Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trial Preparation

Here is one of our favorite bridal articles located on, always remember to be prepared for the day of a hair & makeup trial. 
1. Give yourself enough time. You’ll likely have to go for one to two trials before you find the right hair & makeup style or even the best bridal look for your big day. So don’t forget to start making appointments at least three months before the wedding. MBDbeauty does not charge a full fee for a second trial.  
2. Prep your hair. Before you go for a hair trial, wash and blow dry your hair the night before–you can even do it two nights in advance if your hair isn’t on the oily side. Hair that hasn’t been washed the same day is actually easier to style. Never straighten your hair the day of a trial. 
3. Groom your brows. If you haven’t paid that much attention to your brows, start doing so. If shaped correctly, they “complete” your face. Ideally, you will have been going for a professional shaping well before your first makeup trial so that you have time to grow in certain spots if needed.
4. Bring your veil & extensions. If you’re wearing a veil or any type of accessory in your hair, be sure to bring it with you during your hair trials. It is an essential part of your wedding day look, so you can’t make a final decision about your hair without it.
5. See an esthetician. Just like your brows, you want to pay attention to your skin well before the wedding day. Whether it’s waxing certain areas or getting a monthly facial to get your skin looking its best, start those beauty regimes before you go to makeup trials.
6. Bring your best photo inspiration. You’re probably looking at tons of photos for hair and makeup inspo. Try to narrow it down to three to five faves before you start your trials. Looking at so many different styles can be overwhelming for you–and the stylists–and focusing on just a few looks will help your makeup and hair pros figure out what you really want and create a style just for you.
7. Take a photo of your dress. Your hair and makeup pros probably won’t get to see you in your dress until the big day, but it will help them immensely to see a photo of your dress beforehand so they can consult on the best styles and looks that go with your gown. So have one of your bridesmaids snap a photo of you (front and back) in your dress at a fitting that you can bring along with you to the trials.
8. Wear white. Whether you’re wearing white, ivory, blush or another color, wear a shirt in that same hue during the trials.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Beginner Makeup and Airbrush Makeup Class 5/23/16

Beginner Makeup and Airbrush Makeup Class

Date: May 23rd-July11

Details: Class will be every Monday for 6 weeks 5:30PM-8PM 

Cost: $1,200.00 (payment plan options for those who qualify)

This class is for certified Makeup Artist and licensed Cosmetologist. Must provide proof of certification or license to sign-up. 

*Into to makeup
*Color Theory
*Face Shapes
*Eye Shapes
*Airbrush safety
*Reverse contouring 
*Eye makeup application (with airbrush gun)
*Body art
*Bridal Airbrush Makeup
*Kit preperation
*Portfolio Building
*Written test & practical exam

To sign up please email Lee at

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bridal Fix - Clean Eating

Christian and I are 13 days away from our big day! Today was a struggle when choosing lunch and dinner. 

I will be blogging my diet and bloat free recipes for my clients throughout the week. Don't worry, I won't forget to share my favorite shake recipes too. 

If anyone has any comments or recipe ideas please share them with me! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Los Angeles Fashion Week

Feeling super blessed that I was able to work another year of NYFW and Los Angeles Fashion Week! 

Both shows were full of color and one of the major trends for the season are knit hats and sunglasses. Sunglasses are not just for the summer and they make almost every outfit a fun fashion inspiration (especially in California). 

Here are a few of my favorite photos from #LAFW. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

As you know, New York Fashion Week was in full swing a few weeks ago and I was asked to work as a backstage makeup artist. This has been one of the highlights of my career. I had the opportunity to freelance for an amazing team called Voo Doo Makeup. My experience was fantastic and the team worked together to create show stopping looks. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Mongol Runway Show that I worked on. Photos by Ron Carr.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pop-Up Vintage Lip and Lash Studio 12/13 in New Haven at Trolley Square

On Friday, December 13th, Makeup by DiLieto will be at Trolley Square and we'll have a table set up offering products, gift certificates, and we'll have a Pop-Up Vintage Lip and Lash Studio, offering services.  It's at 1175 State Street.

You can check up on it by using the hashtag #holidayhaven on Twitter and Instagram. Here's the website.

There will be food trucks, crafts, local pastry makers, lots of vintage clothing, and beauty services (by us!)

Here are some of the most recent results from the #holidayhaven hashtag on Instagram.

Also, Whisk and Brush, a local baking company will be there.  We're excited about that.

#InstaYummy.  Can't wait to meet them.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Flapper Girl Makeup

By Michelle Phan.  I absolutely adore this line and this video.
What do you think about it?