Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kimara Ahnert at her Makeup Studio in New York City for a do-it-yourself wedding day makeup lesson. She showed us how you can do your own wedding day makeup for brides who are contemplating going the DIY route.

Big thanks to the talented duo Kelly and Ryan from Kellan Studios who shot the ladies (no pun intended) and to Melanie from One Little Dove for the fabulous wedding hair accessories!

Love the 50’s feel of this look!
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
Although Kimara and her team offer makeup services, they also offer makeup lessons for those considering doing their own makeup. I was specially excited about this project since I did my own wedding day makeup after a lesson and had no regrets.
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
A vintage glam look for Erika, who is getting married next year!
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
Complimentary colors used on Erika’s makeup, a mix of antique rose and lilacs:

Color palette for Latin Bride wedding make up

Love the soft and natural look of Tara:
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
Complimentary colors used on Tara’s makeup, a mix of bronzes and plum:

Color palette for African American Bride wedding make up

The feather hairpiece with a purple cabochon tied in Danica’s look wonderfully!
DIY Vintage Inspired Wedding Day Makeup by Kimara Studio New York City
Complimentary colors for Danica, a mix of mauve, eggplant (to make her green eyes pop) and pinks:

Color palette for Red Head Caucasian Bride wedding make up

Kimara Ahnert believes bridal makeup should looks like you, but just with a more defined version than what you do everyday that will last for a good 8 hours without looking like you have a lot of makeup on too. Kimara’s tip: don’t put on moisturizer unless you have a very dry skin. It will make your makeup last longer! Check out their website for a list of services and products they offer.

What Kimara used on all brides:

Botanical Essence Toner
Face Primer SPF 20
Eye Primer Eyefix
Cream Liner
Eye shadow powder
Lip gloss
Waterproof maskara

List of vendors:

Makeup: Kimara Ahnert
Hair Acessories: One Little Dove
Photography: Kellan Studios

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