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Your guide to gorgeous wedding make up

Wedding make up by Alyson Sichenzia

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of your life so you definitely want to look and feel amazing.  Most Brides,  want a glowing, natural, wedding makeup look.

Here are six steps to a DIY Classic Wedding Look: 
Step 1) Prep your skin by using hydrating non-greasy products. Be sure to choose a primer that is serum based.
Step 2) Start with the eyes by prepping the area with an eye primer then start adding on that gorgeous, natural smoky eye pallet. The eyes are the window to the soul so if you are going to make a feature pop definitely make the eyes the focal point.
Step 3) As for your complexion, go with a light to buildable coverage just enough to cover, but not feel heavy or unnatural. Especially with the South Florida, you don’t want to wear heavy caked on makeup in the sun or heat.
Step 4) Apply a beautiful, natural highlight, and contour for dimension and glow.
Step 5) Apply eye-popping lashes for added glam.
Step 6) Pick the lip color that will say “I Do”. Go with something pretty and bold.
Most importantly if you have the budget, consider a professional makeup artist like Alyson. To perfect your look and be the most confident,  invest in a consultation with her before the big day so that you can strategize on what overall image you want for that day beforehand.  The last thing you need on your wedding day is any surprises. Remember its one day in your entire life and you want it to be picture perfect.
Beauty tips are provided by contributor  Alyson Sichenzia, Makeup Maven. Follow her on Instagram @alysichenzhearne or check out her website at alysonsichenzia.com.
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Two faced for Halloween with guest beauty contributor, Alyson Sichenzia

 

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Just in time for Halloween here is a fun little treat for all my readers. Here are some fun tips and tricks to achieving Alyson Sichenzia, Beauty Contributor’s,  “Tw0 Faced” makeup idea as shown here!  Alyson says, “To be honest with you there are two sides to me and I wanted to express my softer side and my dramatic vibrant side! It took me about 45 minutes to achieve this entire look and I got amazing feed back.” I am sure everybody has two sides to them Alyson and can relate.

When doing a make up application such as this you want to make sure that your products are out and ready to go for easy access!

Step 1: The Face) Prep and prime your entire face specifically  with a non-greasy more matte face primer. Alyson suggests  “Your Name Pro” tinted matte primer. Use a light, build-able  coverage on the softer side as far as  foundation and on the dramatic side use a high definition coverage. Follow with a blot powder to add a matte finish to the entire face. Alyson’s favorite blot power is from MAC.

Step 2: The Eyes) For the softer side of the look, use a very neutral color on the entire eyelid,  a white shadow to highlight the brow bone and a brown or chocolate eye liner.

For the dramatic side it’s good to use smoky colors and really dramatize a smoky eye, using champagnes, browns, black or even dark green. Then use a bold black either liquid or pencil. Consider some dramatic feathered lashes that are easy to apply and pretty comfortable as an added embellishment too.

Step 3:The Cheeks) On the softer side, simply use a delicate pink blush on the cheek bone.

Contour  the dramatic side of the face with a “Your Name Pro” dark contour stick and blend it with a dark bronzer.

Step 4: The Lips) Apply a nude on the softer side and black on the dramatic side both with a matte  finish!

Please visit alysonsichenzia.com for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies and have a safe Halloween!

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Tis the Holiday Season by Beauty Contributor Alyson Sichenzia

‘Tis the season to be jolly and what a better way to do that than with your look from head to toe. Nothing says holiday cheer like a bold red lip, pink cheeks or smokey eyes. The look I am describing is a no brainier dolls. Gather all your makeup goodies together and lay it all out. Then dig out those sparkly lip glosses and glittery eye shadows and have some fun! Play around with blending shadows and ombré lips. Don’t be afraid to be dramatic with eye liner and contour pencil. Love who you are but the holidays are a great excuse to step out of your everyday natural looks and to make a bolder statement.

The beauty of makeup is that it’s temporary and you can simply wash it off any time. Create any look your heart desires; Have fun and be bold!

holidayAlysonStep 1) pick out 3 colors of eyeshadow  a base color, crease color, and a brow highlighter. Then use a black liquid liner to do a cat eyed look.

