Carinna’s wedding was planned by Christina Okpala of PreMilliEnts Events who contacted me very early this year to enquire and book my services for her bride. A trial was not required.
I did have the chance to speak with Carinna nearer the wedding date regarding her looks. I was really touched with the bride’s trust in me to bring her bridal look to life.
On the day I made my way to the London Marriot Hotel, Canary Wharf where her bridal prep took place.
I arranged my set up and began her makeup by cleansing and hydrating her skin with my favourites – Bioderma and Embryolisse.
Her brows were a bit sparse and she really wanted her brows on “fleek”. I used MAC brow pencil in spiked to fill in the brows and MAC eyeshadow in embark to blend it in.
On the lids I applied MAC paint pot in quite natural and using MAC eyeshadows in Arena, Woodwinked, Embark and Carbon, I created a soft smokey eye that wasn’t overpowering. Lashes used was Khadijah by Accessory Circus.
On her skin, I applied Becca ever matte poreless primer and buffed in NARS all day luminous weightless foundation in a mix of Cadiz and Macao. This foundation was made for her! It actually looked luminous on her skin! I then highlighted her face using NARS creamy concealer in a mix of amande and caramel. This was set with Laura Mercier loose powder in Translucent and the rest of her face with a light dusting of MAC studio fix powder in NC45.
MAC dollymix blush was swirled all over her cheeks and blended towards her hairline. Carinna really wanted sculpted cheeks so I used MAC studio fix powder in NW45 and 50 to add definition to her cheekbones. Shimmer highlight used was MAC Oh darling (discontinued).
To finish off Carinna’s look I lined her lips using MAC lipliner in Whirl and filled in using MAC lipstick in Pink Nouveau. For an extra oomph I applied NARS lipgloss in Easy Lover.
I don’t think I need to say much…. Carinna was positively glowing!!!
Received this beautiful message from Carinna after the wedding –
Good Afternoon Joy, Let me just say you are a Joy to work with. I looooooved my makeup yesterday. I was getting compliments after compliments. My eyes were popping, everyone thought I was wearing contacts. My makeup lasted all day. thank you for everything again and may God forever bless your talented hands.
Thank you so much Carinna. I loved working with you too. Wishing you a beautiful married life 🙂