This week we are SO happy to feature Rae Cosmetics in our Vendor Shout Out! Not only are we neighbors with Rae Cosmetics, but we have worked with them on so many beautiful weddings! Rochelle Rae created Rae Cosmetics for active women who dont just want to look beautiful, but want their makeup to perform well in their active lifestyles! Her products are PERFECT for a bride! No one wants to run to the bathroom to reapply their makeup several times during their own wedding! These products will last from walking down the aisle to the send off at the end of the night! We LOVE working with Rochelle and her amazing team! Including Lauren Lumsden, who is in charge of scheduling all of our lovely brides for their big day!
We asked Rochelle a few questions about what inspires her and why she LOVES making brides look beautiful on their wedding day!
Pictured Above: Rochelle Rae & Lauren Lumsden of Rae Cosmetics
1. How did you get started working with cosmetics?
My degree is in fine arts, I was actually painting on canvas long before I was painting on faces. I modeled for a short time (wrong side of the camera for me, I was way more comfortable behind the scenes) I met a makeup artist and it seemed like she had a really awesome, fun and exciting job. (It is!!) So I moved out to LA and went to the Makeup Designory or MUD, stayed out there for a while but was always planning to come back to Austin, I love it.
2. What is your best selling product and why?
The Climate Control Mineral Tint SPF 20. It is three steps in one, a water resistant moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation all in one tube. Super fast and easy to use, looks great and stays on when you sweat. It protects from free radicals, pollutants and sun damage, while allowing the skin to breathe and function normally, as if wearing nothing at all.
3. What is your favorite part of helping a bride get ready for her big day?
Well I always say I have the best job in the world, no one ever says “oh bummer, I have to get my makeup done today.” Everyone is usually pretty excited to see me, its fun. The best part of being a makeup artist in general is just being able to make someone feel pretty, maybe helping with something that makes her feel insecure and feel more confident but then be able to do that on such an important day is amazing. The Brides are so important to me, I almost feel like I’ve been in 1000′s of Bridal parties.
4. What advice would you give a bride who is just starting to plan her wedding?
Good makeup artists book up well in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute. A lot of time and attention went into choosing every detail of your wedding; don’t let your makeup be any different. Get referrals from anyone you can, people who will give you their honest opinion. Interview the makeup artist, ask for a resume, referrals and look at their portfolio. To ease your nerves, plan to do a runthrough. Try to plan it for the day of a party, shower or portrait, you don’t want to waste it. Don’t be afraid to tell a makeup artist that you don’t like something they have done, you need to feel comfortable with the way you look. Don’t let anyone, your makeup artist, your friends or even your Mother talk you into anything you do not want to do. It is your day and you must feel beautiful!
5. What makes Rae Cosmetics different from other Cosmetics or Makeup Artists?
Rae Cosmetics is a fresh, versatile line of makeup specifically created for active women looking for beauty as well as performance from their makeup. Whether at work, play or working out, the heat resistant formulas are designed to provide long lasting coverage even when you sweat. A lightweight blend of clinical-grade nutrients, anti-oxidants and non-chemical sunscreens repair and protect, keeping skin healthy and radiant. Rae is the best choice for your wedding day, your makeup will look perfect from the first kiss to the last dance.
The Rae Cosmetics team of makeup artists have won multiple awards for their exceptional talent and professionalism. Trusted by wedding coordinators, brides, designers, photographers and filmmakers, they have earned the reputation as a premier makeup team.
6. Have you noticed any trends that brides are looking for when it comes to their wedding make up?
Actually two opposite yet equally popular requests. The first is very dramatic eye makeup. Many Brides and bridesmaids are asking for a cat eye or dark smoky eye, often described in a pop culture or the Rae Cosmetics Studio, as the ‘Kardashian look” because of the example pictures that are usually brought to us. On the complete opposite end is a very natural and clean look, with an emphasis on a radiant glow and dewy skin. Almost a no makeup look using understated neutral palette of warm golds, beige, pinks and soft browns. It is a timeless, what you could actually call it untrendy. But with both of these looks, what I think gives them the modern 2014 twist Is the bright pop of pink on the cheeks. It seemed like every designer at NYFW from Vera Wang to Oscar de la Renta styled their models with flirty, flushed cheeks. This is the one look that will definitely go from the runway to down the aisle.
7. How far in advance should a bride book her Makeup for her wedding?
Like I said before, I think you should start thinking about it right away. Good makeup artists book up quickly. I personally think hair and makeup are as important as dress and flowers, so move it to the top of your list.
Check out these photos of some of our previous Brides who used Rae Cosmetics for their big day!
Thank you SO much to everyone at Rae Cosmetics! We love love love working with you!
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