April in Asheville is a popular time of year for weddings, coming into spring the backdrop of the area brightens up with flowers and greenery. The beauty of spring draws people in from all over, but be careful how you pack your bags, because sometimes Old Man Winter comes for an unexpected visit.
The week leading up to the wedding was the Asheville spring everyone expects, mild temperatures and sunny skies, and the perfect setting for any wedding.
When the day of the wedding arrived it came as a huge surprise that by the time the sun went down spring became winter and the ground became white with snow. You never know what to expect in April, but a little unexpected snow can create the most beautiful moments.
Gina wanted a very natural look for her bridal makeup. Soft peach tones for a natural glow and a soft winged liner gives this bride a timeless look.
Everyone vendor on this wedding was an absolute dream to work with and we highly recommend.
It’s the first day of 2021 and we figured we would start it off right with a post. We love seeing new trends surface in wedding style. One of our favorites to rise in popularity is the boho wedding. A style that’s a little less formal than a traditional but still full of beauty.
Our bride Riley had a stunning boho wedding here in Asheville, NC. She wanted a bohemian theme and it all started with this dress. The dress belonging to her mother was worn in her wedding in the 70’s and was passed down to Riley for this beautiful occasion. Flowing with vintage tiered lace and off the shoulder detail, this dress is boho magic and inspired so many beautiful details for the day.
Hair and Makeup
The hair and makeup for Riley’s wedding was glamorous yet effortless. Riley really enjoyed wearing makeup and wanted to focus on her eyes. We chose a warm smoky eye, with subtle contour to the face and a neutral pink lip. Hair was soft and beautiful, pulling half the hair back with loose waves and a fishtail braid.
Earthy, Ethereal and Elegant
In the end all the elements came together in a beautiful ceremony at the Buck Springs Gap overlook. One of my favorite elements was the rug which Riley found while traveling and used to inspire the color palette for her floral and bridesmaid’s dresses .
Doll Box Beauty offers makeup artists and hair stylists for commercial and film projects. Our team has years of experience working on sets for commercials, short and feature films. Amanda was recently invited to be a part of a short film here in Asheville, NC called “Saving Jake.”
Local film maker Katie Damien recently contacted our team at Doll Box Beauty to get involved in a project called “Saving Jake.” The film is being created for a local nonprofit called Homeward Bound helping end homelessness in WNC and we were happy to help. Doll Box was on set to design makeup for the role of Jake and support cast. The makeup would reflect the hardships of living on the streets.
Jake’s story would begin living a life on the streets and the makeup would need to reflect. We would need to make Jake appear dirty and tired through the use of makeup. The makeup concept is simple. I began with some basic flesh tones and stippled in earth tone shadows on the face and hands. This creates the appearance of dirt. I also used a mixture of red tone lip shades under the eyes. As a result, we created the look of illness and exhaustion. The images below are from set of “Saving Jake” and support cast.
For more information on booking our makeup artists for commercial and film Contact our team. We are excited to hear about your upcoming project and are excited to discuss what we have to offer. For more examples of our character and editorial work visit our Portfolio.
Doll Box Beauty offers a number of beauty services. Our team has been in the industry for over a decade. Weddings are our specialty and you will want to book our hair and makeup artists for your wedding day.
Bridal Styled Shoot
We recently worked with some of our favorite wedding vendors. On this bridal styled shoot. Co-owner Kristen Calloway was on makeup. The look was classic beauty with a bold lip. The colors pulled the deep tones of fall but still had a bright bridal feel. Fall and winter weddings are a great time to use deeper colors as a contrast to the sometimes moody dark tones of the season.
Halo Hair Extensions by Atlas Beauty
We work closely with the team at Atlas Beauty for weddings and events. Stylist and owner Jenna Wilson was on hair for this shoot and we love the loose and romantic style. Its hard to tell but that is not all her hair! Halo hair extensions by Atlas Beauty are such a great addition to your bridal hair style. These beautiful extensions offer volume and length that is so natural and looks like your own. Atlas Beauty can customize the color just for you. Rent these or make them your own. Trust me you will want to keep them!
