Posts tagged #bridal

Special Announcement!!

Nicol Delk Beauty of Washington, DC is proud to announce for the 2016 Wedding Season I will be offering hair styling services for all my brides!!

In addition to all my blushing brides but also my special occasion clients as well. 

Book your appointments today!! 

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Why does bridal makeup cost so much??

You've probably just gotten engaged. You already know who's in your wedding party and have an appointment to meet with your wedding venue and florist.  

I know you're currently deciding if you're wearing your hair up or down or straight or curly. But what you do have to put at the top of the list is your wedding day makeup. You're looking at wedding makeup artist sites, mine including and wondering, "Why does it cost so much??" 

Dee of DeeVa Beauty has a blog post about the break down of wedding day makeup to help you understand. 

Posted on April 25, 2015 and filed under bridal.

Beauty Tips That Was Learn at Bridal Fashion Week!

This season at Bridal Fashion Week, make up artist and hairstylist were asked what their best kept beauty secrets just for wedding day makeup.  Here are a few tips. 

  1. Use a setting powder one shade darker than your skin.  Many brides use a powder that is too light for their skin. Using a darker one will just give you a bit of extra color says makeup artist Vivian Martin at Clair Pettibone. 
  2. Pale pink isn't only for nails. Pick a shade that matches your personality. Failsafe, feminine options are shades of pink and blush. If your dress has red in it, wear red says manicurist Julie Kandalec at Neema Khan.
  3. An updo is a foolproof way to look regal on your big day. "Wearing your hair up exudes confidence and last a long time, too" says hairstylist Joseph DiMaggio at Neema Khan. 
  4. Let your dress be the focal point of your look. "You spend so much time finding the perfect gown, so you don't want your makeup to overshadow it" says makeup artist Daniel Martin at Neema Khan. You can have a bold look but be sure not to take the focus of YOU. 
  5. Focus on making your skin look perfect. "You don't want to look like you're wearing a full face of makeup.." says makeup artist Talia Sparrow at Jenny Packham. Focus on your skin. Make it look very fresh and clean.

For more tips and trips from makeup artist and hairstylist from Bridal Fashion Week. Click here


Welcome to Nicol's Beauty Blog

I just want to introduce myself.  My name is Nicol and I'm a professional makeup artist in Washington, DC metro area.  I've always had a thing for art and technology since I was a little. I was always painting something or trying to take apart something to see how it worked. 

So this blog will be about what's in my beauty world. I love bridal makeup and events so once I get a hang of this blogging world, I will post as much as I can about what I'm working on and what I see in my area. 

I hope you enjoy and keep coming back.