Tamara Melville - Makeup Artist in Jamaica Specializing in Bridal Makeup and Destination Weddings

Airbrushed or Traditional Makeup for your Wedding in Jamaica

Airbrushed Makeup on my bride escorted by her father for her Wedding in Montego- Bay, Jamaica

So, my beauties. You will be walking down the aisle in a few months or weeks and your makeup artist is asking you to choose between airbrushed or traditional makeup for your wedding day makeup.  You may be thinking ‘With all the decisions you need to make did she/he really need to add one more!’ No worries, as the best airbrush makeup artist in Jamaica I will share my insider knowledge with you to assist in making your choice easier. 

I was trained in airbrushing by airbrush guru herself Danny Fonseca in New York. Only the best for my BRIDES. Dani is also Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline at New York Fashion Week. Please pardon the no makeup pics below. I was up before dawn on the train all by myself for the first time in New York City. I was totally lost that day. Thank God I left out super early.

Airbrush Makeup

Airbrushing is not a new trend, makeup artists have been using airbrushing techniques for over 30 plus years. For me it is just another tool in my kit as I can get similar results with airbrushed or traditionally applied makeup. Airbrushed makeup is applied with an airbrush pen as seen in the images above. Traditional makeup application is similar to painting with a paintbrush. While airbrushed makeup application is very similar to airbrushing paint onto an automobile.

Will my Wedding Day Makeup withstand the heat and humidity in Jamaica?

Yes, Yes and Yes! The airbrush foundation is a thinner product than traditional foundations. It comes out from the airbrush pen as a spray. The spray is applied similar to tiny pixels as opposed to a large block of color, as a result it does not need to be blended. The formula  that I use can be used on all skin types. One of the biggest advantages with airbrush is that once in dries it sets and stays for 24 hrs. Perfect for your wedding day makeup in Jamaica.

This Jamaican makeup artist not only airbrushes your foundation/ complexion colors but  also your blush, lips, eyebrows and eyes.

Airbrushed Makeup on my happy bride for her wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Tamara what are some of the properties of the airbrush makeup formula that you use?

  • Your Skin will appear healthier, younger and more radiant-looking 
  • It is a long-wear, transfer (no concern about soiling you or your husbands wedding day attire) and water-resistant formula (will withstand sweating and tears)
  • It is 4x more hydrating than Hyaluronic Acid. 
  • It delivers the most natural skin-like (REALLY) finish and offers buildable coverage – sheer, medium or full.

If applied correctly airbrushed makeup should look like you skin but better. It should not be heavy or cakey. If you have experience airbrushed makeup that was heavy, it may not have been applied properly as well as other factors.

Which do I prefer (Airbrush or Traditional  Makeup)?

I love both methods. The formula of traditional makeup is more opaque and thicker compared to airbrush makeup. I apply traditional makeup with a makeup brush or a sponge to be able to achieve a flawless and skin like airbrushed finish. My application of traditional makeup will not be mask-like or cakey. It will look like your skin but better. I use special techniques and formulas which makes my traditional makeup application long lasting and able to withstand the sweat and tears. The coverage can be sheer, medium or full.

I generally do not recommend one over the other as I am able to offer my clients similar results with both.

Traditional Makeup

Makeup Artist for your Wedding in Jamaica

Do you need a makeup artist for your Wedding in Jamaica?

Look no further, I am here to cater to your unique bridal beauty needs.

I am Tamara Melville a makeup artist living in Jamaica. I have been providing bridal makeup services for over 7 years.

What is special about Tamara?

I am one of the most personable, patient and calm persons that you will meet. All the qualities needed to keep and maintain a calming and positive energy in your room on your wedding day. I believe and take pleasure in celebrating and pampering women as women we often take excellent care of the persons in our lives and sometimes forget ourself. 

I understand your frustrations in choosing a bridal makeup artist from the many options available.  Let me help you in narrowing your options down.

