Over the summer the Just B Beautiful team and Dollface Studio made our way to Atlantic City NJ for one of most stylish engagement sessions to date. We had so much fun helping bring this stylish couples vision for their Mad Men inspired engagement shoot to life, and of course where else would you shoot this but the uber chic Chealsea Hotel in Atlantic City New Jersey.
The wardrobe of the bride really gave the JBB team all the inspiration they needed to achieve this classic look with a bit of a modern twist so lets get into the details shall we
For Jen’s look we really didn’t have to do much to this classic beauty, the key to this look really is smooth even skin and making sure all the finishing touches are polished & perfect. For the skin we used a pore filling primer on the T-Zone to give an even canvas, then followed with a JBB favorite Make Up For Ever HD foundation mixed with Jen’s face moisturizer for lighter coverage, we then used . The skin was set using Laura Mercier translucent powder, followed by another JBB favorite Bare Minerals Bronzer in The High Dive for a light contour. For the eyes we kept this look VERY simple, too many shadows would have overpowered her look so we went with all matte shadows in neutral tones to define Jen’s crease and give a smooth canvas for the winged eyeliner. For the liner we kept a small winged liner which was achieved using Inglot’s Gel eyeliner using a very small precision eyeliner brush and topped everything off with some Ardell Wispie eyelashes. For the bottom lash line we used a flat liner brush and swept a light brown shadow along the bottom lash line, next we used Urban Decay’s eyeliner in Mushroom in the waterline to bring out the blue in Jen’s eyes and finished it off with mascara.
For the hair we really kept with the theme of simplicity because the look was very vintage with large waves for some of the looks and a classic pony tail for other shots. After a quick blow out with some Aveda Hang Strait we quickly curled Jen’s hair with a 1.25 curling iron and set those curls for about 20 minutes or so to make sure those curls stayed all day. After the hair was set we used a bit of Argan Oil to smooth the hair and give it shine while styling, and to hold everything in place we used a bit of Sebastian Re-Shaper hair spray to hold everything in place.
For Devin the grooming was a breeze (but aren’t all men) we kept it very GQ ruggedly handsome and it just worked. We started off with a clean moisturized face, a bit of matte primer in the T-Zone and finished off the look with some translucent powder. Some light styling products in the hair (Sebastian Sculpting paste and a light mist of water) and the hair including Devin’s signature Superman curl were ready.
Here is the full gallery of images from this chic vintage engagement shoot and congrats to Jen & Devin who tied the knot this past November 2014!! Enjoy my loves and until next time Just B Beautiful!
Hair: B Wilson