This blog will cover everything from tips on makeup to tips on your wedding and everyday stuff! So to start off... This is Advice from a Married Makeup Artist who specializes in airbrush makeup for weddings! I myself am married and have been a bridesmaid a few times! I'm also a part of 1-5 weddings almost every weekend so I think I've learned a thing or two along the way!
I just wanted to take this post to introduce myself.... My name is Cassie Powell or as many know me by my maiden name and the name I use as a makeup artist: Cassie Lynn Young. I have been married since August 6, 2011 and currently don't have children but we do have two cats that are spoiled rotten and I love them probably too much! And my other love besides my husband (and family) and kitties is makeup! My love for makeup came from a young age, I literally remember the day my mom let me wear some blush and lip gloss to school and it was the coolest thing ever! I was a gymnast/cheerleader/ice skater before I was a dancer. Dancing was my passion and of course you get to wear tons of makeup and faux lashes so that's a plus! And in high school we tanned a ton, like way too much!! Tanning beds (ugh gross, why did I damage myself like that!?!?!?), baking in the sun (I should have wore more sunscreen), and at the time we got painted! Yes painted!! Not sprayed... That wasn't cool yet! It was the most brown like color available and it really wasn't bad, the ladies came and rolled us with the tanner similar to being sprayed. So I was super tan and wore a lot of makeup especially tons of eye liner. I've evolved thankfully! So my love of what I do now started a long time ago and I never imagined making it a career! I'm a graduate from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. After graduating I wanted to do something else so I attended a makeup school in Chicago, Makeup First, to learn airbrushing. I really couldn't have even dreamed that this would be my career and that I would enjoy it so much! I think a common misperception people have of me of running my own business is that I get to make my own schedule, while kind of true my clients make my schedule for me. When they need me is when I work and I'm okay with that... I like helping people feel good about themselves even if it's just some temporary color or making them feel like a princess on their wedding day! I've come to LOVE weddings! It's definitely not the most creative part of my job, I'd say photo shoots and film help fill that space, but it's often the most rewarding! I've had brides, bridesmaids, moms in tears with how pretty they feel! I just want everyone to be happy on their wedding day and to feel the best they can! Of course the wedding is about the marriage but let's face it, it's about the bride!!
Look for upcoming blogs about Bridesmaid gifts, hiring a makeup artist, what concealer to use, skin care products and more!! :)