Firstly, I do not believe that all makeup artists are the same. As with everything else you have Pros and Amateurs  competing.

Wedding Day Photos

Your wedding day photos last a lifetime and you only have one chance to get it right. Investing in a good photographer and makeup artist will help to ensure you are pleased when looking back at you wedding photographs.

I understand how important your wedding day is and will approach it with the respect, professionalism and planning needed for one of the most special days in your life . I believe my brides should ‘Be Their Own Kind Of Beautiful’. I help you to design a bridal look that takes into account your unique facial features, dress, event style etc so that your wedding pictures tell the story of the beautiful bride you are.

My rates are not cheap but experience and skill usually are not. NO caked face, harsh contouring, unblended or mismatched foundation colour around here just fresh and pretty makeup.

Added value for Destination Weddings in Jamaica

  • I assist in working out the best options to facilitate a makeup trial.
  • I address and help to solve your concerns about how your makeup will wear in a HOT Jamaica climate.  
  • I assist in providing affordable solutions to navigate hotel vendor fees.
  • I sourcing items you may need in Jamaica for your wedding.
  • Providing Beauty Services ISLANDWIDE (Kingston, St. Catherine, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Irish Town, Mandeville etc)
  • I can recommend beautiful properties in Jamaica for your wedding.

For the Best Version of You CONTACT Tamara today.

My Favourite Jamaican Foods

Jamaica is known for its people with their effervescent,
lively and winning personalities. Other things that we are known for are our
culture, food, music, spices and our “herb”.

This Makeup Artist based in Jamaica will be sharing not only
posts about beauty but also gems about this beautiful “Island paradise”. I hope to enhance your Jamaican experience by sharing some
of my favourite things and places in Jamaica through various blog posts.  Starting with something dear to my heart
our “Reggae Jamming Food”.

Jamaican Oxtail

Jamaican Oxtail

My favourite dish! Do not take it for granted, the meat is succulent and fall of the bone tender. This dish is adored by most Jamaicans.  It is a braised oxtail with butter beans bursting with flavour from a medley of local seasonings such as garlic, thyme, scotch bonnet and onion. It is Down to De Bone nice!

Jamaican Steamed Fish

Jamaican Steamed Fish

A healthy, tasty, satisfying dish.  To get the best experience, have this dish at
a restaurant on the coast of Jamaica where you will be directed to select the
fish you would like prepared. I believe this dish tastes best when prepared
with a Snapper Fish.

The fish is cooked in a buttery sauce laden with fresh
vegetables and spices such as carrots and okra. Have it with crackers specially
prepared to be eaten along with it or bammy (made from cassavas) fried or steamed.
You will certainly be licking your fingers after his meal.  Jamaican men consider it an

Escovitch Fish

Jamaican Escovitch Fish

This dish brings me back my childhood when my mom would prepare it on Saturday and my sisters and I would have it for breakfast the Sunday morning. It tasted even better a day old as it is properly preserved with a vinegar pickle (no refrigeration needed). It is traditionally prepared as a whole fish fried until
crispy then covered in lightly pickled vegetables. The vegetable pickle consists of onion, chayote and carrots which are lightly cooked in a vinegar sauce
that is seasoned with Jamaican pimentos and scotch bonnet

Ackee and Saltfish

Our National Dish (Ackee & Saltfish (Codfish)) is traditionally prepared in most Jamaican household for breakfast particularly on Saturday and/or Sunday morning and special occassions.  This dish is sautéed with onions, thyme, Scotch Bonnet peppers (optional), tomatoes, red bell pepper (optional), garlic, black pepper and pimiento. It is usually served with a combination of any of these items:  boiled yellow yam, fried or roasted breadfruit, boiled or fried dumplins, boiled green banana and fried plantain.

I beseech you, Do Not Leave Jamaica without trying some of these items from an authentic Jamaican restaurant. You will not be the same after.

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