Mellisa contacted me December 2016 regarding her wedding. I was booked without a trial. A trial was still arranged closer to her wedding date to finalise her look.
On the wedding day the hairstylist (Charis hair) and myself made our way to her beautiful wedding location at Froyle park.
As soon as Tola @charishair finished off on prep on her hair I started work.
Mellisa has oily skin which I cleansed using Bioderma micellar water and hydrated using MAC fix + spray.
Her brows were filled in using Anastasia beverly hollywood brow definer in dark brown. To create this beautiful hue of colours on her lids I used Violet Voss Holy grail eyeshadow palette. Its difficult to say the exact shades as I tend to mix as I go along. The eyes were finished off using ingot gel liner in 77 and some mink lashes.
Moving on, I used Becca ever matte pore perfecting primer all over her face and colour corrected using LA girl pro hd concealer in orange.
Foundation used was NARS all day luminous weightless foundation in a mix of new guinea and macao. To brighten under her eyes – NARS creamy concealer in amande was used which was set using Laura Mercier loose setting powder in Translucent. The rest of her face was set using a RCMA no colour loose powder and MAC mineralize skin finish in a mix of Dark and Dark deepest.
I added dimension to the face by contouring using MAC studio fix powder in NW58 and highlighting using Bobbi brown shimmer brick in Bronze. Blush used was MAC blush in breezy.
On the lips I used MAC lipliner in chestnut to line the outer edges of the lips and filled in using Aj Crimson lipstick in Pillow talk. This was finished off with a clear gloss.
I must confess it was a real hustle getting these images as I made the classic mistake of waiting till the bride wore her dress. From experience once the bride wears her dress she’s out of the door, the best time to get image shots are immediately makeup is finished.
Thanks for the booking Mel, it was a delight working with you.