Introducing the Shimmer and Spice x GIELLA Bridal Collection. We are so thrilled to be launching our first bridal makeup collection in collaboration with bridal makeup artist, Shimmer and Spice!
Meet Shimmer and Spice. As a little girl Kristyn Kennedy (Shimmer and Spice) loved to apply makeup on friends and family. Once she realized it was something she wanted to pursue as a career, she packed her bags and moved to NYC where she attended Make-up Designory.
After graduating, Kristyn began working with GIELLA Custom Blend Cosmetics at the exclusive 5th Avenue Henri Bendel. This is where her custom blending career was honed and she perfected the colors and formulas she would later use on brides.
After returning to Pennsylvania, she opened her own custom-blending boutique. This is when "Shimmer & Spice,” was born! The name originated from Kristyn’s brilliant idea to store mineral powders in spice racks, and to have the boutique laid out like a kitchen. Kristyn’s bridal career began to really take off leaving her with little time to run the boutique. She focused on brides full-time and dedicated her artistry to creating the looks for the most special of days.
Kristyn’s friends describe her as stylish, authentic, effortlessly cool, and calm. Natural beauty plays a huge role in Kristyn’s philosophy as an artist as she is a firm believer in natural makeup and playing up the features each woman loves most in herself. Her dear friends define her energy to be calming yet fun, which is important for a bride to have this kind of energy and enthusiasm around her on her wedding day!
Kristyn takes pride in helping brides achieve a look they love and to be part of all their special moments. She believes that you do not need to transform your face be to beautiful, the right natural and neutral makeup to enhance your features is all you need.
Kristyn custom blends lipsticks for her brides so they have the exact lip color they absolutely love, something truly unique created especially for them that they want to wear for the wedding and beyond.
After years crafting the perfect lip color and formula, Kristyn’s expertise favors sheer lipsticks. Our Shimmer & Spice X GIELLA Bridal Collection has five Lipsticks, five Liquid Lipsticks, a Lip Gloss and a Cream Highlighter for brides to choose from.
They are all-natural shades crafted enhance your natural beauty and keep you glowing. All five gorgeous wearable shades reflect Kristyn’s makeup philosophy. Each universally wearable shade was created for every bride to feel like herself but better walking down the aisle!
Special Thank You to the whole Shimmer and Spice x GIELLA team on the gorgeous collection photoshoot:
Collaboration partners: @shimmerandspice & @giellacustomblendcosmetics
Dresses: @lovelybride & @lovelybridephilly
Models: @kelsey_elliot & Alannah