Beat the Heat with These Cooling Sprays!

Are you looking for relief without wiping off all of your makeup? We’ve got some great face sprays that will do the trick.

 
Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray has already hit it big as a must-have in many people’s makeup bags and with rave reviews all over the web. This spray takes all of the great capabilities of that setting spray and adds cooling and hydrating features. This spray will keep your makeup in place all day. Need to freshen up? This product comes out cold and refreshes makeup so it looks like it was just applied!

Derma e – Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid

 
This spray will instantly refresh and add moisture to your skin. With botanicals and nutrients in an aloe base, this spray will leave your face refreshed and moisturized. Hyaluronic acid is extremely effective in retaining moisture in the skin. This ingredient combined with antioxidants such as Green Tea and Vitamin C will help your skin against environmental aggressors.
 
This ph-neutral spray is super refreshing on a hot day. This spray contains silica, which is a natural extract that is very soothing. This spray can effectively tackle any free radicals and cool you off while refreshing and resetting your makeup at the same time.

 

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Greatly enhances the effectiveness of all moisturizers and any skin care regimen. Convenient size perfect for office. Propelled under high pressure by nitrogen, the ultra-fine pure, natural mist allows the skin to absorb a unique balance of beneficial minerals along with the water.The 5 ounce size lasts over a month and should be a daily part of every woman’s skin care regime which is why many say the French may have discovered the fountain of youth.
 
This spray contains glacier water combined with potent herb extracts. It refreshes, improves skin tone, revitalizes dull skin and can also soothe any skin irritation. This spray will not only cool you down, but will also re-balance your skin and improve it overtime.
How do you keep cool and smudge-proof in the heat? Let us know in the comments box below!
XoXo,
Jen B
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Bridal Show Month: Carolina Inn

February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!

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Jen and Jen at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show

Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.

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Models at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show. Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day. Dresses provided by Tre Bella.

I had so much fun at this show because we come to the Carolina Inn several times a year for weddings, and it was great to see the place totally decked out. Several of our artists & stylists were able to come to the event to meet all of the brides that came out to the show.

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Members of our team with Heidi!

We even got to hang out with Heidi Dawson, the director of catering for the Carolina Inn and a good friend of the Makeup for Your Day team. One of our resident stylists, Megan is getting married this year and was able to attend the show with her fiance, Anthony!

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Anthony and Megan at the Carolina Inn

One of my favorite parts of bridal shows is the food! I don’t know that I have seen so many different food vendors in one place before! We had cake, pie, chicken and waffles on a stick, and there was even a s’mores bar. Yes.. a buffet where you could make your own s’mores. YUM! Jen and Susanne had to grab a cheerwine and donuts!

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Tasty treats were available all over The Carolina Inn!

I will documenting all of the bridal shows Megan and I went to in the month of February on the blog over the next few days! Please tune in tomorrow for more!

See you at the next show!

-Kelsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real MYD Wedding at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill: Erica + Matt

After a beautiful wintry snow fall in North Carolina last night we thought we’d share some warm photos of a gorgeous Carolina Inn wedding for you to enjoy hopefully while snuggled up under a blanket with hot chocolate at home!

Our bride, Erica, was stunning on her wedding day with a classic, low updo by our amazing stylist, Shannan and clean, natural makeup by our ever-talented mua, Brenna.

We love the floral addition to her hair.  This little added touch really accentuated her classic style and blended beautifully with her gorgeous bouquet by Tre Bella.

Probably one of our all-time favorite Mother-Daughter moments captured on camera.  Such a sweet exchange!  Huge props to one of our favorite photographers, Cyn Kain, for capturing all these special moments for our bride Erica!

Of course I especially love the exit details by Sally Oakley with the Carolina pom-poms!  Go Heels!  Erica and Matt we wish you the best and thoroughly enjoyed working with you for your big day.  Congratulations from our entire MYD team!

MYD Bride Jessica’s Beautiful Wedding Day Look

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Jason and Jessica’s special day! Makeup up For Your Day had three talented members of our team there to help the ladies get ready. Jennifer B was there to apply beautiful, flawless airbrush makeup and Kathy and Kerri were there to do gorgeous hairstyles for all of the ladies.

Beautiful bride Jessica and eight of the bridal party and mothers got ready at The Washington Duke Inn. From there, Tia from Erin McLean Events, coordinated the travel to The Duke Chapel for an amazing ceremony – and then they were on to The Fearrington for an incredible reception.


