Pre Wedding Skin Care Tips

Throughout my years of doing wedding makeup I have seen many types of skin conditions.   In actuality that is what finally made me go back to  school and I became a Licensed Esthetician.

I saw the need to educate and help my clients with what seem to be missing from a lot of daily routines, a simple skin care regimen.

I totally understand that we have so many options that it can be hard to pick the correct products for your skin, there is so many products out there with so many claims, it can totally be so overwhelming and at the same time confusing.    Below are my quick tips on a skin care regimen.

Cleanse, Exfoliate, Hydrate, and Protect.  These are my go to steps to everyone that wants to start a skin care routine.

Cleanse  to remove any oil, toxins, environmental pollution, dust, dirt (am and pm)

Exfoliate – Remove dead skin cells, choose between a chemical or mechanical exfoliator. You can start with doing this 3 times a week. (alternating days)

Hydrate – You can use a toner and then right after use a moisturizer ideal for your skin type.

Protect – Always protect your skin, even if you think you are not going to be exposed to the sun. Choose one you like, if you don’t like it you won’t use it.  Sun damage is the #1 cause of wrinkles and dna damage.

If possible, I suggest seeing an esthetician as soon as you know you are getting married so that you can get a personalized consultation.  Skin care regimens can take a few weeks for your skin to get adjusted and I don’t recommend anything new close to your wedding date.  However a good skin care regimen prior to your wedding can make such a difference on the way your makeup looks and it’s something you continue to do after the wedding and benefit from for a healthy complexion.

If you are local to the area, come and see me at Pure Skin Makeup & Skincare Studio in Sinking Spring, PA (Berks County area)





Jon & Erica 5-28-16 Lancaster, PA Wedding

Today I want to share with you the images that were so kindly shared with my by Caroline Logan  

I had the honor to work with Erica and her beautiful bridal party.  I did airbrush makeup on all the ladies, including, mother, aunt and grandmothers.  These ladies where a blast.  The wedding prep took place in Lancaster, PA

I met Erica when she came to my studio in reading, pa with her mother for a bridal trial.  I knew right away that she and I were going to be a perfect fit.  She was so excited and I really felt like I knew her already.  Our bridal trial session was so fun and once I was done she was thrilled and super excited about her wedding day makeup.

The day off the wedding, everyone was so happy and I was so happy to be a small part of her special day.  That morning was super HOT, I actually stayed for touch ups after as she wanted to make sure she could stay fresh for her ceremony since she was doing pictures outside prior to the ceremony.  I remember feeding her pieces of protein bar to make sure she was ok, and giving her water.

She was so appreciative and I felt that from her and was so happy to make sure she stayed hydrated.  At one point she said to me “you are going to miss me”  LOL and I sure do,  her personality is one that you want to stay around and like I said, I felt like I knew her already from the first time we met.

The wedding took place in Lancaster, PA at the Excelsior, for a full listing of all the amazing vendors, be sure to visit the link below.

I am so lucky to see these and share them with you.  For a full look blog post, check out the amazing Caroline Logan “click here” 

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Red Carpet Inspired Makeup Looks

Last night I was watching the 2015 Golden Globe Awards and I decided to share with my fans the images of my latest editorial published in February 2015.  This editorial was inspired by previous iconic looks of amazing actresses.

I will share each image and a few of the products I used to recreate the looks. Hope you enjoy 🙂


This look was inspired by Angelina Jolie’s 2005 Red Carpet look.


Makeup Products Used:

Face Atelier Foundation, Smashbox blush in bare, Nars Bronzer in Laguna, MUFE Aqua Rouge in #8, Clinic gel eyeliner, Ardell Lashes, Eye makuep was a combination of MAC Cosmetics colors in Patina, All that glitter, handwritten and tempting.



This look was inspired by Julia Roberts 2001 Red Carpet look.


Makeup Products used:

Face Atelier Foundation, Charlotte Tilbury blush in First Love, Nars Laguna bronzer, Lips – Ysl #9, Clinique gel liner in black, ardell lashes, eyes are a combination of makeup geek eyeshadows in creme brule, bling and cocoa bear.



This look was inspired by Halle Berry’s 2011 Red carpet look.



Makeup Products used:

Chanel Foundation,  Charlotte Tilbury blush in ecstasy, too faced bronzer, lip line MUFE 3c, Lipstick – Nude Kate by Charlotte Tilbury, Eyes are a combination of Chanel cream shadow in Ebloui, Mac shadow in cranberry, makeup geek shadow in creme brule and cinderella.

This look was inspired by Hailee Steinfeld 2011 Red Carpet Look.



Makeup Products Used:

Mac face & body foundation, Mac blush in Danity, Lip color in Ladiva from Chanel and eyes were a mixed of mally eyeshadow in soft champagne colors with a hint of pink.

This look was inspired by Jessica Chastain 2012 Red Carpet Look.



Makeup Products Used:

Mac Face & Body Foundation, Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot, Mac highlight in Shell, YSL Lip Color, eyes are a combination of Mac eyeshadow in Vanilla, Texture and Expensive Pink, Ardell Lashes.

I did prep every models skin before makeup.

I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Trish aka Patricia Solis

Photo credit to Tania Colamarino of Ama Photography, styling by Elaine Fioravanti of best dressed ginger, Hair by Jenn Haines.  Editorial publish in Berks County Living Magazine.


Brazilian Waxing Tips


Considering getting a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian waxes are very common nowadays and most people have heard of them, even if they’ve never had one.

Below find some helpful information on how to prepare, what to expect during your visit and how to care for your skin after a waxing season.

  • Stop shaving! Your first step is to stop shaving. Do not shave or use any other hair removal products or creams 3-4 weeks prior to your appointment. You hair should be ¼ inch long for optimal waxing.
  • Exfoliate the area being waxed a few days before. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin and lifts the hair, which assists in better hair removal.
  • Please shower before your appointment and lightly exfoliate before your appointment. Make sure you are extra clean and don’t come to your appointment after the gym.
  • Let your esthetician know if you are taking any medication that can affect your waxing results, such as blood thinners, Acutane, or Retin-A (or similar products)
If you are using topical acne or skin lighting products.
  • Do not tan the bikini area in the 24 hours prior to your wax appointment.
  • With doctor’s approval, pain products such as ibuprofen can be taken 30 minutes before a bikini wax to alleviate any possible pain. (Please get doctor consent)
  • Do expect to have some level of discomfort. We are removing the hair from the root! However, due expect future visits to be easier and less uncomfortable. (everyone’s level of discomfort is different.
  • You may experience some redness and soreness after your wax, these are common temporary reactions and should subside within 24 hrs.
  • Wear clean lose fitting pants and clean cotton underwear. Avoid any tight clothes that rub excessively.
  • Don’t take hot shower; go to the gym, tanning or sauna 24 hrs after waxing.
  • Purchase your post care product to apply to the waxed area every day to prevent ingrown hairs, infection, and regrowth.
  • Don’t shave in between your waxing appointments.
  • Book your follow up appointment in 3-4 weeks.
  • Call your Licensed Esthetician and get a one on one to get you ready for your appointment and to answer any of your questions.