We have all heard the classic line; “I’m ready for my close-up.” I’ve said this one time in my life … my wedding day. On my wedding day, there were more pictures taken of me than any other day in my life (obviously). I felt radiant and beautiful and flawless. But I never would have had this confidence if it wasn’t for my cousin Stacy (who did my hair – who is also an artist) but also because of my best friend, Crystal Bradfield – who did my makeup.
Somehow, Crystal had the ability to bring out my best without overshadowing my “natural” beauty. I’m not just saying this because she’s been my best friend for 20 years either.
Crystal moved away from me when we were freshmen in high school. We saw each other off and on over the years growing up, but for the most part our contact was via telephone. When I got engaged, I knew from day 1 who would do my hair and makeup. But here is where Crystal’s challenge came into place…. She hadn’t seen me in well over a year. She didn’t know if I was tan, had eyebrows, acne problems, ivory or white dress, camera angles that would be used, etc. The girl flew halfway across the country blind. On that day, she created my look flawlessly. She is amazing. She is the bestest friend a girl can have, and she is THE BEST makeup artist I have ever seen.