Busier Than Expected: The August Recap

August is normally a very busy month for AB Beauty. Weddings, trials, shoots and frequent inquiries for the next season usually have me working 12-14 hour days and thinking, Why do people say summer is such a relaxing time?

In February, we had around 15 August weddings booked and were on track to book 5 – 10 more. By July, due to all the COVID postponements and cancellations, we were down to two. By September, we will have done eight August weddings. Let’s hear it for last minute bookings!

In August, we also did a ton of trials and one wedding proposal hair and makeup. And we booked a TON of 2021 weddings, as well as a few new September weddings. I’ve been a lot busier than I expected this month.

AB Beauty celebrated 12 years in business in this month, which is crazy. Can’t say it’s our best year in business, but we will make it through.

On a personal note, my month was good because I became an auntie! My niece was born earlier this month and boy, is she perfect. I look at pictures of her 19 times a day.

Unless something insane happens–which is entirely possible–September will be our busiest weddings month of 2020, so I’m gearing up for that.

And now, back to my inbox. The craziness awaits.

Have a beautiful day 🙂

Green (Eyed) With Envy

I’m jealous. Photo by Carol Oliver on Unsplash

Green is the rarest eye color in the world, with only 2% of the population lucky enough to have it. I’ve been willing my hazel eyes to turn green for years now. It’s not working out well, but a girl can hope.

Like with any eye color, there are eye makeup shades you can wear to really bring them out.

Ready to bring out the green? Let’s go.

Emerald green eyes look really pretty when gray and purple eyeshadows and eyeliners are used.

Khaki colored eye makeup can make forest green eyes pop.

Jade green eyes look gorgeous with brown shadows that have red undertones.

Bronze and copper shadows really bring out sea green eyes.

Like with any color, you can wear black liner on the waterline to enhance the green, but it will make your eyes look smaller. Also, black can look a little harsh on green eyes, especially if they’re a lighter shade of green, so I would pair black waterline liner with either a gray, dark brown, bronze or copper shadow to help balance it.

If you want to do a bold lip and bring out your green peepers at the same time, try a berry, plum, aubergine or deep red lip color. Red and purple tones are complimentary to green, so the right lip color will make your eye color pop.

That’s all I’ve got! Enjoy your rare eye color, and please send some green vibes to the hazel people who want to be you.

Have a beautiful day 🙂

Blue Eyed Baby

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Last week I did a post about eye makeup that enhances brown eyes, so now it’s time to do the same for blue eyes. I mean, it’s only fair! Like with brown eyes, there are various shades of blue, so I’ll break it down.

Cornflower blue eyes really pop with a light pink eyeshadow on the lid. A little shimmery shadow in silver can also look really pretty on the inner corners.

A navy blue shadow or liner can really enhance gunmetal blue eyes, as can smokey gray shadow looks.

Ice blue eyes are emphasized when someone has on rose gold eyeshadow or warm brown shadow.

Bronze and copper shadows make sapphire blue eyes pop, even if just used at the lower lashline.

Black liner on the waterline will enhance any eye color, but beware of doing this if your eyes are on the small side, as that will make your eyes look smaller.

Believe it or not, lipstick can also make eye color pop. A blue-toned pink lip can do that for all shades of blue eyes, and an orange-red lip can enhance icy blue eyes.

These are just tips to point you in the right direction, but play around and see what you like.

Have a beautiful day 🙂

Brown Eyed Girl

Have you got chocolate brown eyes, you mysterious lady, you? Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

Approximately 79% of the world’s population has brown eyes. Are you one of them? If so, and you want to enhance those pretty peepers of your’s with eye makeup colors, read on.

If you’ve got chocolate brown eyes with yellow flecks in them, gold eyeshadows can bring out the yellow. Gray eyeshadow can also provide an interesting contrast.

If your eyes are closer to hazel than brown, a slate colored eyeshadow is super flattering. Depending on your skintone, shadows or liners in the purple family can also emphasize your eye color.

Chestnut brown eyes can be emphasized with electric blue eyeshadow or eyeliner, as well as gold shades. Forest green shadow or liner can look pretty with chestnut eyes too.

Honey colored eyes will really pop if you use dark brown or gray eyeshadow shades.

Pale pink eyeshadow can work on those with fair or light skin and light brown eyes. Copper and bronze shadows are really pretty on those with light brown eyes and a deep skintone.

Black liner in the waterline will emphasize any eye color, but I’d skip that if your eyes are on the small side, as it will make them look smaller.

All of that being said…play around! You may discover that a champagne shadow looks great on, or a neon green liner makes your eyes pop. Makeup is fun, so enjoy!

Have a beautiful day 🙂