As the tri-state area’s premier luxury onsite hair and makeup team, Erica Does Makeup has been built upon over 12 years of industry experience. Serving brides in New York and beyond, Erica and her group of talented artists have also had their work displayed via clients in editorial, fashion shows, and television – all, looking picture perfect. Get the same flawless makeup look for your big day with these four beauty tips from Erica, herself!
Skincare prep is everything.
“Getting regular facials makes a huge difference in your skin’s texture and appearance. The more supple your skin is, the better your makeup will sit. If you can't make the time to get monthly facials, invest in great skincare. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is a pro-quality AHA/BHA mask appropriate for all skin types. Follow that up with Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil and you’ll be all set. Try facials and/or new skincare regimes at least 6 months before the big day.”
Don’t be afraid of highlighter!
“I love glowy skin – but more ‘lit from within’ and less ‘shiny disco ball.’ With the rise of Instagram ‘makeup artists,’ people hear highlight/contour and freak out and picture a ton of dark contour and bright white highlighter. NARS Copacabana Illuminator is a makeup artist’s favorite for this reason. It has sheer coverage and can be mixed with foundation or moisturizer; it makes everyone look INSTANTLY refreshed. I love putting a little bit on the collarbone and tops of the shoulders if they are exposed in the wedding gown, as well as the cheekbones to make my brides radiant.”
Set your final look with a setting spray.
“Japonesque Makeup setting spray is my holy grail. It comes in an aerosol can, so the spray is even and doesn't leave water droplets on your skin.”
Do not over powder your skin!
"If you see some shine, take it away with blotting papers instead of powder. Powder will build on itself and can potentially make you look cakey. TATCHA Japanese blotting papers are my favorite, as they absorb oil quickly without disturbing makeup."