As a blogger bride for Style Me Pretty, I’ve been able to dive in all the fun beauty aspects of wedding planning (like rounding up the best nail polishes to say ‘I do’ in). My latest post on the popular wedding website is a fun Q&A with bridal makeup artist Carl Ray. He’s a top makeup artist in the District and THE makeup artist to First Lady Michelle Obama. He’s a true power player in the beauty industry and I couldn’t be more excited to have him do my makeup on my big day. I was lucky enough to have him do my engagement session makeup as well and I’ve been counting down the days to share it with you!
My wedding beauty entourage gathered at my tiny apartment to primp me for our intimate engagement session at Patapsco Valley State Park. Hairstylist Anna Fazio gave me tousled waves and a small braid for a laid-back look. My wedding photographer, Elizabeth Fogarty, came a little early to take some snaps of me getting ready. Everyone was so excited to see Carl work his magic on me (and boy, did I need a lot of magic that day). I asked him to enhance my best features in the most natural way and that’s exactly what he did. He used a gorgeous light purple shadow to enhance my eyes, a liquid liner and a few individual lashes for the outer corners, blush, and a natural lipstick/gloss combo to finish.
Photography by Elizabeth Fogarty Photography