Hello Just Bridal Beauties! Here at JBB are excited for today’s post from celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert. Kimara is the owner of Kimara Ahnert Makeup & Skincare Studio on New York City!
Destination Makeup: Celebrity Makeup Artist Kimara Ahnert
Whether in Hawaii or the South of France, achieving wedding-day-perfection is important to every bride. While the dress might be easy to transport, done-up eyes and lips are not. That’s why Kimara Ahnert arms her brides with the best options for every type of bride with any type of budget – and the necessary steps along with it – to ensure a beautiful, flawless look no matter where the party.
1) The “Bring Them Along” Approach
If budget allows, then bringing your makeup artist is your ideal choice. Though a pricey addition to the plan (there is often a two-day minimum fee, and the bride is expected to provide travel arrangements and associated expenses in addition to service fee), Kimara still believes this is the best option for brides. “She won’t have any doubts during the makeup process since she’s been through the drill already with her artist prior to the trip,” Kimara adds. This secure factor alleviates stress for the bride and guarantees a look you’ll love.
Kimara’s Tip: Make sure you lay out all of the details of travel with your makeup artist. You will both need to have a transparent relationship regarding what will be provided from both parties and for what fee.
2) The “Site Check” Trial
Once you’ve landed on the perfect destination, add a few days to your trip when planning travel for your site check. You can use these extra days to have a few different trials and find the artist that will give you your best, most glamorous wedding look. Be sure to do your research before scheduling any appointments. You can ask your wedding planner or the venue, or even look online, but some of the best advice comes by word of mouth – so ask around!
Kimara’s Tip: Always bring your own makeup in the event you are unable to settle on an on-site makeup artist and decide to do your own application.
3) The “Pre-Departure” Trial
If these options are too daring in risk and price, many brides decide to have a makeup lesson with their home-based artist before departing for the destination wedding. Kimara gives her clients step-by-step directions that they can recreate themselves or give to an artist on-site. “This enables the look you are comfortable with to be easily recreated and takes a lot of the guess-work out of the process of what products/colors she [the bride] wants to use,” Kimara tells us. This is also a great option for brides who don’t have time to have an on-site trial – it can be done at any time in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding.
Kimara’s Tip: Play around with your makeup products before you leave for your trip so you know which shades look best and how much to apply. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin; you’ll need to make sure your skin doesn’t have a bad reaction to the product!
About Kimara Ahnert
Whether it’s advice on new makeup styles and techniques, or tips on makeup for your wedding day, New York City makeup artist KIMARA AHNERT has established a reputation, as one of New York’s most prominent makeup artists.
Her custom designed collection of makeup and skin care products and exclusive studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side have been somewhat of a secret address for models, celebrities, socialites and busy executives.
While makeup trends come and go, Kimara believes in determining skin care regimens and cosmetic palettes that best suit each and every lifestyle. That approach also includes how education should precede the products, and that clients will be happiest if they can learn how to create the looks attained by her staff of professional makeup artists on their own.
Kimara Ahnert works with some of New York’s top plastic surgeons and dermatologists. She has worked extensively with national news stations, professional models and New York society. Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Julianna Margulies are among Kimara’s clientele.
One can easily become overwhelmed with choices while trying desperately to keep up with today’s fashion trends and look as beautiful as possible. So, sit back, relax and experience the art of Kimara Ahnert.