Did you guys know I’m getting married?!
Oh yeah. This is happening, and it will be Sassy-brand epic from top to bottom.
Managing the top: hair and makeup, of course. I got a rare opportunity to attend a @MACCosmetics Bridal Makeup-themed Master Class and interview the renowned Tiffany Johnston, dual-decade MAC-inista whose roster is too long and star-studded to list. (But let’s just say there’s more than one Kardashian on it.)
Here’s our quick interview before the festivities, where I suss out the guts of things:
I got to see the real deal live in the Master Class itself – some of which I even Periscoped for you (click the link in the Tweet to watch):
— Cailin Koy (@doveblog) May 2, 2016
Let me preface this by saying I’m not a makeup artist (I just brush a lot) – but I feel pretty enlightened as far as cosmetics are concerned. That said, listening to Tiffany was like hearing a golden goddess of makeup. Everything was illuminated. Even my notes came out very lovely looking:
I won’t go into great detail – you should really attend a class yourself! – but here were some of my favorite notes:
- Certain otherwise-popular frosty highlights, such as top-of-browbone and tear-corner (two of my favorites) aren’t actually advisable for bridal makeup; they can look dated, too strong, or even make you look cross-eyed. Yeow!
- A deep colored cream contour can look feathery and blend beautifully on almost any skin tone, which is why Tiffany prefers products like Studio Fix over powder contours.
- More important than the ubiquitous primer: great skin prep with moisturizers and similar products. Tiffany’s go-tos are Fix+ and Natural Radiance.
Want proof she can make a fab bridal look in 45 minutes or less? Here’s our threlfie:
That’s her blushing would-be bride in the center. Booooom -fabulosity incarnate. Now if only I could afford her for my big day!