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Classic Fall Wedding

Classic Jewish Fall Wedding Makeup - Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Classic Jewish Fall Wedding Makeup - Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Leah made a beautiful bride! To view more photographs from this amazing wedding, please click here.

Couple: Leah & Craig
Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
Photographer: Person + Killian Photography
Hair: Sanela Salon
Cake: Cakes to Remember
Video: GENERATIONS Cinemastories
Linens: Rentals Unlimited
Band: Night Shift Entertainment
Flowers: Flowers By Semia

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Katrina Hess Gift Cards Are Now Available!


Give the perfect gift this holiday season. Katrina Hess gift certificates are now available! Each gift card is beautifully wrapped & comes with a gift bag including samples of products used by the very best.

Gift cards can be used for Katrina Hess services and products such as:stocking_stuffer_no_sticker
Makeup Applications
Makeup Lessons For Individuals & Groups
Brow Shaping
Retail Products (available at our Newbury Street Studio)

Receive a free Beauty Blender & soap ($25 value) with every $250 gift card purchased! 

All credit cards accepted.

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Makeup for the Holidays

The city is glowing and holiday parties are in full swing meaning there is no better time to enhance your makeup routine with a warm, and shimmering look.

Here’s my step-by-step guide to holiday makeup that glows:

1. Apply a glowy cream or liquid bronzer to lighten up your skin for a holiday glow. You can dab this bronzer over foundation, mix with foundation, or wear it alone. Look for a tone that matches the undertone of your skin. Golden colors are best for warmer, medium to dark skin tones while a soft warm pink is best on light to medium skin tones.
– Apply one stroke of liquid bronzer, starting at each temple and running diagonally down, across your cheekbone ending at the high point of the cheek (in line with the middle of your eye).
– Apply one stroke across the high part of the forehead by the hairline.
– Apply to your neck and chest to highlight and even out skin tone for low cut tops.
– If you have oily skin, dust a powder version of the bronzer to the same areas, avoiding large pores near the nose and chin.

My favorite products to create this look are as follows

Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Skin Lightening Bronzer (in Liquid form), for a waterproof and 12-hour wear, cream and gel hybrid formula that can be used to illuminate and as a skin treatment primer and foundation developer.

Kevyn Aucoin’s Starlight, Candlelight and Sunlight (choose according to your skin tone) for a sheer, opalescent highlighting powder that works to illuminate features with a subtle glow.

Bobbie Brown’s Highlighted High Shimmer (choose Bronzer Glow for warm skin tones and Pink Glow for cool skin tones); this is a light-reflecting powder that gives the complexion a high-impact, light-reflective glow.

Ellis Faas’ Powder in Natural or Light Glow (this is available in light, medium and dark shades); this is a light and transparent powder that still feels creamy to the touch. It’s made with seaweed extract to keep skin soft and supple.

MAC’s Spellbinder eyeshadow, which has a beautiful shimmer, is great for evening eyes and is not too sparkly. There are 9 shades in this collection, and the powder slides through a magnetized screen, dispensing just enough without wasting a drop.

Lancome’s Hypnose Dazzling is perfect for a softer eye that glimmers. It is available for a limited time only in 3 fabulous shades.



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A Great Gift for the Beauty Lover: Vanity Girl Hollywood Mirrors

It’s so important to have the right lighting and so hard to find an original Christmas gift. Here is one I absolutely adore for the beauty lover: mirrors by Vanity Girl Hollywood.

These mirrors bring Hollywood style lighting into the home and have made fans of celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.

From left to right:

The Broadway Lighted Vanity Mirror is the most functional, versatile vanity mirror on the market. With 13 large, professional-quality, dimming light bulbs it provides the type of clean, soft white light makeup artists and photographers love. 

The Original Vanity Girl Hollywood has sleek lines and an ultra thin silhouette.

Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror is functional and classy. It is equipped with six globed, professional quality, dimming light bulbs.

Prices start at $299.




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Nailing Your Fall Lipstick

Many of the lip shades for fall come in shades of berry, burgundy, deep pinks and reds, but not everyone can pull off these tones. If you have thin or dry lips, stay away from dark, flat colors all together.
One of my favorite alternatives is warm peach. It looks fresh and natural, it goes well with a smokey eye, or even nude eyes, and it will appeal to those who gravitate towards pinks. 
My Insider Tips

In the Fall, I love a lighter natural peach or a nude pink on the lips and cheeks.

For eyes, peach lips look great with copper, navy and gold eye shadows, as well as warm browns, burgundies, deep greens and dark tones on the eyes.

For narrow lips, you need a lighter, softer color to maximize the shape and to make the lip look fuller.


Products I Love
Hot Lips in Baby Pink (left) & Glazed Lips in Sheer Soft Pink (right)
Both colors are by Ellis Faas and available at my studio.
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