PRO Spotlight: Lipstick & Luster {Wedding Make-up}

Today, I want to introduce to you one of our favorite make-up artists; Michelle Gilmore from Lipstic & Luster. Michelle’s adventure with make-up began when working as a Raiderette in 1998. Cheering for a professional team like the Raiders came with high expectations from fans, fellow cheerleaders, and from the organization- To make sure the Raiderettes were always looking their best, the team provided hair, make-up and etiquette classes for all 50 of its “Fabulous Females”. Talk about having a truly well-rounded and beautiful start to what would later become a passion!

The idea of Lipstick and Luster was created when Michelle decided she needed something of her own that would make her happy. With her husband’s support and motivation from her friend Shannel (owner of salon, Shannel & Co), she began offering her beauty services for everything from weddings and boudoir photo shoots, to special events (proms & formal galas), as well as editorial and fashion shoots. Since the squad had the opportunity to meet her (Brenda & Michelle met through their personal trainer in 2010) Michelle’s been a humorous and reliable resource for many of our Swannys!

Michelle is very detailed oriented and makes sure she understands a bride’s  desired style prior to the wedding day. She takes the time to learn what a client’s daily make-up routine is, as well as discusses at lenght what they envision for their day, to make sure all clients are stress-free and feel pampered. Having had Michelle do my make-up for my wedding, I know first hand that she tailors the application to each individual client and is able to provide a comfortable environment for everyone (even those who have never worn make-up before like me!)

The Squad loves Michelle and we think you would too!



Swann Soirees, Theresa Minette, Lipstick and LustePhoto by Theresa Minnette

Swann Soirees, AS Photography, Lipstick and Luster

Photo by AS Photography

Swann Soirees, AS Photography, Lipstick and Luster,

Photo by AS Photography

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