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NYC Faces: Bridal Beauty

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Every bride, of course, wants to look her best on her wedding day. Many brides hire a makeup artist to ensure that they look flawless throughout their event. Today's Vendor We Heart is an amazing makeup artist from New York.  Anni from NYC Faces does fully customized wedding makeup giving brides a natural be... read more

Every bride, of course, wants to look her best on her wedding day. Many brides hire a makeup artist to ensure that they look flawless throughout their event. Today’s Vendor We Heart is an amazing makeup artist from New York.  Anni from NYC Faces does fully customized wedding makeup giving brides a natural beauty for their wedding day.  Meet Anni in the interview below … You can even see her in action in the video at the end of the post!

What inspired you to start your business?
I had already been working as a makeup artist in NYC for years at the time. I’d done everything from design for theatre and film to runway shows. It was when I did my first wedding in 2007 that a giant lightbulb went off in my head. I got such a rush from being part of the getting-ready process of someone’s most special day. I realized that forming such close, personal connections was the thing that had been missing from my makeup business, so I shifted gears toward the bridal industry. Now, I get to work with brides to make one aspect of their wedding day the best it can possibly be!

What options for customization do you offer?
During the trial process, I work with the bride to achieve her perfect, ideal wedding-day makeup design. I take into account many things – current trends, her personal preferences, skin type, bone structure, product longevity, etc…and together we create the makeup design. Therefore, each client gets a completely original, fully customized makeup design by me!

If you could give one tip to couples who are planning a wedding, what would it be?
Book ahead! If your wedding is a Saturday during peak season, it isn’t out of the question to book me 8-10 months in advance. Better safe than sorry, and this way you’ll get to work with vendors you really want to work with. If your wedding is on a weekday or not during peak season, you can play things a bit more loosely.

What is something that most people don’t know about your biz/you?
I trained most of my life as a singer and am a total musical theatre superfan!

What is your one must-have item/product/tool to have on-hand when you’re working?
My brush belt – it holds my whole arsenal of makeup brushes. Without the proper tools, it’s tough to be a great artist! You won’t see me without it while I’m working.

If you had to choose one word (or phrase) to describe yourself/your business what would it be?
Committed to the Art of Pretty.

5 Things that make you happy?
Sushi, kitty cats, showtunes, my friends, traveling.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I really do believe that true beauty comes from the inside, and no woman “needs” makeup. But that being said, when you’re looking your absolute best, you will radiate and glow with a confidence and a joy that is just amazing. I love being able to bring that out for someone on their wedding day. It’s beautiful and exciting! And I feel absolutely honored by each and every client that chooses to spend part of her wedding day with me.

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