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Bride Makeup Details

You’ve spent months picking out your dress, years dreaming about your wedding and a lifetime searching for your one, true love. So why give your most memorable wedding detail, your makeup, only minutes of your time? This is the one day when everyone’s eyes are sure to be on you and these are the pictures you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Just as you’ve hired a photographer and caterer, complete your team of wedding professionals with a true artist with a passion for bride makeup.

And this is Carmina Cristina.

Carmina is an expertly trained makeup artist whose passion is to create your most perfect wedding day possible—right down to the glow on your checks and the twinkle in your eye. What sets Carmina apart is her personal approach to the art of bride makeup. She takes the time to get to know you and your vision for your wedding day. Whether it’s an enhancement of your natural beauty or a bold statement look, Carmina will create your most beautiful self for this occasion of a lifetime!

“From skincare to makeup application, I use my expertise to create your custom designed look that will reflect the beauty and joy of this very special day.”

Carmina Cristina is one of Central PA’s premier makeup artists specializing in bridal couture wedding makeup, luxury lash application, personal beauty consulting and high-fashion runway-ready looks. Her exquisite bride makeup work has been featured on the cover of Wedding Style Magazine and in many other publications including Susquehanna Style Magazine, Harrisburg Magazine, Lancaster Magazine, Fine Living Lancaster and FIG Magazine. She has also contributed several beauty articles and expert advice to TheKnot.com, the go-to resource for brides across the world. Carmina creates her bridal masterpieces using only the finest quality materials and products available. She offers both airbrushing and traditional makeup application and will travel to your wedding site to ensure a flawless look just before you walk down the aisle. Allow Carmina Cristina to create your timeless and elegant bridal look that will keep you radiant and picture perfect from the first kiss to the last dance!

“I am pleased to offer a selection of packages and a la carte services with everything you need to look and feel your best!”

 

The Benefits of Airbrush Makeup:

Airbrush makeup artistry is a patented makeup application technique that utilizes compressed air to spray on a fine mist of makeup. It is suitable for people of all ages and every skin condition. The makeup is hypoallergenic and fragrance free. Airbrush makeup provides up to 14 hours of long lasting, flawless coverage that can withstand everything from hours of dancing to tears of joy—that is why it is the preferred choice of so many brides on their wedding day. Using airbrush makeup will give you a flawless finish, hiding any imperfections while allowing your true beauty to shine through. Best of all, airbrush makeup feels like you’re not wearing any makeup at all, leaving you feeling beautiful and confident on your special day.

Here are a few of the many benefits of using airbrush makeup on your wedding day:

Great Coverage, Sheer Texture; Lightweight

  • Soft, even-looking skin achieved with a minimal amount of product
  • Able to be layered for more coverage

Long Lasting; Waterproof

  • Holds up through heat and humidity & tears
  • Lasts up to 14 hours all day

Minimizes Wrinkles And Fine Lines

  • The silicone base foundation leaves a dewy finish
  • The natural properties of silicone impart a soft-focus effect that radiates a healthy and youthful glow on any skin type

Extremely Lightweight, Natural Looking, Polished

  • Mimics skin’s natural texture and provides a true skin-like appearance

Ideal for any skin type

  • Does not clog pores
  • Easily removed with traditional makeup remover

Best for HD Video/Professional Photography

  • Professional, flawless look in pictures and wedding videos

Custom Blendable

  • Can be custom blended on the spot for a perfect color match

Airbrush makeup products used by Carmina Cristina: TEMPTU NY, OCC NY

Inside Carmina’s Makeup Kit

Carmina Cristina uses only top-of-the-line, professional makeup products. Her makeup kit is filled with industry-leading brands, including:

  • MAC
  • Nars
  • Ben Nye
  • Yves Rocher
  • Face Atelier
  • MAKEUP FOR EVER
  • CHANEL
  • Kryolan
  • Temptu
  • OCC Cosmetics
 

Bridal Packages

“I love what makeup does for a woman’s confidence and self-image. I’m grateful to have a role in each and every transformation.”

Celebrity

Much like its name, the Celebrity Bridal Package is for the bride who desires a wedding beautiful enough for the front page of a magazine! This premiere package includes a revolutionary rejuvenating skin treatment for the bride and Carmina’s full attention and expertise for up to 5 hours on this special day.

(For the Bride and 7 others) includes:

  • Trial Session for the Bride…$145
  • Wedding Day Bridal Makeup…$225
  • 7 Makeup Applications for Bridesmaids or any other party members…$125 each

Bride will receive:

  • Revolutionary rejuvenating treatment that will hydrate and brighten skin (on wedding day)
  • Airbrush makeup application for longer lasting and flawless appearance
  • Eyelash extensions to define eyes and make them stand out
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain look throughout her special day

Bridesmaids/other party members will each receive:

  • Airbrush makeup application
  • Eyelash extensions (if needed)-add $35
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain the look fresh and polished

* Carmina will be on site up to 5 hours and upon request, available for any prior/after-ceremony retouching needs.

Commercial Terms

  • A signed contract and 50% deposit are required in order to book the services on the wedding date. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event day.
  • The Bride is the responsible person for the total fee of the purchased package (for herself and her party)
  • All rates are based on the information stated in the contract, such as location and date of wedding, number of people in the bridal party, etc. Adding more people or purchasing extra services will have to be booked separately
  • Trial makeup requires an appointment and takes place at Carmina Cristina Studio
  • For remote wedding locations, additional travel charges will be negotiated
  • Carmina Cristina shall not be liable for any direct or consequential damages arising out of the performance of services under this booking
  • We regret, but no refunds are due if the Bride cancels the booking.
  • Checks returned for no-funds will be charged $45.00 on top of any bank fees

TOTAL investment: $1,245

 

Sparkling

The Sparkling Bridal Package will help you create your most timeless and elegant look and have you shining more radiantly than diamonds or silver on your wedding day. Five members of your wedding party will also receive Carmina’s expertly applied makeup to ensure the entire look of your wedding is picture perfect. Carmina will be onsite for up to 3 hours and available for retouching upon request.

