Tag Archives: Makeup

Bridal Accents Couture Photoshoot

12 Dec

Last week we were part of a photo shoot for Bridal Accents Couture bridal shop, which was aimed at featuring some of their new wedding dresses that are absolutely GORGEOUS! Some other great people worked on making this shoot successful, namely Hair Love, Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, and the James J. Hill Library. Mani Mela stylists Hana and Carlie were very pleased to provide makeup artistry for these beautiful models! Thank you to Coppersmith Photography for these great photos!









Beautiful Boudoir Shoot: “Anna”

12 Oct

Mani Mela was pleased to take part in this gorgeous boudoir shoot earlier this season, for a gorgeous girl named “Anna”. Our talented stylist Hana, provided hair and makeup and gave her a dramatic and sexy boudoir look. These smokin’ hot pictures were captured by Jenna Sefkow Photography – see even more of the beautiful Anna on her blog, here!



Before & After Beauty!

31 Jul

In the wedding world, working on weekends is a given. However, at Mani Mela, we are so lucky because we deal with many fabulous brides who are so fun to style that it doesn’t even feel like work! This past weekend was one of those times, as we helped gorgeous Mani Mela Bride Alexandra get glamorous for her special day. She is an absolute dear, and we were so happy to be a part of her big day.

See Alexandra’s stunning before & after transformation below, and leave your congratulatory comments below for the new couple:

Isn’t she a beautiful bride?




Blaisdell Manor Photo Shoot!

12 Jul

A while back we showed you some teaser images from a photo shoot that Mani Mela took part in. We were thrilled to provide hair and makeup artistry, decor, and florals for this breathtaking shoot that took place at the Blaisdell Manor in Minneapolis, MN. We’ve kept you waiting long enough, so today we will show you all the details. All of these stunning photos are courtesy of the lovely Captured Moments by Duke.

Floral Design by Mani Mela

Chair covers and bands available for rental through Mani Mela

Hair & makeup artistry by Mani Mela Beauty (www.manimelabeauty.com)

Hair & makeup artistry by Mani Mela Beauty (www.manimelabeauty.com)

Decor design by Mani Mela

Floral design by Mani Mela (www.manimelaweddings.com)

Floral Design by Mani Mela (www.manimelaweddings.com)

Decor by Mani Mela (All items shown here available for rent through Mani Mela)

Hair and makeup styling by Mani Mela Beauty (www.manimelabeauty.com)

Traditional Foundation vs. Airbrush Foundation: What’s Right for Your Big Day?

24 May

As a bride, looking magnificent on your wedding day is of course part of your overall plan. As you begin working on the fine details of the day, you will eventually need to make a decision on your beauty routine. If you’re specific about your look, or you are talented enough, you may choose to do your own makeup. If you’re like many brides though, makeup is the last thing you want to worry about as you get ready on your wedding day. We at Mani Mela couldn’t support that decision more – a talented makeup artist can create a wedding day look for you that your groom will never forget. One thing you’ll have to decide is whether you choose a stylist that offers traditional foundation, or one who uses airbrush foundation. At Mani Mela Beauty, our stylists all use airbrush foundation to give every bride a showstopping look. You may be asking, “what’s the difference?” – and you’re not alone. Many women don’t know the difference, so we’re happy to tell you.

  • Unlike traditional makeup, airbrush foundation is sprayed on very lightly, and blends with your pores to give a flawless look that is unparalleled by any other foundation.
  •  No sponges or applicators are used when applying airbrush foundation, it is sprayed lightly on with a touch-free machine. Not only is this cleaner, and the makeup is not contaminated with bacteria from hands or applicators, but it looks much smoother and softer.
  • With airbrush makeup you are using much less makeup than with typical foundation, so your natural beauty is enhanced without being covered up by thick foundation.
  • The best thing about airbush foundation is that it is waterproof, sweatproof, danceproof, and happyweddingdaytearsproof! Because of these features, airbrush foundation lasts for well over 15 hours! You just can’t beat it!

As a bride, airbrush foundation is a great choice for your wedding day because it provides a high definition finish for the pictures you will look at for the rest of your married life. Our personal recommendation is to go with airbrush foundation. If you want to have a look that can’t be compromised by any elements or emotions, airbrush is the way to go.

Take a look at some of Mani Mela Beauty’s before and after pictures and see what a difference airbrushing can make!