Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wedding make up

Last weekend was the wedding of the very beautiful Katie and her new hubby Andy. Katie is James sister and she asked me to do her make up for the big day. I was very flattered and insisted we practice lots before to get it just right. As a natural beauty Katie does not wear much make up, well none other than mascara normally so the pressure was on!

Katie and Andy

We set a few dates where we would try different looks and see how Katie felt and what they looked like on camera. The following pictures were from our first attempt - we ended up curling Katie's hair to get a better effect. Katie wanted a neutral look, very light foundation, cover her under eye darkness and accentuate the eye area and a subtly lip. After each and every stage i stopped and showed Katie what i had done and if she were unhappy i could change it there and then. Luckily we had very few problems and her make up was quick and easy.

Curly hair
 After about four trials using my make up and about a month before the wedding we went shopping for some basics. We hit the department stores and tried a variety of brands, colours and finishes of foundation, concealer and lipstick until we hit jackpot on the Dior counter. The lovely lady matched Katie's skin tone perfectly using Dior Skin Nude - Natural Glow Hydrating Make up. Katie has great skin and only really needed foundation to even her skin tone and this worked great. After also finding the perfect lipstick (i can not remember the colour off the top of my head) the lady kindly gave us a tiny sample of concealer to use on the day, a lipstick sample, mascara sample and some face care stuff.

To supplement this stash i used:

  • Smashbox photo finish primer
  • Dior skin nude tan 002 sunlight
  • Nars Orgasm
  • Mac Mineralise Skin finish - light
  • Urban decay primer potion
  • Palmers cocoa butter lip balm
  • Loreal false lash telescopic waterproof
  • Urban Decay Naked palette - Virgin, Sin, Naked Dark horse
  • Selection of brushes including my favourite Samantha Chapman real techniques stippling brush, Body shop concealer brush, Mac 187, Mac 275, Mac Kabuki and Avon lip brush

Wow sounds like a lot when it is listed! Katie has some step by step photos from our trials on her camera which i might steal and upload for anybody who is interested.

Here is how she looked on the day

And the make up artist
The wedding was out of this world amazing, Katie looked beautiful and the couple so happy



  1. You both looked stunning - well done!! :) xx

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  3. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful post. I just love it. It really helped me as I am getting married next month. Keep on posting
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