artist, I have one easy piece of advice that will allow you to make a good first impression professionally and personally: learn to apply a fresh face of makeup and do it everyday. Not only do a few simple brushstrokes of makeup allow others to perceive you as a more caring and competent person, it will also help you to feel more confident, strong and attractive.

For example, take a look at this New York Times article about the power of cosmetics in a work environment. Now, I encourage you to make a snap judgment- which of the four looks below strikes you as the most work-appropriate and competent?NYTmakeupArticle

According to a Boston-based study, participants saw the woman to be most professional and competent with natural beauty-enhancing makeup, as seen in the third photograph.

As I’m sure you’re well aware, we all made some resolutions not too long ago. If your goals for 2012 include finding a new job, getting a promotion, or making a concerted effort to take care of your physical appearance, I encourage you to be thoughtful about your makeup routine and adopt some simple beauty tricks to amplify your natural beauty so you’re always sure to be putting your best face forward. You’ll be amazed at what a little concealer, bronzer, lipstick and mascara can do!

Posted in Beauty, Boston Makeup, Cosmetics

Wedding @ Harbor View, Edgartown MA | Kristen & Groom

Date: June 14, 2014
Couple: Kristen & Groom
Venue: Harbor View, Edgartown, MA
Makeup: Katrina Hess

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Go For Glam With All-Natural J.Andre Cosmetic Sponges

Applying foundation, highlights, and powder can get tiring when all you’re using is a brush. I’m excited about J.Andre’s new 100% all-natural Cosmetic Sponges, now available at the studio. They are hypo-allergenic and anti-aging preventative, too!

These versatile J.Andre Cosmetic Sponges contains Vitamin E to help soothe your skin with every use, are odorless, and will not absorb natural oils from skin. They are washable and reusable. Best of all, the micropores mean that only tiny amounts of your product are absorbed, helping you keep that splurge-makeup in the bottle and away from your sponge.

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I always tell my clients that you can use a good makeup sponge dry or damp, for anything from contouring to blending to highlighting. You can even use these great J.Andre sponges to remove makeup, or apply toner and fresheners to your face. I like the Hykunari Blending Sponge in particular for applying liquid, cream, and powder makeup.

If you like the idea of applying makeup with a cosmetic sponge but are unsure of the technique, just ask me to show you next time you’re here in the studio. It’s far easier than you might think!

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