MYD Bride Kyla inspires Lilac Lids

Kyla was such a beautiful bride, we absolutely loved working with her! She requested a  beautiful volumized updo that was pinned back beautifully and had gorgeous mauve cheeks and lips. MYD’s talented Jen B and Beth were there to create Kyla’s beautiful bride look.  
{Gorgeous Photos courtesy of Sweet Life Studios}

Kyla looked beautiful from head-to-toe on her special day. We especially loved her purple lids!. Want to try it, but aren’t sure how? You can make it as subtle or bold as you want. Rhianna looks great with the bold lilac lids against her darker skin tone. Rachel McAdams dons a more subtle look, but plays it up enough to make her green eyes pop.

Start by concentrating the color at the lash line and see if you like it as a subtle eyeliner. This can be a great way to incorporate hints of purple without being too bold. If you aren’t ready to wear this color out, try it before you wash your makeup off at night. This is a versatile and flattering color that looks great on many skin tones and with all eye colors. 
Will you try lilac lids this summer? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below! 

Jen + Jen of MYD take NYC!

From April 14-16, New York City is hosting The International Beauty Show. The Big Apple is no newcomer to the cosmetic scene. In fact, New York City is home to many of the big brands such as Estee Lauder and Tarte Cosmetics.

MYD’s Jen B and Jen H decided to visit NYC to scope the products, celebrities and other artists at this year’s International Beauty Show. The Jens attended an OCC makeup party and even spotted Pamela Anderson!

We will give you the full details of the trip, plus photos when they return. Until then, be sure to check out our Facebook page for the Instagram photo updates!

Makeup Inspiration from the Runways

Springtime always seems like it should be a fresh, new start. You clean your home and get ready to shake off the winter weather and spruce up your wardrobe with some brighter pieces. Why not do the same with your makeup? 
It is easy to get “stuck” in a makeup routine. To experiment, most people try different colors, and that is why we love the photo below (courtesy of avintageaffairgal.blogspot.com). Taking inspiration from the runways, this photo shows new and interesting ways to experiment with eyeliner. 
Instead of trying new colors, why not try new and interesting shapes? There are a mix of wearable, and not so wearable, looks in the mix. We love Erdem’s thick black line across the whole lid. We also love Moschino’s bold, angled liner that covers the lid. Lastly, we love Manish Arora’s broken liner. Although, this isn’t very wearable for everyday, this would be a fun look to experiment with on a night out!
We love how creative and fun makeup is. Even in the world of fashion there are new and exciting things happening on the runway with hair and makeup. To experiment with these looks, make sure you have a good eyeliner, Q-Tips, eye makeup remover and (depending on the look) a brush to smudge the eyeliner. 
Are you loving any of these designer eyeliner looks? Let us know what you want to try via Facebook, Twitter or the comments box below. 

Light it Right: MYD Preps for Runway Show, Plus Demo Video to Come!

Makeup For Your Day is excited to be doing hair and makeup for the models of a fashion show in Wilmington. Artist and stylist Jen H will be on location to get the models ready, and she has agreed to give us a demonstration with some tips and tricks! 

We love behind-the-scenes footage and we can’t wait to see the products and techniques!

Due to the fact that runway lighting is very harsh and bright, it is very easy to get a ‘washed out’ look if you don’t apply makeup correctly.

1. Even skin is in. First you want to make sure that your foundation and concealer are blended well so that there are no lines or obvious color differences in the makeup. It shouldn’t look like the model is wearing foundation, instead it should look like they have fresh, even skin.

2. Contouring is your best friend. With bright overhead lights and cameras everywhere, using matte contouring products can add depth and define your face shape which will ultimately be more flattering in photos.

3. Blend that blush! Harsh, bright light is the least forgiving, if you don’t blend properly then it will be very noticeable. Unless you are styling a haute couture show with a certain aesthetic that requires the blush to be very obvious, then be sure to blend.

4. Darken those eyes. Just like with your face, you will want to define your eyes with some contouring on the brow bone. If you want your eyes to look dark and stand out. Use liner, mascara and false lashes.

5. Layer. Due to the fact that the lighting is harsh and can wash you out, be sure to layer your products. Blush, mascara, liner – do double-time for these products so that they really stand out. It may look too dark under regular lighting, but it will look lighter under the runway lights.

We can’t wait for Jen H to give us a behind-the-scenes demo, be sure to stay tuned for the announcement of our video upload!