2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Winner!

It is with a full heart and much gratitude that I am able to announce that we have won the 2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award again!!  Thank you to all of our brides this past year that made this possible!  It was truly a WONDERFUL wedding season and I had the opportunity to meet so many amazing women! I appreciate you all for choosing Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare as your bridal beauty expert!  I look forward to sharing these special moments with my 2017 brides!  :)

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xo,

Erin

Airbrush Makeup

Here at Erin Ford Makeup Artistry, we are proud to offer our clients both traditional and airbrush makeup!  If you have been curious about airbrush makeup, take a peek at the photos below.  This was one of our beautiful clients from a wedding in Saratoga this past weekend.  Before makeup, she had a few breakouts that she was self-conscious about, but after professional concealer and airbrush, you can't even tell that they were there!

Airbrush makeup is a great choice for clients who love a natural finish. Airbrush foundation is applied as a fine mist sprayed through an airbrush gun on to the face in thin layers until desired coverage is achieved. This method of application gives a very natural, skin-like texture to the makeup that is never cakey and looks beautiful both in person and in photos.  Airbrush provides a matte, water-resistant, long-wearing finish (18+ hours) that is perfect for occasions like weddings.  It feels extremely comfortable on the skin, like you are wearing nothing at all.  The pro formula that we use is cruelty-free,  suitable for sensitive skin and is free of:  fragrance, oil, gluten, and silicone.  It can be used on any skin type from dry to oily.  Airbrush is best suited for those who prefer light to medium coverage. 

If you would like to learn more about airbrush makeup for your next event, select the "contact" tab in the menu above.  We would be happy to provide you with more information!

xo,

Erin

"Knotted" Curated Wedding Showcase at the Takk House

Erin Ford Makeup Artistry is proud to be a part of the "Knotted" Curated Wedding Showcase again this year!  The event will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Takk House in Troy, NY.  It will feature some of Upstate New York's best indie wedding vendors and is a great resource for those engaged couple who values style and art.  Knotted is a wedding showcase unlike any other in our area.  The owners of the Takk House really put a lot of effort into carefully selected businesses who are on the cutting edge of wedding trends and who offer the best in artisan craftsmanship from gowns, to food, to beauty!  If other wedding shows leave you feeling bored and uninspired, come check out Knotted!  I guarantee you will walk away with ideas to make your big day unique and memorable!

Erin Ford will be in the house along with renowned master hair stylist Julie Potter.  Come meet us, say hello and learn more about what we have to offer!  We will have special deals available for those who attend!  We look forward to meeting you and hearing all about your wedding!

xo,

Erin

New Magazine Cover & Feature

2016 has really been off to a great start!  I am feeling very grateful for all the opportunities that have come along and the new clients that I have had the pleasure of meeting! I have been busier than ever lately with brides, photo shoots and also working on some regional and national publications! 

I am excited to announce that my makeup work has been selected for the cover and a 10 page feature in the new Save the Date in the 518 bridal magazine!!  The magazine will be sold at Barnes and Noble and newsstands across the northeast.  Be sure to pick yourself up a copy!  

The shoot I worked on for issue was so fun!  The Creative Director chose an Andy Warhol inspired wedding theme, so I got to break out some of the bolder colors that you don't typically see on brides.  It turned out very beautiful in the end! Photographer Sarah Pezdek-Smith did a lovely job capturing everyone's work.  I hope you all enjoy it! 

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And, as I was flipping through the magazine, I came across an ad for True North Bridal Studio in Hudson, also featuring my makeup work!  What a fun surprise!  :)  By the way, I highly suggest checking them out if you are a bride in need of a gown!  Katee, the owner, offers a beautifully curated selection of gowns you can't find anywhere else in Upstate New York.  I actually purchased my wedding gown from her after searching throughout numerous shops and not finding "the one". She carries a selection that is perfect for boho, vintage-themed and romantic brides who are looking for something unique and well crafted.  Check out True North Bridal Studio by visiting her page here: www.truenorthbridal.com.

That's all for now!  Thanks for checking in!  

xo,

Erin

Thank You To All Of My 2015 Brides!

Well, 2015 ended up being a great year! I had the opportunity to work with so many amazing and dynamic women throughout Upstate New York and the northeast!  I met brides from all walks of life, from their early 20's into their 60's.  I got to work closely with their families and hear stories about they fell in love with their spouse.  I traveled to historic churches, to farms, to swanky hotels, to hideaways beside a lake and everywhere in between!  I am so incredibly thankful that each of these brides chose my services for their big day!  What an honor!  

2015 will also go down in the books for me as well!  After four and a half years with my sweetheart, we ended up tying the knot in October!  It was a neat experience to get to be "on the other side" and be the bride this time. It ended up being the most perfect day surrounded by loved ones!  And to answer your question, yes, I ended up doing my own makeup... ;) 

Also, as I was reflecting on 2015 yesterday, I received the news that Erin Ford Makeup Artistry had been selected for the 2016 Couples' Choice Award on Wedding Wire!  What a wonderful surprise! That really meant so much to me! The award is given out to the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide, based on reviews and feedback from brides.  

All I can say is that I look forward to all the beautiful brides that I will have the opportunity to work with in 2016!  THANK YOU all so much for your continued support and for choosing Erin Ford Makeup Artistry!  Let's make it a GREAT year!

xo,

Erin