Holla, Amigas! It’s time for Jade’s glam details.
Quick story first: while I was doing Carly’s makeup, Jade and one of the producers came in and played the final episode. I had flown home early from a family trip to glam them, so I had missed Sunday night’s episode. I still let them play the finale, because I’m nice like that (hahaha, I had no damn choice.)
When Jade’s engagement scene played, I was in total shock. I literally put down my brush and stared at the computer and asked Jade “Is that real? Are you really engaged??” It felt so surreal. Jade got the biggest smile on her face and said “Yes, we’re engaged!” AGHHHH! So exciting!
The makeup I had planned changed right then and there (yep, that’s where my brain goes). For her eyes, I had wanted to do a dark brown smokey eye, using lots of earthy tones, with a dark chocolate pop near her lashes. When I saw that proposal and Jade’s stunning white lace dress that she was wearing for After Paradise, I knew we had to change it up. We had discussed a deep side part and loose curls, which we kept, but we softened the makeup up to a much more “romantic” look, to hint at bridal makeup.
Skin: For Jade’s skin, I mixed two foundations, one that gives a nice glow and another that brightens and gives full-but-natural-looking coverage. I did a very rosy flushed color on her cheeks. I knew the eyes were going to be lighter, so I went up a shade deeper on the blush, to give her cheeks the same flush you get smiling at your fiance. Holy cow. Engagements and weddings are just so cool right!? Sorry to tangent, but as someone who is dating, it’s just really cool to see when love works out.
Back to makeup.
Lipstick: Jade’s lips were very natural, only slightly darker than her own lips. This is a great shade for brides, because it’s easier to maintain over the course of the night than a bold red lip. Bold lips photograph so beautifully, though, so bumping up your natural lip shade by one shade with lipstick can create that same effect for pictures. I lined Jade’s lips, then mixed a lipstick that was the same color as her lips and added a tiny bit of lipstick one shade darker to get the color she wore.
Eyes: For Jade’s eyes, I used soft browns and taupes as a base in her crease and under her eye, then added mauve and bronze tones. I used one strip of false lashes, then added a few longer individual lashes to really make her eyes pop. I went very light with eye liner, to keep the look soft overall.
Bridal Makeup Tip: Setting spray was our friend, as it was 100 degrees in L.A. the night of the After Paradise taping. Brides, it will also help keep your makeup on from morning until night. You can spray it directly into your beautyblender and dab it under your eyes to set concealer and also mist it over your whole face to set the finished look. I’ve tried misting it into the blender and then using it to blend out my foundation, but found it hard to blend my other products (blush, contour, highlighter) on top. So I just stick to using setting spray and my blender to set concealer (after my highlight is done) and misting my entire face when I’m done all my makeup.
My other tip is to always take a photo when your makeup is done to make sure you like how it looks in photographs and in real life. Take a few photos with a flash and without and zoom in and make sure you love how it’s looking. I always bring a camera with me on appointments and take photos for clients. 75% of the time I end up adding a little blush or extra eye liner, because makeup can really disappear under the flash. It’s a great and quick way to make sure you love how you look before it’s too late to change anything!
Hair: For Jade’s hair, we wanted a deep side part and loose waves. Jade has a natural side part so this worked perfectly. I barely even touched the front pieces near the roots with the curling iron. I just lightly smoothed them with the back of the curling iron, so that I wouldn’t change the shape at all. Then, I used a 1.25″ curling iron to loosely curl Jades hair and girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions. I ran the curling iron down the top of the hair while gently pulling it at an upward angle to create volume. Then about a fourth of the way down the hair, I started loosely curling it all the way to the bottom. I used the curling iron to straighten out the ends a bit more, for a looser looking wave, rather than a tight curl. I sprayed a ton of texture spray at the roots and throughout as a light hairspray, then polished the top layer and ends of the hair with a very small drop of oil. Hot tip: start small with hair products. Use the tiniest amount possible to start, you can always add more later.
Pics, pics, pics! Here are some photos of the gorgeous Jade and a complete list of every product I used below the photos.
Body Moisturizer: Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition (still in stock!) Decadence Shimmering Body Souffle
Moisturizer: Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in shade 4.25 mixed with a bit of RCMA foundation in shades KO-3 and KO-4. The Armani 4.25 was slightly lighter than her skin and the KO-4 was slightly darker, so blended together with the Ko-3 they were a perfect match.
Contour: Ben Nye MediaPro Cream Contour in Natural, applied with a Makeup Geek tapered brush, blended with beauty blender. Set with the medium light shad from It Cosmetics contouring palette, applied with B Dellium fan brush.
Blush: cream blush from Maskcara Cosmetics in shade Pink Grapefruit, applied with B Dellium stipple brush. Set with Benefit Bella Bamba (discontinued WHY!? Affordable dupe: similar shade and finish here in Dolce Pink), applied with the e.l.f. large stipple brush.
Eyes: Prepped with Lorac Behind the Scenes eye primer. Stila “Bone” all over lid, Lorac 2 “Light Brown” in crease, Lorac 1 “Mauve” worked into outer corner. Over lid was Lorac 2 in “Rose.” Eyes lined with Stila Stay all day Liner on top, bottom inner rim L’Oreal Silkissime in Black. Liner set with MAC “Tempting” and blended out with Lorac 2 “Light Brown”. Combined on the back of my hand first, then applied. Inner corner of eyes is Stila “Kitten.”
Face powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
Lips: lined with NYX Pencil in Natural, Lipstick was a combo of Maybelline Warm Me Up and Lancome Rose Defile (best rose shade ever and discontinued will someone please stop the discontinuing madness, similar-ish but matte here in shade Natural) with L’oreal Jennifer’s Nude on center of lips as a subtle gloss.
Setting spray: Skindinavia Oil Control setting spray.
Heat Protect: Prepped natural hair and extensions with ghd Heat Protect spray.
Extensions: girlgetglamorousHAIR 160 grams 16″ set. Shade #2, Dark Chocolate.
Texture Spray: Not Your Mother’s Texture Spray.
Finish: Agave Oil.
You can get the exact stunning lace dress Jade wore on After Paradise here and a cute ($22) similar style here. I found two versions in black also here and here which I think are perfect holiday/formal/fancy date dresses. And, Holy Moley, it’s almost time to start thinking about holiday stuff. Almost.
Jade’s ring is this gorgeous emerald cut diamond with a horizontal placement from Neil Lane. It’s super hard to find online, which surprised me, I guess I assumed because they have their bachelor/bachelorette appearances that the rings would be available on their website. But I did find that Kay Jeweler’s lets you design your own ring, so maybe you can make something close.
The ring is absolutely stunning in person. I can’t remember if they showed a good shot of it on After Paradise or not. Here is a shot I found from her Instagram @jadelizroper that I am adding like a creeper:
Finished! No skimping, every dang product listed, I hope you still love me when this carpal tunnel kicks in on my typing fingers. Ha! 😉
Jade and Carly have a new t-shirt line, with adorable “Friendship Goals” shirts, available at www.FreedomSeason.com. I felt the shirts and they are super soft!
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