Amy is very naturally pretty, and so the aim with her wedding makeup was to enhance her natural features with a soft smoky eye, which picked up on the mauve-lavender colours of her bridesmaid dresses. This is a romantic look, and so the cheeks are enhanced from the apple up to the cheek bones, but not too high, as this is a soft look, and the lips are a very natural pink, perfect for an English rose feel.
When doing make-up for the bridesmaids it is important that they do not stand out above the bride, but yet it is my job to ensure they are happy and that I work with their features, and tones, so bridesmaids’ make-up may vary – but will also complement the bride’s look, and go along with the overall theme, including colour and style.
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More and more brides are opting for false lashes… and this photograph taken by Penny Young of one of the brides shows exactly why… she looks so demure, yet flirty… And this is how lashes can take make-up to the next level of special…
The bride opted for a rosy, pink look, with glossy kissable lips… the eyes set the final look off; this look is all about the lashes – and the shadow is there to bring it all together, keeping the lighter shades to the inside of the eye, and building up the colour to the outer black edge. #lovelashes
Photo by Penny Young
I see the beauty in all of my clients, but taking a naturally pretty bride and bringing out her inner beauty with the art of make-up is such a joy for me.
This bride has lovely features and I have applied #Airbase airbrushing foundation to reduce the redness on her nose and to even out skin tone.
The lashes open up her eyes, allowing the stunning green to sparkle.
Rosy cheeks and soft pink lips are subtle and pretty to balance out the dramatic eyes.
I have been asked a few times, why I chose the make-up I did at the Pro Hair Live London – so I thought, I’d share a little bit about each look and this may help brides-to-be choosing their overall make-up and hair for their wedding.
I focused on bringing out Kate’s natural features with berry lipstick and soft tones. The eyes are accentuated with false lashes and a subtle smokiness – all in-keeping with the classic theme.
I applied my signature Marilyn Monroe make-up look on Katie, which is hugely popular with modern brides opting for a fusion of retro and contemporary beauty choices. The cheeks are highlighted, as the lips are strong with the iconic Hollywood choice of red. I chose a pinky-red to suit Katie’s fair complexion and to add a modern twist to the vintage vibe, and added the defined black liner flick and kept the complexion glowing and pretty.
I created a very pretty, neutral look on Bekah, with a flawless complexion and the subtle bronze and metallic shadows pick up on the shades of her hair, and the shimmer of the satin dress.
I kept the make-up so simple on this look, because the hair is such a statement the contrast is needed to balance out the detail. The model also has large features, so these stand out without much definition. The main make-up here is the placement of blusher and shimmer; this runs up the cheekbone in the same line towards the sleek sides of the hair, adding even more height and striking elegance to this avant-garde bridal hairstyle, which was a part of the brief.
Hair: http://www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk. All models wore dress designs and accessories by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture (http://www.kateedmondsonbridal.co.uk), Hair was created with Balmain extensions (http://www.balmainhair.com and Batiste Dry Shampoo (http://www.BatisteHair.co.uk). I did the make-up ;o) (http://www.kelliwaldock.co.uk), and photographs were taken by Natalie McCarthy (http://nataliemccarthy.photography).
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I have worked in the beauty industry for over fifteen years and I always use the highest quality cosmetics and products on every client.
I provide a special service for bridal makeup and wedding makeup trials, as well as being available as a makeup artist for special occasions, such as proms, and other projects, including events, photo-shoots and shows.
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Image of one of my brides, photographed by Dominic Whiten.
Pretty Bridal Make-up
Skin: You will need the skin to look fresh and flawless to achieve a summer bride look. I applied Airbase Primer to the skin as the perfect base for the Airbase Airbrushing Foundation to sit beautifully on and give a flawless look.
To withstand the heat in the summer you need a good foundation to prevent the foundation from disappearing and sliding off. With Airbase Airbrushing Foundation this doesn’t happen, as it is silicone base and moves with the skin, if you have any oiliness all you need to do is pat the skin with a tissue and this revitalises the foundation.
Eyes: Firstly, I applied a primer to the whole eyelid to avoid creating creases in the eyeshadow. I have enhanced the look of the eyes by using a soft pink shade in the inner corner of the eyes and used a light grey eyeshadow in the crease to the outer edge, so that it compliments her eye colour and eye shape. I also wanted to define the eyes and add more strength, so I applied a grey gel eyeliner on top, near the lash line and half way underneath to open the eyes with lots of waterproof mascara… Yes it is supper important to go for waterproof mascara, as there is likely to be tears of happiness from the bride at the wedding.
Cheeks: I used a rosy pink tone to enhance the cheekbone and to add colour for a fresh summer look.
Lips: Before I applied the lipstick I always make sure the lips are hydrated and are free of any dry chapped lips, to do this I apply a lip balm – I used a glossy cerise pink tone to add freshness to a kissable pout – which finished the summer bridal look perfectly.