Game of Thrones Styled Shoot- Goes VIRAL!

Game of Thrones styled shoot goes viral after the shoot is published on Huffington Post. Since the write up the shoot has been seen on multiple media outlets such as Time, Elite Daily, People, MSN, Refinery 29, and even BBC!

We are excited to share with you that one of our lead stylists, Lauren Cirillo, provided the makeup for the shoot! She even hung out with a real dire wolf for the day. We cannot be more excited for the talented vendors that came together to create this unique Game of Thrones shoot. It couldn't come at a better time for the fans awaiting the upcoming finale!


Photographer: Katherine Elena Photography | Venue: Smithmore Castle | Planners: Something Perfect and Events by Elizabeth Ashley | Dress designer: RCB Fashion | Hairstylist: Mirror Bomb Studio | Makeup Artist: Lauren Nicole Cirillo | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Ring box: The Mrs. Box | Headpieces: Heather Feather’s Art and Ambur Rose Designs | Invitation suite: Writing On Hearts | Rentals: Miss Match Rentals | Flowers: Fuschia Moss Floral Design | Food: Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co. | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wolf dog: River the “Ambassadog” from Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary | Models: Austen Taylor MauneyCourtney EdelmanMax DiNatale | Video: Dorn-Long Films | Cake: Celestial Cakery









Must Know Tips for Choosing Your Professional Makeup Artist

You've found the perfect man and the wedding venue of your dreams. If you're like most brides, you haven't given your bridal makeup look much thought. What are the next steps to booking bridal hair and makeup? Look no further because feeling like the most beautiful version of yourself is as simple as teaming up with the right personal makeup artist and hair team. Here's our Beauty Asylum Must Know Tips for Choosing Your Makeup Artist:

1. Choose A Hair and Makeup Artist To Fit Your Style

An experienced hairstylist and makeup artist can create a look that's just right for your dress, coloring, and personality. While they have the know-how to pull off a variety of different looks, each talented artist specializes in a particular style. Cutting-edge, elegant boho, modern chic, stylishly understated -- whatever your style, there's a professional wedding makeup artist and hair stylist who can make your dream wedding look happen. 

2. Book Your On-Location Hair and Makeup EARLY (unless..)


Top makeup artists and hair stylists are often fully booked months in advance. A bridal team or well known stylist have calendars that are generally full anywhere from two months to one year out. We hate turning down the opportunity to work with a potential client on the biggest day of her life, but our tight schedules sometimes require us to say no to multiple brides for the same date. Of course, getting married during the summer or early fall months means competing with plenty of other brides for quality on-location hair and makeup services. That's why it's best to contact your wedding makeup artist well in advance. Planning early also gives you ample time to ensure you've found a good fit in terms of compatibility and personal style. 

3. Top Makeup Artists + Quality Makeup = Stunning Wedding Photos


Investing in leading-edge tools of the trade is key for in-demand hair and makeup pros. Each of our commercial & bridal hair and makeup artists have an arsenal of their favorite cosmetics, brushes and other essentials. As you might expect, the makeup we use has to be top-of-the-line. Superior blend-ability, varying levels of coverage, a wide range of shades, and formulas for diverse skin types must be considered. Of course, you need the longest-wearing makeup available to make it through the marathon of wedding-day festivities. We know all the professional makeup artist tips for keeping your makeup in place, but a seriously long-wearing formula is a must. Our high-quality, tried-and-true supplies and equipment are one reason you'll pay a little more for a top hair and makeup artist or team. Why skimp on a detail that will have such a big impact on both the memories and photos from your wedding?


4. Recognize the Value of an Artist, Team, or Agency

"Why is a bridal makeup artist and hairstylist so expensive for my wedding day?"  The type of bridal makeup artist our Charlotte and Atlanta brides most appreciate is a consummate professional. A reputable stylist team or hair & makeup artist agency have impressive skills, know-how and a strong sense of style, and keeps up with the latest industry trends. Even more importantly, each professional is committed to doing her best for each client on every occasion. Invest a little more in a quality makeup artist to ensure not just that you get the best services, but that your makeup team shows up! 


5. True Pros Are the Key to Boost Your Confidence


You need the confidence that comes with looking like you, only better, on your big day. A true expert bridal makeup artist gets to know the bride and her daily routine. Knowing early on that your makeup artist really gets your personal style and individual needs will help you feel comfortable with your choice. There's nothing like the confidence of a pro to make the best recommendations to achieve your wedding day look. Pair that confidence with leading-edge knowledge, and you'll will feel absolutely beautiful! 

Top 4 Tips for Natural Bridal Makeup

Natural bridal makeup is taking the area by storm. Although it's a classic look, it can become overshadowed by more dramatic styles as the big day approaches. Don't worry that your makeup will be too subtle; there's nothing more memorable than a bride whose true beauty comes shining through. Our natural makeup tips will help you achieve the perfect balance between flawless and naturally radiant.

