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August 26, 2015


Good morning!!! I’m excited to share with you this guest post from my friend, a lifestyle and beauty blogger, Taylor! I met Taylor two years ago when I was shooting a friend’s wedding! She was my bride’s cousin AND make-up artist! 🙂 Taylor’s blog is AWESOME and I reached out to her to share some her favorite make-up tips for engagement sessions! I couldn’t agree more with all of her recommendations! Read below!!

MEET TAYLOR M HAWKINS!2015-07-10 15.36.52

Hi! I’m Taylor, a business consultant out of Atlanta by day and beauty blogger by night. I created my little slice of the internet after finding that my friends and family had an interest in my beauty tips and tricks with hopes of providing some helpful information to others. My number one beauty pick is currently the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue which has a lightweight, moisturizing formula perfect for the hot summer months. Aside from beauty, my other passion is empowering women around the world; I’m a huge advocate of all things #GirlPower. xx

The year leading up to a wedding can be one of the best times of your life but it’s also one of the most stressful. Hoping I can check one item off of your to-do list, I’ve rounded up some of my makeup dos and don’ts for an engagement photoshoot:


Use a primer

A primer will not only help your makeup last longer but also blur out imperfections and fill in pores. Creating a smooth canvas before applying foundation will help hide unwanted texture.

Apply your makeup in natural light

The lighting in your bathroom is a lot more forgiving than natural light so grab a mirror and sit by the window when you apply your makeup for flawless results.

Accentuate your features

It’s important to distinguish the features on your face even if it’s not a part of your normal makeup routine. Fill in your eyebrows, define your lash line, wear a lipstick and give your cheeks some color. If it looks a bit too dramatic in real life, it will look just right on camera.

Bring it with you

Pack a touch-up kit with some blotting paper, powder and lipstick to stay looking fresh throughout the entire shoot.


Forget your neck

After applying foundation all over your face, be sure to blend it down your neck to avoid harsh lines. The same holds true with bronzers; your neck color should match your face color.

Wing it

Whether you’ve decided to hire someone or do it yourself, it’s important to have a trial run to practice the look. After the trial, take some selfies to make sure you like how the makeup translates through the camera.

Be un-kissable

There will probably be a lot of smooching with you and your honey so don’t chose a high-maintenance lip color. Go with a shade close to your natural “just-bitten” lip color and choose something that is long-lasting and doesn’t transfer easily such as a lip stain.

I hope you found these helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! View my website HERE!

xx Taylor

I hope you found this guest post helpful! Stay tuned for more guest posts in the future!

xoxo, Brett

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