bridal makeup

Real Bride, Aime

One of my many christmas brides, Aime, got married at Oxwich Bay Hotel this December and I've just received these lovely images from John Wellings Photography. Aime opted for a very natural, classic bridal look for herself and two bridesmaids.

Click here for more info on Johns beautiful wedding photography.

Real Bride, Laura

I've just received these gorgeous images of Lauras wedding morning, photographed by Maria Farrelly. I spent the morning in Cowbridge getting Laura, her bridesmaids and her Mum ready for the big day. Laura and the girls wanted glowing skin and a natural, classic bridal make-up. I love Lauras wedding dress from Stephanie Allin Bridal, stunning! x

Couture Bridal Wear Shoot

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing the make-up for a new look book for E&W Bridal Couture, shot in Cardiff by Oliver of OJ Creative. The collection, designed by Sophie is a range of bridal separates and dresses which are absolutely gorgeous and really unique. The make-up was very simple with glowing, highlighted skin, a flush of mauve eyeshadow and neutral lips.

Photography: OJ Creative

Designer: E&W Couture

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.

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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.

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Photography: Christian Felices


Bridal Make-Up Trial Swansea

Here are a few snaps from a trial earlier today with gorgeous bride-to-be, Sophie.

Sophie wanted lots of lashes, which we achieved by building individual lashes so that they still looked very natural with a soft flick, some natural contouring with flawless skin and a pink/nude lip.

For bridal make-up or special occasion make-up for Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthen or further afield please get in touch via the contacts page, or email: info@jessiemakeup.com

Styled shoot @ Hensol Castle with Cwtch The Bride

A few months ago I had the pleasure of being involved in a Vanity Fair styled photo shoot with top welsh wedding blog Cwtch The Bride. They had a wonderful idea, to use real local brides to model a collection of Two Birds bridesmaids dresses as well as Mooshki vintage dresses, all set in the idyllic location of Hensol Castle. The shoot showcased some of the best wedding suppliers across South Wales, including amazing hair styling by Yume, Cardiff as well as beautiful dresses, headpieces, flowers and wedding props.

Here are some of my favourite images from behind the scenes, more pictures can be seen on my facebook page and bridal portfolio.... enjoy! X

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography

Catherine & Angharad Photography


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. info@jessiemakeup.com

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