Wedding season is now upon us so what better time to show you a couple of options for hair & make-up! I’ve got a story out in the current Brides magazine which was really fun to shoot, however can only take credit for the make-up – hair was done by the lovely Piero at DWM. The idea was “When Polished Meets Playful” so we went for a sophisticated look and then a more relaxed/fun look with the outfits. As for hair & make-up, here’s the whole story for you to see…
As you can see I went with two different make-up looks – the classic red lip and black eyeliner & a bronze smokey eye and natural lip. Here’s a close up look at each of the two looks…
My recommended products for the first look would be:
Mac’s Ruby Woo, which is a great matte red lipstick with really good staying power.
Shu Uemura’s Gel Liner – this gel liner takes a while to dry but gives a great finish.
Kiko Waterproof Liquid Liner – if you prefer a liquid (and waterproof if there are going to be tears) then this liner is not going anywhere, I would definitely recommend it.
My recommended products for the second look would be:
Any of Estée Lauder’s lipsticks would be great…I always seem to end up using their lipsticks on my brides, not only are they great quality, the packaging of the actual lipstick is so pretty and you’ll of course need touch-ups on the day so the prettier the better!
As for eyes, I love to use Estée Lauder’s Cream Eyeshadows as a base to give staying power (either in cream or gold, depending how dark you are going to go) and then applying Shu Uemura’s Eye Shadow over the top in whichever shade of bronze/brown you decide on (depending in how dark you want to go). To get the smokey-ness I love using a black pencil and my favourites would be Avon’s gel pencil or Pixi’s gel pencil.
For both looks I would recommend Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara – this is my staple mascara for weddings. You get enough product off the brush and onto lashes and the waterproof factor hasn’t let me down yet!
So…what’s the verdict? Would you dare to go red on your wedding day? Or keep it a bit more natural? Let me know!