Golden Globe Beauty for Bridal Inspiration

Can you believe it's 2016?! Happy New Year! It is already January 11th and I'm still somewhat in shock that it is officially 2016!

And with the New Year has already come Hollywood awards shows and plenty of red carpets! The most recent being the 2016 Golden Globes. With it also being "engagement season," I thought I would share with you my favorite beauty looks that would be perfect for bridal makeup.

So let's start with the stunning Grace Gealey. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name, she is an American actress who stars as "Anika," on the show Empire. Take a look below:

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She looked amazing! I like this look for a bride who may be having a black tie, evening wedding. Her makeup artist Anthony Merante created this look using some of my favorites like Chanel, Tom Ford and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Her lip color is perfection and her skin looks like skin. I also love that this look can work for various skin tones, with slight adjustments.

I have never seen Kate Bosworth look so beautiful. Her makeup artist Pati Dubroff is one of my favorites to follow on Instagram.

Dubroff used Laura Mercier's Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation for this look and now I have to try out the foundation. The entire look worked so well with the color and design of her gown, and would be great for a bride who wants a rosey-cheek look.

Another favorite for me was Miss Kylie Jenner.  I truly felt like her hair stylist (Jen Atkin),  makeup artist (Ariel Tejada), and stylist (Monica Rose) nailed this look. If you consider yourself a Glam bride! . . . This is for you!

The contouring isn't over done, the nude lip is the perfect shade (and photographs well) and her winged-out smokey-eye is perfect for her sleek bun. Seriously, she nailed it. She looks glamorous and modern without over doing it. 

Last but certainly not least, the gorgeous, Isabeli Fontana. Her makeup was done by Mario Dedivanovic (who is famous for glamming Kim Kardashian).

To me, not only is her look flawless, but it is so bridal! Her hair was styled by Jennifer Yepez, and Yepez creates the most sleek and chic hair styles. Mario used Loreal Paris for her look and as always, his work is exquisite. Fontana's gown is by Ralph & Russo whose formal and bridal collections are both superb!

So, for you 2016 and 2017 brides . . . Are you inspired?! I hope so, because I know I am. I'm looking forward to creating some flawless, classic looks for all my "Corianne Elizabeth brides." And if you are planning your dream wedding and want to be one of them . . . What are you waiting for?! Tell me more!!! inquire

So who was your favorite from the show?! Tell me your favorites for fashion and beauty ;-)

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.


A Secret to Setting the Stage for a Celebrity Wedding

When you think of celebrity weddings, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Extravagant. Luxury. Custom designer gown. Flawless hair and makeup. What about 14-carat gold plated wedding invitations?! Your wedding invitations help set the tone for the wedding and celebration to follow, so why not begin the lavishness there?!

I'm excited to work with Adorn Invitations giving you the inside scoop on the wedding invitations designed for the beautiful and talented Vanessa Williams. Adorn provided the perfect suite for Vanessa and Jim Skrip's Egyptian inspired nuptials, which took place in Buffalo, New York. The designers were able to take just a few items of inspiration and create invitations that resemble the royalty of pharaohs.

The design process included hand sketches with precise detail and precision laser cutting. If you are a bride-to-be, you may not have given too much thought to your invitations . . . So I invite you to take a look at the video below:

Exclusive insight on creation of Vanessa Williams’s wedding invitations by Adorn Invitations.

The final product speaks to Vanessa's vision and the celebration to follow. These couture invitations, which took about 3 months to create, were truly a work of art.

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If you are just starting the process of planning your dream wedding, remember the role your invitations will play. They give your guests a taste of what they can expect, and it's great to feature them in your wedding photos! So yes . . . The date, venue, gown + hair + makeup (because all three embody who you are as a bride) and photography are critical, but don't forget your how important those invitations really are.

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.

Celebrity Wedding News: Nicky Hilton

Yesterday, on Friday, July 10, 2015, Nicholai (Nicky) Olivia Hilton married James Rothschild at the beautiful Kensington Palace. 

The wedding, of course, was an opulent affair held in London, England . . . Because destination weddings are amazing. The beautiful bride, was dressed in a long-sleeve, couture Valentino gown, and looked absolutely flawless.

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Her sister, Paris Hilton, and their mother, Kathy Hilton, both looked elegant and beautiful. Paris has the perfect bridesmaids look with a flowing, sky blue spaghetti strap gown, and wore her long blonde hair styled in loose curls. Paris' cat-eyeliner is the perfect match to complete her look.

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The look Nicky chose for her wedding day was classic and timeless. Her hair was pulled into a low, no-fuss bridal updo which perfectly suited her gown choice. And I love that her updo isn't slicked back, as it still looks very soft and pretty.

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Nicky's makeup is flawless! Soft bridal makeup is always a win ladies. It photographs beautiful (when done well) and when you look back on your photos in 5, 23, or 49 years you won't regret at thing. 

I love the simple (non-winged) eyeliner, that draws attention to her beautiful eyes. Everything else is kept soft and clean, with pink cheeks and glossy lips. Hilton later changed from her ceremony look, to a more fun, flirty party dress with plenty of bling. Nicky also decided to change her hair style to loose, flowing waves . . . both perfect partying at your reception. 


If you'd like to see a tutorial of Nicky or Paris' makeup look from the wedding, comment below.

Stay Beautiful! . . . Inside and out.