My lovely bride – Bettina first got in contact January 2016 regarding a non-bridal booking. She later got back in contact October 2016 regarding her own wedding. My services was then booked without a trial.
We met up a few weeks before the wedding to discuss and try out looks, she booked me for both her engagement ceremony and white wedding including her bridal party.
For her traditional wedding where she wore a beautiful dress made with the Ghanaian kente material, she trusted me with a free rein on what makeup look would suit her.
With the knowledge that her white wedding makeup look would consist of a neutral and soft palette, I opted to go bold on the makeup for her engagement. I figured with the wedding being held during the fall season, we could go trendy with a dark berry lip and eyes kept neutral but with a hint of the berry shade applied on the lip. I added a touch of pink at the inner corners of the eyes to stop the look going too vampy.
Bettina has very oily skin, after cleansing her skin I used only MAC fix + spray as a hydrator on her. Becca ever matte priming perfector provided prep before foundation application.
I used OPV cosmetics gorgeous eye palette to create this eye look which complimented her outfit. This was paired with a burgundy lipstick. I used her own lipstick so she could touchup after eating. You can recreate the lips using MAC lipstick in the shade – Sin.
On her brows I used MAC brow pencil in spiked and Anastasia beverly hill eye brow powder in Chocolate.
Does she not look stunning?
Moving on to the white wedding which was held at Hylands House in Essex.
Colour palette my bride wanted was – Rose gold. Eyeshadows used were mostly by Makeup geek cosmetics – Cosmopolitan, cinderella and cupcake were the main shades used.
Foundation used was NARS luminous weightless foundation in a mix of New Guinea and New Orleans. This was followed by MAC pro long wear concealer in NC50 and set with RCMA no colour loose powder. I added more coverage to the face with a huge powder brush – Kevyn Aucoin loose powder brush and dusted MAC studio fix powder in NC55 all over the face.
I can’t remember the blush I used, I know I really wanted the shade to match her eyes so I mixed a few colours to get a particular hue.
Highlighter used was Bobbi brown shimmer brick in Bronze.
On the lips I started with NYX slim pencil in Dark brown followed by Delilah cosmetics lipstick in Grace. MAC lipglass in Nymphette completed the look.
Bettina was a vision in her dress! Absolutely stunning! Hair by Deborah lola.
A pleasure working with you Bettina. Wishing your marriage lots of blessings.