Bri Swing is a Raleigh freelance makeup artist and Retail Manager at MAC Cosmetics. Bri’s career launched as the popularity of self-education with YouTube and makeup bloggers was on the rise. She believes in the power of makeup to help people improve their body image and boost self-acceptance, and is motivated by the increased interest in makeup she has noticed over the past few years.
Exclusively for Samuel Cole Stylists, Bri demonstrated of three current trends that brides and formal-goers are loving: Classic Retro, Kardashian Glam, and Boho Bride. The Classic Retro look beckons the days of pin-up girls: perfected skin with soft contouring, winged eyeliner and a bold red lipstick. Today’s “Kardashian Glam” trend is all about the highlighting and contouring, a sultry smokey eye, and defined brows. The Coachella-style boho bride features the new Strobing trend – a glossy, glowing highlight that illuminates natural skin with nude tones throughout the cheeks and lips.
I loved seeing three different looks so that we can serve all of our guests and create the look they want to achieve. We can also help them find a look they don’t know how to create for themselves – some people are afraid of a bold red lip, but everyone can wear it if you give them the right shade!” -Erin Fogarty