Boudoir Photoshoots With Captivating Beauty

boudoir photoshoot in brainerd mn

We are so excited to be a part of this Boudoir Shoot happening this weekend in Brainerd MN. We are hoping the girls will let us post a few of their pictures.  This is such a perfect gift for the hubbies and we think they will be very pleased on Valentine’s Day:) Wait till you see the beautiful venue with the black/white checkered floors and red walls…We’ll try and post some snapshots too on our facebook page.

We’ve also done these for brides right after their trial run. Their hair and makeup are done to perfection and they have the perfect gift for their hubbies on their wedding day!


3 Easy and Effective Tips to Treat Dehydrated Skin

is your skin feeling dry and tightIs your skin feeling tight and dry?

Here are 3 easy and effective tips to help treat your dehydrated skin

  •  Take EFS’s  – these supplements are critical for healthy, younger looking skin
  •  Use a crockpot or humidifier in your bedroom at night…
  •  Use a hydrating toner and apply serums while skin is still damp

Visit Captivating Beauty to find the best hydrating products to keep your skin feeling dewy and soft


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Make Your Eyes Pop in just 10 Seconds!

captivating beauty how to make your eyes popDo you have an extra 10 seconds in your day?

Curling eyelashes makes you look younger and causes your eyes to pop and look more alert.

We just did a photo shoot and just about everyone needed their eyelashes curled. The difference was amazing. Just the simple act of curling your lashes will draw your eyelashes upward, and they will appear longer and your eyes will look more open.

These two effects result in a younger looking you. As we age, our features begin to lose that freshness; eyes tend to droop a little bit more and lashes are less then luscious. Using the right makeup to your advantage and knowing the right tools to use can help fool the eye and cheat some years off your face.

In just a few seconds your eyes can go from dull to lively with just the squeeze of a lash curler.


Always curl lashes before primer and mascara otherwise you take a risk of breaking off your eyelashes. For maximum effect you want to get as close to the base as possible without pinching your skin. Clasp down lightly at first to make sure you are where you need to be with the curler. Then firmly hold for a full five seconds. Your goal is to create a beautiful curve, not an L shape kink, so you need to determine and experiment with the lash curler to achieve optimum results. Be sure to release the eyelashes fully before pulling it away from your eye.

It’s important to clean the curler every so often so bacteria is not collecting on it day after day and going into your eye. Just a cotton swab with a bit of witch hazel will do the trick or a quick rinse in soapy water. Just make sure to leave it out to dry in an open position so you don’t get rust.

Captivating Beauty at Pine Peaks Winter Wedding

captivating beauty at pine peaks event center

These photos were snapped from the owner of Pine Peaks – Julie……..It’s always so fun to showcase some of our brides…and their wedding venues in the Brainerd Lakes area..There is nothing more beautiful then a winter wedding with red bridesmaids dresses with a lot of bling and sparkles, baby’s breathe bouquets with red roses or carnations…lol…I can’t make them out good enough to see what they are..sorry… . A winter wonderland wedding….

Carmen, the  bride,  wanted a very natural no-makeup – makeup look…her hair down with soft waves and was completely thrilled with how she looked for her big day…WE love what we do!!! Making brides feel special and beautiful!!

captivating beauty winter wedding at pine peaks in cross lake mn

captivating beauty bride having fun at pine peaks

captivating beauty applying makeup on a bride at pine peaks event center

pine peaks beautiful wedding decorations

Captivating-Beauty at Pine Peaks Event Center in Cross Lake MN

Captivating Beauty with Pine Peaks Event Center and Kelli Engstrom

Another beautiful late Fall wedding at Pine Peaks Event Center with Kelli Engstrom Photography. Have you ever seen such amazing weather in November and especially in MN…crazy but wonderful!

Again Pine Peaks in Cross Lake MN is 2nd to none in bridal hospitality and wedding venues. Since we are the featured Wedding Day Hair & Makeup vendors for Pine Peaks, we have been up close and personal with a lot of brides…and all we can say is brides love this place and so do we.

We added a few hair extensions for this hair style…which she absolutely loved.

This bride was a delight to work with and had this to say about us here at Captivating Beauty in Brainerd MN:

“Having the Captivating Beauty team come to the resort was very convenient and enjoyed by all. The ladies also worked with my photographer to schedule my test run the same day as our engagement photos so we did not have to travel back to the area.”

She loved how she looked…and so did we…..One beautiful bride!!Captivating Beauty On Site Wedding Day Hair and Airbrush Makeup

captivating beauty at pine peaks late summer wedding

captivating beauty with kelli engstrom photography in the brainerd lakes

On Site Wedding Hair and Makeup with Captivating Beauty

captivating beauty on location wedding day hair and airbrush makeup