Earlier this week we shared our first styled shoot and now it’s time to share ‘the looks’. Michelle Waldron was our uber talented and equally lovely make up artist on set who is sharing her hints, tips and how to’s on creating these looks.
Quite frankly even if you’re not about to get hitched I think you’ll find these tutorials are wonderfully useful.
I’ll pass you over to Michelle….
Natural Bronzed Bohemian
The first look focused on natural bridal make up ~ after all wedding make-up is all about looking the best possible version of yourself. If you’re a bride who generally keeps her make-up quite natural on a day to day basis opt to do the same for your wedding day with just a little bit more definition.
Step 2:To capture that picture perfect photo on your wedding day be sure to invest in a good foundation. Flash photography emphasises pink tones so choose a yellow based foundation. For Katie I used Giorgio Armani luminious silk foundation in shade 6.5. This is a favourite of mine for brides as its very natural but still gives great coverage. If you suffer from a shiny t-zone lightly dust your shiny areas with a super fine powder like MAC blot powder pressed, I used shade medium for Katie.
Step 3:For a slimming effect on your face do a little bit of contouring using Smashbox’s contour kit. Using the darkest shade from the palette suited to your skin tone apply to the sides of your nose, jawline and underneath your cheekbones. Using a blusher brush pop on a gorgeous bronze peach blush like MAC’s “soft and gentle” mineralize skin finish to give beautiful highlights and a glow to the cheeks.
Step 4: For the eyes I used MAC’s paint pot “indianwood” applied with a flat brush main eyelid area. Paint pots are amazing and set extremely well on the eyes. I then applied MAC’s paint pot in “let me pop” just under the eyebrow and along the tips of the cheekbones as a highlight. To give a tiny bit of definition to the eyes I used Giorgio Armani silk pencil in shade 2(chocolate brown) and smudged along the lash line. I also used a very natural set of Ardell eyelashes available from Nazih trading Dubai with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara to give a natural but fluttering lash effect.
Step 5: For the lips I applied Giorgio Armani lip liner in shade 1-biege and then using a lip brush applied MAC lipstick in shade “Cherish”. Blot with a tissue and then apply a second layer to complete your look.
Bronzed Arabic Eye
The second look creates more drama than the first and is perfect for brides who normally wear more make-up and love the added definition of a smokey eye.
To take your first look from natural to a smokey Arabic eye:
Step 1: Apply Maybelline’s lasting drama gel in blackest black to the outer corner of your eye and blend in ¾ of the way using a blender brush like MAC’s #226 small tapered brush and work it into your socket line. This acts as a base for your black eyeshadow and intensifies the depth that you create. Next apply MAC’s Dark soul pigment using a flat brush to press onto the area where you’ve just placed your gel liner. Blend the socket line flawlessly with a fluffy blender brush like MAC’s #224 blending brush. Darken the eyeliner using your Maybelline gel liner and slightly wing at the edges.
Step 2: When you dramatically darken your eyeshadow be sure to give your eyebrows a little bit more definition to balance out. I used Benefit’s brow zings in shade medium to shape Katie’s eyebrows.
Step 3: To finish off this more dramatic look I added a touch of Chanel’s levres scintillantes gloss in shade 297 “sweet beige”.
So did you get any useful tips for your wedding day look? Or maybe you’re just thinking that you need Michelle in your life – wise choice, she’s brilliant.
Photography: Melissa Beattie Photography // Hair and Make-Up: Michelle Waldron // Dresses: “Dimh” and “Wallis” by Cymbeline at Frost // Veil: Frost // Styling: Lace in the Desert and Blink // Necklace and Flower Crown: Meeks Boutique