Airbrush Makeup for a Flawless Finish

If you've been searching for wedding makeup ideas, it makes sense to start with tips for foundation that looks like your skin, only better. At Beauty Asylum, Charlotte wedding makeup starts with skin-perfecting foundation applied to moisturized skin. Primer follows moisturizer for a smooth, clean slate; choose a matte or blur-effect product to avoid shimmer overload. We love that we can actually use less foundation over a layer of primer! Our base of choice for more natural makeup looks is airbrush makeup. Color correction and adjustable coverage are the keys to getting just the right base.

Camera-Ready Eyes

We like to keep eyes soft and simple. Sticking with earth tones allows you to play with lipstick color a little more. A dusting of pink champagne shadow and subtle liner is a good choice if you want to add shimmer. When it comes to brows, avoid over-plucking. You don't have to go with a full-on boy brow, but natural-looking brows are having their extended moment for a reason. And if you love the way fake lashes make your eyes pop, opt for individually applied lashes instead of strips. The look is full and luscious yet fits in beautifully with the rest of your natural bridal makeup.

Blushing Bride

Our favorite makeup looks almost always include a sun-kissed glow. Shades of peach blush are flattering on everyone, so start with a dusting for the perfect faux flush. Bronzer gives you that day-at-the-beach look with very little effort. Bronzer is our desert-island choice for a quick pick-me-up before work, so imagine what it can do when combined with our other wedding makeup ideas! Apply sparingly to the forehead, bridge of your nose and chin to instantly transform your complexion. 

Picture-Perfect Lips

One of our top natural makeup tips is influenced by natural-look pioneer Bobbi Brown's philosophy. Lips are where you get your chance to inject a little extra color. The trick is to keep lipstick close to your own natural color but up the intensity level. Lip color will look natural yet eye-catching, both in person and on camera. Start with nude lip liner for a perfect shape. Don't be tempted to create a fuller lip by straying too far outside your lip line; plump up your lips instead. Start with a lip scrub, followed by a natural plumping product and a primer for staying power. After applying lip color, place a dot of shimmery eyeshadow or gloss at the cupid's bow and the center of your lower lip. You'll have luscious lips that still look like your own.

From airbrush makeup to Instagram-worthy lipstick, our Charlotte and Atlanta wedding makeup team has all the wedding makeup ideas you need for flawless natural bridal makeup. We hope our natural makeup tips help make your wedding look even more special.

Beauty Asylum Starts Everyday Makeup Tutorial for 2017

Happy New Year to all our glam dolls! We have some new and exciting things happening here at Beauty Asylum Hair & Makeup. To kick off the 2017 New Year we are preparing to launch two new campaigns just for you all. 

Last year we received a lot of inquires for makeup lessons and how to do everyday makeup. Look no further as we gear up to bring you everyday makeup looks, natural makeup tips, and makeup ideas for our advanced makeup artistes.


Monday you can expect to see a new look from our Beauty Asylum team of ladies. Each look will mention the key products used if you would like to recreate the look. Our second announcement is a teaser you can expect to see very soon on our Youtube Channel! That's right! Brace yourselves because it's all happening here. 

You can check out the first #weekbeat look for today from MUA | Lauren Cirillo on our instagram page below. 

Beauty Asylum Makeup Giveaway!

Every year we want to make it our goal to give back a little Christmas spirit and host a giveaway for our Beauty Asylum friends. December marks our second Christmas giveaway and we are so excited to share it with you. One thing has changed, this year we will have TWO winners! 

What's Included: Soothing Face Oil (travel size), Smokey Eye Mascara (travel size), Ultra Fine Eyeliner Mini Brush, Mini Bronze (medium), Sapphire Gel Liner (full size), Sandwash PInk Lip Color (full size)

What's Included:

Soothing Face Oil (travel size), Smokey Eye Mascara (travel size), Ultra Fine Eyeliner Mini Brush, Mini Bronze (medium), Sapphire Gel Liner (full size), Sandwash PInk Lip Color (full size)


You must do at least one option below to enter the contest. Each contest rule will act as one entry (we are offering multiple entries) for a better chance to win. One winner will be randomly selected and the second winner (with the most pts) will win both prizes!

Start: December 13th | End Date: December 20th

1. Follow Beauty Asylum on Instagram ( 1pt) Repost the Holiday Giveaway picture on your page & tag us @beautyasylum. (2pts)

2. Comment on this blog post & tell us why you should win. (1pt)

3. Share this blog post on Facebook.  Share HERE. (1pt) and HASHTAG #BeautyAsylum so we know you have entered & tag ONE friend.  (4pts total)

4. Comment on Beauty Asylum's Giveaway Post on Facebook (1pt) &  Instagram (1pt).  Tell us what you're most excited to win.  (2pts)

5. Pin this picture to your Pinterest! (2 pts)

We will have two winners taking home the Bobbi Brown gift set. We will have ONE lucky winner to take home the Bobbi Brown Gift Set plus a Pro 11 Piece Sable Brush Set by Morphe. 

Each day will act as a brand new day to re-enter and repeat our competition rules. The person with the most entries from our Bobbi Brown competition will win the Bobbi Brown Gift Set and the Morphe Pro Brush Palette!