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In the studio with: Tryst Beauty

Posted by Casey Harrison  March 22, 2013 08:14 AM

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What began as an incredibly popular on-location wedding makeup service (they beautified 72 brides last year alone!) called Blush eventually grew into a brick-and-mortar skincare mecca called Tryst. When you first walk into Tryst, you feel immediately welcomed by the comfortable surroundings and the smiling faces that greet you. Crisp white walls displaying their makeup line shine with sun let in by the wall of windows. We met with the three lovely ladies of Tryst (owner Kelly, Corrie, and Caitlin) and asked them a few questions about how their business came to be.

When did your interest in makeup begin?
When I was 3! I had my father put a piece of plywood with lights in it and I had silver eyeliner. I had pictures of Farrah Fawcett... I have always loved it! Kevyn Aucoin was such an inspiration too - he is the master of transforming people into other people. I would stare at his books and drool, and he is who I aspired to be. I always loved makeup, but then I looked at a Kevyn Aucoin book at that was it for me.

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What services do you offer?
Facials, precision brows because brows are super important to framing the eye (we do brow rehab all the time), lash extensions with Xtreme lash, makeup lessons, and a really fun service where we help women purge their makeup bags of unneccessary products.

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What's your favorite thing about doing makeup?
The transformation! I never get tired of the transformation, and then seeing the look on somebody's face when they look in the mirror. Sometimes when a bride realizes that's how they'll look on their wedding day, they cry. Just the other day we did makeup on a woman with gold eyes and red lips, and I swear she turned into a completely new person! Her posture changed, she was posing in the mirror - those never get old.


How do you see the Pantone color of the year (emerald) being used in the makeup world?It's a great compliment to eggplant, so anyone wearing green can have a beautiful eggplant shadow. If you're going to use eggplant though, it has to be a really deep color. Green makeup can obviously be tricky, but it's possible to do it a pretty and subtle way.

Tell us about your makeup line!
I always knew I wanted to have a makeup line because there were things I couldn't find. I know the tricks, and I wanted to put those into your hands and make it one step instead of ten. We wanted to make something really customizable. Our palettes are user-friendly, more economic, and completely personal to every person. It was a labor of love, but it's so important to me.

What type of makeup is in your purse at all times?
Lip gloss! 10,000 different kinds.

Any tips for brides to get their skin in tip-top shape before their wedding?
I have a lot of tips! Never start a new regime the week of the wedding. No sun exposure right before the wedding either! Another doozy that we see is when brides grab a peel or dermabrasion from Groupon the week of their wedding and their skin reacts badly to it.

I recommend starting six months ahead. We offer a bridal package which includes four facials and a brow design. Brows are just as important as makeup! Everything is totally customized to each bride's skin type. That way, we can prepare that bride months in advance so that when they come in to have their makeup done it's a clean, dewy palette.


We can say from experience that coming to Tryst will leave you feeling glowy, relaxed, and happy. If you are still looking for makeup for your wedding day, check them out here!

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Becca Olcott has a thing for old love letters and good old-fashioned romance. Bringing daily wedding updates and advice is second nature to Becca. She spends her days working with the brides of New England designing tablescapes full of lush florals and antique gems through her business Petal Floral Design.
Casey Harrison is a wedding and portrait photographer in the lovely city of Boston. She spends her days scouting the countryside for beautiful locations for shoots and taking photos of couples in love through her business Hello Love Photography.

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