December 20, 2011

Spotlight Photographer Cynthia Starr featuring Kim

One of my favorite venues is the Grandview in Poughkeepsie and I had so much fun hanging with Kim and her girls while they got beautified at the Grand Hotel the morning of November 5th.  The morning was extra special because I worked with Photographer Cynthia Starr for the first time.  Based in beautiful Lake Katrine, NY Cynthia has a special talent for bringing out the joy and beauty of any event.  Visit Cynthia's Page

December 9, 2011

Spotlight on Victoria Souza Photography featuring Asyia and Todd

I met husband and wife team Vicki and Erik Souza photographing Asyia and Todd's wedding at The Rockleigh Country Club this past August.  We instantly created a friendly working relationship and had so much fun hanging with all the girls getting beautified.  They are a great team and really captured the joy and love of the day. 

Vicki and Eric graciously sent me a CD of images from day which I am beyond thrilled to share with you.  Victoria Souza Photography

September 29, 2011

Look Picture Perfect at your Destination Wedding!

It's challenging to find vendors when you are planning a destination wedding - especially a Makeup Artist.  Just because you are getting married on a beach (or in Italy) doesn't mean your makeup shouldn't be as perfect or as picturesque as your surroundings! 

A great option is booking a personalized makeup lesson with a Makeup Artist in your area.  You can choose whatever look makes you happy and a professional Makeup Artist can help you choose the best products for the climate and location and teach you how to apply them with confidence and precision.

A Destination Wedding Makeup Workshop would also be a fun activity for you to do with your bridal party/family so they can look their best too!  The best part is, you will have a skill that you can use the rest of your life!   

visit for information on Destination Wedding Makeup Lessons and Workshops!!

September 28, 2011

A Peek Inside a Makeup Artists Shopping Bag

On yesterdays trip to Sephora I was on a mission for new Waterproof Mascara that adds VOLUME!

The winner - DIORSHOW - BLACKOUT - WATERPROOF(A Sephora Exclusive)

DiorShow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

I am still in love with Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof to prime lashes before I apply falsies but for those Brides, Maids, and Moms that would rather go falsie-free I needed a product that would give big fabulous lashes but not run when the tears of joy do!  Not only did the DIORSHOW - BLACKOUT - WATERPROOF make my lashes superlong but it did not transfer or smudge the rest of the day or come off when I washed my face!  It gives a shiny patent leather sheen to the lashes and separates while building volume!  Seems just about perfect to me! 

September 4, 2011

Beauty and the Beach

Do you ever have a hard time packing your beauty products before going on a trip? I have a list of must-have beauty products that are perfect for any vacation - espcially your honeymoon! 

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover – Travel Size
Perfect for removing your waterproof eyemakeup remover while providing moisture to the eye area that may become dehydrated during traveling

Philosophy Hope in A Jar Moisturizer (To Use At Night) – Travel Size
Light moisturizer to seal in your tan while you snooze

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
My favorite tinted moisturizer with the sun protection you need (even in a cool climate) - easy to apply with buildable coverage and a no-makeup look

I recommend purchasing a shade darker of your every day concealer

Too Faced Aqua Bunny Bronzer
Love this cream bronzer - goes on very sheer and gives you a natural highlight

Lip Fusion Lip Conditioning Stick SPF 15 “Bitten”
I'm obsessed with this tinted lip balm - sheer color like you've just had a popscicle with sun protection and a minty aroma

Stila Convertible Color “Lillium”
One of my go-to double-duty products give the lips and/or cheeks a natural glow

Sephora Eye Palette “Walking On the Moon” Or “Not That Shy”
Sephora eye shadow Palettes come in dozens of combinations - these are the most wearable/natural cool and warm options

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes "Black"
waterproof eye pencil is a must for those romantic dinners out and sexy room service desserts

Maybelline Waterproof Mascara
no smudge formula that will take you from the pool to the jacuzi and back again

February 2, 2011

Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist - Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award Winner

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2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

Yorktown Heights, NY – February 2nd, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Beauty & Health!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Meredith for her professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Meredith Hayman is among the very best Bridal Makeup Artists within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (both part of eHarmony), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

January 25, 2011

Kathy and Colm

What a pleasure it was to work with Kathy on her big day. She didn't have time for a trial but she knew exactly how she wanted her makeup - DRAMA and lots of lashes!! I met Kathy and her party at the hair salon in New Jersey and then continued the preparations at her mom's house. All the girls looked gorgeous in their red dresses and the flower girl looked like a princess in her white dress with red sash. The grooms sister, visiting from Ireland, had the most beautiful natural super-long lashes. I added some individual lashes on her outer corners but they weren't as long as her own lashes! Kathy was so very happy and excited to be getting married. She looked absolutely perfect in her dress. A special thanks to Kristina at Garden State Photo Studio for providing me with the photos. xo