June 2014 archive

Best Lip Color for Brides

I do a lot of weddings every year and with each one comes a bride with her own unique personality, style, skin tone and idea of what she wants to look like on her wedding day. Every person is different, obviously, so why do I end up using the same lip color on approximately 90% of my brides? Because it’s awesome that’s why!best lipstick for brides

What is this magical color? It is Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Lip in the color 02C Rosewood. It is the perfect light pink color for brides. A blend of warm and cool tones, and complimentary to almost every skin tone, it is also a waterproof formula that stays on through hours of “congratulations” hugs, and “i love you” kisses, not to mention all of the photos. Oh the photos!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip

The effects of make-up in photography is a whole topic by itself, but just know that if you are getting your photo taken, it is always better to wear something on your lips rather than nothing, and it is a huge benefit if that something is at least slightly darker than your natural lip color and is moisturizing enough to hide the dryness.

Aqua Lip is creamy, so it goes on smoothly and Favorite Bridal Lip Liner Colordoesn’t give you that dried out feeling that some of the other waterproof liners and lip stains can give you. Not to say that you don’t need something even creamer over it for moister and an extra pop, but that is for another time. This liner provides a lasting color base, some extra moisture, and offers a beautiful selection of colors.

The Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip comes in a variety of colors and I do recommend others like Nude Beige 01C for brides that want a little less color and a more neutral tone nude lip, and Red 08C for an always chic, vibrate red lip. For the time being, however, my favorite will remain Rosewood, the perfect bridal lip color!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip retails for $19 and is available their website MakeUpForEver.com


Photo of Aqua Lip and Color Swatches are from the Make Up For Ever website.



Cheers to New Beginnings

Hello online world! I have finally decided to give my website a much needed makeover and to try my hand at blogging. For those of you who know me, you know I am not good at change nor do I have an abundance of patience, so this is big for me. That being said, my re-design, with the exception of a few photos, is DONE! Yay! Now onto the blogging world!

My goal with this blog is to discuss my love for beauty products (make-up and hair), give the readers some secret “tips and tricks” of the trade, and to showcase my beautiful brides, models, mommies and other women I am lucky enough to call my clients.

To kick everything off, I decided to host a Treat Yourself Giveaway, the first of many! What is the fun of telling you all about my current obsession without giving you the chance to win one of your own? The answer, no fun at all!

My first giveaway is a Lip Care Kit with two of my favorite lip products:

Sarah Happ’s: The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar
Embryolisse Lip Protection Stick

The Lip Scrub gently exfoliates the lips with a mix of light and dark brown sugar and leaves them feeling silky smooth with the combination jojoba and grape seed oils. So luxurious! The second part of the set is the lip protection stick. It is lightweight and extremely effective at keeping the your newly exfoliated lips moisturized and protected from the elements, definitely my favorite right now! All you have to do to enter is follow the directions below. Good luck to you all, I will announce the winner on Monday!

Crystal Robinson Makeup Giveaway

To Enter:

One entry for each action fulfilled below
(please leave a comment below for each)

1. “Like” Crystal Robinson Makeup on Facebook

2. Follow me on Instagram (@crystalrobi)

3. Share the “Treat Yourself Giveaway” Photo (above) on your Instagram
(Tag @crystalrobi and use #crystalrobinson_makeup #treatyourselfgiveaway)

One winner will be chosen at random, contest ends June 8, 2014 at 11:59pm