Step 2) pick a pretty red, pink, or coral lip color with matching liner. Top with a sparkly gloss.

Step 3) use medium to build able foundation coverage.

Step 4) set your foundation with a sheer powder by dusting it on.

Step 5) bring out your beautiful cheek bones with a plum or peachy blush. You can add a golden bronzer to contour with.

There you have it ladies!  A gorgeous holiday look to paint the town red with! Whats your favorite make up to wear during the holidays?

Do you need make up or beauty advice? Contact ladyspaspa@gmail.com and Alyson, Professional Makeup Artist may just focus her next article on your question. To learn more about Alyson’s services visit her website at alysonsichenzia.com or email her at alysonsichenzia1@yahoo.com.

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Bridal season is here: a post by guest beauty expert Alyson Sichenzia

It’s that time of year when many women get hitched! Makeup is a huge part of the wedding day. LUKA cosmetics is providing the makeup and application for weddings around south Florida this season. From airbrushed, flawless makeup to free hand high-definition makeup, we do it all.

Choose from two convenient locations:  PGA National Resort and Spa where you can  enjoy some pampering, full nail care services and full service salon in addition to getting the bridal party makeup ready.. Or at the Downtown at the Gardens locale  LUKA cosmetics offers a special VIP room where bridal parties feel right at home. Sit back, relax and be pampered while drinking a Bellini or mimosa!

LUKA cosmetics is not only an all natural, organic and hypoallergenic  skin care makeup, they provide great makeup artistry, a beautiful ambiance and tender, loving care from expert beauty professionals like me, Alyson Sichenzia. Put your worries to rest gals either experience will be the best makeup experience for you!

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Spark it up for the holidays, a post by guest beauty expert Alyson Sichenzia

This time of year brings joy and laughter! But also its a great  time to add a little shimmer to your life and your look! Holidays only come once a year so this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years add sparkle and shine to your makeup! I love adding in a dabble of shimmer to my daily makeup application. There are ways to do this in a subtle yet classy way, without looking like too over the top ladies. So follow these easy steps and you will look and feel in the holiday spirit.

photo 2 Step 1- Pick a focus feature for the day and prime your entire face.

Step 2- If your eyes are the focus, add shimmer in your eyeshadow on the lid of the eye and then use a matte color in the crease of the eye. You can also highlight your brow bone with a white shimmer which actually enhances your eyes.

Step 3- Go more natural on your lips. Consider a neutral lip liner on your entire lip then apply a slightly shimmery lip gloss over top.

photo 1Step 4- Highlight under the eyes and then contour with your favorite bronzer. Use blush only the cheek bones, this of course all goes after a setting powder!

Sparkle it up ladies and celebrate in style! 

Thanks for reading… Be sure to stop by Luka Cosmetics Make Up and Lash Bar for expert beauty advice in person. Get your makeup done by Alyson at the Spa at PGA National located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she’s the resident makeup artist on site.

 

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A makeup bible, a post by guest beauty expert Alyson Sichenzia

 

There is a book called “Do Not Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me” byPaula Begoun. Have you heard about it?

makeup counter without meWell, if you haven’t it truly is a makeup bible! You can find this book at most Barnes and Nobles. When I heard about this book I knew I had to own it. Being a makeup artist I always want to be aware of what’s in all the products I use on my body and face or am looking to purchase, especially since most products don’t do what they are supposed to or promise to do! Working as a makeup artist for MAC for two years and now for Luka cosmetics has showed me a thing or two about product knowledge!

 

For women who want to look beautiful and save money, this book helps them make wise cosmetic and skin-care decisions. This book helps women find products that make them look great without spending a fortune. Know your stuff! Know what’s in the products you use. Being aware is important as some products may not be so great for you and you only have one body!

 

When I do make up applications on my clients I make sure I share with them the ingredients, benefits, and advantages of the products. I listen to what they want and not what I want to apply on them! At the end of the day most of my clients want healthy good-for-you products that last and have a multiple purpose. This allows consumers to get the most bang for their buck.

 

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Thanks for reading… Be sure to stop by Luka Cosmetics Make Up and Lash Bar. Get your makeup done with me at the Spa at PGA National  located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where I am the resident make up artist on site.

 

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