A wedding should be a special occasion, since, like a birthday, it could always be your last one. Celebrate the now with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a bridal makeup consultation and application ($120 value)
- $39 for a bridal party makeup consultation and application for up to four ($80 value)
Makeup artist Charlene draws on more than a decade of experience working with individual clients as well as commercial brands that range from Playboy to Chanel. She consults with brides and bridal parties the day prior to the wedding to plan out the look for the big day. Then, on the wedding day, she beautifies faces with customized makeup and false eyelashes. Click to see some of her previous work.
Eye Color: More Than Just a Window to Your Soul
A makeup artist will take your eye color into account during application sessions, customizing the products used to best bring out your peepers. Learn more about what makes blues so blue, hazel, brown, green, or gray with Groupon’s study of eye color.
Though they are often mesmerizing and regularly the subject of poetry, the pools of color surrounding the pupil are simply a matter of genetics. Eye color was once thought to be determined by what combination of recessive and dominant genes—blue being recessive and brown being dominant—that an embryo received from each parent’s gamete. However, this has proven to be incorrect, and a total of at least 16 genes are now considered to affect the shade of the iris. Complicating matters even more, the scattering of light waves by the iris stroma—its fibers and cells—adds variation and nuance to color, leading to what are considered blue-green and hazel eyes.
Changes to eye color throughout different phases of life have also been documented, the most common being a change from blue to brown before an infant reaches one year of age. The cause for this is attributed to the onset of melanin production, which is directly proportional to the depth of skin, hair, and eye color. Furthermore, eye color can change later in life, such as during pregnancy or adolescence, likely because of hormonal changes in the body.