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Emily Herman before and after a pre-wedding makeup session
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under-eye circles. She then applies
a light foundation of mineral pow-
der for a luminous look. Next, she
will go over a client's preferences
for eye, cheek and lip color. She
advises her clients to keep things
soft and simple.
Rickart likes soft lips and peach
cheeks and carries this matching
color palate over to the eyes. If
one part of the face is highlighted,
such as bold lips or heavily lined
eyes, everything else should be
For more mature brides, Rickart
will especially avoid a heavy
application foundation because it
tends to settle into fine lines and
wrinkles. She will use a blush to
contour cheeks and the jawline
for a more youthful glow.
She prefers to avoid using lip
liners on brides as it creates too
harsh a look.
Rickart said she prefers to work
with brides several months before
the big day to understand the cli-
ent's usual makeup preferences.
Everything is written down so on
the wedding day, she is ready to
Her fees vary on how many
women she will work with on the
wedding day (ranging from the
bride alone to the bride plus her
wedding party), or if she applies
the makeup at her storefront or
"My main goal when working
with bridal clients is to make them
happy and look perfect."
One client flying in all the
way from Los Angeles to plan
her fall Detroit wedding is Emily
Herman, 30, a native of West
In addition to taking care of
other wedding-related errands,
Herman met with Rickart ear-
lier this month to talk about the
makeup plans she envisions for
herself and her bridal party. She
will marry Alexander Horn, origi-
nally from New York City, on Oct.
25 at Congregation Sharey Zedek
Living under the California
sun, Herman said she keeps her
daily makeup routine very simple.
Though she used to wear lots of
color on her eyes, she said her
"tastes have matured and I've
toned it down." She sticks to nude
or neutral palates and will apply
a light foundation of loose pow-
der and dab on a coat of clear lip
gloss for some shine.
However, if there is one cos-
metic she must have before she
walks out the door to her job as
the director of development for
the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, it is
a coat of mascara.
"I am very into eyelashes. I do
not leave the house without a
coat of mascara," Herman said.
To make her eyelashes have
extra prominence at her wedding,
Herman will be sporting false
eyelashes to frame her hazel eyes.
To match the fall foliage, Herman
plans to wear browns on her eye-
lids and pink on her cheeks.
After she settles on a makeup
palate for herself, she will also
treat her bridesmaids to a morn-
ing of beauty with their own hair
and makeup treatments.
"It's my present to them. It is
my big day, but it is special to
them, too, and I want them all to
feel beautiful," she said.