I love this wedding that I did a couple of years ago. Eleanor was a bride who knew exactly what she wanted and had a theme that was really well thought out and very pretty. She wanted to go for a vintage feel with a modern twist. She opted for a 50s style tea dress, which looked fabulous on her small frame. The fun length really worked with her personality, as you can see from the pictures, she was having a blast! I can honestly say that she didn’t mind if it rained because she had this beautiful umbrella to play with
I often get referals from my brides, so can end up doing the same people’s make-ups for various different weddings. This was the case with Ann and Mags. I did Ann’s make-up for her wedding one year and then the following year I got a call from her sister saying that she would like to book me for her wedding too.
Ann was a gorgeous girl who booked me because she had a large port wine stain on her neck that she was desperate to cover up for her wedding day. She has a trial with another make-up artist, but wasn’t happy with the results. We did a trial with my airbrush, but in the end we decided to use the Vichy Dermablend instead as it just doesn’t budge all day. We had a lovely morning and they had a great wedding day.
Roll on a couple of months and I was back with the family again. It definitely makes things easier and you know everyone already and the bridesmaids trust you. Below are all the sisters who were bridesmaids for both.
It was so funny, when they sent me through the pictures, I got near identical pictures of their sister Teresa:
I love the way that both girls went for a very different palette of colours, which made their whole weddings stand apart from each other.
This is a picture of the whole family for Mags wedding.
It was lovely to work with them again and hopefully I will get to see them again for the next wedding.
I hope you are enjoying my real brides section. If you would like me to talk about anything else, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I did the make-up for the lovely Laura recently. I think you will agree with me when I say she has the most beautiful skin! So porcelain and flawless.
We decided to go for a very natural but sculpted eye, something that is classic and timeless. Of course I wanted to still accentuate here eyes as much as possible without looking to heavy, so we opted for individual eyelashes. These are so popular with brides, because they give a natural accent, without the heaviness of a full strip lash.
I also defined the eye further with some black eyeliner on the top lashline and good helping of mascara. Underneath the eye, I used a cream pencil to open her eyes. I also worked in a brown eyeshadow into the bottom lashline as a softer alternative to brown eyeliner.
Laura has quite a strong lip colour naturally so we actually toned it down with a lighter lipstick. It made for a gorgeous pink rose tint on her lips. On her cheeks we went for a hint of colour with a light sweep of a pink, to tie in with her lips and the overall palette.
Here is another beautiful bride from last year. The gorgeous Elaine decided to go for a very natural and radiant bridal make-up look. Elaine wanted to look like herself, but a little more defined.
To create the radiance, I opted for a dewy foundation, namely Lancome’s Teint Miracle. This foundation is great for people with normal to slightly dry skin. You have to be careful though that you powder this foundation on the t-zone as it can be a little too shiny for photography on some people.
Elaine has fantastic bone structure which I accentuated with MAC’s Contour Powder in Taupe. I then applied the Peaches blusher sweeping from the apples of the cheeks upwards.
I defined her lips with MAC’s Whirl Lipliner, which is a great colour which will work for most lipcolours as it is quite neutral and close to the natural lipcolour. On top of this I applied Estee Lauder Bois De Rose which is a gorgeous rose colour.
For her eyes we decided to keep it fresh and natural, but with subtle definition. We used individual lash inserts to really accentuate her eyes without looking overly made up. This was paired with a natural light brown blended eyeshadow and brown eyeliner smudged into the lash line.
I think that the finished look really suited the style that Elaine was going for. From the lace to the pink and white flowers everything had a classic romantic feel to it.
These gorgeous pictures really capture the lovely moments of Elaine’s big day. They were taken by the seriously talented Carol Dunica, who is a wedding photographer in Drogheda. You can check out her work here: Capture Photography.
What do you think? Do you think you would be a classic romantic bride?
As promised I am back already with my Wedding themed weekly post. This time I thought I would share one of my favourite wedding looks. Something with a vintage twist! Dara my client was great, because she is a make-up artist herself, she didn’t want to go for a classic bridal look. She wanted something a little more dramatic. With the styling of her dress we both felt that a 1940s look would be perfect.
I applied a nude eyeshadow all over and sculpted her eye socket with a soft matt taupe colour. Lined the waterline with a cream eyepencil and the top eyelid with a gel liner going outwards in a flick. We then lay 3/4 lashes that had a lovely flair to them. This was followed with lashings of mascara. For the lips I applied a red pencil liner all over the lips, defining her cupids bow quite strongly. After this a matt red lipstick was applied which would last the whole day. I went back over my edges with concealer to ensure that the lips looked crisp and perfect.
I loved the hair and jewellery that she went with, I thought it really tied the whole look together. What do you think? Is this a look that you would like for your wedding?
It is that time of year again…when alot of bending on knee goes on and people show their love and dedication to each other in the shape of a ring. What am I going on about? Well yes, weddings of course! As Beyoncé says, if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.
Anyway I digress, any excuse to have a sing and a dance. I always find that this time of year is really busy with Bridal Make-up Enquiries as loads of people have gotten engaged over the Christmas and New Year period. So I thought I would share with you some bridal make-up every week this month, for inspiration. Thanks to the lovely ladies/past brides who have given me permission to use their photos.
The first of my lovely inspirational brides is Anna who wore a gorgeous purple eye with lashings of Mascara and a black flick liner pared with beautiful flawless airbrushed skin.
Well it has been a while since my last post, so I guess apologies are in order…but! I have and excuse. I managed to fit in a little holiday My good friend and fellow makeup artist decided to marry the man that she loves and thus I ended up spending a week in Portugal.
It was a great excuse to get away and I was delighted to have a jam-packed eventful as well as relaxed holiday.
I went Dolphin watching and managed to see about 30 dolphins which was sooo cool.
Also we were really lucky to see a turtle, I seem to have a strange connection to turtles…I did my college thesis on them, then when I went Scuba diving for the first time I saw one (which apparently is really unusual), then my first Christmas with Ronan aka my gorgeous boyfriend he gave me a turtle ring and then our first proper holiday together we see a turle…what are the chances?
So again, apologies about the hiatus, but there are loads of posts coming soon
It was great to be back in Malahide my hometown for another wedding. This time it was the gorgeous Nadine who was marrying Stephen.
Nadine wanted a very natural bridal look so we went for some lovely subtle golds and browns with a few individual lashes on the outer corners of her eye to add a little flirtatiousness. We also used Graftobian Airbrush Foundation to ensure that she looked flawless the whole day.
Thanks to the wonderful Kevin Morris a very talented photographer for letting me use his images from their big day. Be sure to check is work out, there is a link below.
The girls were more adventurous with colour than usual for weddings, so I was delighted. Jennifer went for a beautiful purple eyeshadow smoked out to really accentuate her green eyes, with a nice black eyeliner and thick flirtatious false eyelashes. All the bridesmaids opted for variations of a navy blue smokey eye and lashes and everyone had a nice neutral lip to really play up the eyes.