Bridal Makeup Work Featured on ESSENCE.com!!!

Tiffany’s wedding was featured on Essence.com: Bridal Bliss !!! I wanted to share the link with you guys…Cute story. Check out the feature when you get a chance.

Essence Bridal Bliss Feature
Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

PS: If you saw any unusual posts or messages from my blog this past weekend, pls know that my blog was hacked and I am working on making sure this is sorted out ASAP 😦

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A Socialite Wedding

Tiffany was a fabulous bride referred to me by April Pyatt of Socialite Events. Working with Tiffany was a dream because she trusted me to deliver. All I did was enhanced her natural beauty. She and her wedding party were super organized and for that reason, we were able to get everyone ready for the special day. By the images below you can see just how beautiful her wedding was. April did an amazing job pulling the whole event together. I wish Tiffany and her husband a life full of joy and happiness. 

April was kind enough to provide me with some images which I shared below. Thanks for everything, April 🙂 

Photography by The Captured Life Photography

How beautiful was the ceremony decor? I love

Beautiful Bride, Beautiful Decor

Tiffany was glowing even before we began her makeup.. she is stunning without makeup

Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

Bridesmaid’s Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence, Bridesmaid’s Hair by Tracey Spruill

The images below were taken by me. I was glad I was able to sneak in a few shots (you can click on the pictures for a more detail look). :

Tiffany…Gorgeous bride

and the Gorgeous Bridal Party

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Where Music and Beauty Meet…

New York fashion week begins tomorrow…ohh how I wish I could have made it this year.

In celebration of this year’s Fashion’s Night Out (which takes place on the first day of fashion week), Rapper, Azealia Banks collaborated with M∙A∙C on a limited edition lipstick called Yung Rapunxel. For those of us who are not in New York City, it is available online today, Sept 5th. Something about this deep blackened purple lipstick reminds me of Cyber lipstick (with a hint of Rebel lipstick, which I love)…so you know I had to place my order promptly. When the lipstick comes in, I will see if I was right about the comparison.

Check out her new music video, 1991, where she rocks the Yung Rapunxel lipstick:

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The Sophisticated Bride

When Latoya told me she wanted a smokey eye for her wedding, I immediately knew she would be a sophisticated bride. She is striking with or without makeup…so when I brought out a smokey eyeshadow palette and airbrushed her foundation, we just enhanced her already pretty face. She and her mother looked beautiful and were a pleasure to work with.

I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride and mother of the bride’s hair. And last but not least, her attentive wedding planner, Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, did a great job planning the whole event. Below are two images from her blog. Please check out her blog HERE for more images of the classy wedding. All the pictures were taken at the couple’s uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.

Latoya…The Sophisticated Bride

Below are some pictures I took:

Latoya…Beautiful

Latoya’s Mother…Lovely Lady

I loved her wedding colors

Off to get hitched…Congrats to the lovely Bride!!!


 

 

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LIFT

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!

Serena Williams is one of my favorite athletes. Her intensity for her sport gives me life. Working hard is what she does, no excuses. As soon as I saw these images of her, as she headed to The Late Show With David Letterman, I knew I had to share them with you guys. She looked amazing in this red dress. Again, her stylists and makeup artist hit it out of the park!!!

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena

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Makeup & Hygiene in Nigeria

I met Gbemisola, the owner of Hegai & Esther Makeup Tool Store, while I was in Lagos earlier this year at the Excellence in the Industry Seminar for Makeup Artists.  During the seminar, I spoke about makeup hygiene and changes that needed to be made in the industry. Inspired by the seminar, she started a campaign for improved hygiene and sanitation practices among Makeup Artists in Nigeria. I couldn’t be happier about this because I think this is a very important and necessary topic.

If you are a makeup artist based in Nigeria or you just need to pick up disposable and sanitation products to stock up your makeup kit, you can contact her here or here.

Check out images from the Excellence in the Industry Seminar 2012, HERE. It was an amazing day and I am soo proud to have been part of this successful event with the super talented Lolade Ogunjimi of Dainty Affairs Beauty. For me,  meeting the inspiring and successful speakers, as well as all the makeup artists that attended was the highlight of the seminar.