Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Behind the Scenes Pictures of "My Fair Wedding"

We had such a great experience filming "My Fair Wedding"this last July and have been anticipating the  Show to Air all Summer!!! The day is fast approaching and we cannot wait to see our Big TV debut............Here's some behind the scenes Pictures of the the Kardashian Episode of " My Fair Wedding, with David Tutera"

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Fair Wedding

This Saturday night, Oct. 27th, 
"My Fair Wedding with David Tutera" 
will feature the Swell Beauty Team!!! 
It will air at 9:00pm on the WE channel.  We were honored and privileged to do Hair and Makeup for the entire bridal party & special celebrity guests, and it was an experience we will never forget!
Don't miss it!

Here is a picture from the Preview of the Show . . . 

Stay Tuned for more behind the scenes Pictures.....
XOXO- Swell Beauty

Monday, September 24, 2012

Emmy's 2012 Beauty

As Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists, we are so inspired by award shows!  The beauty, fashion, and glamour are always right on trend and so fun to watch.  Here are some of our favorite looks from the evening. . . 

Kat Dennings

Claire Danes

Ginnifer Goodwin

Tina Fey

Julie Bowen

Allison Williams

Christina Hendricks

Emily VanCamp

January Jones

Who's your favorite??
XO- Swell Beauty

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bride Melissa's Preview

Meet Melissa- our Bride we get to style for her wedding this fall.  We met with her recently for her trial run of hair and makeup.  She is obviously gorgeous, but also the most amazing and sweet girl ever.  

For her wedding, she wanted casual hair, curled with beachy waves.  She is a makeup girl, and loves to have fun with it.  So we decided to go for dramatic eyes, soft pink cheeks and neutral lips.  

To get her look, here is a list makeup products I used . . .

Foundation- Makeup Forever HD #115, applied with this

Eyeshadow Primer- Benefit "Stay don't Stray"

Shadows: Stila's- StarlightGrace, Espresso MAC's- Sweet LustNocturnelle

Eyeliner- Top and Bottom smudged with Blacktrack Fluid line

Lashes added- Ardell #120

Blush- Smashbox "Heartbreak"

Hightlight on the cheekbones- Benefit "Watt's Up"

Lips-  MAC Politely Pink

XO- Laura
Swell Beauty

Monday, July 30, 2012

National Lipstick Day!

Did you know that yesterday was National Lipstick Day (yep it's a real thing)!  
I'm happy to celebrate anything that has to do with makeup, expecially lips!  Although lipstick isn't for everyone, there are so many formulas out there that you're sure to find something for you!  I myself prefer the more sheer lightweight lipsticks, or a lipstain.  So, in honor of lipsticks, here's my top 5 favorite lip colors that look great on everyone!  

1.  M.A.C "Viva Glam V"

It's a warm peachy pink shade with a golden shimmer.  It's a natural color that makes your lips look glossy and gorgeous.  I use it on Brides all the time!

It's a soft muted pink in a creamy and moisturizing formula.  It's not too nude to where it washes you out, it has enough pink to enhance the natural color of your lips.  Love it, and most Bobbi Brown lipsticks!

This is a great medium plum pink, that has a glossy finish in an easy applicator. The color is flattering on everyone, giving a sassy plum pout!

Described as a sheer Candy-apple Red, this color has a buildable pop.  You can make it a light wash of red on your lips, to a bright and vibrant shade as well!  I love NARS, it's always on my "need it" list.  

Charmed is a soft pink, in an easy twist up applicator, it gives a great sheer pink color while also having a stain factor as well.  I love these sticks, they are great for the natural girl who wants a touch of color.  And they have a peppermint scent- bonus!

On a Budget??-
These are my favorite Drugstore Lipsticks . . . 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain  Love these! - Great colors and you'll have to search because they sell out fast.  They are very similar to the Tarte above!  My favorite colors are Honey and Sweetheart.

Loreal Colour Riche Balm  These are the so moisturizing and have a great finish.  Best shades are Caramel Comfort and Tender Mauve.

Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayons  I love the long wear ability of these and the texture.  Great colors, love- Rosey Nude and Pinky Nude.

XO - Laura

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Come See us at the Bride World Expo in LA- July 28th-29th.....

Come Check us out this Weekend at the LA Convention Center at Booth E23....for your Hair & Makeup Needs for your Wedding....we will also be doing the Models Makeup for the Fashion Show.....So come see us work.........Be sure to ENTER our drawing for a Free $150 gift card towards your Wedding Services...........You will also receive 10% discount 
if you "LIKE" us on Facebook..........

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SWELL BEAUTY ............BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!

My Swell Beauty Team has a very Exciting Weekend ahead

 of us......something that is such a BIG DEAL that we 

cannot share the NEWS until after .....stay tuned for 

Pictures and the big "ANNOUNCEMENT"!!!!!!! 

we are sooooooo excited!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bride Series: Are you a GLAM Bride . . .

Elegant, Luxurious, Sexy, Dramatic, extra Bling and lots of Makeup . . . . Is this your style?  If so, then you are a GLAMOROUS Bride.  
We love a bride that isn't afraid of some great hair and makeup!  There are a lot of women who love to get dolled up and feel like a princess, and your wedding day is the best way to show your elegant stye.  
For your makeup: you're the type of girl who already wears a lot of makeup everyday, so you're not timid about coverage and drama.  Make your eyes stand out with darker shades, liner, and dramatic long lashes.  Make sure to fill in your brows, and add a highlight sparkle below your brows and cheekbones. Powder, bronzer, blush, etc. . . . you get the idea!  This is a glam slam look for any makeup obsessed bride!
For your Hair:  Go for an elegant and dramatic updo.  You're a princess and your hair should make you feel like one.  Stay away from "messy" styles, rather the more sleek and polished is best.  Adding height and volume to your hair style gives it that wow factor!
Accessories: Extra bling is always welcome for Brides, just make sure that it's not too over done.  Stick to ONE hair accessory, more can be tacky.  A Tiara, jeweled headband, Broach, or small pins are all gorgeous with this look.  Or large chandelier earrings also compliment this look nicely as well! 

Here are some Glamorous looks that we are loving . . .