Summer brings my favorite time of year! The sun is shining, the flowers have blossomed and people seem to be getting married on the daily.
This month’s newsletter brings you a little dose of #KCWisdom featuring some of my favorite
products to create glam summer looks.
I also want to give a special shoutout to the beautiful Mary Regaglia, the first ever bride to be interviewed by my team!
This month’s newsletter brings you a few of my tips and a lot of love from someone who started as a client and turned into a friend. Happy Reading!
A Smoky Summer…
Want to create a smokey look that makes an impact and doesn’t sweat out? Let me introduce you to Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils. These easy to apply pencils glide on seamlessly and set quickly, allowing you to create a quick smokey eye, which is completely fuss-free.
I am obsessed with applying Amber Haze (perfect dark gold for brown eyes) all over my lid and blending it into the crease to create a subtle smokey eye paired with mascara. You can also apply this with other shadows to create bold, shimmery looks that last!
My top picks also include Amethyst Aphrodisiac, which is a stunning mauve shimmer. I use it to create sultry date night looks. I also love Black Diamonds for a daring smoky eye! With these easy to use eyeshadow pencil, you can say goodbye to creasing shadows, and say hello to bright eyes!
KC Bride: Mary Regaglia
WHAT SORT OF LOOK DID YOU OPT FOR ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Mary: Anyone who knows me will know that I am “extra” about everything. On my wedding day, I had two outfit changes, I wanted each look to be very glamorous. For the first look, I had KC give me a bold smokey eye, lots of contour, and a beautiful up-do that complimented the dimensions of my face. As a girl that loves to dance the night away, I didn’t want to be the bride that picks up and drags her gown all over the place (no thanks). Having a shorter dress at the reception allowed me to break it down with all of my guests. For this look, KC let my hair down and gave me big voluptuous curls (think old Hollywood) with an orchid in my hair. If this wasn’t extra enough, we added a bright red lip.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE KARUNA FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY?
Mary: There didn’t even need to be a choice. Karuna is the ONLY artist that can deliver at this calibre. She is a perfectionist, a true professional, and treats her clients and their vendors with high regard. Before working with KC-Makeup, I thought that her work alone was the proof I needed to secure her for my wedding day. Once I got to know Karuna, I realized that her story, her values, and her character make her so successful in this industry. Looking back, I couldn’t imagine my day without her.
WHAT SHOULD SOON TO BE BRIDES LOOK FOR IN A MUA?
Mary: They should look for an artist who invests a genuine and sincere interest in what they want. They should find someone who they would enjoy spending a substantial amount of time with (because you will), and make sure this artist doesn’t seek to change your look so much that you’re unrecognizable! The KC-Makeup team is an ideal group of artists for anyone who wants to look and feel the best they have in their whole life and is the ideal team to hang out with on your special day.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRESS MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR SOON TO BE BRIDES?
Mary: I recommend being very involved in the details of your w
edding early in the planning process. I was so confident in knowing the ins and outs of my wedding, I had almost no stress on my wedding day. I think that a lengthy investment of time and energy makes it all worth it. On the day, I was completely ‘hands off’ and it felt amazing.
Maybe it sounds cliché, but I also recommend to treat yourself (a lot). When you become overwhelmed (because you will), have some go-to stress-relieving routines to fall back on. For an entire year leading up to my wedding, I went to monthly facials at HeyDay- my favorite skincare company in NYC.
DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH KARUNA IN 5 WORDS
EFFORTLESS. FUN. PROFESSIONAL. GLAMOROUS. MEMORABLE
– Mary Regaglia
Until next time!