Ashley + Mark

The wedding of Ashley and Mark, featured on Style Me Pretty, took adorable to a whole new level. This is the kind of magic that happens when you take a stunning bride and turn her up a notch. Her happiness and beauty was beaming! Check out the full gallery on Style Me Pretty.


2018 will be extra special because…

Mooi has officially launched! Raquel at Beauty Mark has grown and partnered with the lovely Ahmana Aryan to bring you Mooi, a makeup, skin and beauty studio based in Denver. If you know us personally, you know that launching a business together has been a dream of ours for years, and we’re so proud to finally share it with all of you! We will offer a variety of skincare and makeup services, including wedding makeup, date night and photo-ready makeup applications, specialized skincare treatments and more. Stay tuned for our website launch in January and follow our journey on Instagram.


Friday Eve Inspired by Lizzie

It’s Friday eve, so why not smile a little bigger just like this lovely bride I had the pleasure of working with a few weeks ago! Check out more fabulous pictures on the Eat Pray Love blog.


This Beautiful Surprise on Rocky Mountain Bride!

Good Morning! What a pleasant surprise to wake up to another one of my brides featured on Rocky Mountain bride.  This bride and her family were the sweetest, it was a pleasure to be apart of their day. Her makeup look was natural and bright, just like this insanely gorgeous wedding. Oh, and not to mention this venue… THIS Colorado venue!!! See the full feature and more photos here.



Soft and Feminine Floral-Inspired Bridal Shoot

How did I get so lucky to do the makeup for this beautiful wedding shoot?! Shout out to the amazing, hard working team who made this dream a reality… oh, and did I mention this shoot was recently featured on Cake and Lace Blog? Check out a few of the photos below, and the featured story here.



Can’t pinch me with this one

Can’t pinch me with this throwback emerald green wedding shoot. Talk about some awesome St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, it was one of my favorites! Check out all the photos and the 100 Layer Cake blog feature here:


Rocky Mountain Bride: Kelcy and Jonathan’s Gorgeous Wedding

So excited that Kelcy and Jonathan were featured on Rocky Mountain Bride today. This was such a fun wedding with the most beautiful backdrop at Ten Mile Station. One of the largest bridal parties I have worked with to date! Check out the photos on Rocky Mountain Bride.



100 Layer Cake Feature

You know when your dreams become reality? Well, this is it! So many talented people took part in this stunning shoot, and we’re certainly fortunate that it’s featured on 100 Layer Cake. Check out the AMAZING photos and awesome vido:…/vintage-modern-winter-weddin…/.


Makeup: Yours truly!

Styling + Floral Design: Something Styled Events + Floral Design

Photography + Videography: Lindy Hickman Photography

Venue: Moss Denver

Dress: Compleat Couture

Invitations: SweetZion Paperie

Hair: Brie Zwingler Francis

Jewelry: Sarah O. Jewelry

Marble Table Chargers: Gathered Table Supply Co.

Cake: The Dessert Stand

Furniture Rentals: A Love Tale


The Extra Step That Goes the Extra Mile

I can’t stress enough the importance of makeup primer. Primer is the base for foundation that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. You wouldn’t paint a wall without primer, so don’t make the same mistake with your face. 

My two recommended primers are Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

Guys, I have found the holy grail of primers and I’ll let you in on my little secret weapon! The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer  has multipurpose functions, aside from making foundation smoother and long-lasting. It conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is oil-free, weightless and includes SPF 15 (but that doesn’t cut it for daily protection, you need at least 30… we’ll discuss this further another time). It has a unique texture that is silky and light, and it’s safe for sensitive skin, especially since you only apply a small amount. You would need four primers to get all those benefits! It feels like silk on the skin and most importantly, you can basically splash your face with water and your makeup won’t go anywhere! 

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Hourglass is a bit pricey so you might not want to use it on a daily basis, just save it for those special events. A more affordable route would be the Laura Mercier primers. There are a variety of primers, including Radiance, Bronze, Hydrating, Oil-Free, Blemish-Less, and SPF 30. My favorite for brides is Radiance! 


I don’t know what I would do without makeup primer, and I would encourage everyone to try it. It’s a small extra step that goes a long way… all day! 


Romantic, Dream Wedding

It is so exciting to see one of my brides featured on The Knot! Such a gorgeous garden wedding in Highlands Ranch. If only I could go back and relive this magical day with Brittany and Nicholas. Check out the article and photo album here: