Voyage LA Magazine Article

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Meet LA & SD Makeup Artist: Gina Marie Wheeler

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Bridal Makeup DIY

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I’ve been working as a makeup artist for Clinique for many years. I’ve used many of their products for my clients outside of Clinique over the years. However, foundation had been an issue for me, as many clients wanted a true full coverage for their wedding or special event. About the same time that I was asked to do the makeup for the Independent Film, Reception, Clinique was coming out with a true full coverage foundation. I brought it and only Clinique products for the screen test to see how they filmed. We all loved the results. We meaning the Director, Cameraman, Actress and myself. She looked like a bride should look, like herself, but slightly enhanced. So I decided that it would be neat to do the entire film using only Clinique makeup. Even on the male actors I used Line Smoothing Concealer &  Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Invisible Matte. I decided this would be a great first blog post since the colors I used for the lead actress are colors and products that would work well for any bride that is going to do her own makeup on her wedding day. So below I have listed everything used to create this simple and timeless bridal look. If you have any questions about application or products, please ask!

FACE

Beyond Perfecting Foundation+Concealer Color: Ivory $27.00

Pro Tip- When applying this foundation, use a damp Beauty Blender, for a flawless, airbrush-like finish. If you need additional coverage for concealing, use your ring finger to gently tap it into place.

Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Color: Invisible Matte $25.00

Pro Tip- Invisible Matte is a true translucent powder that absorbs oil on all skin tones. I use this on set for everyone, including all male actors.

Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour Color: Curvy Contour $22.00

Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm  Color: Roly Poly Rosy $22.00

EYES

All About Shadow Quad Color: Pink Chocolate $28.50

Brush-On Cream Liner Color: True Black $16.50

SuperFine Liner For Brows Color: Soft Blonde $16.50

High Impact Waterproof Mascara Color: Black $16.50

Ardell Individual Lashes Color: Black /Size: Medium & Long $3.99*

Pro Tip- For a natural look, I applied her mascara first. Then, added lashes to the outer corners of her eyes for volume.

Duo Lash Adhesive Color: Dark $5.99*

*Ulta always has coupon offers for different qualifying purchases.

LIPS

Quickliner Intense for Lips Color: Intense Blush $16.50

Pro Tip- Line lips first and then fill them in completely with the liner before applying your lipstick for longer wear.

Long Last Lipstick  Color: Beauty $17.00