Prepared to look flawless? Enter Joy from Makeup by Joy. I found Joy the best way possible… my husband (fiancé at the time) and I attended a friend’s wedding in Pittsburgh, PA and I was so awe-struck by the bridal makeup that I couldn’t wait to...
learn who the bride's makeup artist was. The bride (already a natural beauty) was simply stunning and looked like the very best version of herself. I don’t wear a ton of makeup in my every day so I wanted my makeup to be dramatic enough to photograph beautifully but not too dramatic where my fiancé was wondering who he was standing next to!
I set up a makeup trial with Joy, which was like a spa-day come true. I felt completely pampered heading into her studio where for over an hour, she created ART on my face!
Let’s start with the airbrush makeup. Joy airbrushes all of her brides – and their bridesmaids – because it gives everyone a clean and finished look. I couldn’t agree more. My skin glowed. My cheekbones popped. My breakout from the copious amounts of wine I drank the night before… HIDDEN! The best part, it’s not caked on… meaning makeup wasn’t stuck in my fine lines.
Then, eyes… I love a fake eye lash but (like so many others) have NO CLUE HOW TO PUT THEM ON or what looks best. Joy walked me through multiple pairs and we chose one that made my eyes POP but I felt comfortable in (length and volume wise). Then… she added SPARKLE! I’m a huge fan of glitter (as a way to complement – not take over) so when Joy suggested adding a bit of gold sparkle to my eye lids to coordinate with the gold threading in my wedding dress, I was sold. I thought, “this woman gets me”.
I liked Joy’s work so much in my trial, that I booked her to do my makeup for my boudoir bridal shoot a few weeks later. She modified my look so that it was a bit more sultry but again, applied just enough so that it came across on film. Oh, and she contoured my collar bone – once more, the wonders of airbrushing!
Going into the wedding day, I wasn’t worried about a thing. I knew that Joy and her team would deliver the best makeup service possible for both myself and the special ladies in my life. Everyone walked away loving their look and felt so confident walking down the aisle.
Thank you Joy for making me feel so very comfortable in my own skin and for highlighting all the right features! You truly made me feel like the very best version of myself on our wedding day!