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Natural Bridal Make-Up

Last post covering a recent photoshoot for a bridal house in Swansea. This make-up look is natural and a classic look for a bride, particularly someone who wears no or minimal make-up.

Key points for this look:

Light base colour correcting any blemishes.

Emphasized the natural brow with brow gel.

Enhanced eyes with individual lashes and a light brown shadow.

Please get in touch if you'd like to book wedding make-up or make-up for a special occasion.


Vintage Wedding Make-Up Before & After

'Vintage' is very popular for weddings, whether its a vintage dress, accessory or make-up.

Its great to be able to take different influences from each decade and adapt them to suit each client and event. Be it a 1940's soft coral lip and small flick eyeliner or 1950's bold red lip with a strong black flick and extended lashes, a personal favourite is the 1920's, a soft smokey eye and deep plum lip.

I recently did a photo shoot for a bridal collection and have some behind the scenes images and steps involved in achieving an adapted 1920's look, enjoy x

(The third image has been edited for publication, but every other image is unedited)

Strong Bridal Make-Up Before and After

I often get asked for something a a little bolder than the natural bridal make-up look, if you want to add some glamour to your wedding day, or usually wear strong make-up daily then this is the look for you. 

This look is all about the eyes using natural browns, golds and a feline flick as well as layers of individual lashes.

Here are a few steps involved in getting this gorgeous look, and a before and after shot.

Key Products used: Avene Moisturiser, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, MAC Paintpot to prime the eye, Lorac MegaPro Eyeshadow pallette, MAC Pigment in Tan, MAC Face & Body Foundation, Illamasqua Lipstick in Starkers.

If you'd like to discuss bridal, prom or special occasion make-up please get in touch.


Photography: Christian Felices

Easy natural brows using eyeshadow

Brows make a HUGE difference to the face and they should never be overlooked or forgotten.

Applying products to your brows and filling them in doesn't mean that they will look unnatural and obviously drawn on. You just need to have the correct product, tools and most of all, colour. 

If you are fair like me use ashy colours and steer clear of anything with warm undertones as they will look orange (Benfits 'Brow Zing is a terrible shade, if you're a red head its great). The darker your hair colour the easier it is to match up a shade that will look natural, you can allow to go a shade lighter or darker if you colour your hair.

The aim when doing your brows is to fill in missing hairs rather than drawing on a different shape.

Yes, you can tweak and make them slightly longer or thicker but be careful not to get carried away. You have to work with what you have been given and don't worry too much about your eyebrows matching each other perfectly, as Goss Make-Up Artist says: eyebrows are sisters not twins. Mine aren't even related!

There are a lot of products on the market for brows, my favourites are Mac 'Eye Brows' and Anastasia Beverley Hill 'Dipbrow'

For this blog post I'm using Nars 'God Created the Woman' eyeshadow palette as most people will have some brown shadows lurking in their makeup bag.

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To get really natural looking brows try using two different shades, the lighter at the inner part of the brows working into a darker shade on the arch and to the tip. I used the top left and bottom right colours from this palette.

Begin from the arch of your brow rather then from the inner point as this should look the least effected by product, going too heavy around this area can make them look drawn on and harsh.

Its really important to use a thin, firm fine angled brush to apply the colour, draw on individual hairs rather than filling in an entire brow. I used the Illamasqua angled brush from their travel range, I like that it is stiff and very thin.

If you make any mistakes or go little too far, just take a damp cotton bud and remove and excess product.


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Before and After Bridal Make-Up

Firstly I need to thank Georgia for allowing me to put up a before and after picture of her getting ready for her wedding day.

Georg wanted a natural look, but with a brown smokey look to her eyes and neutral lip.

These are a few images showing some of the steps involved in doing the make-up for her big day. Sadly I don't have any to show you of her foundation or skin work but you get the idea, I hope you enjoy! If you'd like to know more about bridal make-up please email me for information.