Weddings are the best day of a bride and groom’s life, and they are also long! Even though the day is long, the bride and groom still wish it would last forever. The same goes for your hair and makeup! You want your hair and makeup to last through the tears, the toasts, the dancing and everything else. This is why we absolutely love airbrush makeup and always suggest it to our brides.  

Airbrush makeup will not fade, transfer or smudge throughout the day. It is waterproof, sweatproof and looks completely natural. Jessica looked beautiful from the start of the day until the end of the day. She was such a gorgeous bride! Thank you to Jessica and Jason for letting us be a part of your special day!

Have you ever tried, or thought of trying airbrush makeup? Let us know in the comments box below! To see more brides with beautiful airbrush makeup, check out our Facebook page!

Bust those Morning Blues: How to Properly Conceal Tired Eyes

Are you dealing with dark circles no matter how much sleep you’re getting? Proper concealing is one of the best things that you can do to look awake, well-rested and ready to go! (Even if you’re not!)

In the morning, start with your regular routine of washing and moisturizing your face. Don’t skip the moisturizer! Moisturizing will help the concealer blend into the skin and prevent it from making any dry patches more apparent.

Then apply your foundation as you usually would. After you apply your foundation, you will see what you need to conceal, whether it is blemishes or under eye circles.

To properly conceal, you need to take color theory into consideration. To neutralize the color of your under eye circles, you need to use a colored concealer. Identify what color your dark circles are. Most people have blueish/purple dark circles. This is why there are so many pinky/salmon colored concealers.

Step 1: Neutralize your dark circles by using a color at the opposite side of the color wheel as your dark circles. Don’t rub. The skin around the eyes is really delicate. If you are using your fingers, dab lightly. You can also use a makeup sponge or a brush.

Step 2: After using the corrector you will want to use a yellow-based concealer that will hide what is left of the dark circles. Again, dab lightly or use a sponge or brush.
Step 3: Use a setting powder to set your foundation and concealer. 
Deatrice, one of our very talented makeup artists, highly recommends Ben Nye’s translucent face powder.   

The best concealers are usually cream based. You want to ensure that it looks natural and sinks into the skin instead of sitting on top of it or settling into lines and making them more noticeable. 
Here are some of our concealer recommendations: 

If you are willing to spend some money on a quality concealer that will get the job done, we recommend Bobbi Brown’s concealers. The creamy texture works well and the dual colors work wonders to neutralize and conceal dark circles. Another great concealer with the same concept is Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer. 

Pro Tips for Primers

Whether you live in a wicked hot climate, have super long days, or just want your makeup to stay – primers are key to prepping you for products. This will give you better application, better staying power and an overall enhanced look. So here are some tips for all of the preppers out there.

Prep those lashes!

This is a relatively recent thing, but prepping your lashes can make them appear fuller and longer with a layer of lash primer. Many of them contain serum that will make your eyelashes healthier, which is a great added bonus!

Less is More.

Remember, this isn’t the actual product and shouldn’t make a visible different so you don’t need to layer it on! Just lightly apply your primer to your face, lids and lashes so that when you apply the actual product it will apply evenly.

Don’t Forget your Eyes!

Eye primer works as a 3-in-1. It absorbs oil that will prevent your makeup from creasing, it softens any fine lines and lastly, it provides staying power for your makeup. So don’t skip this step!

Your Lips need Love Too.

To prime your lips you don’t necessarily need a lip primer. Just exfoliate and use whatever lip treatment you prefer so that when you go to apply product to your lip, whether it be gloss, lipstick or lip stain – it will apply neatly and evenly.

What are some of your favorite primers? Let us know in the comments box below!

How to Use Colored Mascara

Although colored mascara may make you cringe thinking about it, many brands have released shades that can brighten your look, compliment your eye color and really make your eyes pop!
For green eyes, purple and plum mascaras will really compliment your eye color.
Hazel eyes look incredible with green and deep brown mascara.
For brown eyes, black and blue mascara will make your eyes stand out.
Blue eyes look great with golds and brown shades. 

 To ensure that your colored mascara isn’t too overpowering, stick to these tricks:
– Do not match your mascara with your eyeshadow. Keep your eyeshadow neutral and to a minimum. 
– Keep your other makeup to a minimum also. Your eyes will make enough of a statement.
– Black eyeliner is key. To give your eyes definition, it helps to line them with black liner. 
Have you tried colored mascara? Let us know in the comments box below!