I have had Sherien’s photos in my gallery for many months now, and I am happy to show the beautiful video which my good friends Rob and Leyda at Rockmelon shot. They captured the Egyptian and Dominican infused celebration which I had the pleasure of attending.
One of the great things about being a makeup artist in NYC is that I get to work with many different cultures. Sherien got ready at her parents’ home which was choc-a-bloc full of family and friends. Many of Sherien’s relatives live on the same block and they kept popping in to see how the “beautifying” was going. The joy and love was palpable in the home I was glad to be a part of it. I did the makeup on Sherien’s aunt who had flown in all the way from Cairo for the event. I get nervous when doing makeup on someone from a different culture especially when there is a language barrier. I am never quite sure if their aesthetic will match mine. I kept chatting away a mile a minute, and she just kept smiling and looking at me with the kindest of eyes. I hope she was pleased with the results, but I have a feeling that no matter what I did she was going to look radiant and happy.
I would like to take more credit for Sherien’s look, but I didn’t have to do much but highlight her already defined features. I used Classified Cosmetics foundation lightly across her face with a rose blush to pop out her cheekbones. I enhanced her eyes with a rosey gold eyeshadow a tight black gel liner on her top lash line. Sherien’s lips are brought out by Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold gloss on her lips. My hair diva, Jennie Brent did a bang up job with a messy chignon.
Jennie and I were invited to the wedding, and I was so excited to attend. I knew it would be an amazing party, and I was not disappointed. The multi-cultural event was visually stunning as well as festive. My favorite part was the belly-dancing and flamenco dancing. Nothing gets a party started like gyrating midsections! I danced my butt off, and by the end of the reception I had taken Sherien’s veil off of her head and was wearing it while shaking my grove thing!
Sherien’s smoldering beauty is obvious in the photos and videos, but I believe that most of that comes from a passionate and beautiful soul. I will not forget that great day I spent with Sherien and her family. Best of luck Sherien and Randy. xoxo Lo
Reception: The Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn
Photography: Angelica Glass
To see more gorgeous photos go to projectwedding, where they are featured the real weddings section.