Saturday, January 30, 2010

These are a few of My Favorite Things!

Many friends ask me what products I use or what products I suggest.
I decided to put together a few blogs to show you what products I personally use and prefer. If you have any other questions, please ask! There will be more to come in the next few days.


Foundation can be a tricky one for women.
If you have dry skin, I advise using foundation with moisture in it.
I use Bobbie Brown Moisture Rich in Beige.
Some others you might like are...
CHANEL: Vitalumeire (Medium to Full Coverage, Drier Skin)
Laura Mercier: Silk Creme Foundation (Full Coverage)
Lancome: Photogenic Lumessence (Beautiful finish!)
Bobbi Brown: Oil Free Compact (Oilier Skin)
If you want little to no coverage, try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. If you are oily, go oil free. If you are normal to dry, use the regular with a little moisture in it. FANTASTIC Tinted Moisturizer.
The best mascara on the planet: Cover Girl Lash Blast. I get it in Very Black. There are always coupons in the paper or you can pick up 2 for $10 at stores like Target.

Always remember to throw away your mascara every 3 months.
I know it's painful, but just do it!

If you don't like a big brush on the end, I recommend CHANEL Initmitable or Lancome Definicils.

For Eyeliner, HANDS DOWN...Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner. Do you have problems keeping your liner on?
You won't with this product! You have to use an Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush for application.
The Gel Eyeliner comes in Various colors and finishes. Some sparkle and some are matte. My favorites are Black Ink, Black Mauve Shimmer Ink, and Chocolate Shimmer Ink.

You need to take care of your skin! Moisture is your best friend when it comes to aging, and STAY OUT OF THE SUN!
Good makeup starts with good skin. If your skin looks bad, your makeup will look bad.

For cleanser, I use Bobbi Brown Lathering Tube Soap. This foamy cleanser takes off any makeup you have on and is scented with coconut and apricot. You only need a pea-size amount for your entire face.

You should be extra careful with your eye area.
I always recommend an eye makeup remover.
I use Bobbi Brown Instant Makeup Remover or the CHANEL Eye makeup remover.
(Bobbi is a little cheaper and a tube should last about 5 months.)
I have worked with Bobbi Brown since November and I still have a few weeks left!

You should always use an eye cream around your eye area morning and night. The Extra Eye Repair is brand new with Bobbi Brown cosmetics, and it's FABULOUS!

SERUM (Vitamin Enriched)
For a serum underneath my moisturizer, I use Intensive Skin Supplement by Bobbie Brown. One small drop is all you need.
It's a little piece of heaven in a bottle!


For a Daytime Moisturizer, I use Hydrating Face Cream
by Bobbie Brown
. $50
You only need a pea-size amount for your whole face.
I put this over the Intensive Skin Supplement in the morning and use the Bobbi Brown Overnight Cream at night.
This product is incredible. The only issue I have with it is that there is no SPF. I use Neutrogena SPF 85 every day over this product. I don't lather it on...just a little touch over the Hydrating Face Cream.
For spot treatment for any unexpected zits that might pop up, try Clinique Spot Healing Gel. It's cheap and better than anything I have purchased at the drug store. TRY IT! You can use this product over makeup or at night time up to 3 times a day.

I hope you enjoyed my blog today! More to come soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Janet at The Grand Bohemian

Janet got married last year at the fabulous Grand Bohemian in Biltmore Village. This hotel is spectacular, and the Red Stag Grill inside is FANTASTIC!
Janet lives here in Asheville, and was a pleasure to work with.
Thanks to Tara Jordan with Weddings with Tara, and Amber Holritz for the beautiful photographs of me and Janet.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lauren at the Grove Park Inn

LAUREN was married at the Grove Park Inn, and she was stunning. Thank you to Tara with Weddings with Tara; and to Corey McNabb for the beautiful photo. Lauren's wedding picture made it into WNC Magazine!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brandenburg wedding at Biltmore

AMANDA was married at the Biltmore Estate; she was a gorgeous bride.
Amanda and her family are all from Atlanta! Her father is a doctor in Conyers (where I grew up), so it was exciting to make that connection!
Amanda is expecting her first child at any moment (if she hasn't had it already)! All my best to her and her new family.
My thanks to Tracy Turpen for the beautiful photos of Amanda.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lisa at the Biltmore Estate

LISA got married this past year at the Biltmore Estate. She was a blessing and so much fun. I did her makeup for both her rehearsal and wedding.

I love these shots...It takes a lot of work to be that blushing bride! Lisa was an absolute pleasure. She now resides in Miami with her handsome husband, Juan.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Martha Scoggins Weise at the Biltmore Estate

MARTHA was married at the Biltmore Estate. What a fantastic gal! Thanks again to Weddings with Tara & Parker J. Pfister for the photos.

Martha sent me a message today: Biltmore Estate is submitting her wedding to the national magazine "Inside Weddings." Such great news! I will keep you updated to let you know when it shows up!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wendy's Makeup Artistry Blog!

I am very excited to start my new blog regarding my Makeup Services! I will be providing updates on work, recommendations, and makeup advice.

2010 is going to be a busy year for me, and I thank everyone for all of their support.

This past Saturday, I worked for Megan Saunders and family for a beautiful wedding at Deerpark/Biltmore Estate. Pictures from the fantastic Audrey Goforth will be coming your way soon.

2009 was an amazing year, so to start this new blog, I share with you some of my recent work...

Jane Erwin was married at the Biltmore Estate last year, and she was breathtaking. Thanks to Tara Jordan with Weddings with Tara for this!