(For the Bride and 5 other) includes:

  • Trial Session for the Bride…$145
  • Wedding Day Bridal Makeup…$225
  • 5 Makeup Applications for Bridesmaids or any other party members…$140 each

Bride will receive:

  • Airbrush makeup application for longer lasting and flawless appearance
  • Eyelash extensions to define eyes and make them stand out
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain look throughout her special day

Bridesmaids/other party members will each receive:

  • Airbrush makeup application
  • Eyelash extensions (if needed)-add $35
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain  the look fresh and polished

* Carmina will be on site up to 3 hours and upon request, available for any prior/after-ceremony retouching needs.

Commercial Terms

  • A signed contract and 50% deposit are required in order to book the services on the wedding date. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event day.
  • The Bride is the responsible person for the total fee of the purchased package (for herself and her party)
  • All rates are based on the information stated in the contract, such as location and date of wedding, number of people in the bridal party, etc. Adding more people or purchasing extra services will have to be booked separately
  • Trial makeup requires an appointment and takes place at Carmina Cristina Studio
  • For remote wedding locations, additional travel charges will be negotiated
  • Carmina Cristina shall not be liable for any direct or consequential damages arising out of the performance of services under this booking
  • We regret, but no refunds are due if the Bride cancels the booking.
  • Checks returned for no-funds will be charged $45.00 on top of any bank fees

TOTAL investment: $1,070

 

Blushing

The Blushing Bridal Package is the perfect choice for the bride with a smaller wedding party. Carmina will use her artistic expertise to create your most beautiful wedding day look. Two members of your wedding party will also receive Carmina’s VIP treatment. Carmina will be onsite for up to 2 hours.

(For the Bride and 2 other) includes:

  • Trial Session for the Bride…$145
  • Wedding Day Bridal Makeup…$225
  • 2 Makeup Applications for Bridesmaids or any other party members…$155 each

Bride will receive:

  • Revolutionary rejuvenating treatment that will hydrate and brighten skin (on wedding day)
  • Airbrush makeup application for longer lasting and flawless appearance
  • Eyelash extensions to define eyes and make them stand out
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain look throughout her special day

Bridesmaids/other party members will each receive:

  • Airbrush makeup application
  • Eyelash extensions (if needed)-add $35
  • Signature retouching lip color to maintain  the look fresh and polished

* Carmina will be on site up to 2 hours.

Commercial Terms

  • A signed contract and 50% deposit are required in order to book the services on the wedding date. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event day.
  • The Bride is the responsible person for the total fee of the purchased package (for herself and her party)
  • All rates are based on the information stated in the contract, such as location and date of wedding, number of people in the bridal party, etc. Adding more people or purchasing extra services will have to be booked separately
  • Trial makeup requires an appointment and takes place at Carmina Cristina Studio
  • For remote wedding locations, additional travel charges will be negotiated
  • Carmina Cristina shall not be liable for any direct or consequential damages arising out of the performance of services under this booking
  • We regret, but no refunds are due if the Bride cancels the booking.
  • Checks returned for no-funds will be charged $45.00 on top of any bank fees

TOTAL investment: $680

Note: Many brides book Carmina far in advance for their wedding dates and her schedule books early. Please contact Carmina today to ensure that she will be available for your special day.

 

Trial Makeup

“I want the makeup to act as an extension of who my client is. It’s important to me to listen and respond to her hopes and dreams, whether that means classic, dramatic or fashion-forward.”

What to expect from your makeup trial?

Your makeup trial is your chance to find the look you adore, which will be immortalized in your wedding photographs to cherish for a lifetime! The trial gives you a sense of how we will apply your makeup on your wedding day. This is when we decide on the look that you feel the most comfortable with and reflects who you are as a person.

Here are a few things you should know about your makeup trial process. Understanding what to expect and how to prepare will help to make it as effective as possible.

Before your makeup trial:

  • Know your skin type – Be sure to share what type of skin you have and any other important information about your skin such as allergies or irritants. I will decide what products to use on you based upon this information.
  • Know your style – Do some research before the trial and print some examples of the styles you like.
  • Know what you don’t like – Print examples of styles you don’t like so I can avoid these looks and better understand your preferences.

During your makeup trial:

  • Try to be on time. This will ensure you arrive calm and focused rather than feeling like you need to rush through this important step.
  • As your makeup artist, I will give you advice on what styles suit your personality, style and facial features the best. I might suggest looks that you haven’t yet considered. You shouldn’t feel pressured to follow all of my advice, but while you have my expertise at your fingertips, try to give it your consideration.
  • I will want to get to know you, listen carefully to your ideas and opinions and respect your vision.
  • Speak up. If you don’t like something, speak up! I will not be offended. Try to be as specific as possible-is it the blush; is it your lip color? This will help me to pinpoint the problem and correct it.
  • Don’t be disappointed if you feel that your look isn’t totally picture perfect. The goal of the trial is to discuss options and arrive at the basic concept of your wedding day look. It will never be as perfect as the wedding day, but it should give you a good idea of what the actual result will be.

After your makeup trial:

  • Makeup and skin interact with each other in a way that even the most experienced artists cannot always predict, so after the trial, you will need to “live” in the makeup for a bit. If it wears off too quickly, or after wearing it for a while you change your mind about the look, then be sure to communicate this with Carmina. It’s normal for a look to be tweaked a bit based on trial results.

Above all else, don’t forget to have fun. A marriage is a joyous occasion and I believe that the preparations should be too!