Makeup For TLC's New Bridal Show "Four Weddings"

What an exciting weekend!! Spent Saturday and this morning in beautiful Atlantic City doing my bridal client, Lisa's makeup for her wedding day and the TLC shooting of the new series, "Four Weddings". Nothing better than working from a hotel room with an ocean front view. Lisa looked absolutely breathtaking!!

Wishing Lisa and her new husband the Best of Luck today while taping the grand finale of the show. I was flattered to be asked to do her makeup again for the grand finale. Hope they are the winning couple!!!!

Beauty in the Making

Being "snowed in" gave me some free time to organize my photos and my portfolio....way overdue!!

I came across some of my favorite Bridal Prep shots captured by the fantastic photographers I have worked with through the years. It's funny how I've been told I make their job easier and yet they too make my job easier by providing the perfect shots of my work. I love seeing the final proofs and when possible always order a headshot or 2 of my brides. Every so often there is a "Beauty in the Making" shot that just captures the moment... I can't resist and well, order a few of those too.

And of course a big "thank you" to the photographers that send me courtesy photos.

These are a few of my favorites:

One Of The Reasons I LOVE What I Do

My job is so rewarding and I am so thankful to be able to do what I absolutely love doing...MAKEUP!!

Over the years, I've received so many thank you cards and e-mails and there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you made someone so happy on one of the biggest days of their lives. And to actually be a part of their Special Day is truly an honor. Below is an e-mail I received a few weeks ago from one of my wonderful brides that I would love to share. Nicole writes:

Hi Denise,
Just wanted to send you a quick email cause I know things got a little crazy once the photographer showed up. Sorry this thank you is finding you so late. I can not thank you enough for the beautiful job you did on my make-up as well as with my mom, aunt and bridesmaids. Everyone looked absolutely stunning. I felt like I never looked more beautiful and i know my new husband thought the same. I felt amazing all night long and I have you to thank for making my day so special. You knew exactly how I wanted my make-up done and it went great with my hair and dress. I will not hesitate to recommend you to my other friends who are soon to be brides!
My pictures came absolutely beautiful because of you. Here is the link if you wanted to check out some of the ones with my makeup getting done.
Thank you again
Here are a few photos of Beautiful Nicole

Hair by Daniela at The Beauty Team
Photography by Craig Photo

Beauty Article to be Published

When it comes to makeup, it's not that often I get to put my makeup knowledge into words. Usually it's the "final result" that speaks the loudest!! :)

But just last week, I was interviewed for an upcoming article on to share my insight on makeup for women/girls with acne prone skin. Such a great topic, because so many women battle acne prone skin way beyond their teen years. I really got to put my skin care "expertise" to the test.

Choosing makeup products, especially foundation can be overwhelming for many. And trying to cover acne and the scars it can leave behind, for some, is quite a challenge.

Ironically, this is one of the biggest requests I get from my bridal clientele. Not just those with recurring acne but brides that, for the most part, rarely break out but anticipate waking up on the morning of their wedding, glancing in the mirror and seeing a red inflamed blemish. Yes, a bride's worst nightmare and the tell tale sign of their pre-wedding related stress. We've all been there!!

Of course, on "The Big Day", my airbrush machine along with a few drops of the right custom blended foundation will magically do the trick. Unfortunately, on a day-to-day basis this isn't an option.

Luckily, there really are some great products on the market for concealing, protecting and healing most nasty outbreaks. With the right products and a little bit of practice, most blemishes can be your little secret!!

Looking forward to seeing the final copy of the article in about 2 months. I'll definitely have it posted once it's online.....

"Beauty"ful Wishes,

Makeup Artistry by Denise Receives Award!!

I am so excited to announce that Makeup Artistry by Denise has been chosen to receive the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ 2010. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism.

The Bride's Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means my past clients have spoken on my behalf and selected Makeup Artistry by Denise to receive this honor.

I am so thankful to all of my brides that participated in helping me receive this award!!! Thanks Ladies!! xoxo