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  • What to Expect during your Bridal Trial

    Your makeup artist and hair stylist has done this quite a few times but this is probably your first time scheduling a bridal trial. Here are some things that you might find helpful to know in advance:

    To begin, you should have a clean face with no makeup on and dry hair. Be sure to confirm with your stylist if this is what you should do but in my personal experience this is what most artists request of their clients :)

    I personally love to have visuals of the look you are trying to recreate, or your inspiration pictures, so be sure to have those ready. If you always do the same makeup look and you don't want to stray too far from that look, it would be wise to show your artist a picture of your every day makeup. This way your makeup artist knows what you are comfortable with. 

    Another thing to remember is that you will find it beneficial if you bring your accesories with you. Jewelry, veils, and head pieces will complete the look after your stylist is done. You can feel more complete with your style if you have your accesories, and it will help you decide on the final touches of hair and makeup.

    Pictures. Take lots of pictures, and see how everything photographs :) Natural light is best and it is always nice to have those pictures as referance before the wedding day. 

    Alot of brides will ask me when they should schedule their trial. I always feel that 15-30 days before the wedding is the ideal time. You will know exactly what look you are going for 2-4 weeks before the wedding. If you decide to do it 3-6 months in advance it is very likely that you might change your mind about certain things. 

    Last but not least, have fun and don't be shy to speak your mind. Feel free to try a few lip colors and truly express your opinion about your hair and makeup. If you do this, you and your stylist will be on the same page about your look. 

    To schedule your South Florida bridal hair and makeup trial feel free to reach out to Aimee Ortega via email, text, or phone . Info@chicmakeupbyaimee.com // 305-505-3355 (call or text) . Aimee travels to Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach county for trials bringing lighting if needed, makeup, and hair to your location. 

  • Bridal Updo Miami

    Bridal Updo Miami

    Hi everyone! 

    Here is a pretty updo that I worked on recently. She wanted something very organic, pretty, and not too tight. She has very fine hair so we didn't want to weigh it down. This bride loved the look! We added this clip in to accesorize the curly bun and it was perfect :) 

  • Early Morning Weddings

    Early Morning Weddings

    Sometimes I have to wake up very early to get my brides ready. Some brides plan an early morning beach wedding with Gen from SmallMiamiWeddings.com and others have an early morning wedding because they have to be at the Port of Miami for their cruise weddings. Look at the amazing results though. Apparently, when it comes to makeup, I can be early morning person :) 

  • SKIN CARE PRODUCTS, PART 1 - CLEANING YOUR SKIN

    SKIN CARE PRODUCTS, PART 1 - CLEANING YOUR SKIN

    My Skin Care Products - PART 1 CLEANSING 

    Hi Everyone, 

    This blog is a bit different from previous blogs because I just wanted to share what products I am currently using right now because I am in LOVE with my current skin care routine. I hope it helps my friends, and my future brides. 

    I have been reading tons of info on skin care and I wanted to share a few tid bits of information that might be useful to some. Today's blog will be about cleaning your skin. 

    Cleansing: I learned that we should not use a foaming cleanser. It ages you. This also includes those who have oily skin. It is good to have a few cleansers at hand (rotate them around)  and these are the ones I am currently using. 

    Bioderma Sensibio H2O - I use this when I need to remove makeup. Step 1. This is a staple in my makeup kit as well and it is THE BEST. Stop whatever you're doing and get this gentle makeup remover. 

    Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk  - Love love love. So gentle on my dry skin. It has a nice scent to it but it is not over powering in my opinion. 

    BOOTS Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm  - A cleansing balm. Leaves your face so so clean without feeling dry. I especially love the way the hot cloth feels on my skin. It is so relaxing!!  Love using this one when I wear tons of makeup after the Bioderma makeup remover. 

    Okay, so another thing that I learned was that one should NEVER rush when cleansing the face. You must spend time so that the products that go over your clean face can actually work to their full potential. You must wash your face in the morning and at night. Please don't skip out on the morning cleanse. You may feel that you don't need to wash your face but please do. Your skin sheds at night and you do not want to apply your moisturizer over dead skin. 

    HOW I FEEL: After making the swap from foaming cleansers to these non foaming ones, I really feel better because even though it may take a few more minutes to really get all the makeup off, my skin doesn't feel awfully tight afterwards. Besides, knowing that foaming cleansers age you.. well, that's a deal breaker for me. I am taking my time to clean my face (even when I'm exhausted) and it really shows. 

  • Miami Beach Bridal Makeup & Hair

    Miami Beach Bridal Makeup & Hair

    Hi everyone!! Here is a sneak peak of a bride's makeup session by me. She looked so beautiful on her special day. Location - Miami beach. I was pregnant during her wedding :) hehe. In this picture I am using a MAC 217 blending brush. Hair was also done by me. 

  • WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING FOR TOUCH UPS?

    WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING FOR TOUCH UPS?

    Here is my list of what you could bring for makeup touch ups on your big wedding day :

    - Lipstick or lipgloss (I always apply lip primer but after dinner/lunch you might want to touch up)

    -Blotting Sheets (As a South Florida makeup artist I always try to provide these for my brides, but your bridal party might want to have extras for just in case)

    - Are you crazy oily? It might be a good idea for you to bring a blotting powder for the face. And remember to try airbrush makeup (so worth it for brides with oily skin)

    Makeup in the picture above was done by Aimee Ortega . Makeup artist Miami. 

  • Outdoor wedding Miami

    Outdoor wedding Miami

    It is so warm in South Florida! We are so fortunate to have such great weather for year round outdoor weddings. Make sure your makeup artist is usign waterproof (sweatproof) makeup for your special day. This is the most photographed day of your life! This bride was having her ceremony outdoors and wanted a slightly smoky eye (not too dramatic for a day event) but of course I had to make sure that the products that I used wouldn't smudge or drip during an outdoor ceremony in the Hollywood/Hallandale area . 

  • Natural Bridal Makeup for this South Florida Bride

    Natural Bridal Makeup for this South Florida Bride

    This beautiful South Florida (Broward to be more exact) bride wanted to feel like herself. She wanted makeup that would photograph nicely but not feel overly done. We went for a natural airbrush makeup look and a neutral color scheme for her eyes and lips. Hope you guys like it!