Booking Hair And Makeup For Your Wedding Day
If you are booking hair and makeup for your wedding day we would love to be your beauty team. Get in touch here. We would love to give you a quote on our services. This shoot featured some very talented vendors here in Asheville, NC. Our crew is linked below.
Natural bridal beauty is a common request from our clients and we are happy to provide. We love to create dramatic and glamorous makeup looks but that is not always what makes every client the most comfortable. When deciding on what type of makeup application we are going to provide for our clients a good place to begin is with a natural makeup.
The Natural Makeup
The natural makeup is an excellent place to start when deciding on a look for your wedding day. Natural makeup begins by slightly enhancing your fresh face. The makeup featured above starts with a sheer to medium coverage foundation that resembles the natural skin. We used MAC Face and Body foundation with MAC skin perfecting powder to set. We added a pale pink blush and lip slightly deeper than the natural lip and cheek. Eyes were enhanced with neutral brown shadows and black mascara. Finally we filled in the brows with powder that compliments the hair, this frames the eyes and finish the look. This is just enough makeup for a natural beauty and a great place to start for someone who may want to go more dramatic because it is so easy to build upon.
The Styled Shoot
The styled shoot was created by an incredible team of wedding vendors here in Asheville, NC. The dress was designed by Angela Kim Couture. Angela asked for the makeup to be soft and romantic, natural but enhanced and this is what we came up with. Natural bridal beauty. The shoot was featured in the Asheville Wedding Guide, where you can see other stunning details and vendor offerings. Photo by Jennifer Callahan Photography makeup by Doll Box Beauty
If you have started researching beauty options for your wedding you are probably asking yourself airbrush or traditional makeup? The good news is that the Doll Box Beauty team offers you both options. How do you decide? Lets discuss what each has to offer.
You know it, you love it, it’s the original. Traditional makeup, we use it every day but here’s what you need to know about using it for your big day. Traditional makeup offers a lot of options which is why it is so highly requested. An experienced artist will have several product options on hand that are long wearing for the needs of an event that will last all day. Here we have the power to decide if we want sheer natural coverage or the fullest coverage Instagram style glam. Traditional makeup gives us all the options in the moment and ease in adjusting as we go. Traditional is a great option and we love to use it, but what about airbrush?
Why Airbrush Makeup
Airbrush makeup has become very popular amongst brides and bridal parties. Airbrush offers a very lightweight feel while delivering coverage and long wear. The formulation of airbrush foundations is very thin so it is not as capable of giving heavy coverage if that is the preference of the client, but it does deliver a beautiful lightweight veil that looks natural. Silicone based airbrush makeup is sweat and water resistant which is a popular feature. Airbrush foundations are also transfer resistant and great for evening out skin on the body as well as the face. With all of this knowledge you might ask how do I decide?
When it comes time to make a decison the answer will really come down to personal preference. Have a discussion with your artist about your skin and what your ideas are for your makeup look. Doing a consultation and having pictures of looks that you like will be very helpful in your artist guiding you in the decision making process. All the pictures in the post are from a bridal party at the Biltmore Estate here in Asheville, NC. It was a very warm day and some of the bridal party chose traditional makeup while others chose airbrush. Can you see the difference?
Hi dolls. It’s the first day of the New Year and we are excited to catch you up on what’s new with our Doll Box brand. We have been working hard to create more imagery, a better website and a more positive customer service experience. We have also taken some time to better our makeup artistry and stay current on current makeup trends. Our mission is to deliver modern and well executed hair and makeup to all of our clients.
Doll Box Beauty for every occasion
Our team continues to offer the best in bridal hair and makeup artists in the Asheville area and across the Southeast. We also offer services for any event and occasion. Our team is experienced with photo shoots, marketing material, film, video and creative projects. Visit our portfolio to see examples of our work.