On Sunday, my husband Westley Leon Studios and I had the opportunity to be vendors at the WeddingDay Magazine Bridal Tour 2017 bridal show.
This show was at the Century Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana. I was very excited to be part of this show as I have been working on my booth for a few months now.
This was my very first bridal show where I had my own booth.
I had a blast meeting new brides to be and I was even surprised by one of my 2018 brides that came to the show! During this show, I had an active giveaway which brides submitted their information to have the chance of winning. I’m excited to be giving away a brand new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, House of Lashes Smokey Muse Lashes, and a rose gold brush set all in a beautiful cosmetic bag!
One of the best parts of this bridal show was being asked to provide makeup for some of the runway models. I was able to work on three different models, and I made sure to give each model a different look for the show. The dresses were provided by Paris House of Bridal and they did a wonderful job at selecting each dress for each of the models.
For my first model, I went with a more natural look and a soft lip which has been the trending look of the 2017 bridal season.
For my next model, I went with a halo-like styled eye and a pink lip. I wanted to focus on this model’s eyes and help give the appearance of a more open eye. To do this I used a darker shade of eyeshadow in the inner and outer corners of the lid while using a brighter color in the middle of her eyelid.
For my last model, I went bold! For this look, I did a darker outer corner while using a glitter in the inner up to her middle eyelid. I added a bold lip color to help make this look pop! I love how the look paired with the second dress that was selected for her to model in.
I'm the makeup artist and owner of Makeup by Keria. I started doing makeup in 2010 in fashion and modeling. I moved into the wedding makeup in 2013 and fell in love. I'm a sucker for wedding days and all the emotional moments around it. I love helping the bride fulfill her dream wedding and making her look flawless for her big day! I've been married to my husband Westley for over 10 years and he happens to be a wedding photographer. We enjoy working with one another but when we have separate weddings we also enjoy telling the bride's big day over dinner.
I'm great under the pressures of the big day's timeline and make the bride my focus. I have a degree in social work that I have used to help some brides ease their anxieties while also relaxing them while they are in my chair getting their makeup completed. I'm an easy going person and put others forward and I can't wait to talk to you about your big day! <3